• «Art and music touch places in the young patients where no injection can reach.»
    Petula Clark, singer, songwriter and patron of the Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.»
    Johnny Depp

  • «Music can build bridges where the spoken language cannot.»
    Valeri Gergiev, conductor and opera company director, patron oft he Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «In a peripheral hospital, paediatrics is like a safe harbour»
    Dr. Valdo Pezzoli, head physician at the paediatrics department in the regional hospital of Lugano

  • «Art- and music therapy allow the patient to become immerged in another world.»
    C.B., art-therapist at University Children’s Hospital Zurich

  • «It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.»
    D. W. Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst

Kantonsspital Baden (KSB)

Music therapy in the prenatal and neonatology wards
premature birth, metabolic disorders, infections, high-risk pregnancy

Hospitalised women with high-risk pregnancies have been able to experience the relieving effect of customised music therapy since 2011. The music therapist also takes care of premature babies and sick new-borns while involving the parents. Music, rhythms and the parents' voices help process the changes after birth and to recover from medical interventions. It also supports the often more difficult development of bonds and thus promotes development and relaxation.

Sabine Sahli, Leiterin Pflege Frauen und Kinder
Renate Nussberger, klinische Musiktherapeutin MA, MAS