Art & Music For Your Mental Health

Art & Music For Your Mental Health

Art and music can be used to support mental health in a variety of ways.

For many decades, music has been utilized and studied as a support for mental health, with applications ranging from general mood elevation to specific healthcare goals1.

Engaging in the arts can have powerful and lasting effects on health. It can help to protect against a range of mental health conditions, help manage mental health, and support memory and recovery2.

Art and music incorporated into daily routines and lifestyles promote your mental well-being in various ways.  Music as medicine involves playing prerecorded music to manage symptoms3.

Listening to music can be a receptive way to engage with music and promote relaxation3.  Writing music and composition allows for self-expression and creativity3.   In-the-moment creation of music can be a form of improvisation that promotes emotional experiencing and processing3

Incorporating music into daily routines can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mood4.  Art can also be incorporated into daily routines and lifestyles to promote mental well-being.  Art can be a different and fun way to express and talk about emotion. 

Through the artistic material and working with paint and brushes, pictures, feelings, and thoughts can take shape and become tangible, comprehensible, and subsequently changeable5.   Engaging in the arts can help to expand one's perception of oneself and one's surroundings, and to find alternative forms of expression5.  

Art can help people to lower stress and anxiety, feel calmer and more relaxed, and can give them a sense of accomplishment3.In conclusion, art and music can be incorporated into daily routines and lifestyles to promote mental well-being.   

Music can be used in various ways, including music medicine, listening to music, writing music, and improvisation. 

Art can be a different and fun way to express and talk about emotion. Engaging in the arts can help to expand one's perception of oneself and one's surroundings, and to find alternative forms of expression. 

  

For more detail, please visit:

1frontiersinorg

2
mentalhealthfoundation
3
everydayhealth
4savethemusicfoundation

5
University Hospital Würzburg

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