Ecological Awareness in Practice
Spirituality, Community Health, and the Possibilities of Music Therapy
Keywords:music therapy, community health, culture, ecological, religion, spirituality
Music therapy is a research-based allied health discipline that utilizes music to support the health and flourishing of individuals and groups. This reflective discussion article describes some of the challenges of including spirituality in music therapy and the author’s journey from practice to a community-building project. The possibilities of music therapy in cultivating the health and well-being of a community are discussed, with reference to a growing body of music therapy literature on spirituality, health, and community.
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