Music therapy gives kids a chance to express themselves and explore their feelings. It helps them explore and manage difficult as well as happy emotions, and even find some fun. It also helps them manage the stress and anxiety that comes with procedures like MRI and CT scans. For some children, these hospital procedures are so stressful they need to have a general anaesthetic before anything else and for some of these kids music therapy can help to where they don’t need the general anaesthetic.
You can ask your child’s team about a referral.
I like singing and shaking the maracas. I like (the music therapist) singing. It makes me feel calm and happy. It reminds me of meadows and bees.