Music Psychotherapy

Music Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytical music therapy methods including Group Analytic Music Therapy (GAMT) incorporate combined elements from

interpersonal, self-psychological, intersubjective, and other psychodynamic theoretical approaches (Ahonen, 2007, p. 1).

It consists both of transformative and insight music psychotherapy (Ahonen, 2007, p. 89).

According to Professor Heidi Ahonen, images created during Group Analytic Music Therapy”communicate through feelings and body sensations.

Their language is emotional and insightful. They speak right from and to our hearts.

To understand them, music therapists must be willing to tune themselves – to listen with their hearts” (Ahonen, 2007, p. 1).