Journey Into Wholeness
I’m happy to announce that the NHK is making a radio drama called “Music Therapist,” based on my book, “Last Song~Melodies of Love and Hope at the End of Life.”
NHK is Japan’s national public broadcasting organization. The show will be aired on May 23.
“Last Song” tells the stories of my patients and their families I encountered while working at hospice in the U.S. In it I attempted to capture the essence of music therapy – using music within the relationship between the therapist and the client.
Since any relationship is a two way street, it wasn’t just the lives of my clients that were affected through therapy; my life was often transformed through meeting them as well.
I’m humbled by the fact that the NHK has found my book interesting and the stories important enough to make it into a radio drama. An actress will play my part, but I’ll be singing in it.
Music therapy is not well known in Japan, and even those who have heard of it often don’t know that there is a profession called a “music therapist.”
I hope that this show will help increase awareness of music therapy in Japan and make it available to more people in the future.