Music speaks an universal language that does not require words. It reaches places hidden in the human being and expresses emotions words fall short for. Therefore music therapy is an alternative way of communicating in situations where cognitive communication may be limited or hindering.
Music Therapy is an evidence based practice and becomes more and more relevant for treatments in the healthcare sector as well as sparks the interested of medical researchers. It helps patients improve, restore or maintain their health.
It's broadly used as a form therapy for patients with handicaps, dementia, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, disorder, brain injury and many more.
Music Therapy is suitable for anyone at any age, with diverse problems, who is looking for an alternative form of therapy. It is suitable for treating different symptoms and finding the root cause around depression, burn-out, eating disorders, psychosomatic symptoms. Music therapy does not require any prior knowledge or musical skills.
It can be a powerful tool for people who experienced trauma or grief, are in need coaching or answers on certain behavioral or developmental questions around ADHD and autisme spectrum disorder.
Music therapy is not advisable for people who suffer from an active psychosis.
I combine medical knowledge, with my knowledge of psychology and music to support you in the best way possible. Through improvisation, listening to music or writing your own songs, singing, playing and moving to the sounds we work towards your individual therapy goal. Music helps us uncover and connect hidden parts of our emotional life. Through working closely together we’ll try to translate the new possibilities we discovered during the trajectory into your own life to make it a sustainable practice.
How does it work?
A music therapy trajectory usually lasts between 6 and 12 sessions. The trajectory starts with an intake where I'll be asking certain questions about your life, your overall health and underlying conditions. Based on the first session we formulate a therapy goal. Goals that can be achieved through music therapy are:
~ expressing & regulating your emotions
~ improving your self image & self-worth
~ strengthening autonomy
~ generating insights into personal situation
~ learning to set and handle boundaries
~ stimulating and improving social skills
~ improving motor skills