Music therapy is based on the belief that we can all respond to and appreciate music, regardless of disability or illness. For the children Demelza supports with limited verbal communication or movement and visual impairment, music therapy can offer a safe space to express thoughts and feelings without the use of words.
Music therapy at Demelza is available to siblings to help them cope throughout their brother or sister’s illness and following bereavement. Families can also use music therapy to build precious memories by capturing a child’s sounds or their music on DVD.
“Zyan is able to stay at the hospice which he loves, so I can rest. Zyan’s brother also has music therapy and attends a siblings group, which helps him to cope.”