In this session, participants will be taught skills that will help them cope with anxiety, stress and other difficult emotions in a healthy way. These skills will include breathing techniques, mindfulness techniques, guided visualization, and reflective songwriting.
Age Group: 1st Grade-High-schoolers (7-17 years)
On top of our usual daily life stressors, we are all dealing with so much more due to current global and national events. In this session, participants will be taught skills that will help them use music to cope with anxiety, stress, and other difficult emotions in a healthy way.
Age Group: Adults, ages 18 and up
Music Therapy is an established health profession through which music is used as an effective tool for behavioral, emotional, psychological, and cognitive change. Music therapists have substantial college-level education and supervised clinical training experience in the ability to use music as its own format for assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
New Definition of Music Therapy from the World Federation of Music Therapy:
“Music therapy is the professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational, and everyday environments with individuals, groups, families, or communities who seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Research, practice, education, and clinical training in music therapy are based on professional standards according to cultural, social, and political contexts” (WFMT, 2011).
Music Therapy and Training:
Music therapists are required to complete an accredited degree program which includes courses in music therapy, music, and the behavioral/health sciences. While taking courses, upper division students perform supervised music therapy fieldwork in schools and community programs. Following completion of academic coursework, music therapists must complete clinical training from an approved program before sitting for the national board certification exam. The Certification Board for Music Therapists then grants the MT-BC (Music Therapist- Board Certified) credential to those who successfully pass the exam.
Music Therapy Services Offered:
Individual music therapy sessions for adults or children
Group music therapy sessions for adults or children
Bedside music therapy for hospitals or living facilities
Community-based music therapy programs
Goal areas addressed in music therapy:
End of Life Support
Improving Coping Skills
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Studies have shown that music therapy is beneficial for:
Early intervention (Children ages 0-3 years)
Children with Developmental Disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.)
Children with Behavioral/Emotional/Social Disorders (ADHD, Attachment Disorder, etc.)
"Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California is grateful to music therapist, Ronni Paine, and underwriting sponsor, The Taylor Family Foundation for demonstrating the limitless power of music to help heal and inspire children. Additional thanks to Little Wishes and hospital volunteer, Keith Teeters ."
"What a way to celebrate a victory! Our music therapist, Ronni Paine MT-BC is doing amazing work as part of the treatment team at Shriners helping children cope with pain, providing emotional support, and co-treating with the other rehabilitation therapies at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, CA. Keep up the great work! Music makes a difference!"
Music Therapy Inquiry
Interested in services? Click the link below to complete the Music Therapy Inquiry Form.