Music therapy is a therapeutic process, where music is used as a tool, to bond with a client in order to reach a therapeutic goal ( social, emotional, cognitive, physical etc. ) and to facilitate positive changes in physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Music therapy can be used to:
relieves symptoms of anxiety (Music affects the amount of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, that the body releases, and reducing these hormones can help relieve symptoms of anxiety)
Music therapy can be receptive: listening to music, relaxation, guided imagery or active: improvisation, music making, song writing, psychodrama.
Music therapy is appropriate for people of all ages, whether they are tone deaf or virtuosos, struggling with loss, stress, illness, learning difficulties, disabilities, or totally healthy, as sessions are individually tailored to person’s needs.