Line Brink-Jensen
Master in music therapy

I offer music therapy to a variety of clientsboth as individuals or in groups. I plan the sessions according to the preferences, resources and needs of the clients/groups, and my overall focus is on wellbeing, development, and quality of life.


Currently, I utilize music therapy with the following clientele:

  • Babies aged 0-1 year and one of their parents: Within this forum I use sense stimulation activities, song games, and improvisation on small instruments, amongst others. Sound is the first sensation of a fetus, which can be used creatively through recognition of moods and sensations. Through repetition of selected songs and song games, we communicate with the babies on a level that, besides the meaning of the words, includes gestures as well as non-verbal moods and intonations.

  • Children aged 2-5 years in daycare and kindergarten: Here we work with turn-taking, imitation and sense stimulation. As the children get older, I increasingly focus on social competence, audial responsiveness and group responsibility, gross- and fine motor skills, as well as song recognition games. I use children's songs accompanied with gestures and challenge the children's fantasy through improvisation.

  • Children and youths with reduced functional development, such as autism, ADHD, and brain injuries: Each client is unique and will benefit from different approaches, but overall, I work with turn-taking, imitation, and recognition on a basic level. I adapt the improvisation and activities to the level of the client's functional development and focus on strengthening existing abilities, while encouraging new ones.

  • Adults with mental illnesses, such as people with double diagnoses or addictions: Here I work with the life history of the client on a more or less direct level. Internal emotions can be difficult to express in words, but can instead be expressed through playing and singing, songwriting and music listening.

  • Seniors in elderly homes, such as elders with dementia: With age there can be a decrease in the ability to talk, hear, remember, etc. but interestingly the musical core stays more intact. This implies that the elder can benefit from listening, singing and creating music with a music therapist. Activating the musical core can awaken other centers of the brain and thereby improve otherskills, such as speech and short and long term memory.

  • Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), individually or in groups: This method can be used for personal development and address internal processes and experiences during a musical journey. In individual GIM we start with a pre-conversation, where the client and the therapist converse about an interesting theme of the session. The theme can be used as a center of the journey, but it is also possible to leave the theme open. The client is guided into an altered state of consciousness through a relaxation exercise, prior to the beginning of the music. Classical music programs with normally four to eight pieces are then used to guide the client's imagery and bodily sensations. The therapist verbally interacts with the client to provide a safe and present link to reality. The session ends with a post-conversation, where the client has the opportunity to draw or write important features from the journey.

  • Group GIM is similar to individual GIM. The participants might find a common theme to explore during the journey,while the therapist provides  guidance in the beginning of the music listening period. It can be intense to experience the music together in a group, and part imagery and physical sensations.  The group furthermore gives the possibility to get support, understanding and challenge from the other people involved. Unlike individual GIM, in group GIM there is no verbal interaction during the journey, and the music program most often consists of one or two rather than four to eight pieces.