Music Assisted Therapy

We believe music helps you to get beyond just words

Cumberland Heights Music Assisted Therapy

Our Music Assisted Therapist, John McAndrew
Our Music Assisted Therapist, John McAndrew

Listening to your favorite music has probably helped you forget the physical as well as emotional pain. Many studies proved that with a trained music therapist, pain can be reduced to some level, improves state of mind, reduce stress and anxiety especially with those addictive patterns. Our Music Assisted Therapist, John McAndrew, may ask you to join a songwriting group in which the music helps you to get beyond just words or you may re-learn how it feels to be in sync with a group during a drum circle, breaking the isolation of addiction.

Music therapy has been used by some medical practitioners for many years in the treatment of various physical, mental and neurological problems. Research has also indicated the value of music for rehabilitation of patients with addiction, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and depression. It’s no wonder many of us feel the positive vibes that music therapy provides in addiction recovery and has been one of our most popular therapies!

Our group based music therapy may involve activities such as developing a compilation or writing lyrics for a song, to creating a playlist of relaxing music for personal stress reduction. Improvising on instruments may be used to tap into creativity or deep emotions. Songwriting can be used for self-exploration and to build self-esteem. In many ways, music can be used to control fear, anger and anxiety.

The participant is able to draw parallels and metaphors from their experience then transfer it to practical application to their recovery journey.
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