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.
音樂治療用音樂作工具, 由註冊音樂治療師帶領參與者改 善身體機能和心理狀況。
音樂治療涉及的服務範圍包括 : 自閉症、注意力不足、過 度活躍症、焦慮症、選擇性緘默症、中風、癌症、以及其他 精神病康復者。音樂能幫助舒緩痛楚、壓力、建立建立人 與人關係。音樂可以應用在日常生活中。
聽音樂有助短暫放鬆心情,但不屬於治療的一種。經專業 音樂治療師協助下, 幫助病人在不同層面, 如: 情緒、認知、 身體機能和行為等方面, 希望達到長期改善, 方稱為治療。
HOW DO MUSIC WORK?
Engaging in a musical activity , activates both hemisphere of our brain.
PROCESS OF THERAPY
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.