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Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center, LLC

Where our focus is the overall well-being of the mind, the body, and the spirit through music

Music Therapy Booth

EXTRA EXTRA!!!!
TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!!

WHERE? : The Embassy Suites Conference Center
1001 McCarty Lane, right off of I35 in San Marcos, TX

Swing by our booth and have a HRV session on us. Come by and find out what your heart is saying about you. The 29th Annual CREATION HealthCheck Screening and Fair hosted by Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) on April 28th is for the promotion and advocacy of community wellness. With their partnership with Texas State CAMCO (Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach), the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of San Marcos Healthy City Task Force, and the San Marcos Daily Record, CTMC is offering this great event to the public to promote and encourage community wellness. The health screening and fair will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center on April 28th, in San Marcos, Texas, and will be open to the public from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center will be offering FREE HRV (heart rate variability) screenings and in-the-moment music therapy assessments for those who stop by our booth. Music therapy is the evidence-based approach of using music to address a wide range of concerns. Come and let us show you how you can regain control of your health, improve your level of wellness, and revitalize your life with music therapy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7a.m. – 3p.m. Come by and see us. If you have questions, we can answer them. If you want to experience a little music therapy, we will be there. Even if you just want to say “Hi!” and pick up some information on music therapy, we will be glad to make your acquaintance.

Do you want to make a referral for services? Would you like more information about music therapy? Are you interested in music therapy for yourself or a loved one? Give us a call at 512.754.9631, message us here or at www.gsusmusictherapy.com, or send us an email at gsus.musictherapy@gmail.com

What Does Your Heart Say?

EXTRA EXTRA!!!
SAVE THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS!!!

WHEN?: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
WHAT TIME?: from 7a.m. until 3p.m.
WHERE?: The Embassy Suites Conference Center
1001 McCarty Lane, right off of I35 in San Marcos, TX

We are excited to announce that Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center, LLC – Gsus Harmonies Nonprofit will be participating in the 29th Annual CREATION HealthCheck Screening and Fair hosted by Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) on April 28th to promote community wellness. With their partnership with Texas State CAMCO (Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach), the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of San Marcos Healthy City Task Force, and the San Marcos Daily Record, CTMC is offering this great event to the public to promote and encourage community wellness. The health screening and fair will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center on April 28th, in San Marcos, Texas, and will be open to the public from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

HealthCheck is Hays County’s largest health screening event; and last year, hundreds of people took advantage of the low cost blood draws, free lab result interpretations, over 70 exhibitors and more than 20 free screening/assessment opportunities. This year there are over $500 of services being offered at little to no cost to the public. You can see more about this great event at www.CTMCHealthCheck.com.

Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center will be offering FREE HRV (heart rate variability) screenings and in-the-moment music therapy assessments for those who stop by our booth. Music therapy is the evidence-based approach of using music to address a wide range of concerns. Come and let us show you how you can regain control of your health, improve your level of wellness, and revitalize your life with music therapy.

April 28, 2015, 7a.m. – 3p.m. Come by and see us. If you have questions, we can answer them. If you want to experience a little music therapy, we will be there. Even if you just want to say “Hi!” and pick up some information on music therapy, we will be glad to make your acquaintance.

Do you want to make a referral for services? Would you like more information about music therapy? Are you interested in music therapy for yourself or a loved one? Do you think one of our performance ensembles is just the medicine the doctor ordered? Do you want to find out what your heart says? Give us a call at 512.754.9631, message us here or at www.gsusmusictherapy.com, or send us an email at gsus.musictherapy@gmail.com or fill out the ‘Contact Us‘ form right here on our site.

We wish you the grooviest of days and at least moment that takes your breath away and makes your heart smile!

The Gsus Music Therapy Treatment Team

Gsus Music Therapy Services & the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

At Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center, LLC we offer contracted music therapy services to address a wide range of needs within individuals and groups and we offer a wide range of music therapy interventions. We are honored to share our talents and services to address the needs of those within the special needs populations, those with physical and rehabilitative concerns, those with emotional and mental health needs and concerns, those who are elderly, those with medical conditions, those in hospice, those in palliative care, those who are grieving, those who provide care for those with these types of needs, and anyone who feels they could benefit from the healing, restorative, and therapeutic abilities of music and musical expression. We offer our services through facilities and organizations throughout the South Central Texas area and surrounding counties, in-home, and at our private facility.

