Music Therapy is an important component of the program of Adjunct Therapies for residents of The Cottages on Mountain Creek. Music Therapy is part of a documented treatment plan and given by a credentialed professional and is a component of a resident’s overall treatment plan which includes clinical and adjunct therapies.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions in a therapeutic relationship in order to help people with mental illness to develop relationships and to address certain issues they are unable to through verbal communication. Music Therapy sessions can be individual or group and can involve listening to music, playing music and music themed discussions.
Direct benefits mentally ill people can experience include reduced muscle tension, decreased anxiety, increased self-esteem, and provide a safe and successful emotional release, among others. Various research studies have shown that Music Therapy benefits people who have a variety of mental illnesses including schizophrenia and major depression.
To read the report by the American Music Therapy Association, click on the link below.