"In terms of a form of scientifically recognised creative and artistic therapy, music therapy uses all forms of music and sounds as support for the perception, expression, communication and behaviour of a person...
"… Music allows the inconceivable to materialise, the unheard to be made perceptible, and the inexpressible to be expressed. Through their musical performances, psychological processes take shape, become understandable and can be modified and reorganised experimentally within the secure framework of therapy. What has been tested and reorganised over the course of therapy can then be adapted to fit daily life …"
Extracts from the website of the Swiss Professional Association of Music Therapy.
Music therapy is aimed at children, adolescents and adults and requires no musical training or special musical aptitude.
It can be used in the following areas:
Contraindications to music therapy are practically non-existent and self-evident, except perhaps for amusia (a genetic or neurological anomaly whereby music has no meaning and is perceived as an unpleasant noise).
Music therapy sessions take place individually or in groups. They are reimbursed by some complementary health insurance companies. Contact the respective health insurance company directly for more information.
Treatments vary in length and are determined by agreement with the person and possibly with their treating physician.
The music therapist employs various different techniques, depending on the needs of the person and their problems:
These techniques can be combined during music therapy with other complementary approaches such as the therapeutic use of the voice, creation of songs or sound massage...
As a music therapist geared towards this complex human instrument which is the voice, I effectively often propose it as a way of privileged access to self expression and self discovery, particularly through voice workshops.
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