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"The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body and reduce it to harmony

                                                               -Francis Bacon

As a lecturer and conference speaker on topics in mythology in music, film, and cities, Dr. Martin's current focus is the use of music in the medical field--particularly in regards to end of life issues.  Drawing upon her background in mythology and depth psychology, she has been able to cultivate a discourse surrounding the therapeutic power of music in an unique and engaging way.  She often speaks on the ancient connections between music and medicine, and the history of the harp and its healing properties, which date back thousands of years before the modern age.


Jeanne teaches and facilitates in the fields of music, mythology, the healing arts, and humanitarianism.

Dr. Martin in the "Sacred Groves of Diana" after giving a lecture for The New York Open Center Study Abroad Program in Rome

Lecture Topics

Music, Mythology & Medicine:

Ancient Connections, Modern Applications


Harp, Hands & Heart:

Music in the Healthcare Environment


The Healing Harp:

Ancient Times, the Rennaisance, and the Present


Therapeutic Harp in Complementary and Integrative Medicine


Music and the Well-Lived Life:

Finding Your Inner Symphony


Music and Psyche:

Rock-Folk and the 60's Consciousness Movement


The Harp in Celtic Spirituality


Greco-Roman Mythology and Music


Therapeutic Harp for End of Life Care


Music as a Portal to the Sacred:

Divine Harmony


Music, Myth & Archetype:

Harmonies of the Spheres


The Mythology of Sacred Labyrinths


Improving Your Script:

Psychological Archetypes in Screenwriting


Working with Mythic Images in Film


Celtic and Greco-Roman Mythology in Film


The Mythology of Sacred Cities

Lectures & Presentations


International Harp Therapy Program; San Diego, CA

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center; Montecito. CA

Pacifica Graduate Institute

American Harp Society Summer Institute, USC

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Psychological Grand Rounds

Hospice of Santa Barbara

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara

City of Hope Workshop Series; Duarte, CA

The Inside Edge Foundation for Education; Irvine, CA



CG Jung Center of Los Angeles

Theosophical Society; Ojai, CA

Imagery International Conference; Menlo Park, CA

CG Jung Center of Cleveland, OH

Holy Names University Sophia Center; Oakland, CA

Philosophical Research Society Los Angeles

Ursuline College -- Sophia Center; Cleveland, OH

New York Open Center; New York, NY

New York Open Center Study Abroad Program, Italy




StoryBoard Screenplay Development Group; Los Angeles

CineWomen -- Women in Film Los Angeles

Creative Screenwriting Expo Los Angeles

Hollywood Spiritual Entertainment Group

Cleveland Film Society

Midwest Independent Filmmakers Conference

Ventura County Writers Club



Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education

California State University CI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

UCLA Extension


If you would like to contact Jeanne for speaking or lecturing, you may submit an inquiry here:

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