Coping Strategies Gained Through Music Therapy for Addiction
Studies have shown that music therapy for addiction can have therapeutic benefits even outside of structured therapy settings. Thanks to its familiarity, predictability and the feelings of security associated with it, music provokes emotional and physical responses in people. Caregivers and relief workers have reported that music therapy helped patients feel more ready to cope with the stresses of daily life and possible future crises.
Music therapy can help patients undergoing addiction treatment to develop coping strategies to deal with some of the hurdles they may face including improving their self-confidence and security, understanding and dealing with feelings of anxiety and hopelessness, and improving their ability to achieve a state of relaxation.
Later on, stress, loneliness, and boredom can all be triggers for relapse. Creating or listening to music can be a great stress reliever and help alleviate one’s feelings of boredom or loneliness.
What Happens In A Group Music Therapy Session?
Group music therapy for addiction sessions can include many different activities related to music, each offering its own set of benefits. They can include:
- Songwriting and composition as a means to boost self-confidence and a way to express emotions
- Improvisational use of musical instruments to promote the creative process, emotional expression and improved confidence
- Guided meditations to help cope with feelings of anxiety, anger and fear
- Analysis of lyrics in patients’ favorite songs as a means of emotional expression
- Muscle relaxation techniques with soothing music to reduce the feelings of anxiety stress and fear often associated with from a crisis
Part of a Comprehensive Treatment Program
Music therapy can be a great resource for individuals seeking to overcome their addictions. On its own, however, it is unlikely to be sufficient to achieve successful lifelong sobriety. At Beachway Therapy Center, we believe that the best way for a patient to become successful is through a comprehensive program, tailored to each individual that includes traditional one-on-one therapy sessions, counseling, positive group work as well as other holistic therapies such as art therapy, equine therapy, psychodrama therapy, and music therapy.
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If you’re interested in finding out more about how our music therapy for addiction program can help you or a loved one regain control of a healthy and sober life, call us now at 877-284-0353. The counselors at Beachway Therapy Center are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak with you. They can answer any questions you may have about music therapy or any of our other treatment services.
Located in beautiful South Florida and surrounded by picturesque scenery, our facilities offer luxurious amenities that are second to none. Thousands of people from across the country have found healing in the peaceful and supportive atmosphere at Beachway Therapy Center, and you can too. Contact us today for more information.