Music is part of being human; it is the melody in our voices, the sound of our laughter, the rhythm of our movements and the beating of our hearts. Psychodynamic music therapy aims to understand and empathise with all manner of emotional and physical challenges, helping the receiver to feel heard and accepted.
Music therapy helps people to connect with others, as well as their inner selves; bringing a sense of peace. It can help those with communication difficulties to find a way to express their emotions. Music therapy gives a voice to those without one. It also has practical outcomes - clients can develop motor skills or work at how they interact with others in the sessions.
Music is Life Playlist
(as featured on BBC Radio 6)
Leslie Bunt - Music Therapy: An art beyond words.
Donald Winnicott - The child, the parent and the outside world.
Tony Wigram - The Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy