Used for ailments ranging from psychiatric conditions to cancer, music therapy interventions can be designed to alleviate pain, promote physical rehabilitation, enhance memory, promote wellness, express feelings, manage stress and improve communication. The music therapist determines how each client is progressing through therapy by assessing individual cognitive, physical and psychosocial skills.
How Music Therapy Works
Music therapy is based on traditional counseling practices, but incorporates the use of music. A client can listen to music, play an instrument or sing. The addition of music to the counseling session has been found to reduce pain and discomfort, and enhance creativity and emotional well-being. Experts believe music therapy works because it requires the client to focus on the music, which involves the brain and the body — music is processed neurologically and physiologically — and this leads to less focus on pain, sadness or discomfort.
Benefits of Music Therapy
Benefits of music therapy include improvement in life functions such as practicing good self-care, experiencing a richer spiritual life, a more rewarding domestic life, and finding enjoyment in community involvement. Appropriate for all ages, music therapy has been found to help people with mental health disorders, addictions and other illnesses to improve their overall quality of life.
To learn more about Music Therapy, call 844-876-5568