Music Therapy & Grief

The benefits of music therapy have been documented for years.  In times of duress, for example, music can help individuals better deal with loss by providing a focus and outlet for grief (as well as other emotions), by preserving the humanity of the situation and helping them to regain some sense of control. Brian Schreck — a music therapist & coordinator of music therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the division of Child Life and Integrative Care — has come up with a particularly moving way to utilize music for such ends…by creating songs from the heartbeats of dying children to comfort grieving parents.  To read the full article click here.

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