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Transcript of Music Therapy
Types of Music
Later became evident that hospital musicians needed prior training before entering the facility
Behind Music Therapy
Chris Ferrer, Alexa Francisco, Janet Lau, Nicolette Roselli
Benefits of Music Therapy
Reduce agitation, anxiety, irritability, restlessness
Decreases behavioral problems
Increases sensory awareness
Enhances mood and social interaction
Benefits of Music Therapy Con't
Improves communication between caregivers and participants
Increases self-esteem and pleasure
Improved quality of life
Benefits of Music Therapy con't
Decide what music you like
What music suits your mood?
-produces a sense of familiarity and centeredness for you
-slower tempo promotes a calm, meditative state
-classical is known to be the most calm
-gentle music with a familiar melody is comforting
-sounds of nature are made for relaxation
-strong beats can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with beat
-lyrics vs. no lyrics
Enjoyable and accessible
Elevates mood and energy
Relieves pain and improved quality of sleep
Opportunity to reconnect
Encourages emotional expression
Promotes acceptance and development of new perspectives and identity
Who needs music therapy???
In your daily life
Music therapy is used in many different populations to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of those individuals.
It is used to treat many neurological, emotional, and stress related disorders such as:
-While conducting regular activities
-Getting ready in the morning
-During a commute
-Taking a bath or shower
Research has shown that when compared to a control group, patients who listened to music before surgery had lower blood levels of cortisol. (Lerdi et al)
Music therapy sessions are customized to fit the needs of the patient.
Although all patients are treated differently, most start with a hello song.
This engages the patient and makes them comfortable with their counselor.
0:30 - 1:16
Music therapy addresses communication difficulties associated with many neurological disorders
9 years old
on the spectrum for Autism
Has communication difficulties
Music therapy empowers Johnathan to communicate through non verbal means while making him more comfortable with communication
Brings People to Life
Mid to late 70s
Has suffered multiple strokes
Alzheimers & Dementia
Has trouble remembering his past, and recognizing his family members.
(0:53 - 1:05), (2:22 - 3:05),
(3:20 - 5:31
Music therapy has helped Henry reconnect with his past, and brings joy to his present.
Music is processed in many parts of the Brain!
It has the ability to stimulate parts of the brain that are not being stimulated by other stimuli
Research supports parallels between non-music functioning and music assisted tasks.
-Music apps: Youtube, Pandora, 8tracks, Spotify, Songza, RockMyRun, FITRadio
-Calms and comforts
-Relaxing and peaceful
-Helps with pain management
-Increases enjoyment of what you're doing
-Faster beats can bring a sharper concentration and more alert thinking
-Can improve learning and memory skills ("The Mozart Effect")
Several ways to access different types of music
singing along to music can be a great release of tension!
History of Music Therapy
Earliest known reference appeared in a magazine
First recorded music therapy intervention in an institutional setting
Earliest scientific writings appeared in two medical dissertations
Two students wrote on the therapeutic value of music
Several short-lived organizations were formed
Hospitals tried to "mirror the outside world"
Patients had notable physical and emotional responses to the music
music was used in a variety of experimental ways with medical treatment
music was essentially a therapeutic form of entertainment
entertainers were used to boost the morale of troops at war
Musicians at home found a role working in hospitals with returning veterans who were often both physically and mentally scarred
Need for a college curriculum!
First music therapy program in the US
1944: Michigan State University established the first academic program in music therapy; other universities followed
Similar research going on in London
London also established private music therapy schools
American Association for Music Therapy
Mood & stress related Disorders
The only way to truly show the power of music therapy is to take a first hand look into an actual session!!
What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical use of music intervention to accomplish individualized goals
Provides a therapeutic relationship with a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program
Music Therapy is a stress management technique that can help individuals relax
Patients gain physical and emotional healing and an overall sense of wellness
Therapy sessions can involve listening to music, making music or both