When treating addiction and mental health disorders, creative relaxation therapy is a powerful means of stress relief and self expression. Art therapy often brings to mind the visual arts, like drawing and painting, but it also includes music. At our Agoura Hills, CA rehab center, clients can heal, express themselves, and meet their social needs through group and solo music therapy.
What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a type of noninvasive therapy that uses various types of musical experiences to help people reduce stress, express their feelings and explore healthy creative outlets during treatment.
Music therapy covers a variety of music-related activities, such as:
- Singing therapy
- Listening to music
- Playing (or learning to play) an instrument
- Writing songs
- Performing music with others (group music therapy)
- Rhythmic drumming
- Music-assisted meditation
Music has a powerful ability to affect people’s emotions, providing stress relief and easing common symptoms of anxiety and depression. This makes it a perfect partner for other evidence-based treatment methods like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Music Therapy Offers Stress Relief and Support for All Kinds of Conditions
In addition to depression music therapy, these types of musical therapy treatments can be effective for a wide variety of challenges and mental health conditions. We tailor our Agoura Hills music therapy to suit each person, helping them find the right outlet to process their emotions and reduce stress.
Examples of conditions our Los Angeles music therapy can help include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance abuse disorder
Although these conditions have unique symptoms and treatment protocols, using music therapy to reduce stress and vent emotions can make it easier to treat the underlying disorders. This can help make the entire rehab experience easier and more comfortable.
What If I Don’t Have Any Musical Talent?
You don’t need to have any musical ability whatsoever to use music as therapy! The only thing you do need to participate is a willingness to let go and try something new. Our Agoura Hills music therapists foster a supportive environment, and we don’t focus on skill or results. Instead, our creative therapies focus on stress reduction, personal expression, and simply having a good time.
It also doesn’t matter what kind of music you enjoy. Our professional music therapists will work with you to make sure you’re able to enjoy music genres, artists, and instruments that you really connect with. Whether it’s singing your favorite songs with a backing track or relaxing with others in a group drum circle, we’ll help you discover a musical outlet that moves you.
Heal and Reduce Stress with Music Therapy at Del Arroyo Recovery Center in Agoura Hills, CA
If you’re the type of person who turns to music for depression, anxiety, or general stress relief, music therapy at our Southern California rehab could be a perfect fit. Contact us today to learn more about our individualized addiction treatment plans, as well as how music therapy can help you with stress management, creativity, and more.