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Music therapy

  1. 1. The power of music Prof: Lidia
  2. 2.  Music therapy is the use of music and its elements with a patient or a group of people in a process destinated to make communication, learning or expression easier and also to promote it.
  3. 3.  Egyptians: Music like something curative.  Greeks : used music to prevent and cure different ilnesses.  …  NOWADAYS: Music therapy is the use of music to improve physical, physchological, intellectual or social functioning of people with health or educational problems.
  4. 4.  Children  Adults  Senior citizens  People who are not ill.
  5. 5.  To explore their feelings.  To make positive changes in mood and in their emotional state.  To develop a sense of control over their lives.  To learn or implement skills to solve problems.  To improve socialization.
  6. 6.  MUSIC AND BREATHING: An average low, deep breathe helps calm and control emotions and build a better body metabolism.  MUSIC AND BLOOD PRESSURE: Frequency, time, volume and slow rhythms create less tension and stress, keeping the body calm and relaxed.
  7. 7.  MUSIC AND MUSCLE COORDINATION: the tone and the flexibility of the muscular system are powerfully influenced by tone, sound and vibration.  MUSIC AND TEMPERATURE: High or noisy music can elevate body temperature while soft music can decrease it.
  8. 8. CHILDREN:  Learning disabilities  Conduct problems  Deep developmental disorders: autism  Children with mental deficiency  Difficulties in socialization  Low self – esteem  With degenerative and/or chronical medical conditions …
  9. 9. ADULTS  Degenerative diseases due to age (Alzeheimer…).  Problems of drug and substance abuse.  Brain damage due to illnesses or injuries.  … IN GENERAL  Reduce stress  …
  10. 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=aPRkgkZHjqI

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