ABOUT ASHWAAS Music Therapy Across India.......

Ashwaas' mission is to further the establishment of Music Therapy across India and build awareness about this accessible and effective form of therapy. We aim to ensure that as many people as possible have access to affordable Music Therapy, helping to improve their well-being and quality of life.

We build partnerships with NGOs and other organisations to increase the provision of Music Therapy in a variety of clinical and community settings across India.

Ashwaas keeps up to date with latest research findings in the field of arts therapies, as well as conducting its own research, to ensure that the most effective therapeutic music techniques are used in all clinical work undertaken. All our music therapists are trained to internationally recognised standards and receive regular supervision.

Therapy ServicesAshwaas offers music therapy to children and adults with a wide range of
developmental and emotional needs.



Individualized Treatment Plans

Individual or Group Music Therapy

Collaboration with schools, agencies, and other health professionals

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Group Online Programs

Program one: 8 week course for young adults

Program two: 8 week course for children

Program three: 8 week course for older adults

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Creative Wellness Program

Multi-modal therapy process, guided by a trained GIM therapist

An individual session format that incorporates music listening in a deeply relaxed state of mind

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Corporate Wellness Program

PACKAGE ONE: Team Building


PACKAGE THREE: Guided Imagery & Music

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Music is the shorthand of emotion
- Leo Tolstoy


Our mission is to further the establishment of Music Therapy across India and build awareness about this accessible and effective form of therapy.
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Why Music Therapy?

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. (American Music Therapy Association definition, 2005)

Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through:

  • Musical responses
  • Design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation
  • Receptive music listening
  • Song writing
  • Lyric discussion
  • Music and Imagery
  • Music performance
  • Learning through music
  • And participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.

That the client or patient has to have some particular music ability to benefit from Music Therapy – they do not! That there is one particular style of music that is more therapeutic than all the rest – this is not the case.

All styles of music can be useful in effecting change in a client or patient’s life. The individual’s preferences, circumstances and need for treatment, and the client or patient’s goals help to determine the types of music a Music Therapist may use.

Since music therapists serve a wide variety of persons with many different types of needs there is no such thing as an overall typical session. Sessions are designed and music selected based on the individual client’s treatment plan.

Music Therapy can be beneficial for all ages and diagnoses. Based on the client’s needs and musical preferences, a therapist designs a plan to reach the desired goals by using a varied tool kit of techniques, methods, and resources.

Here are some of the many benefits of Music Therapy:

  • To promote wellness, decrease stress and agitation, and alleviate pain.
  • Access long term memory with the help of reminiscence by singing old, familiar songs.
  • Increase gross and fine motor functioning through rehabilitation exercises performed to and through music.
  • Increase communication through both verbal and non-verbal methods.
  • Music Therapy has beneficial effects on blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and pain in people with coronary heart disease.
  • Improves socialization and communication skills especially in children with autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Decrease anxiety and symptoms of depression through music listening, lyric analysis, music and guided imagery.
  • Helps to fight addiction through social connection, emotional release and relaxation.