• «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

Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel (UKBB)

Music therapy on the intensive care ward for oncology, neonatology and orthopaedics
Acute, chronic and psychosomatic diseases, cancer, metabolic disorders, neuro-orthopaedic and neurological diseases, dysmorphias

The music therapist supports patients during their often long stays at hospital. Music therapy usually takes place in the patients' rooms by their hospital beds, and sometimes also as group therapy in a common room. The music therapist brings her well-equipped music cart to the wards since 2000. Two projects were initiated in 2015 and the necessary material, such as recording devices, song books and hygienically proper instruments were purchased. These projects are stimulation of extremely premature babies with recorded voices of their parents in the neonatology ward and an open parent-child singing offer on the oncology ward.

Cornelia Neuhaus, co-management therapies
Monika Esslinger, clinical music therapist MAS SFMT