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
Music Therapy Quick Facts!
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
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.
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.
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.
1. Improving the way we sense our environment2. Enhancing our movement skill3. Slowing down brain aging4. Boosting our immunity
Benefits Of Music Therapy
1. Good memory2. Better ability to pay attention3. Improved interaction and communication skill4. Healthier emotional processing5. Increased feelings of positivity and calmness6. Correcting faulty ways of thinking and behaving