Pathways to Happiness with Nena Lavonne
MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY – USING MUSIC THERAPY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS, SELF-AWARENESS & TO HELP US THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES – In today's episode, we discuss the psychological benefits of using our favorite music as a form of self therapy, and how to use music to improve our mood, self–understanding, life satisfaction, and overall mental health. Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals and to aid in healing. Using techniques from this powerful therapeutic practice can help us process difficult emotions and and has numerous other benefits, including improved cognitive performance, mood regulation, and enhanced motivation. Studies have also linked listening to music or playing an instrument with a reduction in stress, anxiety, grief and depression. Analyzing our musical tastes and the lyrics and musical genres we are drawn to can also help us to better understand ourselves, our needs, and our desires. I hope you find it interesting and insightful!
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