Clinical Music Therapy

Reaching For a New Approach: The Music Therapy Applications of Sansulas and Kalimbas

Source: Therapy Times   Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. The music therapy field is continually adapting new music, interventions, and instruments to provide therapeutic…

The Power of Music

Publication: Inside Scripps   “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” –J.K. Rowling Margaret Speyer is an oncology patient at Scripps La Jolla and has been in the hospital for almost three weeks. On this day, she is recovering from recent chemotherapy treatment and…

Campus Spotlight: Music Therapy

Publication: Around La Jolla Author / Writer: Barbara Reuer, PhD, NMT–F, MT–BC   As many people know, music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music could heal both the body and the soul. And, Native Americans have used singing…

Healing with Music

Publication: Caring Today: Practical Advice for the Family Caregiver Author / Writer: Deborah Harkins   What balm can doctors or caregivers offer a human being whose life has been derailed by a devastating impairment—dementia, say, or a crippling accident, or paralysis, or the loss of the ability…

Music’s Balm

Publication:  InTouch Magazine, Volume 3, 1 Author: Barbara Boughton     For Kathy Winter, chemotherapy treatments at Cleveland-Ireland Cancer Center were an anxiety-filled ordeal. “I was so desperate, and so frightened of chemotherapy that I felt like bolting out of the treatment room,” she says….

The Magic of Music

Publication: Case Management Journal Author / Writer: Mindy R. Toran   When you hear a song you like on the radio, your entire mood lightens. You sing along, hum the chorus, or snap your fingers. Listening to a tape or CD of your favorite artist help you…