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AMTA-pro Podcast: Counseling Micro-Skills for Music Therapists

Music is such a powerful tool in the therapeutic process, a tool that can be intertwined with basic counseling skills to make interpersonal …

Music therapy : why it’s not in every hospital, but could be soon

Music therapy has been around for a while; it had its unofficial beginnings with Pythagoras, who proscribed music treatments for mental disorders6 …

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Infographic

Researchers have demonstrated that sleep is improved, and anxiety, depression and pain is significantly reduced in individuals who suffer from …

Music therapy is increasingly being used in hospitals to reduce stress, anxiety, and pain and improve quality of life.

How Music Therapy Works<p>Music therapy has been shown to reduce pain and anxiety and boost moods.<p>By ·<p>Kubicek in a music therapy session. Photo by …

Turkish doctors call the tune with traditional musical cures

Standing by the bed of a Cypriot patient who has just undergone vascular surgery, Dr Bingür Sönmez consults a screen monitoring pulse and blood pressure.<p>Then a colleague pulls out a flute and starts playing a popular Turkish tune.<p>If that appears an unusual approach to modern medicine, then it is. …

How Music Can Be Used for Therapy

Brian Abrams, an associate professor at Montclair State University, discusses his experience and research of music therapy.<p>A new therapy approach …

How music helps children to deal with bereavement

I am in a room with five adolescent boys who are making a right old racket on an array of drums, xylophones, maracas and castanets. They are an eclectic bunch: there is the shy one, the fidget, the brain box, the cool dude and the class clown. And yet when the fidgety one makes a joke about the …

8 Alternative Mental Health Therapies, Explained

How to find relief with art therapy, music therapy, and more alternative treatments<p>Scoot over, Dr. Freud. A variety of alternative therapies are …

Mental Health

From ceremony to therapy: how music could help to heal traumatised troops

Music is to be prescribed as therapy for soldiers suffering from the physical or mental effects of war, in a new initiative across the armed forces.<p>The army's most senior musician, Lieutenant Colonel Bob Meldrum, is taking part in a ground-breaking conference on music and the trauma of war later …