For more information please contact the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI)
This Community Music Therapy Program is excellent for adults and seniors who have had a stroke or sustained a brain injury and want to:
Music strengthens the immune system by increasing Natural Killer (NK) cell activity. This protocol also reversed multiple components of the human stress response on the genomic level, not just reducing but reversing 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed responsible in the development of common diseases. (Bittman, Medical Science Monitor, 2005)
GET MILD EXERCISE
Music is an accessible exercise which burns calories and improves mood and may reduce the risk of disease. (Thune, Brenn, Lund, Gaard, 1997)
Music powers people to move beyond their perceived boundaries.
Music builds camaraderie and support by creating a safe space where people feel comfortable sharing and offering support.
Music making offers extensive exercise for brain cells and their synapses (connections). It would be difficult to find another activity that engages so many of the brain’s systems. (Weinberger, N., 1998)
Location of Program : Music Therapy Centre