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The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Music therapy can support individuals in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community by creating opportunities for meaningful social interaction, supporting self-expression, and increasing motivation. There are many different ways one can experience music; auditorily, physically by our tactile senses, or internally through vibrations.

Music Therapy focuses on all these accessible ways to experience music in creating opportunities for meaningful connection while using music as an agent to process emotions and boost mood.

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What We Can Address:

  • Promotes self-expression
  • Increases social engagement, interaction, and connection
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Boosts mood and send of well-being
  • Increases motivation
  • Promotes communication skills

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What You May Experience:

Here are some examples of what can be addressed during your music therapy session with your dedicated therapist:

  1. Songwriting to increase opportunities for self-expression
  2. Instrument improvisation focusing intently on rhythm to foster well being and connection
  3. Music listening and mindfulness exercises through the use of visual cues or vibrotactile feedback to reduce stress and anxiety
  4. Singing and signing in ASL to enhance aspects of social interaction and evoke positive mood states
  5. Music supported physical interventions to increase physical wellbeing and self-confidence

Ask Questions and Schedule Sessions

  1. Email your questions or schedule an appointment: info@jbmusic.ca

  2. You will be asked to complete an intake form. This will be another opportunity to ask any of the questions you may have to ensure an online session is best for your needs.

  3. Costs will be discussed and defined. 

  4. We will then match you with a therapist who is available and fits your needs.

  5. A final confirmation will be sent via email.