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Songwriting as Healing Therapy

February 5th, 2021 by
music education 21st century

One problem with therapy—be it psychological or physical, for mental illness or substance abuse—is that it involves a lot of repetition, so keeping focus and attention can be a problem for some clients. Boredom often results, leading to resistance to and the feeling that therapy sessions are something unpleasant that need to be avoided.

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Songwriting as a Healing Therapy

March 16th, 2019 by

Overcoming Problems Associated With Therapy

One problem with therapy—be it psychological or physical, for mental illness or substance abuse—is that it involves a lot of repetition. So keeping focus and attention can be a problem for some clients. Boredom often results, leading to resistance to and the feeling that therapy sessions are something unpleasant that need to be avoided.

Songwriting as an Alternative

That’s one reason behind the adoption of songwriting therapy and other alternative therapies by holistic rehab centers. Therefore, clients are more willing to participate wholeheartedly and stick with a program of therapy when it is fun, enjoyable. Plus it doesn’t feel like therapy.

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