Music therapy Promotes health

Music therapy Promotes healthMusic therapy promotes the health and communication of 28 users with intellectual disabilities on the street, Students of a music therapy workshop offered a concierge in the hall of the hermitage San Pedro Mártir Telde.
Telde.- The mayor of Telde, Mª del Carmen Castellano, the Councilor for Social Policy of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, José Miguel Álamo, and the Councilor for Culture of Telde City Council, Daniel Martín, attended this Friday the sample of the Workshop of Music therapy, which has taken place in the Hermitage of San Pedro Mártir and has organized the Popular University of Telde, dependent on the area of ​​Culture, coinciding with the celebration of the patroness of music; Saint Cecilia
The protagonists of this act that began past 13.00 have been the users of CAMP Reina Sofía who have seen all the topics attending what was learned in the different music sessions that are developed in UPT, representing various musical themes. This music workshop has been taught since 2008 and is aimed at people with disabilities, with the aim of improving the quality of life and personal enrichment of users.
Mª del Carmen Castellano insisted on the idea that today was a day for students “to enjoy with them”. For his part, Daniel Martín thanked all the entities involved in this activity; Users, monitors, members of UP. “Without which it would be possible to carry out this important and productive work,” said the councilman. Finally, the president of the Cabildo Grancanario, José Miguel Álamo also wanted to highlight what is the important work that is done from the Center for Attention to People with Psychic Disability.
José Miguel Álamo, Councilor of Social Policy and president of the AS Institute of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, wanted to highlight the effort of the participants and to congratulate the work of those responsible for the development that has been achieved in this program, which began experimentally with 10 users and has been increasing to the current 28. Noting also the importance of music therapy, it is not in vain that music therapy addresses some of the central problems of people with intellectual disabilities who are seriously affected, such as difficulty in communication, behavior and social interaction when using music and its elements for Allow people to communicate and express their feelings.
According to Maria Jose Valido, a technician from the Institute of Social and Sociosanitary Care (IAS) of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and responsible for the project at the CAAM Reina Sofía, the music therapy workshops aim to improve affective-cognitive aspects, behavior, Psychomotricity and user communication based on fundamental techniques including free and structured improvisation, songs and listening to music. The processes that occur during musical improvisation can help people with intellectual disabilities to develop communicative skills and their ability to social interaction.
The musical interaction in music therapy is sometimes understood and described as a type of non-verbal language, which allows verbal people to access experiences and express emotions, to nonverbal people interacting communicatively without words and to all, getting involved at a level More emotional-based relationships. Listening to music also involves an interactive process that often includes selecting music that is meaningful to the person.

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