Music Therapy - Programs - Eskenazi Health

Music therapy is the clinical use of music to address non-musical goals. A board-certified music therapist works with patients to establish an individualized treatment plan. It addresses the whole person, affecting physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and social well-being. Music therapy may look like:

  • Writing a song to process and express feelings about a new diagnosis
  • Playing instruments to increase mobility in upper extremities
  • Singing songs to reminisce and improve mood
  • Using music and meditation to manage pain and anxiety
  • Creating a legacy project to connect and say goodbye to family members when nearing end-of-life
  • Listening to live music to stabilize breathing

Evidence-based music interventions help support patient needs. It may:

  • Decrease pain perception.
  • Decrease stress and anxiety.
  • Enhance quality of life.
  • Increase coping skills.
  • Increase healthy communication.
  • Provide an emotional and expressive outlet.
  • Provide comfort and spiritual support.
  • Provide opportunities to reflect and review life.
  • Provide opportunities for bonding and attachment.

For more information about music therapy, please visit the American Music Therapy Association website or click the Contact Us button below.

Care for You Recordings

Eskenazi Health Music Therapy is honored to present Care for You, a collection of relaxation recordings to help you find inner peace and calm. Care for You recordings are curated and recorded by staff members at the Eskenazi Health Center for Spiritual Care & Education. Certified mind-body medicine practitioners and board-certified music therapists use evidence-based research to create personalized relaxation recordings.

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