Multitude of benefits making music can bring
NHS, district and borough councils, and the voluntary sector in a joined-up approach to helping people stay independent and active.
It also provides support to those who are recovering from an illness, and those unable to get out.
Chiltern Music Therapy brings the power of music to those who need it most, providing music therapy, which involves both participation and/ or active listening, for people of all ages.
It helps to improve communication and social skills, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Uniquely, it also offers specialist neurologic music therapy to those who have experi- enced a brain injury, or those in rehabilitation following injury.
It is a dynamic and creative not-for-profit social enterprise passionate about making music therapy accessible to all who need it.
Services are provided across 14 counties from the only organisation which not only provides the advanced therapy of Neurologic Music Therapy, but also carries out research, as well as providing subsidised music therapy services in the community.
Standard Music Therapy involves individuals or groups using music-making to improve their health and/or well-being.
The benefits can help with psycho-social issues and well-being, but also help with improvements in communication and social skills or developments for behavioural or emotional difficulties.
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) uses a number of specific techniques to improve’ conditions in the three main areas of cognition, communication and movement.
NMT can assist people with a range of serious conditions, including: stroke and traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, autism and muscular sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.
Chiltern Music Therapy is based at Office A, Irfon House, Stones Courtyard, High Street, Chesham.
The website is www. chilternmusictherapy. co.uk and the contact number is 01442 780 541.