1. Why do you feel that Music will support Coaching or Therapy as an aid ?
Carl Jung, whom all modern psychometric theories, regard as the benchmark on human behaviour had an amazing insight into the role or music after being exposed to it for the first time in the later part of his life.. I urge you to read the first hand account of a concert pianist Margaret Tilly, when she met Jung for the first time and wrote papers on Music Therapy and played the piano too for Jung.. http://carljungdepthpsychology.blogspot.in/2012/11/carl-jung-and-music-therapy.html
2. Is it true that Music Therapy is more widely used only in the West ?
Western Countries have adopted this method of treatment/ therapy in a more formal and para-medical form than other countries, but Asian and the Middle East have started recognizing that Music can and does play an important part in therapy and rehabilitation of people and patients.
3. What if the person is not a very musical person and doesn't like music ?
When you go to buffet, you first eat with your eyes, then your nose and then you actually allow your taste buds to experience what you have seen and smelt, music too is more than merely an auditory experience, music is in fact a tactile experience which affects your whole body through the vibrations that your skin senses. How else can you explain the effect the snake charmer has on a snake who really cannot hear.
4. What aspect of Music Therapy will this program be covering ?
There are two dimensions to Music Therapy... Clinical and Behavioral. Treat the disease or Treat the Person... The Clinical aspect deals with proposing solutions once the disease has been identified. So, Mozart, for instance, is known to have a special impact in treatment of Autistic Children and people with speech disorders like Stammering or Lisping. The behavioral aspect, that we focus on, helps people to deal with their emotional framework outside the realm of medical therapy.. They may not have fallen ill, but if we can identify their feelings and emotions through a behavioral model, we can help them with the appropriate MusiCoaching.
5. What behavioral model will be using ?
There are many ways in which people practice Music Therapy.. We have studied the popular practices and built a model on the Receptive, Active & Participation Techniques of Music Therapy.. We understand that there are some segments which can at best benefit from receiving good Facilitator led Therapy, whereas there are others who might be able to participate in Individual or group activities around Music and Dance or Movement Therapy. There could also be a segment of the population who can actively create music, with or without a Musical background, with or without instruction and facilitation.
6. So after this program, what ?
After the program if you have decided which of the streams of Music Therapy you would like to dedicate your work in, we will engage in a mentoring model with you to help you specialize in Medical Music Therapy, Behavioral Music Therapy or Community and Social Music Therapy/
Using Melody to Create Harmony