What is  Music  Therapy?

1. The World Federation of Music Therapy was founded in 1985 in Genoa, Italy   2. There are over 9000 music therapists certified globally   3. More than 78% of all music therapists in the USA are women

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4. Approximately 1.6 million people benefit from music therapy every year   5. Music Therapy is especially used for treating substance use disorders in women and adolescents 

How Does Music  Therapy Work?

The therapy sessions involve experiences of listening, singing, playing instruments, composing, or moving to music. However, no prior musical training is required for availing this kind of therapy.  

Myths About  Music Therapy 

#1: You need to know music theory to benefit from music therapy   #2: Music therapy is unscientific   #3: Music therapists just make you listen to music  #4: Music therapy does not require any training   #5: Music therapy cannot be used for treating depression 

In this method, the client is primarily a listener. The music therapist analyzes the covert and the overt ways in which the client responds to the music played, particularly verbalization. 

Methods Of  Music Therapy

1. Receptive

This method  involves music composition as its central element.  In such sessions, a client is usually asked to generate and refine their thoughts, opinions, fantasies, etc., as well as put these in a workable musical or lyrical structure. 

2. Compositional

With improvisational method a typical therapy session involves a client actively participating in making music with a therapist or other clients—singing, playing instruments, or ‘sounding’ their bodies/other objects. 

3. Improvisational

In this method the client reproduces pre-composed music material as in a music lesson.  After listening to music pieces, they can be asked to recreate the melodies vocally or instrumentally via multiple ways of participation such as conducting music or participating in musical games and productions. 

4. Recreative

1. Improving the way we sense our environment 2. Enhancing our movement skill 3. Slowing down brain aging 4. Boosting our immunity

Physical Benefit

Benefits Of  Music Therapy

1. Good memory 2. Better ability to pay attention 3. Improved interaction and communication skill 4. Healthier emotional processing 5. Increased feelings of positivity and calmness 6. Correcting faulty ways of thinking and behaving

Psychological Benefit

1. Depression  2. Trauma 3. Fatigue 4. Brain injury 5. Cardiovascular disease 6. Anxiety and panic disorders 7. Mood disorders  8. Stress disorders (like veteran PTSD) 9. Schizoaffective disorder 10. Autism 

Music therapy can be used for: 

Uses Of  Music Therapy

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