Music therapy is the clinical use of music to achieve individual goals and improve relationships; it is also considered a form of Psychotherapy (Music Therapy Medicine). Melodies and harmonies are used to transport patients to new and safe places. The sweet rhythms brings peace and relaxation to stressed minds. Self-worth is found between each melodic note, and anxiety and depression are long forgotten. Memories that were once lost are now found, and medication is improved by this one simple healing tool.
First, music is a core function in our brain. Our brain is created in a way to effectively respond to and process music. New born infants are able to detect differences in rhythmic patterns. Mothers all over the world and throughout time have used lullabies and rhythmic songs to calm crying babies. Also, music precedes language.
Title: How Art Therapy Relieve the Grief of Children Facing Bereavement? Wong Lok Sum, UID: 3035487726 CCHU9024, HKU Introduction This paper describes the trend and facilitators of art therapy in this modern society. The issue of bereavement will also be pinpointed, focusing on children below the age of 18 who face bereavement of their beloved person. Regarding the relationship between art therapy and grief of children under bereavement, there will be interpretations on how art therapy relieves the grief of children facing bereavement. Art Therapy for bereaved children Nowadays, there is a booming contemporary therapy with combination between art and therapy: Art Therapy.
Sound therapy Sound therapy utilizes a variety of stimuli such as music, white noise, narrow band noise and environmental sounds to simplify the habituation process to tinnitus. The therapeutic sounds can be presented to the users' ears via ear-level devices or can be downloaded to their personal music players. For those individuals with the hearing loss associated with tinnitus, sound therapy techniques may employ hearing aids or custom-made music files based on the users' hearing thresholds (7). When combined with suitable rehabilitation and counseling sessions, sound therapy enables the tinnitus suffering individuals to perceive tinnitus in a more manageable level and enables them to reduce the negative impact of tinnitus in their daily life and activities (8, 9) 2. CBT CBT for tinnitus includes, for example, psycho-education about tinnitus, applied relaxation, positive imagery, cognitive restructuring of negative beliefs about tinnitus, exposure to the sounds, behavioral activation, and mindfulness/attention exercises (10, 11).
There are some rules for music therapists when they are treating patients with AD. An example is checking the type of music the patient likes by looking at their body language or asking people close to them. Most importantly, the therapist should remember that music awakens both positive and negative emotions, so, the therapist should keep a close watch on the patient and stop if the patient shows signs of distress or discomfort (Dementia UK). I. Listening to music The first type of music therapy is listening to music.
Student Name: Mary Walsh Student ID: R00110090 Module Name: Community Music/Music Therapy Lecturer: Edel O’Sullivan Assignment Name: “The Benefits of Music Therapy: Who and How it can help?” “The Benefits of Music Therapy: Who and how it can help?” “Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets---physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual---to help clients to improve, restore or maintain health” Music therapy is designed to work with individuals of all ages with a vast array of conditions. Such conditions include aging, abuse, addiction, communication disorder, dysfunctional relationships, disadvantage, emotional or behavioral problems, medical
This is a type of focused meditation that will help the client experience inner quietness. It will also help him reduce stress hormones by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (Bergland, 2016). According to a research study developed to find the benefits of Hypnosis and CBT when treating Acute Stress Disorder, it was found that hypnosis may be useful in facilitating the treatment effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for clients who experience posttraumatic stress. Thus, combining CBT with hypnosis can help the client reduce reexperiencing symptoms (Bryant, Moulds, Guthrie, & Nixon, 2005). Therefore, the client will be encouraged to join hypnotherapy sessions.
THE USE OF CREATIVE ARTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME IN EDUCATIONAL SETTING Towards a Definition of Creative Arts Therapy As Storr (1972) observed, creativity offers a means of “coming to term with, or finding symbolic solutions for, the internal tensions and dissociations from which all human beings suffer in varying degree”. Numerous and often conflicting definitions of creative arts therapy have been advanced since the term first emerged in the late 1940s (Waller and Gilroy, 1978). According Naumburg model described the therapy as the release of unconscious through spontaneous arts expression with the roots in the transference of the client-therapist relationship on the encouragement of free association and on a continuous effort to
There are also participants who were motivated to play music as it helps them to recover their health issues and improving cognitive abilities. For example, by focusing on practicing the violin, the participant was distracted with her symptom reduction from her chronic pain. While another participant improved his breath control by learning to play the tenor saxophone where he was diagnosed with arthritis and he is proud with this success. With the inter-related factors including emotional, social, physical, and cognitive factors, these lead to continuous motivation for adults in learning music regardless of
Many studies of the effects of music therapy on those who are born deaf-blind show profound improvement in the areas of cognitive development and the ability to communicate. “Teaching the whole body through body movements in order to perceive musical vibrations, rhythms, musical dynamics or any musical element is a way of helping a deaf individual to construct his/her own concepts of music and consequently understand them. Movement and music used together to motivate and help a child to control his/her own body can be a particularly valuable means of express for a
When people get hypnosis for dementia, studies show that it helps their memory and concentration. They start to socialize again and are motivated to do daily activities. Hypnosis for dementia helps people relax and feel calm. This helps to reduce anxiety and depression. Since many people are anxious about losing their mental health from dementia, anxiety is common.
The most common way to treat it is to use medication to help children calm down and to be able to focus. Medication does have its benefits but it does have side effects as well. One study found that the different subtypes of ADHD last different rates and affect others differently. Medicine has different affects on each person and it may or may not be the best way to treat the subtype. They had two groups of children; one group had ADHD (n=45) the other did not (n=30) and they compared IQ scores.
Already discussed is the release of these feel-good chemicals and neurotransmitters when a person listens to music. By simply raising the level of chemicals in a depressed brain, one can feel happier. These moments of happiness overtime can then open other pathways up for the person to handle their disease. On a less scientific level, music tells stories and those stories can be related to and give the depressed person a sense of comfort knowing they are not the only ones who have had tough times. As Kathleen Higgins states in her review of Joel
This is to say that whichever part of your body becomes infected or diseased may be related to outside emotional issues, which have manifested as a physical ailment within that chakra area. For example, according to Therapeutic touch, a child with a gastrointestinal tract disease may have suffered from trust issues and helping the child work through their trust issues may alleviate a few of the symptoms of the disease. Alleviating symptoms of the disease would improve their abilities to focus and learn in school and life. Therapeutic touch taught me that working with children (and adults) from all angles such as emotional, social, physical, and mental, impacts their development deeper than just working in one specific area. An Occupational Therapist’s job is to work with a child in each area of development and to set goals for the
In many clinical studies with patients with dementia, many patients had reduced depression, lessened agitation, and increased movement, when played familiar and likeable music ( a Place for Mom, 2015). Stimulative music and sedative music also cause changes in moods for patients. Stimulative music activates and promotes movement, while sedative music is used when preparing for bed or any change in routine that might cause agitation (Alicia Ann Clair, 2015). Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain. According to Alissa Sauer in his article “Music Therapy Enhancing Cognition” (2014), while listening to music, dopamine is released, and sends pleasure signals to the rest of the body.