In the video above, Megan Godfrey demonstrates a variety of music therapy styles. She says music therapy can be active — you and the therapist might sing, play instruments or write a song. Or it can be receptive — you listen, meditate or pray while the therapist makes music.

Therapy focuses on soothing rhythm, sound

Perhaps you’ve experienced the healing power of music but did you know there’s a health care field that uses music to address people’s emotional, physical, social, cognitive and spiritual needs? Guideposts magazine found out more from Megan Godfrey, a board-certified music therapist at Good Samaritan Society — Stillwater in Minnesota.