Music Therapy

The Music School at Emanuel University of Oradea launched “Harmonies for children in palliative care” on January 29th, 2018. The project is funded by the Foundation for the Community through the “MOL Program for Children’s Health”, because in Romania there are no specialized programs for training students in musical therapy. This project aims to develop the practice of therapy through music: teachers and students work with children suffering from progressive chronic diseases, and therapy is focused on reducing anxiety and fear, as well as improving the quality of life.

The music therapy sessions aim to:

Reduce the anxiety of children with terminal illnesses regarding medical procedures and their state of health.

To help children, through music, not to focus on pain.

To help children who have disabilities in accepting and overcoming their situation.

To encourage socialization through group music games.

To teach children music with the help of instruments (guitar, keyboard, bells).

To provide mental comfort to children who are agitated due to illness.

To provide auditory stimulation in order to induce a state of tranquility and peace.

To provide spiritual support to the family, to help them accept and overcome the situation.