Research

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research-based benefits of using music in healthcare

Using Music as a Health Intervention

ARTHRITIS
LONELINESS
Diabetes
Cancer
Substances Misuse
Indicators:
Indicators:
Indicators:
Indicators:
Indicators:

Painful inflammation, stiff joints, disability, mortality

Complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation

Eye damage, reduced kidney function, cardio-vascular disease

Abnormal cell development results in growths destroying healthy cells

Use of alcohol, illegal or prescribed drugs that causes harm to self

Music Effects:
Music Effects:
Music Effects:
Music Effects:
Music Effects:

Reduces pain through aerobic exercise and strengthening behaviour management, slows progression of disease, reduced preoperative tension

Reversing insular emotion through behavioural training, social involvement, stress management

Relaxation reducing experience of pain, strengthening muscles and promoting regular exercise

Reduces fatigue, muscle weakness, pain, anxiety, anorexia, insomnia, depression, limited motion

Increases physical activity, reduces cortisol by residing stress, rewarding new behaviour

Music Works Through:
Music Works Through:
Music Works Through:
Music Works Through:
Music Works Through:

Singing familiar songs in a group improves motivation, elevates mood, increases feelings of control

Group singing, harmonies / rounds, routine and repetition, rhythm

Regular sessions of recorded and live music, imagery leading to relaxation 

Frequent singing for mental and physical rehabilitation, instrument repetition

Singing familiar songs, positive emotions with music

LUNG DISEASE
STROKE
DEMENTIA
MENTAL HEALTH
DEPRESSION
INDICATORS:
INDICATORS:
INDICATORS:
INDICATORS:
INDICATORS:

Shortness of breath, cough, lung crackles

Change in blood flow to brain, brain structure or unexplained event

Memory problems, increased confusion, reduced concentration, depression

Limited communication, emotional disturbance, inconsistency, detachment

Lost social function, reduced quality of life, increased mortality

music effects:
music effects:
music effects:
MUSIC EFFECTS:
MUSIC EFFECTS:

Improved quality of life, strengthens lung tissue, immune system and heart, reduces hospital

Reduced blood pressure, restores language skills, improves working memory

Reduced blood pressure over time, maintains physical and mental state, reduced cardiac and cerebral disease

Reduced feelings of isolation, increased internal and external social connection

Increased self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness

MUSIC WORKS THROUGH:
MUSIC WORKS THROUGH:
MUSIC WORKS THROUGH:
MUSIC WORKS THROUGH:
MUSIC WORKS THROUGH:

Systematic warmups / breathing techniques, extended voice control

Stimulating memories, introducing repetitive movements, singing and instrument play

Frequent singing of popular songs from related decades, songs with strong beats

Call and response through instrument play, singing  together (unison)

Listening sand singing, singing in parts and/or rounds, familiar songs

RESOURCES

Each session includes a song book with recordings (cd or streaming) and suggested activities and materials to use.

These sessions are not only group activities, but life skills to take home and use at any time.

Research

Research shows that groups involving singing together significantly improve outcomes of both mum and baby, from mental health to physical health. People thrive with people.

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in a group
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Project groups
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books & cds given
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laughs & giggles

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For health. For education. For life.