Music and healing
Journal/Book: Music Therapy. 1987; 6a: 3-12.
Abstract: In an attempt to expand perspective beyond the traditional scope of music therapy practice, a review of music therapy from a humanistic prospective is offered, and 3 levels of music therapy are proposed: for people in crisis, for "average" people, and for people open to self-discovery. At each level, 4 facets of human need are highlighted. Attention is focused on the potential of music therapy beyond institutional walls, beyond the boundary of healing to "whole-ing": to restore wholeness not only to patients and to a larger population, but also to the life spirit of music therapists as a people and a profession.
Note: deinstitutional applications of music therapy; implications for holistic healing
Keyword(s): Music therapy; holistic health; humanistic psychology; theoretical orientation