Music is one of the very few things that has a universal quality; nearly everyone has an emotional and personal connection to it. This universal response makes it a great tool for a number of therapy programs, including addiction treatment programs.
Why Does Music Therapy Work?
The answer lies in its ability to address the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of every person. While music therapy might be thought of as a new form of therapy, the opposite is actually true. This type of therapy can be traced back to Hippocrates in 400 B.C. Hippocrates used this method to calm and treat individuals dealing with mental disorders.
Additionally, this form of therapy is used to treat a range of symptoms including addiction, depression, stress, autism, PTSD and physical trauma. By developing interpersonal skills, motor skills and overcoming anxiety, music therapy is able to improve the lives of many individuals.
Created by Clarity Way: http://www.clarityway.com/blog/an-inside-look-at-music-therapy/