"Feeling an increased level of stress in myself and in the world around me in recent times, I was inspired to create Toward a Gentle Place. I wanted the experience of listening to the CD to be a comforting one, so Iʼve only included pieces that I feel have a soothing, comforting quality. Iʼve based the sequencing of the music on something called the iso-principle.
The iso-principle is a concept applied in the practice of music therapy where the music played by the therapist matches the energy level or mood of the client, and then is gradually altered to bring about a more desired state. This “meeting the client where they are” guides them toward relaxation and, ideally, a more peaceful state of being.”
~ John Adorney, Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
Appreciation, the opening track on the CD, begins with mid-tempo energy, and the following pieces gradually work their way to a more soothing, restful feeling. "