Sunday, November 16, 2014

Music and Art Therapy Directive

A Music Therapist colleague and I facilitated a Music and Art Therapy session to try to foster more interdisciplinary groups within our Rehab Department. She sang and played the song "Demons" by Imagine Dragons on her guitar. We then asked the patients to create an image relating to the song or what they got from it. Some images depicted darkness and difficulties while some exhibited support and hope. One patient drew his inner child behind a brick wall, and spoke about protecting his inner child. The patients had positive comments about the combination of the modalities, and later the staff discussed possible groups that could be done using Music and Art Therapy. We discussed empathy groups, lyric analysis, and healing as potential group themes. It seemed like a helpful way to encourage collaboration and a better understanding of each other's disciplines.