Music is therapy in itself, what does this mean for us?
That music acts as a mantle of tranquility, it makes us feel good, happy, optimistic, it connects us with the instinctive part of our creative self. It relaxes us, it contributes to our well being, and it is a form of communication and expression.
But what if we don't always have all the abilities to communicate with the world around us in traditional ways?
Music can help us to develop tools that for some reason or condition we do not have at hand at the moment.
Both children and adults can experience these moments in life.
We are very excited and happy to welcome Lisa Metsamaa to Music Room
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Lisa Metsamaa is registered with the British Healthcare Professionals Council and the British Association for Music therapy. She gained her masters in Music therapy in 2017 having attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Prior to commencing this course she studied a bachelors of music at Edinburgh University. Lisa has worked as a therapist both in London, Northern Ireland, online and now in Lisbon. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings with both adults and children within a range of varying needs including autism, mainstream primary schools, early years, learning difficulties, social and emotional difficulties and a variety of mental health conditions including Alzheimer’s dementia.
About Music Therapy
Everyone has the ability to respond
to music, and music therapy uses this connection to facilitate positive changes in emotional wellbeing and communication through the engagement in live musical interaction between client and therapist. It can help develop and facilitate communication skills, improve self- confidence and independence, enhance self-awareness and awareness of others, improve concentration and attention skills.
Central to how music therapy works is the therapeutic relationship that is established and developed, through engagement in live musical interaction and play between
a therapist and client. A wide range of musical styles and instruments can be used, including the voice, and the music is often improvised. Using music in this way enables clients to create their own unique musical language in which to explore and connect with the world and express themselves.
Music therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, which is delivered by HCPC registered music therapists to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs.