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Find meaning in your life.

We all know that life can be overwhelming, you may have hit a rough spot or feel like you are treading water. 

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Music therapy could help you process some of life's daily challenges or help you reconnect with a part of you that feels lost. Mental, physical and emotional health is about developing resilience, managing stress and finging positive coping mechanisms. 


Trust the process in your journey, together we will engane in a music centred process to reclaiming your wellbeing. Take the time to focus on the therapeutic experience and rebuild connections with your-self or others.

I am an accredited music therapist (MTA/MT-BC) in good standing with the CAMT/CBMT.

My therapeutic approach is person-centered and based in a humanistic perspective. I encourage your involvement and participation throughout your therapeutic journey. 


Utilizing music based techniques, I support you in your journey to emotional, physical or mental wellness. 

 
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FLEUR HUGHES  

Accredited Music Therapist (MMT, MTA, MT-BC)

My name is Fleur and I completed my degree at the University of West England (UWE) in 2015.

I am originally from South-Africa and grew up in Johannesburg. I love travelling and that led me to the UK, where I lived  for 11 years, before coming to Canada in 2014.

I joined the British Army in 2006 and in 2009-2010 I completed a tour to Aghanistan. While on tour, I noticed some of the effects of PTSD and trauma. It was during this time that I wondered "how might music have therapeutic benefits in managing and treating mental health?". I left the army in 2011 and pursued my new career as a music therapist.

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As a advocate for music therapy, I have presented at various conferences and symposiums. 


These include:


  • The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) conference (2020)

  • Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT) (2017 and 2019)

  • Canadian Mental health Association "We are Stronger" Conference (2018)


I am passionate about research into mental health and how music therapy can be used to treat wellbeing from a holistic perspective. 


Perhaps you feel you cannot express yourself or want to find a creative arts approach to working throught your mental health needs. 


Reach out to me to take the first step in your wellness journey.


 
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What is Music Therapy?

The Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) defines Music Therapy as:


"Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals (MTA*) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains."

No prior musical experience or ability to play instruments is required to take part in sessions. I work with your most innate creativity and musicality.


I provide a range of musical instruments: melodic (keyboard, flute, giutar), tuned (xylephone, bells) and un-tuned percussion (rhythm sticks, ocean-drum, bodrahn, shakers).



Technology, assistive or communication devices can be incorporated into sessions if required.

Receptive and active music based approaches may include:

  • Improvisation

  • Singing

  • Song-Writing

  • Drumming

  • Lyric-Analysis

  • Instrumental Playing

  • Music for Self-Care

  • Music for Pain and Stress

  • Creating personalized playlists (for sleep, lullabies, relaxation)

  • Music Technology (App based)

  • Adapted piano or flute lessons


Non music therapy approaches may be incorporated into sessions for example mindfulness, DBT or motivational interviewing.

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What Services do Music Therapy 42  provide?

  • Child, adolescent and adult services.

  • Individual or small group sessions.

  • Experience with for/non profit organisations, educational settings, community  organisations and  indigenous communities.

  • Flexible payment plans.

  • Workshops, consultation or presentations (corporate wellness, conferences, PD days) and clinical supervision.

  • Mobile service - willing to travel to Calgary, Strathmore, Langdon or Chestemere.

                      

Areas I can help you with:


Mental Health:


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, Transitions, Self-care, Anxiety, Recovery, Substance Misuse, Grief or Loss, Depression, Anger, Self-Injury Behaviors, Bullying, Mood Management,

Transitions, Grief, Stress, Self-Regulation, Social/Emotional learning and Attachment.

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Useful Resources and Information

Voices: A world Forum in Music Therapy:

https://www.voices.no/index.php/voices

The Association of Counseling Therapy of Alberta:

https://www.acta-alberta.ca/

Canadian Association for Music Therapists:

https://www.musictherapy.ca/?
  

The Certification Board for Music Therapists:

https://www.cbmt.org/

 

Take the first step...reach out.


I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.

During our initial consult we will discuss:

  • Developing a bespoke treatment plan, tailor-made to your needs.

  • Your therapeutic goals or objectives. 

  • I will inform you about the therapeutic process in more detail.

  • Which music or counselling  interventions would benefit you most. 


I look forward to hearing from you. 


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