A brief presentationby:-
An interpersonal process in which the
therapist uses music to help clients to improve
or maintain their health.
Used with individuals of all ages and with a
variety of conditions.
To help patients make changes in their
lives so as to adjust better to or overcome
Psychiatric disorders, medical
problems, physical handicaps,
developmental disabilities, substance
abuse, communication disorders,
interpersonal problems, and aging.
TYPES OF THERAPIES
There are two types of music therapy: adaptive
1. Adaptive music therapy: Used to help people
adapt to their handicaps.
2. Palliative music therapy: Used to treat the
symptoms of patients with physical, mental and
They regain a sense of control over lives.
Music therapy strengthens memories.
It improves overall mood and emotional
It helps manage pain without the use of
It helps increase their social interactions with
Promote positive changes in the wellbeing of an
Stimulates a relaxation response which can
therefore lead to physiological changes in the body.
Processed in both hemispheres of the
brain and this stimulation has been shown to
help in development of language and speech
Music encourages verbal as well as non
verbal communication and promotes social
interaction and relatedness.
Music therapy is gaining wider acceptance
in the general medical community and has
certainly stood the test of time.