Music Therapy by KeeYanna Tsinne

MUSIC THERAPY

By Keyanna Tsinne

April 17, 2019

Music is used for stress relief, emotional, and behavioral problems. Listening to music has been shown to treat depression and anxiety, also help lower your blood pressure. While listening to music, it could redirect your mood. When your music is loud it keeps you preoccupied, rather than doing what you were doing before. When the music has a soft sound it keeps you relaxed.

Scientist have explained why students bring their earphones to libraries and study halls. Its’ shown that music with a soothing and relaxing sound can help students beat stress or anxiety while studying. Music is also shown to help improve focus and provide motivation. Music that can be listened to while studying could be Classical music, know as the “Mozart Effect”.

Some music helps us connect through empathy, it is also proven to help people in some situations such as anxiety and depression. As it results to lifting our spirits when we are feeling low, and giving us energy. It controls and sets our thoughts or movements to improve memory and physical balance.

There are many types of music therapy, such as Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodaly. Each used with certain mental illnesses or certain purposes recommended by a therapist. The types of music therapy are given by the therapist, also to help the client reach their goals. When using the Dalcroze Eurhythmics method your body moves with the sound. In the Kodaly method you are shown pictures, rhythm symbols, and hand signs.

Music therapy could be very useful in many ways, from treating depression to sleeping better to being focused. Music helps keep a good clear mind set, also a good relaxed mind set. Music is your therapy to being yourself.