Emotional Coping Through Music Therapy

Published by Sara Chigani on: Mar 08, 2022 — Autism, General MT Tools & Info, Social Skills & Feelings

These are interesting times we’re living in. Because of the pandemic we’ve had to adjust to situations that are consistently changing. Everything from school, work, health, finances, and family life have all been impacted in some shape or form. Take a moment to think about everything you’ve had to adjust to in the last two years. You’ve been through a lot! In challenging times, we often forget to check in with our mental health. However, it is such a vital aspect to our overall health. Often times, if our mental health struggles it will eventually impact our physical health. Kids are especially susceptible to the stress and anxiety of circumstances around them. However, because they may not be able to articulate what it is they feel and why they feel that way, kids may experience anxiety without being able to verbalize it. In our music therapy work, we often address stress, anxiety, and/or depression in our sessions. Sometimes verbal therapy can be difficult for kids to participate in because they feel scared to put their feelings into words or may not be able to put their feelings into words. Music therapy can be non-threatening because it’s a non-verbal way to express feelings, even feelings we may not even know we have. If you know of a child that may be struggling with anxiety, we’d be happy to talk with you and see if music therapy may be a good fit for that child. And as always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

Sara Chigani, MA, MT-BC

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