von Hodenberg, Friederike

Jedes Wort ein Klang

Die Stimme an den Grenzen des Lebens. Tagebuch einer Musiktherapeutin

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 128 p., paperback / softback
15,90 €

ISBN: 9783895009839
Table of Contents

Short Description

This book deals with music and poetry as therapies or seriously ill and dying people.
With help of examples the author wants to encourage the reader to find his (or her)
Individual way to the patient´s need.
The book applies to doctors, music therapists and also to nurses and staff in hospices
as well as to friends and family members. It shows that our voice as a direct instrument
has a relieving impact on ill and dying persons.


This book deals with music and poetry as a therapy for seriously ill and dying people. The spiritual power of music and the intellectual abundance in poetry and stories can be felt, heard and also seen in every single encounter with patients and one can perceive a transformation of the suffering.

When medical and verbal efforts come to an end, sounds, recitals of poems and stories can help to relieve desperation and fear.

With help of examples, the author will encourage the reader, to find his (or her) individual way to the patient´s need with poetry and music.

The book applies to doctors, musical therapists and also to nurses and staff in hospices as well as to friends and family members of the patient.

The descriptions are to be experienced and understandable and show how the voice can be used as a relieving medium for people at the boarder of life and in the process of dying.

At the beginning the author refers to the voice in general, for example in the chapters of “sound’” and “breath”.
It shows that our voice, as a direct instrument has a relieving impact on ill and dying persons.

The authors describes the sensitive way of singing songs and improvising with vocals and consonants. She also deals with the conscious use of the voice in a therapeutic conversation.

In the last chapter the author describes her presence in the process of dying, and how she feels the most subtle changes and reactions in the face and in the breath of the dying when she attunes her breath into the breath of the patient and in this way strikes tunes which help the dying person to free himself of his earthly being.

Biographical Note

1971 -1975 Studium an der Folkwang-Hochschule Essen, Abt. Musik, Theater, Fach:

1979 - 1982 Studium an der Musikhochschule Ruhr/Duisburg: Musikpädagogik, Hauptfach: Gesang. Abschluss: Diplom Musikpädagogin.
1983 - 1984 Studium der Waldorf-Pädagogik am Institut f. freie Waldorf-Pädagogik, Witten.

- Stimm-therapeutische Arbeit mit Patienten verschiedener Krankheitsbilder am Pädagog.-Sozialtherapeutischen Zentrum, Dortmund.

1984 - 1987 Tätigkeit als Musik-Pädagogin und -Therapeutin an einer heilpädagogischen Schule für geistig-, körper- und lernbehinderte Kinder , Bielefeld.

1987 - 1991 Tätigkeit als Musiktherapeutin in einem Sanatorium für Psychosomatik und Onkologie, "Schloss Hamborn" bei Paderborn.
1988 - 1991 Berufsbegleitende Ausbildung : "Morphologische Musiktherapie" wo?

1991 - 2005 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin als Musiktherapeutin am Universitätsklinikum Hamburg – Eppendorf in der Abt. Onkologie/Hämatologie
1991 – 1994 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin als Musiktherapeutin im Rahmen eines BMFT-Forschungsprojektes unter Leitung von Prof.Dr.R. Verres und Dr. D. Klusmann, Veröffentlichung eines Buches „Strahlentherapie im Erleben der Patienten“.1997 im J.Ambrosius Barth Verlag Heidelberg - Leipzig

1995 - 1997 Lehrbeauftragte für Musiktherapie an der Hochschule für Musik und bildende Kunst Institut Musiktherapie, Hamburg.

1996 Musiktherapie mit Kindern verschiedener Erkrankungen auf der Intensiv-Station des des Kinderkrankenhauses Hamburg-Altona.

1996 – 1998 Ausbildung zur Kursleiterin für integrative Poesie- und Bibliotherapie – Fritz Pearls Institut


Clinical psychology (139) || Coping with anxiety & phobias (2) || Coping with death & bereavement || Coping with personal problems || Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama) (131) || Family & health (3) || Intensivstation einer Klinik Bielefeld || Kinder mit onkologischen Erkrankungen || Medical specialties, branches of medicine (140) || Musiktherapie Sterbebegleitung || Occupational therapy (131) || Onkologie || Palliative medicine (2) || Patienten mit apallischen Syndrom || Patienten mit onkologischen Erkrankungen || Pflegestation || Privat-Wohnung || Psychotherapy (153) || Sociology (21) || Sociology & anthropology (108) || Sociology: death & dying (3) || Universitätsklinikum