Music therapy is a research- and goal-based therapy practice that is client- and/or patient-focused with interventions provided by a board certified music therapist that are designed to address specific needs. Like other therapies, music therapy is a referral- and goal-based service. The field of practice is classified as complimentary alternative medicine (CAM). Although music therapy is not yet included as a standard practice in overall health care in every state, countless years of research have shown music therapy interventions to be effective as a stand alone therapy and when integrated with other types of treatments and therapies. We are working hard to advocate for music therapy to be included as a standard part of care for everyone.

We get a lot of questions about music therapy, how it works, what it does, what is biofeedback and how do we use it, and who can benefit from music therapy services and what are the benefits. So we’ve put together a PowerPoint presentation that directly addresses these questions and a bit more in an overview of what we do here at Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center, LLC and through Gsus Harmonies Nonprofit. For your viewing and perusing pleasure, we humbly offer:

Gsus Music Therapy and the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We do not mind talking about what we do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check us out. Our goal here at Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center is to BE the CHANGE we WANT to SEE within our COMMUNITY and we are doing it one song at a time. We have a lot of projects that are currently underway. Stay tuned! We hope to be sharing them with you soon.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about music therapy or our services, please contact us at 512.754.9631 or send us an email at gsus.musictherapy@gmail.com or fill out the ‘Contact Us’ form right here on our website.

Best wishes for a grooving day and at least one moment that makes your heart smile!

The Gsus Music Therapy Treatment Team

From Our Hearts to Yours: An Open Letter to All of Our Clients and Patients – Past, Present, and Future

From our hearts to yours,

At Gsus we are humbled and privileged beyond measure to be music therapists. We truly LOVE what we do – even when what we are asked to do is tough. We do not, and cannot, take for granted the incredible honor you give us by allowing us to come into your life, into your homes, into your facilities, onto your treatment team, and into your hospital rooms to share so many wonderful and truly inspiring moments with you. When you choose Gsus, you are not just choosing another therapy professional to be on your treatment team, you are choosing someone who is going to care about you and the things that are important to you. Yes, you do pay us for a service; but what you get is so much more. You become a part of us and a part of the Gsus family from the time we serve you and long after you no longer need our services.

The paycheck we receive pays our bills; but what you receive from us is genuine and real all of the time. We are honored to spend our time with you and to care for you and to be with you in your time of need. We are fully invested in your needs and making sure that what we do for you helps you to accomplish your goals. We will gladly work with other members of your treatment team. Our only agenda is to help you to the best of our abilities. We care – and not because we are paid to care.

You don’t have to worry or be concerned about expressing yourself or having moments of humanness with us. We are not just your sounding board or your listening ears, we are in your corner and we will advocate for your needs. If you are upset, we will listen. If you are hurting, we will share that experience with you. If you cry, we will never tell you it is not okay. In some cases, we may even cry too. However you choose to express yourself, we will help you do it. And if you want it, we will help you create a soundtrack for your life.

You do not need to have any musical skills to have us be part of your treatment team. We promise we will give you the opportunity each and every time we see you to be musical, to feel musical, and to feel successful in your musical expression any way you choose to engage in your music therapy. We love when you sing with us – even if it is off-key; because we can’t all be professional singers. We also firmly believe that music and musical expression is good and sweet medicine for not just your mind, but your body, and your spirit too. The medicinal value of the music does not diminish because it is not the “perfection” we all have heard on the radio. If you do not feel like singing, we’re okay with that too. Sometimes receiving the gift of song is just a medicinal as producing a song. Listening to music and pondering your own thoughts, feelings, memories and ideas is just as important as playing and expressing your feelings. We will never be offended if you fall asleep during your session time. We think of sleeping during a session as a compliment that we are able to help you relax well enough and get more of what your mind, body, and spirit need in the moment; and we are always honored that you feel comfortable enough with us to fall asleep.

On the days you are feeling your worst, we hope you will be willing to allow us to come and help you feel better. Sometimes we are all up and sometimes we all get down. There is no judgment that will ever come from us about how you choose to engage with your therapy. If you want to beat a drum and holler, we will be there with you in the moment. If you want to hold a shaker and cry, we will be there in the moment with you. Feel free to cry. We want you to know you will not have to be in that moment alone. If you want to dance and shout and sing, we will be there in the moment with you. If you want quiet reflection, we will be there in the moment with you and do our best to support you in any way possible. We will always respect your right to ask us to not come and see you; but we feel you should know, we are qualified and well-trained to help you manage your thoughts and feelings in the moment and to help you manage the symptoms and emotions that may be present on those days.

