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1 Using Music as a Tool for Coping Karen Sanchez, MBA, MT-BC In Harmony Music Therapy Services Stockton, CA Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

2 Every person relates to some type of music in some way Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

3 Physically Heart rate Respiration rate Blood pressure Pain/sensory Emotionally Lift spirits Motivation Hope Expression Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

4 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… Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

5 Research, practice, education, and clinical training in music therapy are based on professional standards according to cultural, social, and political contexts. Source: WFMT, Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

6 Same goals in supporting the patient/family We bring musical experiences that can be adjusted to the situation Emotionally- Discuss feelings brought up by music Write songs to express emotions Express emotions without saying a word Physically- Music affects our neurological system Match the tempo to affect vitals and promote relaxation Encourage movement, increase motivation Mask sensory input from pain Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

7 As soon as a diagnosis is made, grief has begun Fear, anxiety, sadness, loss of control… Music can help Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

8 Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance Kübler-Ross, E. (1969) On Death and Dying, Routledge, ISBN ISBN Kübler-Ross, E. (2005) On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Simon & Schuster Ltd, ISBN ISBN Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

9 For the child, he/she is suddenly being treated differently. Music can create a normal environment. Bring back positive memories Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

10 Songs can be powerful and have to be selected carefully Return to Pooh Corner (Kenny Loggins) Puff the Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul & Mary) If I Die Young (The Band Perry) Butterfly (Jana Stanfield) The River (Garth Brooks) These selections have a theme of loss or transition Not faith-based selections When patients/families have a connection to God then the idea of “going to heaven” helps them cope Who would they be appropriate for? Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

11 Song Sharing Lyric Discussion Drumming and/or Instrument Play Song Writing Drawing to Music Meet the patient in their current emotional state and then steer the session to address areas of need identified by the team Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

12 Age-appropriate Comprehension-appropriate Familiarity Preferred Music Related to a Memory/Event Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

13 Over the Rainbow Let It Be (John Lennon) I’ll Be There (Jackson Five) You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story) You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan) Hero (Mariah Carey) Firework (Katy Perry) Amazing Grace (Hymn) I’ll Fly Away (Hymn) Peace in the Valley (Hymn) This I Promise You (N’Sync) If I Were Brave (Jana Stanfield) Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

14 Songs that give the patient/family comfort This is determined over the course of the relationship between them & child life, or them & music therapist Music therapist can incorporate song writing and encourage family to sing to the patient Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

15 Friends and Family are in emotional pain What songs do you know that can help… …A Sibling? …A Parent? …A Friend? You can’t help someone get OVER a loss, but maybe you can help them get THROUGH it. Music probably won’t eliminate the pain, BUT it can help someone open up and talk about their pain WHEN THEY ARE READY. Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

16 Depends on what stage of grief they are in AND musical preference Beautiful Isle of Somewhere (Hymn) Angel (Sarah McLachlan) When She Loved Me (Sarah McLachlan- Toy Story 2) Who Knew (P!nk) Welcome to the Black Parade (My Chemical Romance) How to Save a Life (The Fray) Dance with my Father (Luther Van Dross) It is Well with my Soul (Hymn) I'll be Missing you (Puff Daddy) Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) Zero (Hawk Nelson) Keep Me in Your Heart (Warren Zevon) To Where You Are (Josh Groban) A Thousand Years (Christina Perri- The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn) Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion) If I Could Fly (Charity Chapman) Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

17 Imagine there’s no ______________ It’s easy if you try. No ________________ or ______________. Just __________________________________. Imagine all the people ____________________. You may say I’m _______________________. But I’m ________________________. I hope someday _______________________. And the world will _________________________. Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.

18 American Music Therapy Association In Harmony MT Services/ MeSongs Jana Stanfield/Keynote Concerts Inc. HelloGrief- Music and Grief Songs About Grief Copyright (c) 2011 by In Harmony Music Therapy Services.


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