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Improve your health through music and
horses in the beautiful
Adelaide Hills

Music Therapy and
Equine- Assisted Therapy Services

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Meet Joanna

Director & CEO
(Sound Health Music & Equine Assisted Therapy) 
Registered Music Therapist (MCMT - University of Western Sydney),
B.Mus - (Sydney Conservatorium of Music),
Equine Assisted Therapist - (trained by The Equine Psychotherapy Institute, VIC)

Joanna is a Registered Music Therapist and highly experienced in working with children and adults in schools, at client's homes, with vulnerable children and families, and in aged care. With over 30 yrs piano teaching experience, Joanna also completed her piano and composition studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School, followed by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she obtained her Bachelor of Music. Joanna has also had piano training in St Petersburg Russia.

She then combined her love of music with helping people, and completed a master of Music Therapy degree at the University of Western Sydney. Additionally, Joanna has won numerous film score competition awards in the USA, and enjoys combining her creativity in writing music with assisting clients to meet their goals.

In addition to loving music, Joanna has long had a love of horses, having owned numerous horses throughout her adolescent years. She has trained in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through the Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Vic.

Sound Health Music offers Music Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy and a combined multi modal program which offers both, as well as school holiday programs, set in the north eastern Adelaide Hills (just moments away from Tea Tree Gully).

 

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Why Music Therapy?

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It is evidence- based to assist clients with
 

  • Autism and ADHD

  • Anxiety/ Depression/ PTSD/ Stress/ Schizophrenia/ Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

  • Cancer

  • Physical Disabilities



     

  • Neurodegenerative Conditions (Stroke/ Traumatic Brain Injury/ Parkinsons, Cerebral Palsy etc)

  • Addictions

At Sound Health Music and Equine Assisted Therapy, we tailor our therapy for each client and can assist with a wide range of diagnoses. We are especially beneficial for clients with autism, mood and personality disorders, anxiety/ depression, and other disabilities.

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Why Equine- Assisted Therapy?

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It is a fast growing modality showing to assist clients with
 

  • Autism and ADHD

  • Anxiety/ Depression/ PTSD/ Stress/ Schizophrenia/ Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

  • Cancer

  • Physical Disabilities



     

  • Neurodegenerative Conditions (Stroke/ Traumatic Brain Injury/ Parkinsons, Cerebral Palsy etc)

  • Addictions

At Sound Health Music and Equine Assisted Therapy, we tailor our therapy for each client and can assist with a wide range of diagnoses. We do specialise in autism, mood and personality disorders, anxiety/ depression, grief and a variety of disabilities.

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Hooves & Grooves Program
(Equine Assisted Therapy
&
Music Therapy  combined)

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Hooves and Grooves is a unique therapy program offered at Sound Health Music and Equine Assisted Therapy. This program incorporates Equine Assisted Therapy as well as Music Therapy to create a multi- modal, sensorimotor- based approach to interweave the healing power of both horses and music. Hooves and Grooves offers a dynamic oriented approach to therapy which allows clients opportunities for transformative, meaningful moments in a co- and self- regulatory sensorimotor environment. 

This experiential therapy offers opportunities for meaningful interactions with the horses, as well as sensorimotor exploration and hemispheric integration across the midline (bilateral stimulation).

Activities may include singing, drumming, playing instruments, listening to music, dancing to music, and a range of other activities.

" Both horses and music change lives. They both have the powerful ability to heal  and to give our children and adults improved self confidence and self- esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls...and they give us hope!"

"...One must think when looking at a horse in motion, that he hears music in his head"

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Your journey to sound health starts here!

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Contact 
(Exact address will be given on booking)

Phone

Email

Address

Inglewood,SA 5132

0413 248 111

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Testimonials

“After trying several music therapists, we were so happy to find Joanna! She connected with my son quickly and easily and seems to be able to get the best from him just by being her authentic self. She gives plenty of varied opportunities for him to explore different sounds and find his rhythm on the day. He always looks forward to his sessions! We highly recommend Joanna.” (Claire Y- Rostrevor)
"Joanna has been Orion's music therapist for 2.5 yrs now. They have had many fun-filled therapy sessions, and my son loves the interaction and the different things they do each week!" (Allan T - Campbelltown)


"It is a joy to see the way Joanna engages with my children. She is always patient and full of encouragement, and knows how to read their individual needs." (Evelyn P- Lobethal)
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