Peace of Mind Lecture Series

In support of the mission of FACES to improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy and seizures, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers a series of free lectures to the public to help educate patients and family members. Lectures are provided by doctors and other professionals affiliated with the CEC. All lectures are free, and anyone is welcome to attend the Peace of Mind lectures. If you wish to attend a lecture, please register online or call the FACES office. Registration for lectures will be available online once details for the lecture have been finalized. Online registration is currently available only for the upcoming lecture.


Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th, at 6:30 PM for our Peace of Mind Lecture

Music Therapy and Epilepsy 

Bob Marley once sang, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Music is a supportive and accessible coping tool that can help us manage stress, depression, and other life challenges. In this experiential workshop, you will learn what music therapy is (and isn’t) and participate in two different music therapy interventions – drumming and music relaxation. Come joins us for a lively and uplifting experience. No previous musical background or training necessary!

Presented by: 

Ariel Weissberger, MA, MT-BC, LCAT


Rinaldo Morelli, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

NYU Langone Health

Alumni Hall B

550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016


About the presenters:

Ariel Weissberger is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and professional drummer/percussionist. He is the founder of Berko Music Therapy, a private music therapy practice that helps individuals and families cope with life challenges through therapeutic music experiences. He has designed and developed music therapy programs for renowned hospitals and institutions in the area, covering work with psychiatric care, physical and neurologic rehabilitation, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, HIV, MICU and palliative care. Ariel facilitates community drumming groups in multiple settings across New York. He has presented his work on the clinical use of drumming at national professional conferences such as The American Music Therapy Association,  The American Holistic Nursing Association, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, NYU Langone Health, and The Society for The Arts in Healthcare.

Rinaldo Morelli is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Currently, he is the Senior Creative Arts Therapist – Music Therapist on the Adult Neurology Unit at NYU Langone Health. Rinaldo has provided music therapy services to a variety of populations including children and adults with developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, psychiatric illness, substance abuse and epilepsy. He has presented his clinical work at professional conferences at Montefiore Hospital and NYU Langone Health.



$5 Suggested Donation


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