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Music is My Therapy

Intended Audience

All members including people living with cancer, family members and significant caregivers.

Program Description

For almost three decades, Music Therapist Jennifer Buchanan has worked with diverse groups using music as a pathway to boost mental health and feelings of well-being. Her program, Music is My Therapy, demonstrates that when we experience the right music in the right way, renewal follows – one note at a time. In this workshop, you will explore the connection between music and mental health and why music’s power may hold more potential than you realize. Participants do not need to be musicians just people who love music and want to explore its therapeutic effects.

Benefits and Impact

Participants of music therapy report that when words are not enough, music can start conversations. Other reported benefits include:

  • reduced stress
  • some pain relief
  • improved symptoms of isolation and depression
  • improved mood
  • enhanced memory
  • greater motivation

What to Expect at a Session

During the course of this program, participants will:

  • explore new research that amplifies the work happening at the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience;
  • hear real stories that demonstrate how music, when used with intention, can reduce stress and anxiety while igniting creativity required for new ideas and problem-solving; and
  • identify how music is a communication bridge that can help individuals express and process their most significant life challenges, including difficult transitions, and unexpected health issues.

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