Have a group you think would love some music therapy? Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, has run a variety of groups for children, adolescents and adults with a variety of conditions and at a variety of locations. All group goals can be customize to meet the needs of the individuals within the group.
Mental Health support groups for children, adolescents or adults that have goals specific towards addressing anxiety, depression and trauma: These groups often involve a variety of music therapy interventions, such as songwriting, lyric analysis, singing/rewriting the lyrics to songs, playing instruments, learning music meditation techniques, identifying positive coping skills with music and much more. More about music therapy with mental health here.
Autism Groups or other Developmental Disability groups for children or adults that have specific social, emotional, communication and developmental goals addressed with music therapy interventions: There are some amazing music therapy interventions that help encourage joint attention skills, eye contact, social interaction and emotional expression. The great thing about music is that most people are motivated to work on the goals in order to keep the music coming! More about music therapy with autism here.
Home School Groups: Are you a homeschool group that wants to give your children or teenagers opportunities to continue to develop their social, emotional, motor and academic goals in a fun and motivating music setting? We can design the groups to address whatever your goals are, using music.
Dementia Care Groups: Dementia patients respond particularly well to music because even as some abilities begin to fade, music processing is stored all over the brain and is one of the last abilities to go. Many clients, who cannot typically speak coherently, can sing and sing their intentions to loved ones. Not only are these groups great for communication, but they can also work on encouraging fine and gross motor movement, social interaction and emotional expression. Music therapy has been shown to reduce depression in dementia patients, and can help address mental health goals as well. More about music therapy with dementia care here.