All of us carry emotional luggage. When it gets overwhelmingly heavy, what do you do?
Whether you’re a seasoned symphonic audiophile or a teenager who’s just discovered Billie Eilish, the music you love is your most powerful pathway from grief to growth.
Isn’t music supposed to give us a safe, healing experience of our deepest emotions? And with that experience, aren’t we also invited to lay our baggage down? How does the music you love help you do that...for good?
Even if you don’t accept the invitation to begin your Quest from grief to growth now, there are some amazing no-cost tools available to you at the Music Care website, including this Free Guide to Authentic Resilience with Music you can use to turn any tough situation into an opportunity for authentic connection and transformative belonging.
Now, for the very first time, you have access to the combined wisdom of ancient tradition and modern science in a simple, effective, life-transformative musical toolkit.
In this Quest you will find tools you can easily learn to use with skill, with all the confidence of both scientific evidence and holistic, experiential self-care.
Did you know that the music you love can be used in everyday rituals master grief, change, distress, depression, and anxiety for good - opening your potential for growth in self-awareness and self-actualization? Most of us know music is powerful; this Quest teaches you how to use that power with skill.
with great compassion, since you are about to either start or continue the Quest of your lifetime.
Becoming self-aware changes everything, sometimes in ways that uncover old wounds or cast enough light that we also start to notice the shadows around us. Shadows add richness, but often they can frighten us as we assimilate their purpose and meaning.
Here's the challenge. Ask yourself: do I have the courage to accept the challenges I will encounter on this Quest? How much value do I place on my own life?
Yes: you will the Quest is difficult, but that it’s also fun, inspiring, and healing.
As you enjoy this active learning experience you will find it resonates more powerfully than one-way video. Interact with your Quest mentor and other Questers; build effective, purpose-driven rituals for both the most difficult and the most sublime moments of your life; enjoy the ride and share your stronger skills with others in your family or your business.
You will notice a new freedom with the competitive advantages you already have while building your new skills
All Questers progress through the same pathway, curriculum, and exercises, although there are four distinct levels of personal challenge available to you, depending on your preferences for interactive guidance or more self-study: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
For those who want to make the deepest possible deeper inner commitment to transformation, the Platinum level process works best. If you are the kind of person who gets reliable results from a lifetime of self-work and strives to move from success to significance in cooperating with mentors, guides, and teachers, the Platinum level is for you. Your Platinum Quest is supported with in-depth, personal 1:1 coaching by Bill Protzmann, assistance from our team Quest Mentors, group interaction with others traversing the Quest, and regular online meetings during the Quest itself that extend your new skills and integrate them into the challenging opportunities of your life. As the name implies, it's also the highest value.
· The Platinum level is fully-coached 1:1 by Bill Protzmann and is designed to maximize your transformation and growth through collaborative deep work. Please use this link to inquire.
· The Gold level is reserved for invitation only to members of the Armed Forces of any United Nations member Country, to American service members of the National Guard and Reserves, and to any bona-fide Veteran of military service. It is fully-coached 1:1. Qualified individuals may apply for a scholarship to cover the full cost of the Gold level Quest. Please use this link to inquire, and be prepared to provide bona-fide documentation of your military service.
· Silver Questers enjoy all benefits of Gold Questers without the requirement of current or former military service. The fee of $2,497 USD joins you to the Quest at this level.
· At the Bronze level, the Quest expects you to be more self-sufficient with your inner work and, although your Quest will include online discussion with other Questers and Quest mentors, your own internal compass will be the tool you will use most at this level. The Bronze level fee is $997 USD.
Sometimes a conversation can be useful before jumping in on a new endeavor. Asking questions is a great way to clarify purpose and belonging. You can book a free, no-obligation conversation with Bill Protzmann directly using this link.
Welcome...to the continuing journey of your life...from grief to growth.
Bill Protzmann is an entrepreneur, musician, husband, father, and proud member of the human race. He's the founder of Music Care Inc, the first for-profit business established to teach you how to give yourself effective, evidence-based self care using nothing more than the music you love. Bill's work has been recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health with an Award of Excellence - the mental health industry equivalent of winning an Oscar.
