Therapy via music & movement
Music therapy is another fun therapy that helps with brain connectivity as movement and dance are fun ways to enhance brain function. It is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.
Music therapy is the intentional use of music by a university-trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. Music therapists incorporate a range of music-making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship.
Music therapists are committed to supporting people of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background.
Combined, movement/music therapy encourages physical responses and interactions in individual and group settings to enhance physical and emotional health.
Music both soothes and invigorates and helps members learn to synchronize with others based on the science that body and mind are interrelated, which can directly affect changes in emotions, cognition, physical functioning, and behaviour.
Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing.
Combined Music/Movement Therapy
A comprehensive solution to improve life for participants of all age groups
Benefits of Music/Movement
- Explore feelings around personal insight
- Explore feelings around self-esteem issues
- Enhanced sense of control over life
- Increase awareness of self and environment
- Express oneself both verbally and non-verbally
- Develop coping and relaxation skills
- Supports healthy feelings and thoughts
- Improve reality-testing and problem-solving skills
- Interact socially with others
- Develop independence and decision making skills
- Improve concentration and attention span
- Adopt positive forms of behaviour
- Resolve conflicts, leading to stronger relationships