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A growing body of research supports the use of music therapy as an effective mind-body therapy in infants and children. Music has been shown in controlled studies to reduce pain response and anxiety in a variety of pediatric settings including neonatal intensive care units, procedure rooms, emergency department waiting rooms, and in the peri-operative setting. Music therapy can be used alone, or in conjunction with relaxation therapies such as progressive muscle relaxation or visualization.

A great resource is the American Music Therapy Association:

I think authenticity is the key to your relationships with your patients, as with others. “Keeping it real” means that whatever you share genuinely comes from the heart, which represents the deepest part of one’s soul, or spiritual self. We learn from our patients, just as they do from us, and this communication or energy exchange, when flowing purposefully, is timeless, and its therapeutic benefit beyond measure.