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Healthy Options 3/6/19

Music Therapy

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: John Greenman

What is music therapy?
Who benefits from music therapy?
How does music affect our nervous system?
What benefits do we see using music therapy with survivors of stroke, and Alzheimer or dementia patients?
Are there techniques we each can use at home to influence and calm our own nervous system, even if we are not experiencing any illness?
What kind of research is being done that can teach us ways to utilize music in our own healing process?

Melissa Violette, Board-Certified Neurologic Music Therapist at Birch Bay Retirement Village, and Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, Maine. She is also the director of the American Music Therapy Association National Roster Music Therapy Internship Site- the first, for the state of Maine, where the use of music therapy is quite new.

Websites of interest:
Outpatient Music Therapy with Melissa Violette, MT-BC, NMT is offered free of charge through the MDI Behavioral Health Center for an introductory period. For more information, or to request a referral, contact the Behavioral Health Center at 207-288-8604
To find a Board-Certified Music Therapist in your area of Maine:
Carla Tanguay MA, MT-BC of Modulation Therapies is a local Music Therapist in the Hancock County area who will travel to you: 207-812-8662.
To learn more about Music Therapy:
To learn more about the Certification Board for Music Therapists and how to find a Board-Certified Music Therapist in any state