From kids with cancer to adults with chronic conditions, every music therapy session that Cambrae Fox leads is unique — something she sees as "one of the beauties" of her job.
Cambrae: (Singing) ...don’t care if I—Patient: (Singing) ...never get back—Cambrae: (Singing) ...so it’s root, root—Patient: (Singing) ...root for the ball game.Cambrae is a music therapist. Every session is unique.Cambrae: I was working with a child, we were playing an instrument and using that for coping, getting him to move around, giving him a positive skill, things like that. Whereas the other session, we did a music-assisted relaxation and they do look very different. (Speaking to patient) There we go. Patient: Okay. Cambrae: Do you feel a little more relaxed? Patient: Sure. Cambrae: (Laughing) That was convincing. (Speaking to Grotto) I mean, he made a joke after when I said, "Do you feel more relaxed." He was like, "Sure." Almost every session is successful in its own way. Even when a patient may be cynical, their body language after a session will reveal a change in mood and affect.Cambrae: But he was tense, he was fidgeting one of his legs. Whereas, after when he was done, his face muscles were relaxed, he was talking at a lower tone of voice. So even though he made a joke, he was displaying signs that his body and his mind were now more calm and relaxed. So they all look very different. And that's one of the beauties of it.