Improving Quality of Life Through Music and Horticultural Therapy
At Life Enrichment Center, we seek ways to help the adults we serve find meaning in their everyday lives. We offer specialty therapy programs, including music therapy and horticultural therapy, to help participants learn new skills, build confidence, and connect with the world around them.
What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the clinical use of music to achieve individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. If listening to a special song has ever brought a smile to your face, cheered you up when you’ve been down, or even sparked a memory, you’ve experienced firsthand how music can affect the mind and emotions. Research studies of the benefits of music therapy have shown the profound power of music to connect with others and to improve overall wellbeing in many ways.
How Music Therapy Enriches Lives
The music therapy program at Life Enrichment Center offers unique opportunities for meaningful and fun engagement. Our music therapy program addresses cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our participants. Hannah Coleman, our board-certified music therapist, shares her passion for music and looks forward to using it to improve the lives of others.
Our music therapy program offers opportunities for participants to sing, move, play instruments, and explore music in many ways designed to enrich and improve their lives. Involvement in music can help decrease agitation, improve mood and self-esteem, encourage socialization, improve memory recall, and create unique opportunities for meaningful interaction. Music also provides an outlet for expression that can help those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Whether you’ve never held a microphone or have played guitar for years, experience the healing power of music at Life Enrichment Center.
What Is Horticultural Therapy?
Countless studies have demonstrated the connection between nature and mental health, which is why our horticultural therapy program is so popular. Horticultural therapy is the process of connecting people with nature through plants and gardening in ways that are enjoyable and therapeutic. The desire for a connection to nature reflects a basic human need, and many studies have shown the healing and restorative power of nature in our lives.
How Horticultural Therapy Improves Lives
The Horticultural Therapy Program at Life Enrichment Center offers opportunities and freedom to garden again. Through this program, our participants learn and grow with our garden, nurturing a connection to nature that enhances the quality of their lives. The program, designed specifically for the adults we serve, addresses physical and cognitive challenges with engaging, fun, and creative activities that enable people to increase their level of functionality. The Life Enrichment Center encourages participants to have a more active lifestyle, and capitalizes on people’s abilities, instead of their disabilities.
Our Gardens and Gardeners
Many of our participants have been gardeners at some point in their lives. Others have never gardened, but by learning a new skill they become empowered and their self-esteem grows! Led by our horticultural therapist, Beth, participants will experience the wonders of nature through engaging, interesting, and just plain fun gardening activities.
Best of all, our gardens and greenhouses are also safe and accessible year round! Even those who were no longer able to garden at home are able to safely tend to our gardens under the watchful eye of a trained horticultural therapist. Our participants experience the benefits of gardening outside when it’s warm, or even in the greenhouses when it’s cold!
Learn More Today
The specialty therapy programs at Life Enrichment Center are specifically designed to enhance the lives and improve the wellbeing of the adults we serve. Schedule a personalized trial visit, or call Life Enrichment Center at 704-484-0405 to learn more about our music and horticultural therapy programs.