Identity development meets emotional stability : transcending borders through music therapy with an intercultural group of women : a case study
Based on previous investigation, research has revealed the implications of music therapy in women, intercultural groups, and the cultivation of identity and emotional stability. However, the research conducted on the amalgamation of these factors is deficient. The purpose of this case study is to explore the effects of music therapy on the emotional stabilization and development of identity in an intercultural group of women. The umbrella terms of identity development and emotional stability will be dissected based on the sub-themes that have emerged from the therapeutic needs of the intercultural group of individuals involved. Six women from The Netherlands, Iran, China, Russia, Germany, and Belarus, respectively, were purposely chosen to be participants in a 12-session group therapy based on varying yet aligned needs. The sessions were audio/video recorded and qualitative content data analysis was used in the analyzation of the data provided. Music Therapy encourages and is beneficial in the journey of identity through self- development practices and is a factor in stabilizing one’s emotions. The results of this study also propose that music therapy transcends beyond the borders of intercultural group therapy. The effects of music therapy on an intercultural group of women are beneficial and includes various factors and developmental tasks to achieve a healthy level of emotional stability and identity. ...
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