The psychological power of music to inspire, energize, and unify is impressive, and new evidence suggests music also carries with it the ability to aid in healing, and furthering people's ability to better process trauma.
In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Dan Matthews explores the power of music, and how music therapy can help patients to process trauma.
"Art and music are individual and expressive crafts that often allow people to experience emotions they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. Sound healing is an idea that’s widespread and well-recognized, and music therapy is essentially a structured and intentional way of utilizing and harnessing the power of music.
Whether singing, creating music, passively listening to music, making art while listening to music, exercising to music, using music as a basis for relaxation, or something else entirely, the healing process can undoubtedly be strengthened and aided by the presence and utilization of these techniques."