Music Imagery Psychotherapy is the collaborative use of pre-recorded music, drawing with pastels and meaningful discussion to access feelings in a safe, contained way. No prior musical or artistic ability is required for you to benefit from these sessions, as you will be guided step-by-step through a set process.
This therapy is designed to support you to connect primarily with your inner resources, a crucial starting point for anybody facing life’s difficulties. Its musical focus works subtly to engage and bring online your calm parasympathetic nervous system, (as opposed to your ‘fight-flight’ sympathetic nervous system). As a non-verbal expressive modality, it also activates your right brain hemisphere (store of our early memories and imaginative capacities), eventually promoting a re-balancing with the left hemisphere (of words and rational thought) through meaningful discussion. Short-term Music Imagery Psychotherapy (6 – 10 sessions) thus provides a safe, accessible effective way to find authentic, creative responses to life’s difficulties. Longer-term therapy works powerfully to help you access, process, and make meaningful sense of such difficulties.
Music Imagery Psychotherapy may therefore be an ideal for clients who would like to try an alternative approach to talking therapy, who are struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement, or who have experienced various forms of trauma.