Research & Publishing
Authentic Research, Documentation and Publishing are most important aspects of preserving any work of a particular time that will have a huge influence on our future generation. Factorize conducts empirical research, documents and publishes all its works, cases, findings in longer engagements of Coaching and Music Therapy in the form of papers, books, articles, talks, recordings etc. Latest of our publishing work is a Book on Indian Music Therapy by Ruma Chakravarty. The book is titled “Music Therapy with Indian Music (Essentials & Sources) – Volume 1” Read More
MUSIC THERAPY WITH INDIAN MUSIC (ESSENTIALS & SOURCES) – VOLUME 1 – By Ruma Chakravarty
This book is intended for students who would like to understand the essentials of Music Therapy with the framework of Indian music structure. At the same time the book tries to give a direction to them for digging dipper into the subject and research more on Music Therapy. For convenience of reading, the book is divided in three sections covering the essentials required for a professional music therapist, the origin of Indian music Therapy practices and basics of designing music therapy.
This book attempts ‘linking the sources to the practice of music therapy’. Many musicology researches are being done (and already done) on ancient texts; also healing aspects of Indian music is written about by scholars. Here in this book the author’s intention is to string together many elements and techniques of India’s age old traditional music into a single thread and see if that makes a complete therapeutic model; and then try relating those to today’s music therapy practices with Indian music.
The book is available in Amazon and Notion Press
Published Journal Papers
Title: Effect of Music Therapy on Oxygen Saturation Level: A Literature Review
Abstract: Music therapy as a non-invasive therapeutic modality is gaining prominence worldwide both in hospital settings as an adjunct therapy as well as for community wellbeing. Music therapy offers encouraging evidence-based outcomes for stabilising vital parameters to improve symptoms associated with complex illnesses such as autism spectrum disorder or major depressive disorders. The purpose of this review is to 1) identify scientific literatures that offer insights on the effect of music therapy on oxygen saturation levels of patients undergoing treatments for diverse conditions; 2) compare the effects of music therapy based on identified parameters 3) analyse the critical reviews of the researchers of studies included in this literature scan and 4) synthesise the review findings for…….Access Article HERE.
Title: Impact of Carnatic Music Therapy Intervention on a Patient WITH Schizophrenia – A Case Report
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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental condition that brings many challenges along it. The condition hampers the thinking, learning, perceptions, behavior, daily activities, and performances of a person immensely. Schizophrenia has a lower prevalence (0.4%) than many other mental disorders in India, and worldwide it affects 20 million people. Management of symptoms of schizophrenia with Carnatic music therapy intervention is gaining significant scientific attention. The case report reveals that Carnatic music, a genre of Indian music proved to be beneficial for improving diverse symptoms of a patient associated with the disorder. We present here a case of 20 years old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia showing behavioral issues, hallucination, irritability, the incoherence of…….Access Article HERE
Title: Neuro-Psycho-Social Rehabilitation for Elderly Patients: Multimodal Approach with Indian Music (Feasibility Study)
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Neuro-psycho-social rehabilitation of elderly patients with Indian music is an area that is growing steadily in India. Music is accepted well by the elderly patients and at the same time music can be targeted to address, improve and restore various elderly conditions that affect the functional, psychological and social health of the elderly patients. The paper examines the feasibility of using multimodal approach with Indian music for neuro-psycho-social rehabilitation of disease-specific symptoms of two elderly patients – one having Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the other having rheumatoid arthritis (RA), through longitudinal case studies. Both the studies were conducted in non-hospital set-ups. For both the cases, only qualitative observations were noted. Secondly, this paper discusses the……Access Article HERE
Magazine Articles (Print & Online)
Indian Music Therapy : Ruma Chakravarty for SaamaGaana – The First Melody
Therapeutic Essence of Music : Ruma Chakravarty for Eyra Magazine
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