Hello! It's March again, which means it's Music Therapy Awareness Month! Spread the word, music is good for you!
Music is an incredible therapeutic tool, and it is flexible enough to reach such a variety of people with a wide range of needs. Recently, I learned about a specific population who can benefit from music therapy and sound therapy, and that is individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer. To learn more about how individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma and other cancers are improving their recovery through music and expression, please click the following link: Sound Therapy for Mesothelioma Patients. The article offers a clear distinction between sound therapy and music therapy, as well as the benefits of each as applied to working with people living with cancer.
There are so many who would benefit from working with a music therapist, and the support from donors and fundraising efforts help to make music therapy services available to all clients in need. To donate or to learn more, please visit the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund website.
Also, consider attending a DANCE PARTY on Thursday, March 29th next week at the Cameron House in Toronto! Students from Harris Institute are putting on a showcase featuring Whiplash Girlchild, Liberty, and Dylan Cohen. The evening only costs $10, and ALL proceeds are going toward the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund! You can check out the event info HERE. We know music is therapeutic, so go see some live music why don't ya?!