Jamestown, N.Y. – Janine Chimera is a singer and song-writer with two recorded CDs. She plays piano, guitar, Native American flute, hand drums and a variety of other sound tools.
At the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) on Sunday, November 27, 2022, Chimera will share her music and her message, “Sound Vibration, a Progressive Healing Modality.”
As a speech/language pathologist with a master’s degree, Chimera understands the human need for connectedness and the power of communication. For more than three decades, she specialized in working with students with limited or no verbal communication.
As a musician, Chimera knows the communication power that music and sound have. Her professions lead her to pursue studies and training in the fields of therapeutic music, sound vibrational therapy, and group drumming for wellness. She became a certified therapeutic music practitioner and a HealthRHYTHMS drumming facilitator.
Chimera describes the world of sound vibration as extremely vast. She will address the power of sound as it relates to supporting health and well-being, sharing information about basic scientific concepts of sound vibration, current research, and its therapeutic application as a healing modality that is gaining more recognition.
In the Chautauqua Institution artist in residence program, Chimera has worked with students with special needs through hand drumming. She facilitates group events called Sound Journeys where people receive the healing benefits of sound vibrational therapy instruments in a relaxed and calming environment.
The virtual message relates to the final of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
A social time follows the service.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.