Holiday Cheer: How to Help Sick Children with Music Therapy

While trees are decorated and lights are hung, many children are forced to spend the holiday season in the hospital. Their complex medical needs require intensive medical care and they are unable to return home for the holidays. The Peterson Family Foundation funds music therapy programs to lift up the spirit and support the heart, body and soul with music therapy. Our music therapists provide music therapy throughout the holidays and coordinate passionate volunteers like these UCLA carolers and the CC Ukulele Strummers.

Do you want to help us help hospitalized children with music therapy? Visit our contributions page to learn how you can make a difference today!

How is music therapy different during the holidays?

Christmas and holiday songs are brought into the music therapy sessions, and the children are given opportunities to sing and play instruments along to the music. Songwriting and recording are utilized to give kids a voice in sharing their experience being in the hospital at Christmas. Families are brought into the session to share in holiday joy, too.

Music therapy has the ability to refocus the situation towards the positive, the strengths of the individual and the strength in the family to cope with a difficult situation. This holiday season help us continue to support these music therapy services with a donation. All our music therapy programs are entirely funded through the Peterson Family Foundation.

You can support music therapy programs across the country by visiting ourĀ contributions page!

Happy holidays to all, and many thanks for your support!