Medical Music Therapy
MusicWorx music therapists support patients across the human lifespan and throughout each phase of treatment from initial admittance and diagnosis, through chemotherapy and radiation, transplants and surgeries, pre-operation and post-operation, hospice and palliative care, recovery, and remission.
Pain affects us physically, but can also affect us on a functional, emotional, and psychological level. MusicWorx music therapists address pain and other physical symptoms via non-pharmacological techniques like guided imagery and music, musical diversion, and other musical relaxation methods. We also work with patients to empower them by using available resources of playlists and exercises.
Therapists serve as active listeners and support for patients and families as they unite to make challenging health and goals of care decisions. MusicWorx creates a relaxing, safe space for emotional expression, spiritual support and overall sense of comfort.
Music Therapy in hospice care incorporates a holistic approach for the patient and (if appropriate) their loved ones. We assist patients and families to address anticipatory grief, facilitate a Life Review process, express emotion, and unite the patient and family through their favorite musical selections.
Grief & Bereavement
MusicWorx provides support for those addressing grief and bereavement by creating a safe, accepting, and expressive space with music therapists specially trained in grief work. Our services are available as individual or group sessions at our Music Wellness Center, in the community, or in private homes.
Therapy sessions guide individuals to:
- Explore Personal Feelings
- Have A Sense of Control Through Positive Experiences
- Improve Processing and Conflict Resolution
- Make Positive Changes in Mood and Emotional State
- Promote Structured Opportunities for Self-Exploration and Expression
- Decrease of Anxiety and Stress
Music therapy sessions include:
- Music Making
- Music Listening
- Lyrical Analysis and Discussion
- Songwriting and Improvisation
- Singing, Humming, and Toning
- Guided Imagery and Music for Relaxation and Wellness