Posts Tagged ‘healing’

PostHeaderIcon Parents voice concerns over music therapy cut

Tight budget blamed.

Three parents of students with disabilities addressed Whitfield County Board of Education members this week, questioning the elimination of music therapy services from Whitfield County Schools for the 2016-17 school year.
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PostHeaderIcon Best of the Bronx: Music therapy around the globe

THE BRONX – A musician used her skills at a recent internship with North Central Bronx Hospital’s music therapy program. Catalina Pierhaita, who is originally from Colombia, also took part in a weeklong program in Kenya to teach English to children there. Read more here

PostHeaderIcon Music therapy soothes, delights memory care patients in Ahwatukee

Music Therapy

Music was working its magic, thanks to Songs by Heart, a non-profit organization that uses the power of music through live, interactive sing-alongs to engage with residents facing memory issues and dementia. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Parents voice concerns over music therapy cut

Hoskins said the music therapy program is something the school system has been able to provide for the past 12 years at a cost of $40,000 a year. Some 25 to 30 students with disabilities met with a therapist once a week for 30-minute sessions as part of the program. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Why One Museum Wants You to Meditate in Times of Tragedy

The Rubin Museum.

In wake of the recent events in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas, the Rubin Museum hosted a Mindfulness Meditation workshop to help people cope with tragedy in the modern day, allowing them to disconnect. Read more here..

PostHeaderIcon (Yonhap Feature) Music therapy program aims to offer hope for young N.K. defectors

A group of younger North Korean defectors play drums under the music therapy project aimed at helping them better adapt to South Korean society in this photo provided by the Graduate School of Music Therapy of Sookmyung Women's University. (Yonhap)

Yonhap Feature) Music therapy program aims to offer hope for young N.K. defectors. “Younger defectors are important human resources who will play a key role in preparing for unification, but they have difficulty in assimilating into South Korean society due to a language barrier and discrimination,” said Yeo Jung-yoon, a professor of music therapy studies at Sookmyung Women’s University. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Moms First: Preemies get music therapy at local hospital

SOUTH BEND — It’s a unique program for premature newborns at a local hospital– it’s called Music therapy. Erica Gunn of Wakarusa delivered her baby boy, Kase, at just 27 weeks. So learning of a new therapy to help her son is music to her ears. Read more here

PostHeaderIcon Understanding the NDIS: how does the scheme view music therapy?

On July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from a trial phase to a full national roll-out. This is the last article in our Understanding the NDIS series where we explore how the scheme works, why Australia needs it, and the issues to be addressed before eligible Australians, such as Indigenous people with disability, can receive the benefits they are entitled to. Read more here

PostHeaderIcon Florida Georgia Line Respond to Dallas Shootings With ‘Music Is Healing’

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line have released a snippet of a new song in response to the shooting deaths of five police officers by a gunman in Dallas last night, July 7th. FGL member Tyler Hubbard posted a photo of what appears to show two police officers — one black, one white — with the words “his life matters” written on their palms. The new song “Music Is Healing” plays over the image, an almost minute-long taste of the band’s updated sound that is expected on the new album Dig Your Roots, due August 26th. The LP features collaborations with Tim McGraw, the Backstreet Boys and Ziggy Marley. (Listen to the song below.) Read more here

PostHeaderIcon A Neurologist’s View of Music Therapy in Patients With Brain Trauma

Dementia, strokes, Parkinson’s and other neurological illnesses are increasing in numbers as the baby boomer demographic grows older. Adding to this burden of care for the numbers of people with these illnesses are those who are younger and have suffered severe brain trauma. While mortality is decreasing, likely due to improved in-hospital care, it may mean that there will be more people living with the consequences of the brain trauma and requiring significant care giving. Nearly half of severe traumatic brain injury survivors have disability related to the injury after one year, some with minor cognitive, motor, or sensory problems, others in prolonged coma or minimally conscious states. It is rewarding to read about the use of music therapy used as a way to improve some function in these patients. Read more here

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