What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy involves the structured use of music and music interventions to help reduce stress and anxiety, release tension, improve mood, enhance confidence, and address other physical and mental health/emotional concerns.
Board-certified music therapists (MT-BC) select from a variety of activities when working with individuals, such as:
- Listening to music
- Playing an instrument
- Writing songs
- Using guided imagery
Music therapy can be successful with individuals of all ages and helps to address a myriad of health issues.
Caring for Pennsylvania's Health Care Workers
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospital and health care workers are reporting increased stress and anxiety, with some experiencing long-term exhaustion, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
HAP's new Music Therapy collaborate will focus on:
- Alleviating excessive stress and burnout among Pennsylvania's health care workers
- Helping to build a healthy and more resilient health care work force