Many residents have enjoyed the mixture of
songs that I perform, and for me it's a joy to see the interaction from
residents. Seeing them sing along makes this type of gig very meaningful to
being a singer and entertainer I am training to be a Cognitive Behavioural
Therapist, and have used music as a form of therapy for years.
I also provide Pat Dogs for Dementria & Disabilites
I also provide music therapy at local care homes. I specialise in:
Dementia • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults
awaken buried memories or evoke emotional responses that may otherwise be
inaccessible. In this way, it can obtain results that may take weeks to achieve
with talking therapies. It can be a useful route to healing for people of any
age or background.
therapy may be used to make contact with people if they are very withdrawn and
reluctant to have anything to do with other people. The advantage of music is
that, because it is sound, it is difficult to avoid it. Even if they feel
unable to respond to people, they are obliged to hear the music, if not to
consciously to listen to it; and a skilled therapist will use music to keep
them engaged and lead them to a response.
Sometimes people ‘shut down’, and I have found music to be very beneficial, and at
times evocative, which often provokes a response.
care homes and day centres who do not need this type of therapy also enjoy the
show, as they enjoy hearing a passionate singer performing popular songs.