I use music to help people escape stress, stay focused, and be more creative.
Tim Ringgold is the Owner of Sonic Divinity Music Therapy Services and author of Sonic Recovery: Harness the Power of Music to Stay S.O.B.E.R. Tim’s mission is to empower people to reach for music when they are facing stress in work or life, rather than harmful substances or digital distractions. He spent the past 11 years in hospitals and treatment centers helping people to reduce pain and relieve stress. Tim has given over 80 talks nationally and internationally on the subject, including the very first TEDx talk on music therapy, and has shared the stage with top thought leaders and researchers on how music affects the brain.
Everyone reaches for something when they get stressed. It’s not always drugs & alcohol ; it’s the fridge, the phone, and the remote control , too. However, anyone can make music, and through the power of rhythm, Tim will connect the entire audience (no matter the size) into one connected rhythm machine within 60 seconds.
Tim teaches how music helps you get S.O.B.E.R.: Stay present, Open up, Be creative, Escape stress, and Reconnect. The audience will experience lower stress during the talk, and leave with a specific plan they can use to achieve the same result, any time they need.
Tim teaches the audience a powerful, easy-to-implement formula for how to overcome any adversity they face at work or at home. Using the journey of his family through the life and death of their daughter , Tim shows how this formula allowed his family not only to survive but thrive. The audience will be making music along the way while Tim shares 4 powerful songs. This interactive experience deepens the learning by activating the emotional component to memory.
Tim has the ability to speak from the heart even in front of our national sales force. He connects with the crowd instantly, and weaves inspiration and motivation through his master storytelling and ability to get EVERYONE to participate.
– James Wetrich, President, U.S. Wound
Care Division, Molnlycke Healthcare
Working with Tim is an absolute treat. His unique blend of humor, passion and science-based credibility invokes such an emotional response within the audience, one cannot truly appreciate his essence until seeing Tim in action in person.
– Nikkisa Abdollahi, Curator & Organizer, TEDxYouth@BommerCanyon
I work with some of the very best speakers, top book authors,and entrepreneurs in the world. There are very few people I have ever seen that can hold people’s attention better and inspire others more than Tim Ringgold.
– Joe Polish, Founder, Genius Network Mastermind Group and Piranha Marketing
Tim’s ability to connect with participants of all ages – 4 to 64 – was amazing. His thorough knowledge of his subject matter was awe-inspiring and the participants at our meetings gave Tim rave reviews.
-Christa Dardaganian, former Director of Educational Strategy, National Hemophilia Foundation
I was beaming from ear to ear watching him move our tribe into one cohesive rhythm and voice within a matter of a few short minutes. Tim’s message about how to get back into the rhythm of work was so well received.
-Giovanni Marisco, Founder, Archangel
What a gem! Tim is passionate about wellness and recovery and is vulnerable and transparent with his audience. Two years later, we still hear from conference attendees the ways Tim positively impacted their lives.
-Pam Reed Presnall, Director of Development and Community Education, Mental Health Association of Orange County
I cannot say enough how refreshing Tim is! He is extremely easy to work with, and I can’t put into words the energy Tim brings to the room. He engages the audience directly through a variety of senses.
-Kim Fuller, CMP, Event Manager, Newport Academy
Tim was powerful and motivating, and his efforts to connect with our audience showed in the overwhelmingly positive response. As a conference planner for over eight years, I can honestly say Tim’s presentation has been one of our best received
-Lori Gooding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Conference Chair, SER-AMTA Annual Conference