If you are interested in participating in a music therapy session, please complete the Intake Form. The link to apply: http://www.findyourvoicemusictherapyservices.com/referral-intake/.
After you complete the form, an Angel Band Project Board-Certified Music Therapist will review the form and contact you about participating in the program. If you have any questions, call us at 314-240-5525.
We all know the joy and hope music can provide as we work towards a world less exposed to violence. But it can also be an important tool in the healing journey for victims of sexual assault.
According to the American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
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.” (http://www.musictherapy.org)
In the aftermath of trauma, music therapy can be successfully used to provide structure and release while also addressing several goals, including: improving self image and validation, social interaction and adjustment, as well addressing trust issues.
In December 2013 we launched “Songs of Survival,” a music therapy program that benefits teen and adults survivors of sexual violence. Partnering board certified music therapists with clients undergoing counseling services for sexual assault, this program facilitates in the healing process using music as way to express personal feelings, create positive emotions, and promote high self esteem.
The program is flourishing in St. Louis, and we are planning to expand our program to St. Charles, MO and Seattle, WA in 2016.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s all I can say. I cannot express how this has helped me.” – Music Therapy participant
“I have so much thankfulness and gratitude for you Angel Band! You are wonderful and inspiring!’ – Music Therapy participant
“Thank you so much for giving us the drums. I loved it and learned from our music therapy group, which we wouldn’t have had without you. THANKS SO MUCH!” — Music Therapy participant
“I loved the time you spent with us and the drums. It was GREAT!” – Music Therapy participant
“THANKS Angel Band. I had the best time! Looking forward to your return.” – Music Therapy participant