What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy has been an established health profession in Canada since 1974. It is defined as the following:
"Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development."
The Canadian Association of Music Therapy
You will find music therapists working in many different locations - hospitals, rehabilitation centres, daycares, schools, retirement homes and community centres. Each music therapist has their own unique style. Flow Music Therapy practices a client-centered approach in which music is used as a tool to help her clients build on their skills in emotional regulation, decreasing anxiety, improving speech and language, developing healthy social skills and overall communication.
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