Music Therapy is held once monthly at Stratford Library.
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a target-oriented and purposeful activity in which therapists work with individuals or groups, using musical expression and the memories, feelings, and sensations it evokes. It has been found to be particularly beneficial for older adults with various types of dementia. “Music therapy has many faces,” says Liam (a volunteer of Infinity Mind). “With older adults, I mainly use old wartime songs, which seem to bring many lively memories to their minds. Music has a close relationship with unconscious emotions, which are activated by musical movement. To me, music represents a microcosmos which has a close relationship to our inner feelings. These feelings are so strong, they’re meaningful even if patients cannot remember who they are.”.
This programs provides people with:
positive changes in moods and emotional states;
a sense of control over life;
non-pharmacological management of pain and discomfort;
stimulation that promotes interest even when other approaches are ineffective;
structure that promotes rhythmic and continuous movement or vocal fluency as an adjunct to physical rehabilitation; and
opportunities to interact socially with others.
"Together we are ONE Infinity Mind Foundation" by Laila Ansah