Therapy Music

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Therapist. Client. Two well defined roles. But what happens in music therapy when you switch up those roles? When the therapist feels what it feels like to be the client, and the client feels what it feels like to be the therapist. This idea came to me a few years ago when I was working […]

One of the most common misconceptions about music therapy is that the person receiving it needs to know all about music.  I frequently tell people that “my job is to know the music; your job is to bring an open mind and a willingness to try something new!”    Sometimes we listen to music together in […]

by Jordan Bailey, MT-BC During the pandemic, I spent a great amount of my time reading. I decided to re-read a few books that stood out to me in the past. The book I’m telling you about today was so profound to me when I read it for the first time that I was very […]

A jungle song to get your clients movin and groovin while also singing along with a variety of animals! Instructions Introduce the descending baseline Same as Hit the Road Jack Make sure to pass out any props you want to utilize such as animal puppets, instruments for sound effects, etc. Printable animal cards are included […]

Christmas music is everywhere and it seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year. Memories of ‘Christmas Past’ flood back during the first bars of “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” For some a happiness chord is struck, joy is released, and a newfound lightness settles in for the month. For others, Christmas music brings on very […]

Over the past few years, as I’ve expanded the age groups I’ve worked with and the variety of settings I’ve worked in, I’ve found more and more ways to incorporate other creative arts into my music therapy sessions. I began my career working at United Community Options (UCO) Miami, where I collaborated with speech, occupational, […]

Below are the lyrics to a song I think of quite often when I think of my clients. No one has ever come to me for music therapy treatment because they’re feeling great and happy. People come because they’re struggling. Because they’ve experienced trauma or past abuse. Many come for help with managing their depression […]

Published on: Sep 22, 2022|| by Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC   What’s that?  Anxiety … is an intense worry or fear about everyday situations. It can be triggered by life experiences or be inherited. affects ALL people, however, it can become a problem when the frequency of this intense worry interferes with daily functioning. Not all […]

According to the Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) study, the more trauma experienced in childhood, the more likely serious health problems arise later in life. This study is the very premise of Trauma Informed Care. Take the quiz below, so that you can understand more about what your clients may be experiencing, whether they are children […]

Music Therapists working in neuro-rehabilitation have witnessed time and time again individuals who have faced death and severe disability – using every ounce of their strength to recover physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. The ultimate aim of music therapy, like all therapy in neuro-rehabilitation, is to help the individual take small and consistent steps towards […]

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