Weekend Reading: Music Therapy Helps Recovering Addicts
Betcha can’t guess where I’m headed at this exact moment…
I’m on my way to see The Black Keys!
2012 is going to be pretty good year for me, as far as concerts go, which is A Really Good Thing considering 2011 was just okay (actually, it pretty much sucked except for finally getting to see my three favorite country stars: Randy Travis, Reba, and good ol’ Bucky Convington) compared to my 2010 of The Avett Brothers, The Black Crowes, Steve Miller Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Amos Lee, and of course Dave Matthews Band.
Which brings me to the real point of this post…
Al Bumanis, the AMTA Director of Communications and a music therapist himself, told The Fix that music therapy “appears to be a way of getting at issues in a non-threatening manner.”
When working together, as a group on music, issues do come up. People find out they are in similar situations and have a channel to explore.
For more information about music therapy, check out these Psych Central posts:
- The Basis For Music Therapy
- Music Therapy Relieves Health Anxiety
- Your Feelings And Music: Does Musical Awareness Impact Emotional Understanding?
- Music Therapy Aids In Relieving Fibromyalgia
- Music Therapy Aids In Depression Treatment
- Music Therapy May Aid Brain-Damaged Patients
Yeah, we’ve pretty much got the music therapy information on lock ’round these parts.
Happy reading, and see you next week!
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Sparks, A. (2012). Weekend Reading: Music Therapy Helps Recovering Addicts. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 3, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2012/03/weekend-reading-music-therapy-helps-recovering-addicts/