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    PRESS RELEASE: Singing along to in-car music could improve driver safety, say therapists

    Singing along to pop and rock hits behind the wheel could make you drive more safely, according to therapists. If you’re stressed by traffic conditions or frustrated while stuck in a jam, crooning a tune will help you concentrate better and make you calmer, says Chroma, the UK’s leading arts therapy provider. A Spotify “drivetime” playlist compiled by the company includes favourites … MORE

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    Blog: How music therapy is transforming lives

    Neurological disorders can have a big impact on an individual’s life. They are known as diseases of the brain and can affect different areas depending on the effect of the accident. For example, a young girl who may have been hit by a car could be left with serious damage to the linguistic part of the brain, this is the area that … MORE

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    Blog: Could art therapy improve your health?

    Art is not only a creative human expression it’s a form of education, and as humans, we are constantly surrounded by it. The therapy is used in an educational setting to encourage development and to help support individuals with attachment issues. According to therapists at Chroma, it’s known as a form of psychotherapy used to express feelings, emotions and thoughts, it’s an … MORE

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    PRESS RELEASE: Queen’s “We Will Rock You” is number one hit for therapy patients, new survey shows

    Queen’s classic stomper “We Will Rock You” is the number one song used in music therapy in the UK, according to a new survey by Chroma. Its emphatic rhythm and strong melody make it ideal for the rehabilitation of speech, language and cognitive functions following a stroke or acquired brain injury – as well as in group therapy sessions designed to resolve … MORE

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    Blog: Help… my child gets attached to strangers!

    Attachment comes in different forms but is nearly always rooted in a child’s early stages of life. However, if and when dealing with attachment issues, there are things that can be done. Babies are born with a biological drive to seek proximity to a protective adult for survival in the form of attachment. Depending on how fulfilling the attachment was, it determines … MORE

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    Blog: Are you being controlled by your child’s behaviour?

    Do you ever get the feeling that you are not always the one in control of your family? Controlling behaviours projected by children are a real challenge for parents and a common one at that. They can stem from the unconscious feeling of helplessness or lack of safety and could also peak at transitional stages of a child’s life. Anxiety and the … MORE

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    BABICM/CMSUK/VRA Joint Conference

    Realising Potential Through Creativity – we won! Chroma attended last week’s BABICM/CMSUK/VRA Joint Conference in Nottingham, talking with 100’s of case managers, solicitors, OTs, PTs and others. It was a really positive conference. Chroma’s Anna Menen-Sanchez and Crystal Solomon Le Bars from the Portland Hospital, London won the Poster Competition. Voted on by delegates, their poster highlighted the clear benefit of Neurologic … MORE

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    Blog: How can music therapy help you?

    Music is ingrained within us in one way or another, you may not be able to sing or play an instrument, but it still evokes emotion and memories which could be used as leverage to treat traumas or disabilities. The music itself can help people of all ages suffering from stress, anxiety or simply feeling down. For example, a nursing home in … MORE

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    PRESS RELEASE: Leeds seminar aims to persuade legal profession to back music therapy in acquired brain injury claims

    A seminar being held in Leeds later this month aims to make the case to the legal profession for including neurological music therapy in claims prompted by acquired or traumatic brain injuries. With acquired brain injury admissions to hospital on the increase – up over 10% in the last decade to around 348,000 annually – research suggests music therapy offers the best … MORE

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    PRESS RELEASE: Chroma’s corporate approach to arts therapy recognised at national health awards

    Ross-on-Wye-based Chroma, the UK’s leading national arts therapy provider, has scooped the CDL Award for Entrepreneurship at the 11th annual Advancing Healthcare Awards in London (on 31 March). Formed in 2013, the company delivers a comprehensive range of arts, drama and music therapies that work alongside traditional rehabilitation methods to optimise client recovery following major health traumas. It also offers programmes to … MORE

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    Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) Training

    SAVE THE DATE – 22nd – 25th September Chroma are delighted to be hosting a Neurologic Music Therapy training in the UK, in partnership with the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy & Dr Thaut. The training will be in Birmingham, UK. Full details will be released shortly, so please come back, or to register your interest you can email nmt@wearechroma.com

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    Testimonial

    Testimonial of our adoption work We were delighted to receive this testimonial from Gloucestershire County Council about our adoption therapy services. We love the partnership that has developed with staff and families at Gloucester over the past few years. “We have been working with CHROMA since we were part of the pilot for the Adoption Support Fund and have found the staff … MORE

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    Attachment Aware Schools

    Chroma is working with Adoption UK, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), and other professional teaching bodies, in a bid to make every school attachment-aware. The aim of the Schools Campaign is to provide all teachers with knowledge, practical strategies, access to training, and a network of support through Adoption UK’s schools’ membership programme. Adoption UK believes the time has come to revolutionise … MORE

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    Music therapy and end of care with children

    Pete McPhail, Music therapist at Helen & Douglas House hospice in Oxford Peter talks about the new draft NICE guidelines which suggest that music should be used to explain death to terminally ill children. Peter discusses the role of music therapy in end of life care. It’s a great short video explaining the work of a music therapist in this area.

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    Neurorehabilitation and Music Therapy

    Dr Jeanette Tamplin discusses Neurorehabilitation and Music Therapy This is a great introduction to music therapy practice and research within the field of NeuroHealth and neuro-rehab. It’s about 3 minutes long, and features some great animated content too.

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    Adult Cancer and Music Therapy

    Adult Cancer and Music Therapy This super video features music therapist Dr Emma O’Brien talking about her work supporting people with cancer. Often towards the end of a patient’s life, and working with family members, music therapy is an effective and sensitive modality.

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    CPD Training – Music Therapy in Neuro-Rehab Settings

    In association with the HCA Group, Chroma is delighted to host an international training for case managers, arts therapists and other Allied Health Professionals. Where: Central London When: Saturday 12th November 2016 (10am-5pm) How: Book a place by clicking here. (There are a number of free training places available.) What: Click here for further detailed course information The training features an international … MORE

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    School HUMS a New Tune to Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Some facts: According to the charity YoungMinds, three children in every classroom have a diagnosed mental illness. One in 10 will develop an eating disorder before their 25th birthday. Hospitalisations from self-harm have doubled in the past three years. Rates of childhood depression in some parts of the country are up by 600%. The average onset age for depression was 45 in … MORE

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    Adoption Support testimonial

    Hearing from the families we work with, about their experience of working with us is really important. This testimonial was given to us recently from a parent who is accessing art therapy via Chroma, as part of an adoption support package of therapy. “I have found the art therapy intervention over recent months to have been highly positive in our present situation … MORE

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    Free ASF Therapeutic Assessments

    Chroma is delighted to offer post adoption social workers involved with ASF cases, access to free therapeutic assessments, as part of the pre-application process.  Following the consultation, we will provide you with detailed information about appropriate therapeutic interventions, such as music, art or drama therapy, relating to the case. To book your 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our adoption-experienced therapists, please … MORE