Pellitteri Music Therapy

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A cancer patient’s diagnosis can have a long lasting negative impact on their emotional well-being. Often, patients can develop a great deal of emotions after their chemotherapy that they never felt during the treatment. These patients experience feelings of anger, helplessness, and even dissatisfaction with their lives. However, when these feelings arise music in a way plays the role of a therapist because it allows one to have insight about themselves. Once a patient becomes aware of their negative emotions then they can release their frustration of their traumatic experience in a positive way as Pellitteri states: “Music therapy methods such as listening, writing, or playing precomposed songs, the client also has an opportunity for
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