Bahareh is a board-certified neurologic music therapist and founder of Mind and Music Therapy Center. www.mindandmusictherapy.com. Bahareh promotes, empowers and serves families, professionals and children with special needs utilizing music therapy strategies.
BAHAREH’S PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC THERAPY
“My most important belief is that a human being is more than the body in which it resides. In other words, physical material is only the surface level or outer shell of the many ‘levels’ of the self. These levels can be conceived on a continuum from gross to subtle, i.e., from body to mind to spirit, each dissolving into one another without clear boundaries. Thus, all levels are one and cannot act independently of one another. To be clear, I use the term ‘core-self’ as synonymous to the spirit or soul. If essentially it can be assumed that a human being is essentially composed of vibrations, then this gives a rationale for a music-centered approach to therapy. I believe that people respond so readily to music because it communicates directly to the whole being”. www.baharehmt.com