Tom’s Long Haulers -YouTube
Sep 26, 2021
ABC-7 Washington: COVID long hauler uses his gift as music therapist to aid other suffering long haulers
September 21st, 2021 WASHINGTON D.C. (7News) — Tom Sweitzer founded A Place to Be in Loudoun County, Virginia to heal hearts and minds through the restorative power of music therapy. But this force for good recently faced the crisis of his life amid the pandemic. Read the full story here.
Music and Mind LIVE with Renée Fleming, Ep. 5 “Using Music for Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19”
July 13, 2021
Flashback: Tom Sweitzer’s COVID-19 Long Hauler group featured in Woman’s World Magazine
May 21, 2021 The Long Haulers group was founded by one of our co-founders, Tom Sweitzer. The group had music therapy sessions and helped other people who had long-haul symptoms. Tom himself is a long-haul survivor and has helped many people in a positive way through music. You can find more information here.
NPR: Music Therapy Brings Solace To COVID-19 Patients And Healers
February 13, 2021 Tom Sweitzer knows firsthand how social isolation and loneliness are real side effects of living through a pandemic — just as mental health professionals have warned. After he tested positive for the coronavirus last July and recovered from the worst of his initial symptoms, Sweitzer joined a COVID-19 support group on Facebook to…
NPR: Music Therapists Are Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Who Experience Loneliness
February 8, 2021 A music therapist in Virginia started a weekly support group for COVID-19 patients to help them deal with social isolation and loneliness. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Can you sing your way through social isolation and loneliness? A music therapist in Virginia started a support group for people with COVID-19. As NPR’s Elizabeth…
Sep 21, 2020 “The Land of Music,” a new animated children’s show produced by Loudoun-based arts therapy nonprofit A Place To Be, launched on the organization’s YouTube channel this week. APTB officials describe “The Land of Music” as a program that will help children pre-K through fifth grade “process the changes brought on by COVID-19 and…