Areas of Expertise:
Anxiety (mild to moderate), Anxiety (severe), Depression (mild to moderate), Depression (severe), Postpartum depression, Autistic spectrum, Dealing with long term illnesses (i.e. cancer, etc), LGBTQ+ issues, Panic attacks, Sleeping better, Addictions, Trauma, Work-stress, Behavioral health, Eating disorders, Phobias, Grief, Burnout, OCD, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, PTSD, Sleeping disorder and General down feelings, demotivation, procrastination.
Years of Experience:
English, Arabic French
Music has always been a therapeutic resort for me personally throughout my journey in life. I viewed music differently as a child, as an adolescent and as a growing adult. I understood music, spoke music and was able to relate music to life effortlessly. As I grew up and decided to grow this passion I had for music and use it to benefit others. I began my learning journey in the field of special education. While studying, I was offered the chance to work at an NGO that caters for children with disabilities such as autism, down syndrome, physical disabilities, cognitive challenges and often children with multiple disabilities. I discovered throughout my practice on the field, that using music elicited remarkable responses. Throughout my course of study, I came across research about music and therapy combined in a field of Psychotherapy known as Music Therapy. That was my “aha” moment. After extensive and thorough explorations of the major and ample conversations with experts, I decided to complete my degree in Music Therapy at Nantes University in France. My thesis focused on the impact of music therapy on the development of communication and social interaction between autistic children (individually and as part of a group). It was based on a case study conducted in Lebanon with extensive analysis of the collected data. Music therapy is modern therapeutic approach in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. Music therapy provides abundant room to improve communication, attention, concentration and self-expression for those who find it difficult to express themselves, in words. Music therapy uses sound and music as tools to help individuals reach their goals. There are two forms of music therapy: active and receptive. In the active approach, the individual takes part in creating music in order to better enhance his/her affective, cognitive and social skills. In the receptive approach, the patient is at the receiving end during the sessions. This form of therapy can be conducted individually and as group therapy with each highlighting various benefits. Research has supported the effectiveness of music therapy though to some it may viewed as a nonconventional technique. The major benefits of music therapy can be generally summed up as follows: – reduces anxiety and physical effects of stress – improves healing – can help manage Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease – reduces depression and other symptoms in the elderly – helps to reduce symptoms of psychological disorders including schizophrenia – improves self-expression and communication In terms of skills, Music therapy improves: – Communication skills (using vocal/verbal sounds and gestures) – Social skills (making eye contact, turn-taking, initiating interaction, and self-esteem) – Sensory skills (through touch, listening, and levels of awareness) – Physical skills (fine and gross motor control and movement) – Cognitive skills (concentration and attention, imitation, and sequencing) – Emotional skills (expression of feelings non-verbally) In my music therapy journey of 15 years and counting, it is safe to say that this field is a growing field that never seizes to amaze me in terms of how beneficial it is for the sake of maintaining a balanced wellbeing and a happy life.
Life Coaching, Child Psychology (aged 0 – 12, Teen Counselling (aged 13 – 17) and Mindfulness.
Educational Background & Certifications:
MA in Music Therapy from Universite De Nantes, France
What I’m excited to bring to Fitcy Health members:
My program is here to show you the benefits of music therapy in terms of skills! Music therapy improves:
– Communication skills (using vocal/verbal sounds and gestures) – Social skills (making eye contact, turn-taking, initiating interaction, and self-esteem)
– Sensory skills (through touch, listening, and levels of awareness)– Physical skills (fine and gross motor control and movement)
– Cognitive skills (concentration and attention, imitation, and sequencing) – Emotional skills (expression of feelings non-verbally)
Music therapy is a wonderful way that allows you to overcome the stresses of everyday life and allows you to find your balance and your inner voice.
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