What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy treatment is a form of therapy that allows individuals to express themselves through music.
Individuals who take part in a residential rehab program often need a spiritual release along with their physical release.
Music therapy helps individuals physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The effects of addiction can be deep and very difficult to repair. Music therapy allows individuals to tap into their emotions and immerse themselves with the melody and beat of the music. This musical exercise can clear individuals’ minds and heal their spirits.
Music therapy programs may seem like a new trend of therapy, but in fact, brain activity and music have been linked through many scientific studies. A Stanford study discovered that strong musical beats can stimulate the brain and eventually the brainwaves can match the rhythm of the music.
Alternatively, slower beats have shown to stimulate the part of the brain that is associated with a meditative or hypnosis state, while faster beats were connected to alertness and concentration.
Who Does Music Therapy Benefit?
- Individuals suffering from chemical addictions
- Alcohol abusers
- Cancer patients suffering from the effects of chemotherapy
- Elderly individuals
- Individuals suffering from brain damage
What Does Musical Therapy Include?
- Music improvisation
- Lyric analysis
- Music techniques
Prominence Treatment Center’s music therapists are trained in all types of musical techniques.
These various types of music all speak to individuals in different ways. Our therapists work with everyone individually to find the most beneficial type of music therapy for you.
Sessions can consist of the therapist performing live music, accompanied by recorded background music, giving residents a full musical experience. The most important aspect to musical therapy is the outlet it offers to individuals who struggle expressing themselves verbally.
Our therapists are able to assess physical health, emotional well-being, social functionality, cognitive skills, and communication abilities all through music. Music therapy is very helpful in most individuals’ recovery plans.
If you or someone you love is interested in a new and exciting therapy model, music therapy may be for you. Please call to speak with our staff and find out if our program is right for you.