Thu, Dec 14|
West Rock Wellness
Hypnotic Medicine Music with Goodnight Moonshine
Explore your subconscious & alter your state of mind with Goodnight Moonshine's hypnotic medicine music!
Time & Location
Dec 14, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
West Rock Wellness, 869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA
About the event
Goodnight Moonshine is a guitar and vocal duet that plays nationally. The duo combines the evocative voice and songwriting of Molly Venter with Eben Pariser’s adventurous guitar playing. In addition to traditional concerts, Goodnight Moonshine offers intimate Hypnotic Medicine Music sessions. Molly brings her experience as a trained hypnotist to guide you through an induction that is deepened into a trance with the addition of psychedelic guitar improv. The musical journey often creates a profound sense of comfortable stillness, access to creative flow-state, space to process emotions of the day (and experiences of a lifetime), and in many cases visions that point towards the next phase of your journey. Come and explore your subconscious, and enjoy a completely chemical-free altered state of mind.
Tickets are $35/person, capacity limited to 18 people!
Meet Molly & Eben:
Hi, I'm Molly! I’m a Hypno-Coach for Creatives (and we are all Creative). I am certified through the Ethical Coaching Collective and The National Association of Counselors and Therapists as an Integrative Life Coach. I work with the unconscious mind to change the brain. I give people the tools to regulate their nervous systems and re-wire their neural pathways, unlocking the highest potential for their lives and creative pursuits.
Creativity is a basic function of human beings; we are the maker-ape! True creativity requires entering a different state of mind - one we all have some experience with, if only when we first awaken from sleep or discover great insights in the shower! When our focus is narrowed and our internal editor is silenced, we’re able to mine our unconscious mind and pull from every book we’ve ever read, every trip we’ve taken, every conversation we’ve had - plus ideas that exist all on their own in the ether! This is the mind-space I write songs from; it’s the most generative, connected, expansive feeling I have on a regular basis. It’s all on offer to you!
If you’re longing to integrate more creativity into your life but don’t know where to start, or you come into resistance when you approach a project, or if you find yourself shying away for fear of exposure, I’m here to resource you into your own magic, to cultivate and stick to your creative pursuits, and to feel safe sharing your creative self!
Hi, I'm Eben! I used to carry my guitar into the bar at age 13 and sit in with the local blues band with my Dad. I studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory, but a wrist injury stalled my performing career and led me to a degree in Neuroscience. Despite this set-back, I back-slid into music. I moved to Brooklyn and taught myself voice and bucket-bass and formed the street-band Roosevelt Dime, while working at Rockefeller University in a birdsong neuro-lab. I re-taught myself guitar with proper ergonomic technique, became musical director of Red Molly and started Goodnight Moonshine with my wife Molly Venter. During COVID I became a TrueFire educator, designed a recording studio for the Neighborhood Music School and launched the record label Equitone Records.
My passion as a guitarist is for understanding and drawing connections between far reaching forms of music- while still honoring the cultural traditions of each genre. I’m a jazz musician. I’m a folk musician. Composition and improvisation are two of my favorite things. None of it matters without tone, touch, and passion.
Photo credit: Judy Sirota Rosenthal