Healing in Harmony – A Proven New Way To Heal Trauma

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM, Ballroom

(Fireside Chat)

Make Music Matter helps to empower marginalized voices with its innovative music therapy program Healing in Harmony. Initially designed for trauma survivors in conflict and post-conflict zones, it has been clinically proven to reduce PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Working in tandem with a trained psychologist and music producer, participants write, record, perform, and disseminate professionally produced songs about their emotions and experiences. The process has a profound effect on both psychological healing and the restoration of a supportive, healing community.

The music is released globally on all major streaming platforms through A4A Records, with distribution through Warner Music Canada. A ground-breaking new publishing model helps to ensure that all royalties from the songs are sent back to the artists and their communities, regardless of socio-economic circumstances.

From survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo to young Syrian refugees with disabilities (and soon, survivors of generational trauma in Indigenous communities in Canada), Healing in Harmony has helped transform the lives of over 8500 individuals in eight countries worldwide.

Hear more about Make Music Matter’s work and their plans to bring the Healing in Harmony model home to Canada.

Interviewer – Karen Bliss