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    Chroma delivers Arts Therapies at Pathfield School

    By Lucy Collings Pettit, Neurologic Music Therapist, Chroma Pathfield School, a special school in North Devon, recently decided to partner with Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies. Building upon the success of the existing music therapy provision within the school, Pathfield’s new partnership with Chroma has seen the commissioning of a full arts therapies team. The new Arts Therapies Service … MORE

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    Music Therapy offers unique opportunity to tackle care home isolation

    Voyage Care, a specialist residential care home provider, and arts therapy experts Chroma, have taken a unique approach to tackle isolation amongst residents by delivering music therapy sessions. Voyage Care’s supported living apartments in Lorenzo Drive, Liverpool offers occupants all the benefit of independent living with the security of having our specialist support close by. Most occupants have complex social backgrounds alongside … MORE

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    How Chroma’s therapists change lives for people living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

    The work of Chroma’s therapists is invaluable to the lives of those living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  Suffering a TBI can affect people in different ways. In some cases, the patient can be affected so severely that they are deemed to be in a vegetative state. This is the case for many patients referred to Chroma. Ahmed was admitted to … MORE

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    Chroma Therapists changing lives of people who suffered a Stroke

    Every patient seen by a Chroma is different. Each day is never the same. That’s certainly the case for Lucy, who suffered a stroke. She presented to A&E with dense left-sided weakness, aphasia and vomiting. CT scans revealed that she had suffered from a right intracerebral haemorrhage. Lucy was referred to Chroma for Neurologic Music Therapy to address poor breath support, reduced … MORE

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    Random Acts of Kindness Day

    By Rachel Swanick, music therapist, Chroma There have been lots of discussions on kindness in the past weeks – in the media, on social media, in life. As healthcare professionals, we are always kind, right? We always look at both sides of the argument, never judge others or get frustrated with our clients… Well, maybe not. Of course, we are human and … MORE

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    Why music is the key that unlocks family problems

    Rachel Swanick, senior music therapist at Chroma, introduces a dynamic new approach to assessing nonverbal communication in families.  In this age of strained healthcare resources, all therapists must be able to quickly and succinctly evidence their value. In the neurologic strand of music therapy, this is aided by an approach in which assessments feature prominently. In the psychodynamic branch of music therapy … MORE

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    Adventures in Neurologic Music Therapy

    Chroma’s Rebekah Keenan charts her journey from musician to respected member of the multidisciplinary neuro-rehab team. Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) provides specific, individualised and standardised interventions for people with brain injury or neurological conditions. It is distinct from traditional music therapy approaches as it is not based on a social-science model. Rather, it is underpinned by neuroscience and recognises music as a … MORE

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    Why NMT should be considered as an option for patients with FND

    By Rebekah Keenan, Neurologic Music Therapist, Chroma Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) occurs due to a problem with the functioning of the nervous system, rather than by a specific physical neurological disease or disorder, and patients with FND can experience a wide range and combination of physical, sensory and/or cognitive symptoms that can be continuous, fluctuate or happen from time to time. Common … MORE

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    Therapy support post disasters

    As a resident of Manchester, I was deeply affected by the bombing that happened at Manchester Arena in 2017. I had attended concerts there and had even lived a five minute walk from the venue for many years. Since 9/11, the number of attacks like the Manchester event has increased as the world adjusts to modern times and civil unrest, and with … MORE

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    Greenside Court residents benefit from unique music therapy

    Residents at Greenside Court, Exemplar Health Care’s specialist care home in Rotherham, are benefitting from a unique form of therapy which uses music to support development, rehabilitation and wellbeing. Greenside Court has partnered with Chroma, to introduce a qualified music therapist to the home to deliver a series of neurologic music therapy sessions with residents over the course of ten weeks. Chroma … MORE

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