Let Music Therapy Uplift Your Christmas Time

For some, every Christmas is a great time to visit and see family members they haven’t seen in a long time. Individuals plan decorations, flights, ugly Christmas sweaters, presents, and more months in advance to ensure they will be with their loved ones. Many families gather around the Christmas tree together with their children, parents, grandchildren, and siblings and sing songs to bring in the holiday cheer.

There’s nothing like a dope song playing on the radio, music playlist, record player, or cd by one of our favorite artists. Particularly during the Christmas holiday, we listen to traditional well-known songs from “Rudolph the rednosed reindeer” to “Joy to the world”. Not everyone enjoys this holiday season. Many who have experienced trauma, whether they have lost a loved one or experienced something heartbreaking, find it hard to find comfort.

Music therapy can play a major role in changing the mood and perspective of someone struggling during the holidays. According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy addresses trauma by providing:

• Non-verbal outlets for emotions associated with traumatic experiences

• Anxiety and stress reduction

• Positive changes in mood and emotional states

• Active and

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