MUSIC THERAPY & SOUND HEALING

What is Music Therapy & Sound Healing? The use of music and musical interventions for healing within a therapeutic relationship. Did you know you can use music for therapy and sound for healing? Learn more about music therapy and sound healing information through articles on music therapy and sound healing and music therapy and sound healing blogs here at All Things Healing. What are you waiting for? Visit us online today!

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Meagan Hughes, MT-BC, is a certified music therapist specializing in pediatrics, psychiatry and service learning. She recently served as a MusicianCorps Fellow in the San Francisco Bay ...
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Editor's Note: Jaw-dropping talent! Derek Paravicini was born blind, diagnosed with autism, severe learning disabilities,and also a brilliant pianist.

 

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Editor's Note: Creatively directed, Brent Godfrey provides some insight into the challenges of being diagnosed with a mental illness. Also, he touches on how music can really make a positive impact.

 

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by Elizabeth Mitchell, BMus, MMT, MTA

For better or for worse, there is community at Lutherwood Mental Health Services in Waterloo, Ontario. There is community among our staff, who share a common passion for working with at-risk youth, who celebrate our clients’ and our own victories together, and who support one another through the varieties of heaviness that come from this work environment...

 

Editor's Note: Elizabeth Mitchell writes curiously about Community Music Therapy in her work at a mental health centre for youth. This highlights how it is vital as music therapists to stay flexible in our ways of working to best serve our clients.

 

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Editor's Note: Music therapy is used to treat a number of illnesses and disabilities, including Alzheimers, Parkinson's disease, and strokes. Director of New Rhythms Foundation, Heather MacTavish, speaks of her own experience of having Parkinson's Disease and how music therapy has helped her and possibly others.

 

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by Rochelle Hanson

You’re totally stressed out. It’s been a crazy week. The boss is getting on your last nerve. Your friends are irritating. You’re family’s driving you up a wall. It’s winter. It’s cold. You just wanna feel warm and fuzzy inside. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Why not take advantage of the benefits of music therapy...

 

Editor's Note: Rochelle Hanson shares health tips on her blog, Simply Natural Ideas. Here she shares a few thoughts on the healing qualities of music.

 

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by Tony Falzano

There’s an old saying that time will heal all wounds. This includes that punch in the gut you feel you took the moment you lost someone or something that was dear to you. For people suffering pain from loss, time will eventually ease the grief and heal the hurt...

 

 

 

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by Antoinette Morrison, MT-BC

Process versus product. Generally when I give an introductory talk about music therapy, I begin by making the comparisons between Music for Leisure, Music Education, and Music Therapy...

 

Editor's Note: Music therapy is still misunderstood by some, and the wrong questions are asked about it. Music therapist Antoinette Morrison gives a heart-felt explanation of how music therapy differs from its misinterpretation, along with what music therapy means to her.

 

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by Rebecca McClary, MA, MT-BC,

Though highly structured, music accommodates individual interpretation and creativity: no two will be expressing themselves in precisely the same way, thus providing a format for learning about one’s own unique manner of approaching the creative process, expressing one’s self, interacting with others, and organizing/interpreting artistic material...

 

Editor' Note: As an internship director I developed this list of common music therapy goals that I have provided to my interns as a useful reference in their practice. I hope that you will find it useful as well. If you have goals to add to this, please post a comment to add to the list!

 

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by Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

A fairly common idea that I often run into is that because most kids love music, they are always happy when they’re working with me. Or that my job is to make them happy. However, as Gershwin would say, “it ain’t necessarily so”.

Kids, of all ages and needs, have a lot going on in their lives and likewise, a lot to process...

 

 

 

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by Sherry Baker
If you have hypertension, listening to soothing music for a half hour a day while breathing deeply can significantly reduce your blood pressure without drugs. That's the conclusion of a new study just presented at the American Society of Hypertension's Twenty Third Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition...

 

 

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by Marta Texidó

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring...

 

Editor's Note: An excellent article summarizing some of the diverse effects of music therapy.

 

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Antoinette Morrison, MT-BC

As I reflected on my busy and varied week, working with kids of all ages, I stopped to think what theme pervaded my week. The children displayed many strengths, but often, as adults, we don’t look beyond the tip of the iceberg, and just see them disguised as weaknesses...

 

Editor's Note: A music therapist's day can be filled with miracles, as we witness individuals connect to their true essence through music.  This article beautifully weaves the therapist's observations about her clients, specifically their strengths, which can often be overpowered by their disabilities and "weaknesses."

 

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Keep Breathing: Music for Speech, for Life

by Natasha Thomas

Imagine running into someone you haven’t seen in a long time. You recognize their face and feel pleased to see them, your arms open wide for a hug and you say “Hello! How ARE you?” before you can realize what you really want to know is Who they are – you’ve completely forgotten their name...

 

 

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