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Listen to Cathy's new radio program

"The Traveler: Healing Journeys Through Music"
on Unity Online Radio.


Well-versed in many musical genres, Cathy DeWitt is a singer/songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and harp therapist. She has been a Unity Music Director and touring New Thought musician for over twenty years, working with Revs. Sharon Connor, Marciah McCartney, Peggy Hostetler, Mary Masters, and more. She has been a guest musician and speaker at churches, spiritual retreats and events throughout the country, and has provided music for Alan Cohen, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer and others. Her songs published in Unity Association songbooks include "Spirit of Spring (Joy Chant)," "Sweet Spirit," and "For the Pure in Heart," and her song "Everybody’s Somebody’s Child" was a finalist in the Posi-Awards video category in 2012. Her original melody for James Dillet Freeman's "Prayer for Protection" is used at many Unity churches, especially in Florida.

Her latest recording The Traveler: New Music to the Words of James Dillet Freeman includes a complete CD, a Performance Tracks CD, and a full Songbook with sheet music and lyrics. This collaboration across time and space, with wonderful musicians and brilliant production, has gotten rave reviews from Unity churches, and delighted Freeman’s widow, Virginia Love-Freeman who says “the music is wonderful, and really honors James.”

In conjunction with this new release Cathy is now presenting The Traveler: James Dillet Freeman’s Words in Music, Message and Meditation. This program offers a deep exploration of the philosophy and poetry of James Dillet Freeman, and how reconnecting with our own creativity can enhance and enrich our lives. Cathy presents this as a musical Sunday morning service, a meditation service, or a participatory songwriting/poetry workshop.

Other interactive workshops, musical Sunday service messages, and Unity retreats:

Unexpected Journeys: Resistance is Futile! As a Sunday service, this tells the personal story of my own leap into Arts in Medicine—bringing music into the healthcare environment—which was a complete detour, and resulted in a rewarding career. What we resist not only persists, but also can bring us the most valuable experiences of our lives. As a workshop, this includes exercises in listening, singing, and playing instruments to create an alternate environment and practice becoming open to the messages of the Universe.

Rhythms of the Universe: A participatory and fun workshop taught in conjunction with her husband Rob Rothschild, a professional drummer for over twenty years. This program helps people find their own rhythm, dance and play in a safe and loving group setting. Instruments for all are provided. Create your own chants out of your affirmations!

Melody and Memory, Modes and Moods
: Using music to trigger memories, create community and enhance mood. An experiential workshop that explores the unique way music creates both an individual subjective experience and a unifying community experience. Shows how different modes and tunings can have different emotional, mental, spiritual and physiological effects.

She is internationally known within the Arts in Healthcare field as a musician-in-residence, performer, lecturer, and presenter of educational and experiential workshops on Music & Healing, Creating Successful Arts in Healthcare Programs, and research results connecting Creativity & Healthy Aging.

Cathy also organizes regional retreats and performances for Unity and other organizations. She has presented concerts for workshops and lectures featuring Bernie Siegel, Larry Dossey and Deepak Chopra, as well as sharing the stage with many well-known musicians including Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Lesley Gore, Dave Frischberg, Sloan Wainwright, Faith Rivera, Harold Payne, Greg Tamblyn, David Roth, Richard Mekdici, and Sue K. Riley.

Contact Cathy to bring her to your church or New Thought event!