- 10 Levels
- Coaching By Bill
- Community Support
- iOS & Android
What's a music rite?
You will learn about how music has always been available to us as a tool, and the power of using musical tools in purposeful, almost ceremonial ways. This background will also introduce the language of music care. You will begin to identify the ritual-ready moments of your life.
This second "preparation" Level is about the things you'll need on hand to perform an effective music rite. In this Level, you'll assemble that gear and create a personal space for practicing its use.
Your first of three "build" Levels. Creating effective music rites begins with deepening your internal awareness of and connection to your emotions. You will do that here...as if you were creating a strategic approach to the rest of your life. Here's a secret: you are.
This Level reveals the tools you need to accurately discover the emotions in the music you already love. Think you can do that well now? Just wait until you learn and use this tactical approach to the hidden emotional power of music.
It takes strategy, tactics, and ammunition to win a military campaign. In this level, you will learn how to make your own customized ammo. No worries: this military metaphor isn't about making war; it's about the fuel that powers your music ritual and how to use that fuel for good.
Locked and Loaded
The most important Level in the Quest: everything you've learned so far comes together in one powerful playlist, and you make your very first musical rite around it.
Before you can try your new skills in the wild, its important that you can find the powerful place called "neutral." Using your new skills, you will identify your own personal "neutral" and begin to practice ways of returning to it at will. Don't worry: there's a rite for this, too.
Into the Wild
You've had time to practice, but now is the time to try out your new skills in real life. Your first solo rite. This Level can be daunting for introverts, or hard to control for extroverts, but you're ready. You may be surprised at how far you've grown...and at how many more rites you need to make.
The Wild can be brutal. This Level will help you keep your balance out there. You will learn to make several new kinds of music rites that take you to back to neutral. This is great practice for the net and final Level.
Your Own Personal Music Rites
In this final Level, you will learn how to extend your new skills across the entire spectrum of your power. Most importantly, as you do this, you will find your trust in music rite deepening, and beginning to connect you more authentically with the other important parts of your being. It's very Zen!
This Quest has truly improved my life!
"When my Dad passed away, I was faced with overwhelming grief for the first time in my life. I decided to use the skills from this Quest to learn to process my grief using music as my guide and lifeline. It has worked so well! I now feel empowered to face this difficult emotion. I now know how to gently recognize, approach, and enter times of grief and to use my curated playlist to safely and effectively take that journey."
Past Director, VA Medical Center San Diego CA
"Bill’s love of music, passion for Veterans and boundless energy to do the right thing in every situation is to be admired. I heartily endorse him and his work."
Cancer survivor, Military Veteran, peer counselor
"I confronted my fear of cancer treatment radiation; initially with the Serenity Prayer and meditation. Then it dawned on me: I am seeking serenity. Bill gave me his 'Serenity' CD. The radiation techs played it for me. While the beams radiated, the piano sedated. The power of music! I left Protzmann’s CD for future patients."
CEO, Episcopal Community Services of California
"Many thanks for your lively and thoughtful keynote address this morning at our Professional Growth Day. You were at once entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking. I confess I could sit and listen to you play the piano for hours, and so appreciate you sharing your gifts with us today."
Intl authority on addiction and recovery
"Listening to Bill Protzmann pulls all of the positive things about living into place. He is a master at his ability to relate his music to recovery for everyone. His music and his words of wisdom touch and teach at the same time that recovery is truly a gift, just like his music."
Sr HR NCO 1-109th FA, US Army National Guard (ret)
"Bill is an amazing presenter. His speaking and training abilities are outmatched only by his passion for music and helping Veterans. I’m not sure why I like what he does, but his use of music for healing touches me on some deep level that I normally don’t allow to surface."
LL M Asset Protection Attorney
"If you’re looking for a speaker at your next event, I cannot recommend Bill highly enough. As he describes himself, he is a man on a mission, namely, to raise awareness of the power of music as self care. Your audience will be engaged, entertained, and enlightened."
Scientist and Entrepreneur
"Bill is a great mentor, and is open to new ideas, and cares greatly for his fellow people. He has been a great positive influence in my life. He believes in people, when they are having doubts in their self, which is what many people need, in order to succeed."