Kathryn Eberle Cotter, MT-BC was interviewed by the Butler Eagle for a feature on music therapy and the Music and Wellness program for patients with chronic illness and their caregivers. In describing the purpose of the group, Kathryn explained that the focus is on obtaining skills to navigate the physical and emotional pain and stress associated with chronic illness so that patients can exercise more agency over their symptom management. When so much about illness is outside of the patient’s and family’s control, having resources that return some autonomy are so valuable.
“We’re talking about pain management, we’re talking about stress management, we’re talking about rest and relaxation, we’re talking about muscle control and releasing tension, and we are going to use music to reach those goals.”
The full article appeared in the Butler Eagle Summer Health & Fitness section Tuesday, July 17, 2018.