How can music therapy help adults with medical needs?
Music therapy can :
Increase meaningful social connections - prevent isolation & boredom
Provide opportunities for efficient treatment - decrease length of stay
Facilitate gross & fine motor movements - reduce rigidity & muscle stiffness
Stimulate several areas of brain functioning - prevent cognitive decline
Support healthy emotional expression - reduce anxiety & fear
Facilitate relaxation - decrease pain perception
Empower & increase self-esteem - eliminate "loss of control" or "loss of self"
Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth - decrease use of expensive pharmacological drugs
What could music therapy services look like at your facility?
Music therapy services could look like:
Individual sessions held as needed
Weekly Wellness Groups: ukulele lessons, drum circles, or song sharing
Movement & music sessions or groups
Jam Band groups held weekly, or as series
How can marigold benefit your medical facility?
Marigold can help your facility :
Rank above competitors
by advertising your facility's effective & successful music therapy services
Decrease massive spending
on pharmacological drugs & costly pain medications
Create an enviable work-environment
by promoting morale & increasing employee retention rates
Provide exceptional care
by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy
Leave a lasting, meaningful impact
on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve
Why use a Board-Certified Music Therapist?
rather than a volunteer musician?
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working within medical care.
- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like steadying respiratory rate, decreasing pain perception, or increasing adduction/ abduction movements.
- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like anxiety & depression, that can be induced during long hospital stays or serious procedures.
- MT-BC's understand the many medical processes & diagnoses, and engage in continuing education to always be learning more. MT-BC's design their music interventions on evidence-based research to address individualized needs.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.
- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a performance or a "sing-a-long."
- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music that they assume participants will like.
- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.
- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate staff on how to best utilize music for day-to-day experiences.
- MT-BC's can help train volunteer musicians on some basic therapeutic music techniques to enhance their volunteering.
- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a volunteer, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy.
Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist?