Music Therapy is a complementary/alternative medical treatment for anxiety or other psychological problems, using music. It recognized for offering benefits to:
–people with Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias;
-people suffering from a neurological condition (muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.);
-people who have had a stroke or who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI);
-people who have physical limitations.
Thus, it actually helps:
-to increase emotional and social well-being (reduce anxiety, break isolation, enjoy pleasant moments);
-to stimulate awakening to the environment (sensory stimulation, connection to reality);
-to maintain or rehabilitate cognitive abilities (memory, attention, concentration);
-to maintain or rehabilitate motor skills (strength, flexibility, agility);
-to maintain or rehabilitate communication and language skills;
-to increase self-expression and creativity;
-to increase self-confidence.
The guest speaker, Nathalie Albert:
Is a graduate of the Vincent d’Indy School of Music and the Université de Montréal. Nathalie Albert is involved in several projects as a freelance singer both in Québec and abroad, as well as teaching singing and piano. Her concert experiences and animation in health care settings led her to take an interest in music therapy.
Does this topic interest you? Register now by contacting Catherine Séguin at 450-465-2520 ext. 208 or by email.
Registration is required and free (limited places available).