Posts by Peterson Family Foundation

Understanding the Process of Music Therapy

Music therapy has come far in the world of medicine as an accepted form of therapy for patients. It is becoming more common to find certified music therapists and their specialized equipment, such as drums, guitars and recording devices, in hospital settings. As we’ve explained before, music therapists aid in recovery and education, for both…

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Health Benefits of Music Therapy

Music therapy provides our young patients with a unique source of comfort and strength. Sam Hawgood, MBBS, Chancellor, UCSF We’d be so appreciative of your help! Visit our contributions page to learn more and support our mission. Read about the benefits of music therapy below, too! Music therapy is a wonderful option for children and teens…

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The History of Music Therapy

The Peterson Family Foundation believes music therapy has the ability to help alleviate pain and suffering in children and teens while they are in the hospital. Whether kids are listening to music or making it themselves, channeling their emotions into art helps both their mind and body. Music therapy involves a trained and certified professional…

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What is Music Therapy for Kids?

“Music therapy provides a creative way for kids to move through trauma, and to be a kid and a whole child, not just a diagnosis.” Oliver Jacobson, music therapist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco Here at the Peterson Family Foundation, we work toward our goal to enhance, restore and improve the quality of life…

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