Music Therapy is used for many reasons and can be helpful in many ways. Music has been proven to be a therapeutic service to people because it’s helped people to contain themselves and even express themselves through the music that they listen to. This treatment is beneficial to many humans because it’s a good way to help one’s emotions without any medication (American Music Therapy Association). For example, music is used to treat pain and reduce stress. In Amy Novotney’s article about music therapy, she says, “The beep of ventilators and infusion pumps, the hiss of oxygen, the whir of carts and the murmur of voices as physicians and nurses make rounds — these are the typical noises a premature infant hears spending the first days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). While the sounds of such life-saving equipment are tough to mute, a new study suggests that some sounds, such as lullabies, may soothe pre-term babies and their parents, and even improve the infants' sleeping and eating patterns, while decreasing parents' stress (Pediatrics, 2013)” (Novotney). Another example of how music is a reliable therapeutic resource is for people with autism. In Catherine Ulbricht’s article, she states that “People who have autism spectrum disorders often show a heightened interest and response to music. This may
In the beginning, the idea of music therapy arose after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Veterans’ hospitals around the country to play for
The personal Narrative “Music Tonight” by Stephen Policoff is unusual because it is all about the daughter, but written from the father’s perspective. I was at first confused as to who the transformation would happen to, and it seems that both the father and daughter experience transformations within the piece, but because it is told from the father’s point of view we will focus on him being the character. At first, this story made me feel somber because I was sympathizing with the daughter, however after reading the entire story I realized that this story is not meant to be morose but rather to celebrate the joyous effect that music has on Anna. Simply because she was diagnosed with a neurological degenerative disease I was beginning to
The 2013’s Americans for the Arts policy roundtable program let the panels from different backgrounds got together and discussed about what arts should focus on this year, and the topic they came out was “Arts and Healing: Mind, Body and Community ” (“2013 Report And Recommendations”, 3). When I first saw this topic, one name jumped into my mind, James Rhodes, a rising British pianist. He was abused by his teacher back into teenage time, and this tragic experience brought him not only physical harms but also mental illness. He got involved into some drug issues and everything just seemed so messed up. However, it is music that pulls him back from the edge and let him become whom he is today. He once said in the interview “On the piano”
The Quiet Soldier provides excellent examples of music therapy in practice with a patient that has sickle cell anemia. The patient tends to keep to himself and not tell how he feels inside. The therapist’s technique begins by interviewing the client with simple, broad questions to attempt to open him up to express how he feels. The therapist later changes discussion to talk about which instruments and how music distracts him from the pain he constantly feels. The technique is unique because of its simplicity in nature, that by asking questions such as, “what was the worst pain you have ever experienced?”.
Cohen engages his viewers to feel compassion and sympathy for those tragically distressed with Alzheimers and dementia by including various anecdotes in his documentary. Cohen specifically includes Samite’s story to globally expand the level of relatability in terms of how helpful music can be. Samite has achieved a great renown as a flute player and has traveled all over the world to help others in poverty struck communities to work through the abuse they have undergone. As described in the documentary, Samite travelled to war-torn parts of Kenya, Congo, Liberia and numerous other African countries, performing for previous child soldiers, AIDS orphans and women in small villages that have gone through tremendous mistreatment. Samite describes
Amid the previous thirty years, ideas in the psychological wellness calling have experienced nonstop and emotional changes. A moderately new kind of treatment is musical treatment, which joins music into the recuperating procedure. Music treatment likewise is changing, and its ideas, methodology, and practices need steady reconsideration with a specific end goal to meet new ideas of psychiatric treatment.
support therapist with there efforts of associated within arts to aid in helping patients through raising their disposition through music. The critical observations towards Music therapy by health and medical care has struck my cord of curiosity as to establish how they have stood up to these viewpoints.
Pain management is a part of Child Life Specialists' work. Although, the primary goal of Child Life Specialists is to reduce the impact of stress or anxiety, they also play an important role in the preparation for painful medical procedures. Likewise, music lessens the pain and anxiety that hospitalization may cause children. Through the use of music, the Child Life Specialist can create a positive experience in the healthcare environment, which will increase children’s confidence; as well as, helping children to cope better with pain and
In the beginning I wish the article went into more detail about the evolution of the music therapy profession and how their use of music can create greater results in their patients than other care providers using music. It also could have been better organized to go from discussing music interventions in the broad clinical setting to focusing in on the end-of-life care setting instead of jumping back and forth between them. I feel that the article was comprised largely of information for the general clinical setting instead of the palliative and hospice setting, which was supposed to be the article topic since the article’s title is “Music as a Therapeutic Resource in End-of-Life Care”.
Ramos’ presentation. Before presenting, she involved all of us in the room in a music performance. We got to experience group music therapy; some of us played the drums, triangle, egg shakers, and sticks. It was a different way to start a presentation. She used some techniques that she was explaining. She involved her audience. I learned a lot from her presentation. Music has the power to heal someone’s body, soul, and mind. The information on the healing of music was really interesting to me. This curiosity on healing powers of music provoked me to do more research on my own. I also learned that a music therapist is certified and that one has to sit for an exam every five years. She reminded me that music, in general, increases awareness and is universal; therefore, it is multicultural and varied when I asked, “Can music be used in a various occasions?” She answered saying, “Music therapy can be used socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” She continued saying, “It can be used among different cultures.” Her presentation was one that I really enjoyed, and have no negative critique on. There was nothing that could have been done
In order to relieve patients, nurses are often required to administer risky sedation medication which has equally disturbing side effects that include vomiting, hypotension, respiratory depression, and much more. And yet, something as inexpensive as music has yet to be truly tested as a non-pharmacological therapy for these situations. For the most part, music’s healing power has the ability to become a method of distraction and promote peace through reducing sympathetic nerve control, which involves respiration rates, muscle tension, and gastric activity (Austin 2010). After all, it seems to be promising in neutralizing the anxiety based symptoms associated with sedation or ventilation which could lead to a breakthrough in holistic
Needle pricks, medicine, exhaustion, sickness, pain, feeling different ‒ these are just a few of the things that people with mental disabilities and serious diseases have to go through on a daily basis. But what if there was a different kind of treatment that could comfort them or reduce their pain even a little bit? Fortunately, for the people facing these issues, there is. Music therapy is a relatively new approach that doctors, teachers, and many others are taking to help heal and improve the quality of life for their patients and students. It’s starting to become more common around the United States and is expected to become even more popular in the future. Books like Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart support the idea of music therapy by demonstrating how music can be used to soothe and improve the moods of individuals regardless of what they may be going through. Music therapy is an effective way to speed up the healing process and improve the emotional state of a wide range of people facing different obstacles in life.
Have you ever listened to music that makes you reminisce? Perhaps is is from the first boy band you listened to in middle school, or the old school R&B or Soul that your father and mother listened to when you were a kid. For me, I draw the most happiness from the Caribbean music, namely reggae, soca music, and my favorite, calypso. All of these genres for me, seem as though they take the most quintessential parts of living a happy simple life in the Caribbean and present it to make time at the moment seem perfect, in one word. Steel pan music, which draws its roots from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, draws together the experiences and emotions of all of these music categories making it one of the most enjoyable forms of music for