Posted on August 17, 2012
Last modified on April 1, 2019
Music has a positive effect on various parts of the brain, which makes it ideal for promoting engagement and healing in a therapeutic context.
Music therapy is a creative way to address a variety of health challenges. At Promises Behavioral Health, we offer outlets for musical expression for a variety of behavioral concerns, such as:
Music therapy has a wide variety of applications, and a trained music therapist is adept at knowing what will be most helpful at any given point in time. For example, music therapy can provide relief or insight in the following contexts:
These are just a few ways music therapy can be applied to the treatment of behavioral health concerns. Other possible outcomes from music therapy include:
Music therapy goes beyond listening to music that makes you feel good. In fact, making music, singing along or moving to music may all be suggested by your therapist as part of your treatment plan. In a group therapy session, individuals can practice their emotional awareness by listening to one another playing music and deciphering the emotions or feelings that prompted its creation.
Whether you already enjoy creating and sharing music or you have never played a note in your life, music therapy may be an excellent addition to your overall therapeutic plan.
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