Ep. 15: Music therapy and neuroplasticity: Rewiring the brain through therapeutic song-writing with Professor Felicity Baker

Thank you for joining us as we bring you our very first episode for 2017!

This month, we're discussing the various ways in which song-writing is used in music therapy, and how writing a song can benefit a person's health and wellbeing.
 

We're talking about neuroplasticity: "How does song-writing assist in creating new neural pathways post accident or injury?"

 

We're talking about expressing identity: "What is it about song-writing that allows an individual to express and communicate who they are?"
 

And we're talking about building community: "What are the ways in which music can assist in creating unlikely allies and relationships?"

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On this episode, you'll be hearing from Professor Felicity Baker from The University of Melbourne who shared with us her extensive work in song-writing in both clinical and community settings.
 

"...I noticed that people were really engaged with song-writing because they could create something that was their own... and it was their own expression of their identity. It gave them an opportunity to explore who they were..."