Music is part of our celebrations and our inspiration. It can serve as a means of commonality between humans. It can also heal. Today we speak with Pamela Florea, a psychotherapist who integrates sound into the modalities she offers her clients in order to help them break cycles of physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. We also have a conversation with Maine singer/songwriter Daniel Connor, who has returned to his music as a way of returning to health after having surgery for a brain tumor in 2012.
Daniel Connor has been an integral part of Maine’s music community over the last two decades. Prior to focusing on his solo career, Daniel was the singer and songwriter for the band Gypsy Tailwind. After the heartbreaking and difficult breakup of the band, Daniel was soon back to writing and recording songs with the intent on releasing a solo album. Then without warning, Daniel’s life and plans forever changed. In June 2012 he suffered a severe seizure. Later that day he was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain tumor called oligodendroglioma. After a year of recovery Daniel was again able to drive a car and took a job as a taxi driver and realized it was a great way to exercise memory, hold conversations, and improve focus and concentration skills, while also earning enough money to cover basic expenses. During this period Daniel became inspired and began playing his instruments, songwriting, and recording again.
Pamela Florea has been in the nursing profession for over 40 years and has a thriving private practice in Freeport, Maine. Over the past two decades, she has found her passion as an intuitive energy psychotherapist, integrating sound and color healing with traditional talk therapy. By utilizing these complementary techniques, she offers highly personalized sessions, tailored to the needs of each client. This mind-body approach helps break cycles of physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering.