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With the first snowfall and the approaching winter months, many of us begin a period of hibernation.  We find ways to keep warm, to embrace less daylight, and pass the time; cozying up by the fireplace, reading a good book...

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UPDATED: June 15, 2022 JB Music Therapy’s coordinated response in a COVID-19 world - ensures safety and care for our clients and team.  As COVID-19 transmissibility evolves, and the number of Albertans who are vaccinated increases, Alberta Health has adapted, relaxed or removed...

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I entered my first palliative care room as a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) in early 1990s. I was unfamiliar with the person I was about to meet – all I knew as I walked through the door was that her...

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Every month, prior to COVID, Donna brought her husband Brian to the community center for “drumming and singing,” a music therapy program designed specifically for individuals with dementia, their loved ones, and care partners.  Since the mid-1950s Certified Music Therapists (MTAs), have...

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It’s (almost) time to find a way forward.  Anxiety, stress, general states of complete overwhelm have taken a toll on many of us, those we work with and for, and on those we love.  Research shows that the right resources,...

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Music Therapists working in neuro-rehabilitation have witnessed time and time again individuals who have faced death and severe disability - using every ounce of their strength to recover physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. The ultimate aim of music therapy, like...

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Science is catching up with what music therapists have been witnessing for many decades — the fact that music can change the way a person feels, thinks, and behaves. Thanks to medical technologies, the public has awakened to the power...

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Feeling good feels good. In 1977, Ian Dury released his single “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,” a phrase that would be adopted by pop culture for years to come. Sex, drugs, and music all affect the regions of...

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