We know – not just for ourselves – but from experience, that music sometimes brings strong emotions to the surface and sometimes it can be sudden and overwhelming. We want you to know that we will be with you in those moments and we will help you – even if the help we are able to provide is just to listen and comfort you. We will gladly welcome your family members and caregivers to share in those moments if that is your wish. We will help you write songs to convey your message or to have a conversation.

And if you are dying, we will do our best to help you do so as gracefully and peacefully as possible. We will come and see you in your final moments. We know that dying happens in stages and at all ages; and even though there may come a stage of the process where your are not able to respond or to engage, we know you will still be able to hear us – even if you cannot respond. We will share the history of our journey together and we will be there even after you have gone. We will work to help give comfort to your family during the grieving process and help them all say “until we meet again” to you. If your family asks us to provide music for your memorial services, we will be there and we will share the legacy you have left behind with them all. We will still think of you after you have gone.

At Gsus, once you have become part of our music therapy family, we will never forget you. We will always remember the honor and privilege it was to be with you. All of our clients and patients are part of our extended family and will always be a part of our hearts. We are fully committed to aid you in your life’s journey – however that looks.

Thank you for being a part of the Gsus Music Therapy family.

The Gsus Music Therapy Treatment Team

Updates for the New Year

Thank you for visiting our website! We appreciate your interest in what we do and are striving to do within our community. Here at Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center we offer contracted music therapy services to address a wide range of needs within individuals and groups and we offer a wide range of music therapy interventions. We are honored to share our talents and services to address the needs of those within the special needs populations, those with physical and rehabilitative concerns, those with emotional and mental health needs and concerns, those who are elderly, those with medical conditions, those in hospice, those in palliative care, those who are grieving, those who provide care for those with these types of needs, and anyone who feels they could benefit from the healing, restorative, and therapeutic abilities of music and musical expression.We offer our services through facilities and organizations throughout the South Central Texas area and surrounding counties, in-home, and at our private facility.

Music therapy is a research-based therapy practice with interventions provided by a board certified music therapist that are designed to address specific needs. Like other therapies, music therapy is a referral-based service. The field of practice is classified as complimentary alternative medicine (CAM). Although it is not yet included as a standard practice in overall health care, research has shown music therapy interventions to be effective when integrated with other types of treatments and therapies. Music therapy has also been found to be an effective therapy approach as an alternative to, or integrated with, traditional talk and other applied therapies.

In addition to our contracted music therapy services, we established Gsus Harmonies Nonprofit, which allows us to offer music therapy performing ensembles for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those with mental health concerns. These ensembles are supported by community members, local businesses, and musicians throughout the South Central Texas area and counties. Specific information about our ensembles can be found on our nonprofit page (http://www.gsusmusictherapy.com/our-nonprofit/). Gsus Harmonies Nonprofit is always fundraising to enable us to provide music therapy services and interventions for those within the special needs populations, the homeless, and low-income members of our communities.  Specific information about one of our fundraising projects is available at http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/help-for-helping-hands-through-community-music-therapy/294980. Gsus Harmonies Nonprofit is currently going through the process to make Gsus Harmonies Nonprofit a 501(c)3 organization. More news on that front to come.

Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center is currently offering 3 promotional discounts for 2015. We are offering a 10% discount for individuals, families, organizations, and facilities for the first service contract signed. We also offer a 20% discount for active duty and retired military personnel and their families and support personnel for the first service contract signed. We also offer a 15% discount for other mental and medical health professionals, educators, and currently enrolled college/university students.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check us out. Our goal here at Gsus Music Therapy Services & Center is to BE the CHANGE we WANT to SEE within our COMMUNITY and we are doing it one song at a time. We have a lot of projects that are currently underway. Stay tuned! Hopefully, we’ll be able to share them with you soon.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about music therapy or our services, please contact us at 512.754.9631 or send us an email at gsus.musictherapy@gmail.com.

Best wishes for a grooving day!

The Gsus Music Therapy Treatment Team

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