Mul­ti­tude of ben­e­fits mak­ing mu­sic can bring

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


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. and the con­tact num­ber is 01442 780 541.

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