A BIT ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music with all its elements to achieve non-musical goals and to help people to improve physical and mental health or functional outcomes.
Music, as a non-verbal medium, can express feelings that cannot be put into words.
Music therapists are committed to supporting clients of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background.
During a music therapy session, musical instruments and voice are used to help the clients to communicate in their own musical language whatever the ability.
Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and well-being.
Music can help everyone to improve their quality of life. Music Therapy can benefit a wide range of people of all needs, ages and conditions with physical and mental difficulties, such as children, adolescents, adults, elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and people with acute and chronic pain.
Stephen implements effective music psychotherapy and counselling methods to instil self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is important to keep in mind that music therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: music therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client.
Music plays an important role in human identity, culture, and spiritual beliefs. Everyone has the ability to respond to music, and music therapy uses this connection to facilitate positive changes for emotional wellbeing and communication, through the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
Music Therapy can help develop and facilitate communication skills, improve self-confidence and independence, enhance self-awareness, improve concentration skills, allow patients the opportunity to explore their own spiritual beliefs.
Within a professional approach, music can really break through where words can't, supporting you on your journey to healing and mind-body-spirit wellbeing.