Music Therapy and Mental Health

mtcni-mental-healthMusic Therapy is known to be an effective tool in helping people with a range of emotional disorders and mental health illnesses.

Music Therapy and mental health is an area in which a Music Therapist may work with an individual in a psychodynamic way to address problems rooted in the clients past; with the medium for communication being predominantly improvised music. Group work can be beneficial as a means of exploring relationships, reducing social isolation and facilitating a greater self-understanding.

Music therapy can help individuals with mental issues by:

  • Encouraging clients to express themselves creatively.
  • Helping clients feel more motivated.
  • Developing social and communication skills.
  • Gain a greater awareness of self and of self in relation to others.
  • Build and strengthen self-esteem and self worth.
  • Empower the client to becoming more confident in making choices and decisions in their daily lives.
  • Provide a secure and accepting environment, where positive change can take place.

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