Mack Bailey, Music Therapy Empowers Veterans Suffering From PTSD

This part 2 episode features more Mack Bailey music and incredible stories of veterans and how music changed their lives.

Music therapist Mack Bailey empowers veterans suffering from PTSD with music and songwriting. Mack became fascinated with the brain and the use of music therapy to help heal people with PTSD.  His studies as a certified music therapist started Mack on his journey to heal veterans and others. Fabulous music and stories.

Music is one of the few things that incorporates the entire brain simultaneously. You have the capability of actually rewiring the brain through music and not many other modalities allow you to do that.

Mack also showcases Stephanie Dubick’s story with her lyrics in which he composed and plays the piano music for, “When the Stars Come Out.”


  1. Barbara Ofenstein on 07/25/2020 at 8:10 PM

    Catherine, thanks for the 2nd with Mack Bailey. My husband and I first met Mack at the first John Denver Tribute Show in Aspen, CO. Over the years he has become a performer unto himself. He sand at our 50th wedding anniversary party. I have travelled to concerts all over the Country and gotten to know his own music remotely Thur my connection to John Denver. Those Veterans who are blessed to work with him are blessed. Mack is a genuinely a kind and caring man, always with a smile and never is too busy to talk to his fans after a show and he never forgets you. He generous approach leaves a positive imprint On my life,

    • Catherine on 07/27/2020 at 1:48 AM

      Barbara, I thank you so much for listening and also providing feedback. My guests are genuine and of course Mack Bailey is authentic, personable, and an amazing positive imprint globally. I am so glad that you have had wonderful experiences throughout the years getting to know him and his music. We are all blessed. Thank you again for listening to Your Positive Imprint. What’s Your P.I.?

    • Dan on 05/14/2022 at 2:23 AM

      Just wanted to take a second and acknowledge Mr Bailey for who he is and what he does! A true inspiration who lives out the words he speaks. I am one of the veterans to attend one his music therapy retreats, the first one actually, and was so blown away by Mr Bailey and who is as a person, not an artist. Please know I will forever be in his debt and have nothing but fondness and love for him!! Truly a remarkable a man, and a wonderful human being who possesses the fortitude to live out his values! I love you brother. Please don’t ever stop being you, or doing what you do!

  2. Rodney Ward on 05/03/2021 at 3:32 PM

    I am am the Veteran in the beginning picture
    Bottom left with the cane . I am a Vietnam War
    Navy Veteran who graduated boot camp on
    my 18th birthday. I have suffered with PTSD
    since returning to the US . I am a the one who
    Wasn’t seen , the quiet in the crowd . I didn’t
    Know Mack before the retreat . On day one in a
    one on one he was trying to get to know me
    By asking me what my favorite song was . I told

  3. Rodney Ward on 05/03/2021 at 4:00 PM

    The Song was the Potter’s Wheel. I didn’t have
    Any hope that he would know the song . Tears
    came to my eyes when Mack stated playing it.
    He asked me if I knew who had the song before
    John Denver ? I said no , he said I did it was on
    My first album. I changed inside in that moment
    and let go of many things that had troubled me .
    I co-wrote a song with Buddy Mondlock called
    Nobody saw me . Thanks Mack Bailey and
    Buddy Mondlock for seeing me !!!

    • Catherine on 05/03/2021 at 7:09 PM

      Rodney, your note is so inspirational and I am thankful for you sharing. I’m so glad you attended a retreat with Mack Bailey and of course thrilled that music is certainly a part of your own healing. I’d love to hear your song, “Nobody Saw Me.” Thank you not only for your military service and sacrifices but for your continued willingness to heal which in itself is admirable and inspiring. I will notify Mack so he can read your comment. He will be so pleased to know how much the retreat meant to you and for you. Catherine, host of the podcast.

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