Therapeutic Music Group hits the right notes!


As a continuation of the valuable work we deliver in schools across Hertfordshire, we are excited to get started on a new project at Simon Balle School. 

Some of our trained therapists from Future Living, will be facilitating a therapeutic music group alongside the music lead at the school. The group will be offered to Simon Balle students, who have been referred to our service and will take place during school hours. 


What is the aim of the group?

The aim is to offer those who attend an outlet where they are free to explore their feelings and really take some time to let go, using music in a positive way. 

Students will have ownership of their session and can choose a way in which they would like to express themselves. Whether that’s through writing lyrics, playing an instrument, or joining in with the rest of the group’s activities. 


So, what is therapeutic music and how can it help?

Music has been known to promote a healing environment which has been incorporated into many cultures throughout human history. 

Contemporary scientific research has shown that music has measurable physiological effects.  For example, certain types of music may stabilize heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rates.  Studies have shown such diverse results, finding that music can have a positive influence on protective cells of the immune system. This can often lead to a state of deep relaxation, and an increase in endorphin production. 

How does Therapeutic Music differ from other types of therapy?

Therapeutic Music is much more relaxed than traditional talking therapy that Future Living also offers.  Talk therapy can often seem intimidating, particularly to children and young people. Now more than ever, it is important for young people to find ways speak about their feelings. Through participating in the group each week, our hope is that we can inspire the young people.  

We will work with them to build their confidence.   Through music children and young people can  find alternative strategies to cope with their emotions. We encourage this to be done in a way which is fun and educational, perhaps even sparking a newfound interest in music that wasn’t previously there!

We are keen to watch the students interact with the project and can’t wait to see the ways it benefits them. 


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