An Exploration of Music Therapy in the Bible
Keywords:Music, Music therapy, Healing, Psychotherapy, Biblical Principles
Music affects the brain in the way that scientists are suggesting, or is it hearsay? The notion of collaboration between music therapists and the clergy becomes more pertinent. The paper is a preliminary approach to the exploration of music therapy and biblical principles on healing. It presents a model, using psychotheology as a premise of the study, while it uses Prayer - a concept compatible with both fields - to integrate music therapy and theology. Findings reveal that there is much to gained from such an approach, including potentially improved therapeutic outcomes with prayers in recent times, while relying on biblical foundation of music healing, the researcher also reveals that the healing exercises between the therapist and clergy are significant contributions to the overall therapeutic potency of music. The paper recommends that collaboration with the clergy is a prerequisite for improved spiritual health care, which is required of both professions in their work as members of the holistic health care team. It recommends that further study be made of this relationship in general and of the model of 'compatability' as it applies to the integration of music therapy and biblical principles for healing in particular.
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