Exploring reverie : an exploratory inquiry into the instances of reverie and their occurrences within a particular music therapy case study and its improvisational work
One of the main concepts within psychoanalysis is that there are three levels of consciousness: the unconscious, the preconscious and the conscious. The aim of this work is to discuss and analyze a process which deals with all three of these states of consciousness on different levels, called “reverie”, as experienced within the music therapy setting. This thesis initially looks at what has been said so far about reverie, and the goal of this work is to describe the possibility of thinking back retrospectively to moments in music therapy which when experienced can seem hazy and blurry, “dream-like”. The research will be conducted through a qualitative analysis of data collected during 18 music therapy sessions which were video and audio recorded. The study will consist in the exploration of reverie within the therapy process; the method employed is Therapeutic Narrative Analysis. The question that ideally will be answered in this study is whether or not experiencing reverie will have had an effective result on the ability of patient and therapist to access their unconscious contents. ...
Alternative titleExploratory inquiry into the instances of reverie and their occurrences within a particular music therapy case study and its improvisational work
MetadataShow full item record
- Pro gradu -tutkielmat 
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Implementing improvisation and songwriting to aid the transition to adulthood for adolelescents with special needs : a case study Tiusanen, Päivi (2016)Adolescence is a transitional period with many developmental tasks. The adolescents need to resolve the specific question of career choice and establishing authentic friendships. Transition to adulthood is often challenging ...
Favouring emotional processing in improvisational music therapy through resonance frequency breathing: a single-case experimental study with a healthy client Brabant, Olivier; Solati, Safa; Letule, Nerdinga; Liarmakopoulou, Ourania; Erkkilä, Jaakko (Taylor & Francis; Routledge, 2017)Resonance frequency breathing (RFB) is a form of slow breathing at around six breaths/min, whose immediate effects are to substantially increase heart rate variability (HRV) and to reduce stress levels. Since RFB has already ...
Enhancing improvisational music therapy through the addition of resonance frequency breathing : Common findings of three single-case experimental studies Brabant, Olivier; Erkkilä, Jaakko (Oxford University Press, 2018)One core characteristic of active music therapy is the facilitation of emotional expression through the creation of music improvisations. In an attempt to further develop this approach, we created an enhanced form of ...
Using altered states of consciousness in improvisational music therapy : the potential of resonance frequency breathing Brabant, Olivier (Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2018)Improvisational music therapy is a type of creative arts therapy in which clients are encouraged to express themselves through the symbolic and non-verbal medium of music, by creating free music improvisations together ...
The sense of self of experienced and non-experienced music therapists in musical improvisation : an interpretative phenomenological analysis Christodoulou, Artemis (2014)Music therapists’ work is constantly researched and measured in order to find the best possible ways for conducting music therapy and treating people through music. In spite of this, music therapists themselves are rarely ...