Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Wyoming Medical Center

VIBES- Music Therapy

For those who have experienced various forms of trauma, music therapy can be especially powerful and provides a unique way for patients to begin to heal and thrive. Music therapy works by utilizing customized, clinical, and evidence-based music interventions. VIBES board-certified music therapists provide treatment through musical involvement in a therapeutic context. VIBES- Music Therapy VIBES music therapy is driven by research and designed around your needs. Our music therapists help you create new possibilities and reach new beginnings. Music therapy treatment can begin in the hospital and then continue in an office setting, once you have been released from hospital care. Our overall goal is to provide you with continuous support to reach your treatment goals. Who are Music Therapists? Music therapists receive specialized training in music, and its application in clinical settings from an accredited university. The curriculum provided in these programs address musical skills, clinical knowledge including the development and application of music therapy. Music therapists are required to receive 1200 hours of supervised clinical training before becoming a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC). How can music therapy help me? Our individual music therapy sessions are tailored to your needs. We partner with you, your family, and care teams to create innovative solutions. Music therapy is successful in treating many different types of trauma and is suitable for patients of all ages. Patients receiving music therapy for trauma often experience the following results which include, but are not limited to: · Non-verbal outlets for emotions associated with traumatic experiences · Anxiety and stress reduction · Positive changes in mood and emotional states · Active and positive participant involvement in treatment · Enhanced feelings of control, confidence, and empowerment · Positive physiological changes, such as lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate, and relaxed muscle tension · Developmental and Cognitive growth How can I continue music therapy treatment outside of the hospital? Visit the VIBES Music Therapy Website-Link: How does music therapy work? Music therapy sessions are led by a board-certified music therapist who works with clients to discover powerful ways in which music can be utilized to facilitate change and growth. Musical experiences are success-oriented and tend to be hands-on. Clients are encouraged to actively participate in sessions through playing, creating, analyzing, and moving to music in specific guided ways which have clinically proven results.

Contact Person
Amy Munsell




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