WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music therapy uses music as a tool to improve physical and mental well-being. It is an evidence-based practice conducted by a registered music therapist who is regulated by a professional body that ensures the quality of practice.
Music therapy can be associated with a big range of client group, including autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, selective mutism, stroke, cancer and other mental health rehabilitation. Music has the ability to relieve pain, stress, to build connections and to express what words have failed to explain. It is a powerful tool that can be used in our everyday lives.
Listening to music can be relaxing but does not classi- fy as a form of therapy. Professionally trained music therapist will help client to work towards different aspects such as emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioural development, hoping to achieve long-term changes.
WHO CAN BENEFIT ?
HOW DO MUSIC WORK?
How do music therapists use Music ?
Creating music / song writing that helps patients to express their feelings.
Making use of familiar songs to build a connection. Use as a call & response tool.
An interactive process.
Music is improvised upon client's current emotion. A person's status is often reflected during improvisation.
Listening to music with guidance for relaxation and reflection.