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    “Creator of Neurological Music Therapy” to visit UK

    Dr Michael Thaut, widely acknowledged as the “Creator of Neurological Music Therapy” is visiting the UK to deliver a special training course in September. The benefits of music therapy have been recognised for more than 70 years and, in the UK, it is a recognised Allied Health Profession, but Dr Thaut’s work in this area is renowned as having brought a new … MORE

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    Arts Therapies and Neuro Rehab Conference

    In partnership with Bolt Burdon Kemp, ABI Solutions and Chroma, an exciting conference on the arts therapies within neuro-rehabilitation is now open for bookings. The conference highlights how the arts therapies optimise outcomes across assessment, treatment and care. With a hugely diverse and experienced international panel of presenters, conference attendees which include solicitors, barristers, case managers, therapists, family members and interested healthcare … MORE

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    Arts therapies improve parent-child interactions

    Recent data from Chroma’s Assessment of Parent-Child Interactions (APCI) shows an average +21.7% improvement in parent-child interactions as a result of working with one of our arts therapists. Adoptive families and their children undertook a pre-therapy APCI, followed by a period of therapy facilitated by one of Chroma experienced team of arts therapists. After the therapy intervention was over, the families did … MORE

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    Role of arts therapy in helping older people to be discussed at legal conference

    The role of arts therapy in helping older people during rehabilitation is to be discussed at a legal conference next month. Daniel Thomas, managing director of Chroma, the UK’s leading national arts therapy provider, is presenting at the event, which is being organised by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Hobbs Rehabilitation. He explained: “As the population overall becomes older, the question of how … MORE

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    Blog: How singing along to music could help improve driver safety

    Research from the road safety organistation Safe Motorists found that 66% of traffic fatalities in the US are caused by aggressive driving. But did you know that, if you’re feeling stressed or frustrated by road conditions, singing along to your favourite pop and rock hits behind the wheel could help you drive more safely? There is extensive research showing that singing significantly … MORE

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    Blog: Do you know the importance of keeping your brain healthy?

    Everyone knows the importance of looking after their body – but do you ever think about looking after your brain in the same way? For example, it’s good for your brain function if you have a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly and eat well, eating a variety of foods making sure the body receives the essential vitamins and minerals it requires. But did … MORE

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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.