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Music Therapy

What is music therapy?

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to address individualized goals and objectives. Board-certified music therapists have completed an approved music therapy program as well as clinical training to provide therapeutic music interventions to meet the needs of the patients who we serve.

How does music therapy benefit people recovering from cancer treatment?

Music therapy can promote relaxation to assist with decreasing pain perception and anxiety, as well as provide emotional support and an outlet for self-expression and reflection while undergoing treatment.

Do you need to be a musician or have an interest in being a musician?

Participants do not need to be trained musicians or have had previous music experience to benefit from music therapy services.

What do you do in music therapy?

Individual and group sessions may include receptive interventions such as music listening to promote relaxation and symptom management, as well as active music participation such as singing, instrument playing, lyric discussion, and song writing to process individual experiences throughout cancer treatment and recovery.

Learn more information about music therapy at Coborn Healing Center.

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CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

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