Sam's Fans Music and Art Therapy Blog
Happy World Art Day! World Art Day, a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019. We think this is a very important commemoration as we recognize how the arts give voice to people in all walks of life and they also bring healing,…Read More
Music has been used to address the impact of trauma for millennia. In this blog post I will introduce the work of music therapy in trauma contexts. First I will introduce the topic of trauma and the characteristics of diagnostics such as PTSD. Then I will report on some of the literature related to music therapy and trauma.…Read More
March 1st is World Music Therapy Day! At Sam’s Fans, we support music therapy for seriously ill children, so of course this is a day we want to celebrate with you. Music therapy is a relatively new profession, particularly in many countries around the world. Today is a chance to come together with professionals around the world to celebrate the power of music therapy.…Read More
People are loving our blog post on music therapy quotes! Therefore we decided to bring you a post on 10 quotes about art therapy that you will love. These art therapy quotes come from artists, art therapists, and art lovers.
Hope you enjoy these 10 art therapy quotes! …
Music has a strong influence on our mental health. Maybe you can recall how music made you feel a bit better when you were down. Or perhaps it helped you express your emotions when other ways of expressing them did not help. This is the same case for children, as music can influence your child’s mental health positively.…Read More
The pandemic that started last year and continues to rage on has affected many aspects of our lives. Perhaps one of the industries that has been hardest hit is the performing arts. All the restrictions that have been necessary this year have all but canceled live music worldwide for months at a time. Yet, music is so essential to our human experience that the cancellation of live music has meant anything but the cancellation of music itself….Read More
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Sam was my best friend. I was really lucky to be able to call her that because she was the best friend anyone could ask for. She was kind, funny,…Read More
Thank you to Jessica Bogacik for sending us this report of the wonderful work she’s doing. Telehealth music therapy has helped her continue bringing joy to kids! Sam’s Fans, with your support, Jessica was able to do 62 visits and serve 19 families from April to June.
Telehealth Music Therapy is a good option!Challenges providing music therapy via videoCo-treatment with massage therapistRecent virtual visit
Telehealth Music Therapy is a good option!…Read More
Thank you to art therapist Gina Roell for writing this blog post on how art therapy can help sick children!
IntroductionThe Difference between Art and Art TherapyWhat Art Therapy Can DoSummarySources
Art therapy is a means of communication. It gives the patient another method of expression when words are not readily available….
Music therapy has developed as a profession and a discipline over many years. Similarly to any other profession, there are many factor that have influenced its development. Therefore, it is safe to say that music therapy does not look the same today as it did 50 years ago or even 10 years ago! What are these forces —as Leslie Bunt introduced them in his book Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words—that have shaped and influenced music therapy?…Read More
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