Benefits of Music Therapy with Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Hospice & Palliative Care

Spirituality & Identity Goals

• Enhances insight, faith and spirituality

• Provides support, acknowledgement, and validation of beliefs, values, thoughts, and ideas

Emotional Wellness Goals

  • Increases positive affect
  • Increases empowerment and control
  • Promotes creative and self expression
  • Reduces fear, stress, anxiety, tension, restlessness, agitation, and depression

Relaxation & Movement Goals

  • Deep breathing promotes relaxation and reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Provides means of distraction and temporary relief from pain and discomfort

Community & Connection Goals

  • Enhances connection and engagement
  • Promotes community, social interaction, and group cohesion
  • Encourages reminiscence and sharing unique life stories

Cognitive & Mental Health Goals

  • Triggers memories and stories as music is one of the last memory centres of the brain to deteriorate
  • Provides cognitive stimulation to multiple brain areas and neural pathways