Mental Health Music Therapy + FREE Playlist!

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What is Music Therapy?

In order to decide if music therapy would be useful in your life, it is important to understand what music therapy really is. Here is a brief rundown of music therapy and its benefits.

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Definition

Music Therapy is a kind of therapy that helps people maintain their mental health through the use of music. (Listening to music and creating music are common activities involved with music therapy.)

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Music Therapy Benefits

Stress is a major factor involved with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. Music therapy is known for reducing stress symptoms.

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Mood

Music builds emotion in people, and music therapy can bring out feelings that are essential for mental coping. It is a positive way to manage stress.

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Depression

Stress can cause many people to feel depressed and sad. It can also cause some people to develop eating disorders. Music therapy can help to reverse those feelings and insecurities by decreasing overall stress levels.

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Anxiety

Stress also brings mixed emotions such as anger and social withdrawal to people suffering from anxiety. Music therapy works to help ease those negative mentalities and improve overall positivity.

***Music therapy does not always have to be scheduled and run by a professional. I play guitar, sing, and listen to music on a daily basis. I do this on my own, and I really enjoy it. However, there are many professionals who can facilitate a more productive music therapy session based on their own approach and expertise.

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Mental Health Music Playlist

There are so many emotions and feelings that strike us throughout the day. We are bound to face stressful situations from time to time. The best way to work through the stress and these emotions is to relate to others who feel the same way as us.

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Music is a form of relating to others. We relate to the artists who create the songs that resonate with us. Click the link to listen to my free Mental Health Music Mix Playlist. You can take this collection of music with you everywhere you go! From mania moments to feelings of depression, this playlist brings you into your own world of coping where you do not have to hide your inner thoughts.

***Experimenting with music is a beautiful thing. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and listen to different genres. You never know what you may find.

Christine Frey