Summary: The Benefits Of Music Therapy

Although therapy has so many varieties and types the emotional benefits are far and wide the benefits of using aesthetics to evaluate any type of art can be difficult, but I believe using any type of art can be beneficial to a person’s spirit. Music therapy is something that I use in my daily life. Music therapy was formally established as a profession in 1950. (Abrams, 2011) Since that time, the practice of music therapy has been conceptualized and defined in a wide variety of ways this spirit is something that is needed in modern society and I will discuss different ways to prove the benefits of music therapy in a person’s life.
Music therapy is known as a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized
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Aristotle believed that music had cathartic effects and could provide relief from negative emotions through catharsis. Aristotle believed that creating an ideal environment would help to achieve optimal mental and physical well-being. His theory specifically mentions that song, wine, and women, are the three necessary components to create an optimal environment for man. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. Aristotle wrote “Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul...when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.” (Discoveries .2010) I think by this Aristotle knew music had the power to evoke a powerful response in the listeners. That response is what he wanted in his readers; he wanted people to evoke their senses to become a better person to experience the arts. Aristotle recognized that music communicates emotion and that immoral music can shape our character for the …show more content…
As I write this paper I am listening to music, the purpose of which is to help me focus on the task. I love music, I feel it, and some bands like my favorite band Korn speak to me. The songs help me deal with the many issues I’ve encountered growing up, making me feel less alone. Maybe people can forget them pain for a bit, and that’s why music appeals to society. Using music as a therapy may reduce physical, emotional, and mental pain. Many different techniques may be used in music therapy, and it has been known to have a great effect on people. Such as stretching a hand to those who are battling cancer or to those who have lost someone close and are now dealing with depression and suicide thoughts. Those who have to dedicate their lives to educating themselves for music therapy have a desire to help those who are in need, combining with a compassionate

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