Yourwellness Magazine Explores Mental Health Benefits of Music Therapy

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With a country superstar donating $10,000 to a hospital music therapy programme, Yourwellness Magazine explored the mental health benefits of music therapy.

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Country singer Gord Bamford has donated $10,000 to a music therapy programme at Calgary’s Alberta Children’s Hospital, CTV reported September 24th. According to the article, “Country singer donates to music therapy program,” Bamford is donating the money from his charitable foundation in order to help children express themselves through music. Saifa Koonar, President and CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, commented, ‘Helping children in hospital to express themselves through music is a big part of their healing. For some, it represents what can’t be put into words. We’re grateful to live in a community where people recognize how vital programs like Music Therapy are to a child’s emotional and physical well-being.’ (http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/country-singer-donates-to-music-therapy-program-1.1468158#ixzz2g53InFfS)

Yourwellness Magazine therefore felt compelled to explore how music therapy can benefit mental health. Yourwellness Magazine noted, ‘Music can be a very powerful tool when it comes to repairing your mental and emotional health. It has the power to move people: to change how they feel and think and to affect the way that they behave. It has been proved in the past to help improve mental wellness and wellbeing by providing a way of managing stress, helping people to express their emotions and improving their ability to communicate with others.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/09/how-to-use-music-therapy-to-help-your-mental-health/#sthash.8tBXOxpv.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine clarified that music therapy is a proven clinical therapy in which music is used to help people develop self-awareness and a better quality of life. Yourwellness Magazine explained that the therapy is suitable for children, teenagers and adults, and is frequently used for those with mental health needs and development problems, as well as for older people who are being affected by age-related health issues such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Yourwellness Magazine added that people who have mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, mood disorders or PTSD can find music really helpful, as it helps them to approach issues that are difficult to reach simply using words.

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