We discover nothing new saying that the socioeconomic situation in which we live is very serious. In addition, we know that many of the people who knock on our door have long been out of work and there is no prospect that they get it. The situation of women in the labour market reflects a structural inequality, its most severe manifestation being violence against women, from workplace harassment, domestic violence and prostitution. This situation creates very high levels of anxiety and stress in women, coupled with a low self-esteem.
People who are in a situation of homelessness suffer consequences that go beyond than simply meeting their basic needs: they are in a situation of isolation and loneliness, from which it is very difficult to get out by themselves.
In music therapy, the first requirement is to approach the patient’s needs through music. The most common activities are to create, to recreate and to listen. Creating discovers music includes sounds, improvisation and composition; to recreate comprises musical sounds, to sing or to play an instrument in front of an audience; and to listen is to relax, to meditate through music, imagination and more.
It also attempts to involve the beneficiaries in conversations about the music heard and its position in the therapeutic context.
Since music will encompass all human senses, multisensory application allows us to produce a range of stimulations to visual auditory level, tactile, and kinesthetic. In this way, we can apply music therapy to different practice areas. After this experience the need to deep
en into these non-formal educational tools is detected, so that the development of a transnational project to know, deepen and experience in the discipline of music therapy in order to give a better answer to universal needs that we face in our society is proposed, which is consolidating a social structure in which they grow a spiral of scarcity and a space of vulnerability that generates increasingly suffering, poverty and inequality.
The two main objectives of the MHS Project are:
Achieve an exchange of methodology and professionals through partners to compare and learn new techniques of music therapy and applying them in a different context than usual. The displacement transnational professional help in understanding the specific te
chnical applications in the field of work of each of the partners through the experience of first-hand experience of music therapists.
The second objective is to improve the quality of life, the state of physical, moral and spiritual health of people in social exclusion and / or homeless, decreasing levels of anxiety and stress and assisting them in the recovery of self-esteem, overcoming isolation, loneliness and disconnection not only social but also affective. All this from an informal and non-formal learning and through the use of various previously shared techniques between the partners, trying to expand the comfort zone of the beneficiaries in order to provide them with the possibility of changing the patterns and habits that prevent them from reaching emotional fulfilment and labour partnership.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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