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    Chris Bryant MP set to speak at Acquired Brain Injury conference this March

    Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Chris Bryant MP, will formally open the Acquired Brain Injury conference, hosted by Chroma, the UK’s only national provider of arts therapies services. The conference is taking place on 15 March 2018 at the British Medical Association House in London. The all-day event titled ‘Arts Therapies and Brain Injury: Optimising … MORE

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    Impact of Arts Therapies on rehab outcomes to be discussed at the Child Brain Injury Trust conference

    Daniel Thomas, Chroma Therapy’s managing director is to speak at the Child Brain Injury Trust’s annual conference this March. The day is set to focus on the idea of ‘connections’ within the brain that are broken or need rehabilitating following childhood acquired brain injury. The 12th annual conference is being held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. … MORE

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    Global leaders in arts therapies lined up to speak at brain injury rehab conference

    Some of the world’s leading exponents of arts and music therapy will be speaking at the ‘Arts Therapies and Brain Injury’ Conference hosted by the UK’s leading national arts therapy provider, Chroma next March in London. Speakers include Dr Jeanette Tamplin from Melbourne University, who has worked as a music therapist in neurorehabilitation for 20 years. Her research focuses on the therapeutic … MORE

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    Fight off the “winter blues” with playlist released by UK’s leading music therapists

    A new playlist to help fight off the “winter blues” – or seasonal affected disorder – has been released by the UK’s music therapists. Featuring tunes ranging from the well-known – The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” – through to the more reflective and obscure – Olafur Arnald’s “For Now I am Winter” – the 24 songs have been carefully curated by … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Blog five: Steps and Hobbs

    Two new deals for Chroma show how music therapy is expanding Two new deals for Chroma this month show how the use of Neurologic Music Therapy is rapidly expanding. Firstly, a new partnership will see NMT provided in clinical, home and community settings across the UK for Hobbs Rehabilitation. Hobbs treats patients with conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Blog four: Recruitment and training

    Why Chroma believes in making therapists happy Chroma is the UK’s largest – and fastest growing – arts therapy provider. And that means the company has the UK’s largest network of arts therapists. However, explained managing director Daniel Thomas, this does not mean a cookie cutter approach is used when it comes to dealing with staff. Instead, its approach is all about … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Blog three: Local authority health commissioners

    Six reasons why local authority health commissioners love Chroma One of the areas where Neurologic Music Therapy is making the biggest strides is in local authorities health care – and Chroma is better positioned than any other provider. Daniel Thomas, managing director, explained: “It’s not just that we have the pedigree of being the UK’s only national arts therapy provider, although that … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Blog two: The latest in NMT techniques

    Chroma hosts UK’s largest ever music therapy training course in the UK Eighty-three new Neurologic Music Therapists qualified last month in the UK’s largest-ever course of its type – which was organised and hosted by Chroma. The course was overseen by Dr Michael Thaut, widely acknowledged as the creator of NMT, who visited the UK from the US to carry out the … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Blog: Assessment of Parent-Child Interactions

    How music therapy can help adoptive families bond New research just released by Chroma shows how the use of music therapy can help adoptive families to bond more successfully. Four areas of parental skill capacity – mutual attunement, nonverbal communication, emotional response and child autonomy – were measured for nine families using the established Assessment of Parent-Child Interactions (APCI) method. Results showed … MORE

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    Meeting the needs of adopted children

    PAC-UK have produced this fantastic guide for schools about how best to meet the needs of adopted and permanently placed children. Download it here. As an adoption support organisation we hear again and again how even one committed adult in school can make all the difference to a child and their family. An adoption-friendly school can be a family’s most precious resource. … MORE

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    Chroma to provide therapy to STEPS Rehabilitation

    Chroma becomes arts therapy provider to innovative STEPS Rehabilitation facility in Sheffield Chroma has become the official provider of neurologic arts therapy services to an innovative Yorkshire rehabilitation centre for people recovering from neurological and multiple trauma injuries. Sheffield-based STEPS Rehabilitation is a 23 bedroom, state of the art, short-term (up to 12-18 months) residential and day facility that uses as wide … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018

    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Chroma is sponsoring one of the award categories – the “Realising Potential Through Creativity”. Chroma’s award aims to find and showcase AHPs in England, working in the NHS, local government, the independent or third sectors, who use creative approaches, innovative ways of delivery, collaborative partnerships and cross-modal ways of working to engage patients in their own care and … MORE

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    Therapists Become Neurologic Music Therapists

    Training Success for Chroma! 25 of Chroma’s music therapists became certified as Neurologic Music Therapists (NMTs) on Monday, following a rigorous 4-day training led by Dr Michael and Dr Corene Thaut from Toronto University. In addition, 5 of Chroma’s art and drama therapists also successfully completed the training, becoming the only ones in the UK with this training. Chroma now has the … MORE

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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