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Making the Most of Each Moment
By Lucy , MT-BC
4/13/2011 11:56:00 AM

People often ask me how I can work in the hospice realm, when you know the relationship you start with a client will soon end in death.  I try to make the most of each moment with my clients, focusing on living the best we can in that moment.  When faced with a terminal prognosis, one tends to prioritize what is most important in their lives to either confront or share with those around them.  When you share a well-written song and those song lyrics with someone, the client can compare his/her situation with the neutral, non-judgmental song lyrics as a springboard for reviewing their own life, first with the non-judgmental music therapist, and then perhaps with his/her loved ones.  I am continuously in awe of the power music has in reaching people who might otherwise be “unreachable,” due to intentional emotional walls the client puts up as a defense mechanism, or a deficit in cognitive or communication skills, and I am humbled by my position as the vessel used to share that powerful music with my clients.  I consider myself a life-long learner, and I have learned a lot from my clients. 




Tags: Hospice, Music Therapy
Categories: Music Therapy
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