Music Therapy for Medical Psychotherapy

The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) helps individuals through CenterLight Health System deal with the emotional challenges that often go along with rehabilitation therapy. The stresses involved with rehabilitation can often lead to depression and anxiety. The professionals at the IMNF facilitate self-expression and provide emotional support.

Not all feelings can be described verbally. Our music therapists identify specific music according to lyrics, familiar melody, key or tempo in order to facilitate self-expression and provide emotional support. Patients develop trust and a relationship with the therapist, allowing access to deep feelings and emotions through music.

What to Expect

Musical expression through improvised or composed music that focuses on a specific issue

Express an emotional response, verbally or non-verbally, to a piece of music as part of a treatment

Cope with feelings related to issues in the past as well as to those in the present, such as current injury, disease, loss of function or independence

Music therapy can provide results including:

Intrapersonal and interpersonal communication stimulated through improvisational techniques and guided imagery to music

Coping skills are learned, practiced and mastered in relation to disease.

For more information on the programs and services offered through the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, please call 718-519-5840 or email imnf@centerlight.org.

Music offered me a cathartic way to express my feelings and get past terror and negativity. It helped me see that everything I went through was all right and that I was all right. Despite what happened, I am not ruined today.

Jeremy, Former Beth Abraham Music Therapy Patient


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