Healing Through Music

This musical opening at the start of NHS North East London Foundation Trust’s AGM in September 2017 was performed by myself and accompanied by Yousuf Ali Khan (left) and Louise Elliot (right) from the Grand Union Orchestra. The picture slides in the background feature staff across NELFT including Administrators, Psychiatrists, Nurses and Human Resources staff whose smiles were captured when they talked about how much they loved music!

This Bangladeshi song is about being in love and seeing the world as beautiful. I used this song as an example to demonstrate how light hearted mood and positive beliefs can be created through specific types of music which can help us to appraise the world and ourselves positively.



Author: Dr. Sidrah Muntaha

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in the role of music to promote emotional well being and recovery from severe mental health difficulties. I am currently employed as Head of Psychology for Cygnet Healthcare, London and have previously worked in NHS psychiatric hospitals to implement psychological interventions including innovative approaches such as CBT-music and other music & arts based therapeutic interventions. For details contact muntaha.sidrah@gmail.com. ©Copyright www.sidrahsite.wordpress.com

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