Music therapy is a field of medicine where music is used to treat various conditions, much as a physical therapist might treat a patient. You can use some of their techniques to inspire your healing and manage your mental health.
— November 6th, 2020
Below four tips to use music for healing purposes:
1. Put your creativity to good use!
Performing music often is more potent than listening to music. Hence, if playing music is something that interests you, then you should try it!
You don’t need to be a classically trained musician. You don’t need an audience. You can dit down and play the piano, or you can sing your lungs out to your favorite tune.
2. Build a bond through music
Music has always been a social bonding activity. If you aren’t comfortable making music, you can always invite friends or family to listen to enjoy listening to tunes together.
3. Improve your mood
Music often is linked to some of our most profound and most resilient memories and emotions. If you are feeling down, think back to music you listened to during a happier time.
Studies have shown that listening to upbeat songs or artists you like can instantly lift your mood!
In many cultures, music and dance are closely related. Thus, we suggest you move your body to the sound of music. If you can, you can do it with a partner. If not, do it in front of a mirror or by yourself.
There are many ways ― and no wrong way ― to move to a song.