Music Therapy Westminster CO

Music therapy, which includes making music, listening to music, writing songs, and talking about lyrics, can be used as treatment for patients in hospitals, hospices and other settings. See below for local music therapists in Westminster that give access to music therapy as well as advice and content on avant-music therapy and other music therapy forms.

Alisa Green, CHt
(720) 238-7398
2008A W 120th Ave, Suite 3
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Sound Therapy
Associated Hospitals
Infinite You Hypnotherapy

East West Health Center
(303) 694-5757
8200 E. Belleview St., Suite 280-E
Greenwood Village, CO
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, BioSET, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Kinesiology, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, NAET, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Reiki, Sound Therapy, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, Wellness Centers, Yuen Method

Whole Health Center
(303) 470-1995
9075 Forsstrom Drive
Lone Tree, CO
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, BioSET, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Kinesiology, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, NAET, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Reiki, Sound Therapy, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, Wellness Centers, Yuen Method

Alisa Green, CHt
(720) 238-7398
2008A W 120th Ave, Suite 3
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Sound Therapy
Associated Hospitals
Infinite You Hypnotherapy

Lyle Tautfest, D.D., CHT
(303) 789-0646
2775 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO
Specialty
Akashic Records, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Past Life Regression, Psychic, Psychotherapy, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Yoga
Associated Hospitals
Answers Alchemical Hypnotherapy

Lyle Tautfest, D.D., CHT
(303) 789-0646
2775 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO
Specialty
Akashic Records, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Past Life Regression, Psychic, Psychotherapy, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Yoga
Associated Hospitals
Answers Alchemical Hypnotherapy

Rev. Janet Faubion, RMT
(720) 581-0801
Parker, CO
Specialty
Akashic Records, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Meditation, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling
Associated Hospitals
Spirit of Healing

East West Health Center
(303) 694-5757
8200 E. Belleview St., Suite 280-E
Greenwood Village, CO
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, BioSET, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Kinesiology, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, NAET, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Reiki, Sound Therapy, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, Wellness Centers, Yuen Method

Inner Connections Yoga
(303) 688-8598
821-A North Park Street
Castle Rock, CO
Specialty
Acupressure, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Breathwork, Craniosacral Therapy, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Myofascial Release, Past Life Regression, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Pilates, Pranic Healing, Qi Gong, Raindrop Therapy, Reconnective Healing, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sound Therapy, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Tibetan Medicine, Wellness Centers, Yoga

Herlevich John C MD
(303) 427-3888
8400 Alcott St Ste 103
Westminster, CO
 

Music Therapy Helps Relieve Anxiety of Cancer

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One day Gisele Bigras was a college student finishing up another year of school. The next day, she was a cancer patient faced with having one of her fingers removed. The diagnosis: epithelioid sarcoma in her middle finger. Bigras, 19, was in a state of shock and panic. But music brought her back.

"Music has always played a huge part in my life. Music therapy helped me focus on something else other than the traumatic events of the cancer diagnosis, and just forget for an hour or so, to just go into a different world for a little bit," Bigras says.

Bigras is one of many patients at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center who participates in music therapy. The idea is to use music to help patients cope with physical symptoms, such as pain, reduce their anxiety and find an outlet for their emotions.

"We find that patients are trying to cope with many things. They're trying to keep it all together, and sometimes if you give them a safe environment and permission to let go, a lot can come out through that," says Megan Gunnell, a music therapist at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Music therapy can be as straightforward as listening to recorded or live music. It could mean playing a guitar, piano or even just shaking a tambourine. It could mean writing songs or discussing the meaning behind lyrics.

For Gisele Bigras, music therapy turned into an opportunity to write and record her own song. The song, "Back on the Ground," covers three stages: the happiness before cancer, the chaos of diagnosis and the realization afterward that she could move on.

"Listening to it helps me realize I'm coming out of this. Everything's fine and I can move on from here," Bigras says.

Research in music therapy shows that in addition to helping with emotional expression, music helps reduce anxiety and perceptions of pain. Controlled studies also show that patients having music therapy show improved immune system functioning.

Gunnell points out that music goes back to the womb, where babies hear a mother's voice vibrating, her heart beating and the natural pulse of life.

"You don't have to have any musical background to experience music therapy," Gunnell says. "You're able to participate because you are naturally rhythmical. You have a lot of rhythms and melody already going on in your own system."

Getting started:
There are simple ways to enjoy the calming benefits of music. Start with these suggestions:

  • Listen to soothing music. Your heart rate can change based on the tempo of what you're listening to.
  • Bring an iPod or mp3 player to doctors' appointments to help pass the wait time and reduce anxiety.
  • Listen to live music. Seek out local performances.
  • Analyze the lyrics to a favorite song and consider what is meaningful to you at this time in your...

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