When it comes to music, it’s more than just background noise, it’s a method of reaching and helping people according to Brisbane Waters Private Hospital Music Therapist Anastasia.
Antastasia, 29, of Niagara Park who provides music therapy classes for both mental health and rehabilitation patients weekly at the Hospital said there is research which shows that therapy through music can have a profound impact on patients.
“There are a range of benefits that are associated with music therapy, from physical movement, to speech and breathing through to combatting the significant isolation which often comes with undergoing recovery from surgery or a significant injury,” She said.
“We have only just started classes for Rehabilitation patients and already it is growing by numbers each week and you can see the difference in our patients.
“This is especially through for our mental health patients who absolutely love the music class and it is one of the programs which attracts high attendance.
“Music provides a transformative connection between people that might otherwise not socially interact or connect and it has been incredibly rewarding to see how taking this approach to care is benefiting the patients we are all dedicating to supporting.”
Rehabilitation patient Nell, 90, who is at the hospital for a range of rehabilitation requirements said the classes have become a weekly highlight for her.
“It brings back so many memories, so many of these songs have personal meaning for me and others and nothing soothes the soul like music and if you are the most cranky of people, you can’t help but have fun and get into the spirit of it,” she said.
For more information on the range of therapies and programs provided at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital visit: https://brisbanewatersprivate....