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Last month, I started a series on successful Creative Arts Therapy Collaborations. You can check out Part 1 of the series here, where I shared ways to incorporate dance and art experiences into your music therapy sessions (for example, by pretending to surf to songs by The Beach Boys and doing chalk drawings of outer […]

“CAN MUSIC THERAPY HELP PEOPLE DEAL WITH ANXIETY?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive about music therapy. And the answer is a resounding “yes, it can help with anxiety!” So here are the details (and a video!)– Research studies have shown that music therapy is effective at reducing muscle tension, decreasing […]

Published on: Oct 20, 2022|| Therapy Buzzwords: Empathy by Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC   What is Empathy?   Empathy is: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, AND vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of another person. The ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be […]

The party continues! 🎉 For Music Therapy Ed’s birthday, we are celebrating ten years of helping music therapists become leaders in healthcare with a fresh new online experience and a scavenger hunt! The grand prize is a Remo festival drum + a FULL YEAR of our VIP Membership. All you have to is submit the […]

It’s (almost) time to find a way forward.  Anxiety, stress, general states of complete overwhelm have taken a toll on many of us, those we work with and for, and on those we love.  Research shows that the right resources, including the right people in our lives (professionals and friends), can ease the burden and […]

Today I’m wrapping up a series on successful arts therapy collaborations (something that was pretty new to me!) Check out Part 1 of the series here and Part 2 here. I’m going to continue sharing themes and experiences from the 8-week Healing Arts Program I facilitated for a high school autistic support classroom here in […]

The Centers for Disease Control reports that approximately 9% of adults in the US experience the symptoms of depression each year, and that about 3% of adults suffer from major depression (the leading cause of disability for ages 15-44). Additionally, women are 70% more likely to experience depression during their lives than men. SO WHAT […]

What Does Telehealth Music Therapy Look Like? by Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC Over the past couple of years, our world has become increasingly more familiar with video calling. Meetings and appointments are often carried out online rather than in person, therapy included! So what does therapy – specifically music therapy – look like via telehealth? How […]

Dance through September with your clients with this fun take on “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire! The month can easily be replaced to be used in other times of the year and this experience is easily adaptable for different settings. Instructions Introduce the song Youtube video of the original song included below for learning or […]

Every month, prior to COVID, Donna brought her husband Brian to the community center for “drumming and singing,” a music therapy program designed specifically for individuals with dementia, their loved ones, and care partners.  Since the mid-1950s Certified Music Therapists (MTAs), have facilitated a wide variety of music experiences connected to specific goals including singing, listening […]

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