“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine” – Macklemore.
It is a well-known fact that music has a profound impact on a person’s well-being. Not only does it soothe our mind, it also induces positive changes in our body like reducing blood pressure, providing pain relief and so on.
Music therapy, or using music for therapy, is a popular and growing field. According to musictherapy.org, it is an established health profession. It is used within a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of a person. In music therapy, after assessing the strengths and needs of each person, a qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment, including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, a person’s abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.
Music therapy is beneficial to both adults and children. According to studies, it can also decrease the symptoms of depression in children, which has a negative impact on their lives. Music therapy can even help pre-term babies, says the Huffington Post. Singing lullabies or playing womb-like music helps soothe pre-term babies and their parents, improving the sleeping and eating patterns of the infant. Even children with special needs can benefit from music therapy.
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Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy programme.
Music therapy is a popular and growing field for good reason. Music can reduce stress, aid health and carry many health benefits. Those who practice music therapy can harness the power of music to help their clients relieve pain, reduce stress, re...
Depression can have life-long negative impacts on children and adolescents, but a recent study says music therapy can be a solution to help reduce symptoms.
Music therapy is defined as "the prescribed use of music by a qualified person to effect positive changes in the psychological, physical, cognitive, or social functioning of individuals with health or educational problems. Music therapy can be an ...
When used properly, music can be an incredibly powerful treatment tool. And not just because it’s fun, relaxing, and motivating, but music has a profound impact on our brains and our bodies.
According to a study, singing lullabies or playing womb-like music helps soothe pre-term babies and their parents, improving the infants' sleeping and eating patterns and increasing opportunities for parent-child bonding.
Music therapy has been successfully used to help patients with general stress, cancer, speech impediments, high blood pressure and heart problems, mental disorders and a number of other issues.
We all know how powerful music can be in our own lives and in the lives of our children. What exactly is it about music that makes it a great way to connect with and help children with special needs? Let’s take a look.