The 10 bed Hospice, located on the Hamilton Mountain has been a great resource to families and the community for over 25 years. We can't thank them enough for a very moving hour in our day today.
What we learned this afternoon was invaluable and below is some general insight, with thanks to the Association for the information:
First of all, who is the Canadian Association of Music Therapists?
The Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote the practice and research of music therapy; increase national awareness on the topic and increase the opportunities for clients to access high quality music therapy services.
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social and spiritual domains.
Where can you find Music Therapists?
Hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice, correctional centres, mental health facilities, schools, community programs and addiction centres.
What are the benefits?
-Improve communication skills
-Improve self esteem
-Facilitate learning and processing of complex emotional issues
-Promote independent mobility
-Provide alternate forms of self expression
The room was moved to tears more than a few times during the presentation by Sara Klinck and Andrea whom are both so incredible and have such passion and talent.
We have included a short YouTube video from the Hospice, please do check it out.