The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as: “the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”
Music therapy is an evidence-based addition to your treatment plan. Utilizing music to foster self-connection and drive to change while navigating sober life is safe and effective. Both actively creating music and listening to it have been demonstrated to stimulate the dopaminergic pathways in a manner comparable to that of many illegal drugs. This reaction could lessen cravings and lift your spirits. Additionally, listening to music reduces anxiety and soothes the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation
Music therapy has powerful effects. When working with a board-certified music therapist, they help you manage your symptoms. By taking a compassionate and non judgemental approach, your music therapist encourages self-expression through the kind of music that you relate to. You might play music, listen to music, or learn a musical instrument when in therapy.