What Is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is an allied health profession and is used in health care, education systems, corporations and private residences/agencies. Music Therapy is the study and practice of how music affects people. It does not promote or require musical ability, but instead is a process of making, being affected by, and responding to music to address specific client goals. MTA’s (Accredited Music Therapists) use music intentionally to help clients reach these individualized goals.
JB Music Therapy is a team of MTA’s who facilitate individual and group sessions.
Why Hire a Music Therapist?
Music has a powerful effect on our mood and behaviour.
There have been various studies conducted outlining the positive effects music has on the listener.
Music can affect brain waves, blood circulation, and stress hormones, and many benefit from its calming or stimulating effects. It can be used to encourage emotional expression, promote social interaction, and relieve symptoms.Click Here for More Research Evidence
There is much evidence to indicate that music therapy can improve mobility, memory and language. Music Therapy is also used to decrease signs and feelings of depression, boost overall mood, reduce the perception of pain and restore overall health – not to mention that music taps into the brains reward systems.
A music therapist undergoes specialized rigorous training, obtains a bachelor or masters degree, and completes 1,000 hours of clinical training (internship) before they can be accredited (certified).
Music Therapists design specific programs for individuals coping with brain injury, mental health issues, learning challenges, dementia, palliative care, long-term care as well as youth at risk.
Professionals, Educators and Corporations access the services of music therapists to incorporate the health benefits of using music with intention at home and work. TUNE IN is a resource written by the owner of JB Music Therapy, Jennifer Buchanan, designed for professionals, caregivers and individuals who desire to use music more effectively in their daily life to curb stress, boost mood and restore health.“How miraculous it is to witness the benefits that music therapy can bring. The mysteries of the mind and the power of music combined is an incredible therapeutic tool to reach those who can be reached in virtually no other way.” Denise Donlon, Executive Director CBC Radio, English Canada
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