• «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

Universitätsspital Basel, Frauenklinik

Music therapy in the ward for pregnant women
Women with high-risk pregnancies

Since late 2016, women with high-risk pregnancies and their endangered unborn children are supported with music therapy in order to reduce their fears and strengthen the mother-child relationship, which is made difficult during the stay at hospital. Bonding is promoted as well.

After birth, the premature and sick new-borns are supported by the same music therapist on the neonatology ward of the paediatric university hospital of Basel to ensure best treatment.

A TV commercial by Swisslos presented this innovative therapy on Swiss television. To be seen on Youtube.

Prof. Dr. Irene Hösli, Chefärztin Geburtshilfe und Schwangerschaftsmedizin
Anette Wetzel-Schwöble, Leiterin Pflege, Abt. Schwangerschaftsmedizin
Monika Esslinger, Klinische Musiktherapeutin MAS SFMT

Foto: Derek Li Wan Po, Universitätsspital Basel