Music plays an important therapeutic role, in the playroom and in life. It creates its own expression and its own language, allowing those who hear it to feel and react deeply. Take note: music matters.
1:15 Lisa introduces the Lesson from the Playroom Podcast Series
1:31 Kate Shannon – A music therapist
2:40 Music in a process
3:12 What is the definition of music therapy?
4:00 Credentialing of a music therapist
5:42 How does music act as an intervention?
6:00 What can music in the playroom look like?
7:37 Do No Harm
8:38 Music can induce both a positive or negative effect
10:30 Understanding the activation of the nervous system and emotional flooding
12:00 Music as a regulation tool
14:30 Music as a transition object
15:21 The importance of musical preferences
17:24 Music as a way to support attachment
19:24 The release of Oxytocin through music
20:30 Different musical scenarios in the playroom
21:30 What is the child telling you with their music?
23:30 Music’s ability to pull out emotions
24:00 Music through a Synergetic Play Therapy lens
26:00 Music can elicit a lot of intense feelings
29:17 What does music do to the left brain processes?
31:53 Why might music trigger an insecurity on the part of the clinician?
34:11 Growing comfortable with your voice
35:12 We’re asking kids to be vulnerable; we must be willing to be vulnerable too
37:11 Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders
37:59 Music Therapy Handbook
38:14 American Music Therapy Association