On days like today and in times such as this, it can be hard to understand how music really can help and heal.
Today is World Music Therapy Day, and we encourage you to think about how music has positively impacted your life …
How did you learn your alphabet?
What brings a nation together at the start of a sporting event?
What drives home the emotion of the story and can even foreshadow what is coming next in your favorite movie?
What has the power to bring back memories from ones’ wedding day?
What medium is used as an artistic, creative, and emotional outlet when war has raged in our country or in others, and when people feel helpless against forces much larger than themselves?
Music, in and of itself, powerfully effects and drives our emotions, feelings, thoughts, memories, and physical state. When a trained music therapist who has learned when and how to introduce music into the therapeutic setting meets a client who is at the threshold of their desire to seek change within their own life, the results can be astounding.
Music Therapy has an important place in society and should continue to be utilized while our collective mental and emotional health is on the fringe from prolonged effects of the pandemic and heightened international conflict.
Here at Metro Music Therapy, we believe in the efficacy of the work that we do, and we believe in our clients with whom we are working. Our team is proud to be Board-Certified Music Therapists, and we will continue to leverage the transformative power of music to bring healing during life’s most trying seasons.
Stay well, and keep making music!