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Life Music Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Life Music Coaching?

Life music coaching is a specialization subset of personal life coaching first put into practice by ALMC in 2019 to help individuals reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mood disorders being affected by stuck song syndrome.

On average, up to 98% of the Western population has experienced stuck song syndrome: recurring songs that involuntarily pop up and stick in your mind either without any known cause, or when triggered by an associated emotion, memory or event.

Life music coaching begins with the idea that a song can become connected to a traumatic event, memory or emotion and can cause problematic anxiety or agitation when the song involuntarily pops up and plays in an individuals mind, over the radio, or over a retail store intercom system.    

Likewise, the more one tries to suppress these songs, the more they continue to persist. Studies suggest that individuals exposed to recurring stressor are at greater risk of developing chronic illness leading to a shorter life span than those who manage personal stress and anxiety on a regular basis.

This is where life music coaching can help, by helping individuals create and implement a plan of action to help reduce associated music anxiety disorders.

What are associated music anxiety disorders?

Associated music anxiety disorders is a phrase that was first used by American Life Music Council in 2019 to discuss associated music anxiety (AMA) recurring from stuck song syndrome. AMA is common in the general population, but can be more pronounced and debilitating in individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders.

How do I know if I have AMA?

We always recommend talking to your doctor to address any health or wellness conditions you think you may have. If applicable, your doctor may suggest talking to a life music coach to help guide a holistic self-help plan.

A life music plan aims to improve successful coping, rather than eradicating agitating songs. Two successful strategies can be distinguished: engagement and distraction, which as a life music coach can help your clients orchestrate.

In contrast, studies show that trying to block recurring songs appears less successful than taking a more passive approach such as simply singing a different song. Either way, agitating song awareness can help your clients get to the root of the problem more quickly and provide valuable information to mental health professionals suggesting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is evidence-based therapy provided by licensed mental health professionals, and can be effective for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In practice, individuals learn to replace dysfunctional thoughts like ‘These uncontrollable songs indicate I’m going crazy!’ with new, more accepting thoughts.

What is a Life Music Coach?

A Life Music Coach is a holistic coaching professional that specializes in helping individuals suffering with stuck song syndrome, improve their personal performance and quality of life by facilitating proven techniques to help manage their mind and the songs it plays.

Are you in turmoil from agitating songs recurring in your mind? If yes, then request a free 15 minute consultation with a life music coach today and discover the many ways life music coaching could be right for you!

Social Impact

Life music coaching provides a neutral platform that can help persons, families, caregivers and coaching professionals improve important communication, cooperation and efficiency in the health care environment, which can help improve:

  • Transition from hospital to home
  • Spiritual awareness and consciousness
  • Quality of life and outcomes
  • Enhance spiritual awareness and consciousness

Economic Impact

Life music coaching provides a medium for clients and coaches to improve vast economic means through four multidisciplinary channels geared to:

  • Reduce hospital readmissions
  • Reduce extended costs of health care
  • Reduce costs of turnover and recruitment
  • Create new client and career opportunities

How is life music coaching unique?

Life music coaching is unique in that it:

  • Encourages open communication necessary to foresee future needs
  • Helps explore opportunities to improve care
  • Helps create a sense of purpose and direction
  • Helps improve quality of life, personal performance and relationships.
  • Helps establish goals and objectives that are in line with family values and expectations

How does life music coaching work in the health care system?

Life music coaching is a self-directed regimen support system geared to improve quality of life and personal performance by helping individuals suffering with stuck song syndrome gain control over their thoughts, emotions and actions in a self-care environment, and should not be confused with music therapy services conducted by a licensed music therapist. 

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program defined by the American Music Therapy Association.

How does life music coaching differ from music therapy?

  • Life Music Coaching℠ (LMC) is a service mark of the American Life Music Council, LLC and is exclusive to providing specialty life coaching services, not therapy, and notwithstanding products or services that claim to be therapeutic for the client to render. 
  • Life music coaching is not music therapy and is not intended to integrate with any music therapy programs or services.
  • Life music coaching is conducted by a specializing life coach professional who does not play or perform a musical instrument in practice at any time to provide life music coaching services.
  • Life music coaching is provided by life coaching professionals who are not music therapists.
  • Life music coaching is not facilitating or arranging prerecorded music for the purpose or benefit of achieving any type of therapeutic or medical outcome.
  • Life music coaching is not facilitating or arranging any type of sound or audio track that claims to contain specially crafted tones, rhythms, beats, hertz, frequencies and/or lyrics.

How is life music coaching cost affective?

Life music coaching serves as a platform to initiate discussions about recurring songs that involuntarily pop up in your mind which can lead to earlier detection, diagnosis and treatment of underlying causes from a licensed mental health provider that may otherwise go undetected with greater complications potentially surmounting in the future.

Is life music coaching covered by insurance?

In some cases, life music coaching may be covered by your insurance or health maintenance account and may differ from coach to coach. Beyond your free 15 minute consultation, you should confirm payment arrangement detail with your coach prior to scheduling life music coaching sessions.     

Session fees

Life music coaching is a value added proposition that combines the clients personal music listening preferences with a custom wellness plan facilitated through a specializing life coach professional, who offers and bills for service in a manner that is customary to their traditional standards of practice, and typically related to their level of experience and industry qualifications.

What is song association?

Song association can occur when you are in an emotionally vulnerable state of mind and a song gets linked to the emotion, memory or event occurring at that time. Post song association, simply hearing or remembering the song again can cause an individual to experience the same emotions that were present at the time the song become associated.

What else can a a life music coach do?
Apart from helping people suffering from associated music anxiety disorders, a life music coach can be a great resource to help you build and maintain greater:
  • Communication
  • Compassion
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Empowerment
  • Focus
  • Kindness
  • Listening skills
  • Motivation
  • Personal confidence
  • Positive thinking
  • Problem solving skills
  • Self-control
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills

Where can I get more questions answered?

Individuals with further questions are welcome to message  Glenn Dewitt, Chair at ALMC Board of Standards via:


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