Music Therapy Sessions in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Music Therapy Sessions (Course) For Young Children.

(Classes available for adults upon request.)

(2 months course with 2 lectures and 6 days of therapy sessions - 1 hour per session)


 

  

1.     Discussion. - Lecture 1 (Day 1)

·        Student’s music preferences and interests.

·        Student’s age and developmental level.

·        Physical abilities.

·        Cognitive abilities.

·        Trauma triggers.

·        Emotional well-being.

·        Physical health.

·        Physiological responses.

·        Perceptual/motor skills.

·        Social functioning.

·        Communication abilities.

·        Cognitive (mental and intellectual) skills.

·        Musical background and skills.

·        Trauma history.

 

2.   Basics of Music Therapy. - Lecture 2 (Day 2)

                                                                  


3.     Therapy sessions. (Day 3)

·        Create music. Compose music, write lyrics or make up music.

 

                  4.  Therapy sessions. (Day 4)

·        Sing music. Using voice to share a piece of music.

 

                 5. Therapy sessions. (Day 5)

·        Listen to music. Enjoy the sound and lyrics.

 

                 6. Therapy Sessions. (Day 6)

·        Move to the music. It can be as simple as tapping toes together or as complicated as a coordinated dance.

 

                 7. Therapy Sessions. (Day 7)

·        Discuss lyrics. Read or listen to the lyrics of a song and talk about their meaning.

 

                  8. Therapy Sessions. (Day 8)

·        Play an instrument. Use an instrument like a piano, guitar, etc. to share music.

 

Evaluate the effectiveness of the music therapy session and determine if the goals were met & provide the student a certificate for participation.

 

                      


Duration -

(2 months course with 2 lectures and 6 days of therapy sessions - 1 hour per session)

Music Therapy Classes Conducted by,

C M Anjalee Panawala

Recording Artist / Vocalist / Lyricist / Dubbing Artist / Blogger & Photographer

B. Performing Arts (Special),
Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy - Nada Centre for Music Therapy - Chennai - India (2022),
MA. in English Language Teaching - Girne American University - Cyprus (2022).

Founder -

Tel: +94778178462 (9 am to 5 pm only) Please drop us a text before you call mentioning it's about the class. Thanks)
anjaleelive@outlook.com
nurseryrhymesgirl@gmail.com



What is music therapy?

Music therapy is the clinical use of music to accomplish individualized goals such as reducing stress, improving mood and self-expression. It is an evidence-based therapy well-established in the health community. Music therapy experiences may include listening, singing, playing instruments, or composing music. Musical skills or talents are not required to participate.

Music therapy may help you psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, cognitively and socially. A short list of benefits includes:

·        Lowering blood pressure.

·        Improving memory.

·        Enhanced communication and social skills through experiencing music with others.

·        Self-reflection. Observing your thoughts and emotions.

·        Reducing muscle tension.

·        Self-regulation. Developing healthy coping skills to manage your thoughts and emotions.

·        Increasing motivation.

·        Managing pain.

·        Increasing joy.

Formal music therapy was defined and first used by the United States War Department in 1945. It helped military service members recovering in Army hospitals with occupational therapy, education, recreation and physical reconditioning.


Music therapists work with children and adolescents.

Music therapy may help with the following:

·        Behavior disorders.

·        Mood and anxiety disorders.

·        Attention deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

·        Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

·        Trauma.

·        Substance abuse disorders.

 

Why do we need Music Therapy?

 

What are the benefits of music therapy?

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in six areas: psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual, cognitive, and social.

Emotional:

·        Music can call up repressed (bottled up) emotions that may then be released.

·        Music can lessen feelings of isolation.

·        Improved mood.

·        Decreased depression.

·        Anxiety reduction.

·        Self-expression.

·        Stress management.


Physical:

·        Music can affect the body by changing your heart rate and lowering blood pressure and respiration (breathing) rate.

·        Improved motor development or processing.

·        Relaxation and/or improved sleep.

·        It can physically stimulate conscious or unconscious body movements, such as toe-tapping or large body movements, and improved gait (walking) and speech.

·        Management of and/or distraction from pain.

·        Reduced asthma episodes.

·        Reduced pain.

·        Help premature infants with weight gain and sleep.

·        Help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their motor functions.

Spiritual:

·        Music can open the door spiritually and allow you and your family the opportunity to explore your own spiritual beliefs.

Cognitive:

·        Music can provide an increased sense of control.

·        Coping skills.

·        Lessen the effects of dementia.

Social:

·      Music can bring people together socially, not just at large gatherings such as parties, weddings, or funerals, but in more informal, intimate, shared experiences, like a hospital room

·       Help autistic children improve communication. 

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