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.
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:
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: