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Why consult a music therapist ?

Why and when to consult a music therapist? Here you will find the signs that may encourage you to consult a music therapist .

For everyone, there are difficult, painful moments, moments of doubt, questioning or simply a need to understand their reactions and behaviors. Sometimes you feel tired, filled with various emotions or overwhelmed with anxiety without understanding the reason. It also happens that we feel the need to be supported even though everything is going well, but we want to prevent certain conditions (mental load, burn-out, depression, etc.). You may even want a different birth path, in addition to traditional monitoring, that you have concerns about the development of your child or that you wish to learn how to develop more active listening and communicate better. with him from his first days of life.

For all these reasons and many more, consulting a clinical music therapist provides a space for oneself , respectful and caring listening , without any judgment , with the aim of facing what crosses one's path by finding one's own solutions.

Everyone is different: their past, their present, their emotions, their feelings, their behavior, and will never be the same as others. This is why there are no “ready-made” solutions.

The objective of the consultation with a music therapist is to guide you at your own pace, according to your needs, in order to know yourself better and to give you the feeling of evolving in a caring and non-judgmental cocoon allowing you to feel free to simply be.

Be what you have always been. - Carl Gustav Jung -

What is a CLINICIAN music therapist ?

The clinical music therapist is a health professional who carries out a healthcare or personal development practice based on the therapeutic use of music and sound . It aims to promote the expression and well-being of people with psychological, physical or social difficulties. His work is carried out in the field of supportive and rehabilitative psychotherapies . Its follow-ups are individual or in small groups and can be carried out long-term at any age.

The clinical music therapist carries out the following activities:

  • Welcomes people, evaluates their resources and their difficulties on the sensorimotor, cognitive and relational levels by means of psychomusical assessments, and carries out an anamnesis - account of the patient's history, her story pieced together piece by piece thanks to her memories, to those around them in order to guide the diagnosis and treatment.

  • Evaluate the request of the person and/or prescriber.

  • Designs and writes a personalized music therapy project by defining final and intermediate objectives as well as the techniques used.

  • Integrated its interventions within an institutional or complementary therapeutic project.

  • Establishes the operating rules of the sessions , establishes the therapeutic framework

  • Conducts music therapy sessions in compliance with individual or collective protocol and the ethics specific to the profession.

  • Writes observations and reports according to specific indicators, tools and procedures in order to evaluate the person's development through the modification of their attitudes, their skills, their behavior in the sessions.

  • Monitors and adapts the therapeutic project based on the evaluation.

  • Provides the team with the content and monitoring of music therapy action, if working in an institution.

  • Creates or participates in the development of care and prevention projects ,

  • Participates in multidisciplinary exchanges and continuing education activities (symposium, master class, supervision of practice).

The clinical music therapist therefore combines the art and neurophysiological properties of music to improve the mental and physical health of each person. Depending on his specializations, he will be able to offer you different support.

I now invite you to discover how I use this artistic psychotherapy within my office, and how it can be beneficial to you throughout the different cycles of your life, whether you are pregnant, already a mother or for your children from the birth.

Musical therapy for birth

During pregnancy, the body and mind undergo many changes. Music therapy accompanies you during this period with gentleness and serenity:

  • Listening, visualization and support to adapt to different forms of birth (vaginal, cesarean, premature, pathological)

  • Release safe speech

  • Relaxation under musical induction

  • Breath and voice work to prepare for physiological birth in maternity, birth center or at home

  • Understanding self-induced sound analgesia through vocalization and guttural sounds

  • Stay fit and energetic throughout your pregnancy

  • Prepare your postpartum gently thanks in particular to the Dunstan Baby Language workshops (understanding baby's cries).

The little extra : By integrating soothing musical compositions into your daily life, you can reduce stress and anxiety, thus creating a calm environment for you and your baby. Musical relaxation sessions promote deep, restorative sleep, essential for your well-being. In addition, music helps create an early connection with your baby, who perceives sounds from the 20th week of pregnancy.

Postnatal support

After the birth, music therapy and the tools that I developed within the Les Sons Naissances practice continue to support you in your new life as a mother:

  • Sensory wrap © and relational touch with hot sand according to African tradition

  • Baby massage and sound bath

  • Dunstan Baby Language Workshop (learn to decode baby cries from 0 to 5 months)

  • Maternal psycho-emotional support remotely and in person from the first days of baby's life.

  • Psycho-emotional support for babies , including in cases of prematurity.

The little extra : Postnatal music therapy helps to express and manage emotions, facilitating adaptation to motherhood. It may also be beneficial in easing symptoms of postpartum depression. By sharing musical moments with your baby, you strengthen the mother-child and couple-child bond from the first months of life.

Music at the heart of child development

Music plays an important role in a child's development. It is a source of many benefits.

  • Cognitive awareness and educational psychology : Music stimulates the development of linguistic, mathematical and creative skills, and can help with communication and learning disorders (dyslexia, dyspraxia, stuttering, etc.).

  • Social and emotional training : Group musical activities develop social skills and help regulate emotions.

  • Concentration and serenity: Music sessions promote concentration and reduce anxiety, creating a space of calm and reflection.

The little extra : Music is a universal art that speaks to the soul, stimulates the mind and awakens the senses. For children, music therapy is an inexhaustible source of creativity and allows them to be heard in a safe therapeutic setting.


Book your music therapy sessions before the summer holidays

If you are a future mother, a young mother or a parent wishing to see your child flourish, music therapy is an enriching approach. With the summer holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to plan your sessions in advance.

Make an appointment today by booking a discovery call online

or your first sessions in September.

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