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Music to their ears: Song- and instrument-based therapy helps kids with special needs develop, participate | Calgary Herald

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          Music has extraordinary power in people’s development and lives; it needs to be at the heart of education for all young people. Today’s post from Calgary, Canada tells the story of how music is playing an important role in helping young people with special needs. I hope you will find some ideas here that you can use in your local community.

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Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans | NEA

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music Therapy in the VA***

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          Music is the first of the arts therapies that the federal government turned to after World War II to treat what we now know as PTSD in active duty and retired veterans. Music therapy owes its early development in the post-war world to this. Today’s post from the National Endowment for the Arts is a great introduction to the history and practice of music therapy on medicine.

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Source: Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans | NEA

 

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5 Ways Music Therapy Is Used To Improve Mental Health

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          Music has the power to soothe and heal; it is becoming an important part of treatment for both physical and mental problems. Today’s post from The Harmony Resource is an easy introduction to the world of music therapy and the good it can do.

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As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music Therapy***

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          I often share research and programs about the role of music in healthcare. Today’s post is the personal story of Grace Watts and how she chose music therapy as her profession. Thanks to The Guardian and its Healthcare Professionals Network. Stories are always the best way to understand the potential power of the arts in our lives.

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Source: As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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The healing power of music – Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Brighton MA

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music As Medicine***

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          One of the most important developments in the integration of the arts into healthcare has been the use of music in almost every kind of therapeutic setting. Less famous than Boston Children’s Hospital, Franciscan has also integrated music into its treatment of seriously ill children. Read this inspiring story of how music helps children in the healing process. This was originally a Sponsored Post in the Boston Globe, but no less important because of that.

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How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU | Aeon Essays

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          Music is being accepted more and more as a “powerful therapeutic medium” by doctors and hospitals around the world. Today’s post brings us the story of how a group of physicians and musicians is bringing ambient music to the ICU at University College London hospital. ICU’s are among the most traumatic places in the world for the patients; they arr long overdue for an innovative redesign. This is one step in the right direction. Thank you, Aeon Essays, for this story.

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Source: How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU | Aeon Essays

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Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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***The Power of Music Series: Music Heals After Trauma***

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               Musicians without Borders is based in Amsterdam and has been working since 19999 with communities and especially children to help them recover from the traumatic stress of war, displacement, and natural disasters.They work over the longer term not only to provide music for healing but also to train local community music leaders to continue the work. Explore their website to learn more about this important work. They are a “Beacon of Hope” organization.

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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          Music has a powerful influence on our lives in many ways, not the least being its healing power. In today’s post the Scientist Magazine looks at three basic principles of neuroplasticity of the brain to understand why music therapy works in treating various types of disease.  The article is well worth reading and sharing.

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Source: Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble builds bridges between cultures one note at a time | The Japan Times

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          Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble is one of the most extraordinary groups pf musicians in the world. Over the years it has transformed itself in many ways and is a continually moving bridge unifying people across the world. Today’s post is from the Japan Times and discusses the Ensemble’s recent performances in Japan.

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“Even before the Grammy award for best world music album was announced during a pre-telecast ceremony on Feb. 12, Haruka Fujii was awestruck.”

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What is sound therapy? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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            Sound Therapy goes beyond what we consider music, although formal music is where it begins in our minds and perceptions. This post from Mother Nature Network is a splendidly comprehensive overview of the impact of music in our lives; it includes a series of audios and videos so you can sample different kinds of music to see what affects you most.

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“Sound therapy can create a calming effect that quiets outside noise and allows the mind to flourish.”

Source: What is sound therapy? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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