Everyone loves music. This love makes music a very powerful tool to heal and comfort addicts.
Music Therapy is a sustained and varied use of music to bring about a change in behaviour associated with music.
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.
At Zorba, music as a therapy piggy-backs on other therapies and subtly works to bring about change. For instance, during meditation sessions, soft music is played. Whilst in the gym, you are exposed to hard rock, pop and other high-energy music. If the client is a amateur or skilled musician, sessions can be organised for group music jam ups. This program is supervised by a senior professional in the music industry.