• «Art and music touch places in the young patients where no injection can reach.»
    Petula Clark, singer, songwriter and patron of the Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.»
    Johnny Depp

  • «Music can build bridges where the spoken language cannot.»
    Valeri Gergiev, conductor and opera company director, patron oft he Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «In a peripheral hospital, paediatrics is like a safe harbour»
    Dr. Valdo Pezzoli, head physician at the paediatrics department in the regional hospital of Lugano

  • «Art- and music therapy allow the patient to become immerged in another world.»
    C.B., art-therapist at University Children’s Hospital Zurich

  • «It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.»
    D. W. Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)

Music therapy
Acute and chronic psychological disorders, behavioural and personality disorders, eating disorders

Music therapy has been part of the offer for young patients at the CHUV since 2003.

At the Unité d’hospitalisation psychiatrique pour adolescents (UHPA), a music therapist has been supporting patients who spend several weeks in hospital since 2012. As part of the interdisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists and nursing specialists, he takes care of his patients in group or individual sessions. This approach contributes new elements to holistic understanding of the patients, helping them to recover their inner balance.

PD Dr. med. Laurent Holzer, médecin adjoint UHPA
Antonio Esperti, musicothérapeute MAS
Swen Courosse, infirmier-chef