Validating Music Therapy and Its Effectiveness in Treating Brain Disorders: The Role of Emotions in Music and in Therapy

Validating Music Therapy and Its Effectiveness in Treating Brain Disorders: The Role of Emotions in Music and in Therapy

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The success of the music therapy profession has been well established, though the healing properties of music are not yet fully understood. Clinical observations show the medicinal value of music therapy; however, it is challenging to quantify music's beneficial effects. Examining music therapy's effectiveness in treating neurological disorders can possibly help to better validate this profession. However, music therapy is a multidisciplinary field, and perhaps we must come to a better understanding of how the various disciplines relate to one another. Music has the power to modulate our emotions. Neurological studies involving music therapy might help to uncover the connection between our emotional states and our physical health. To truly understand the success of music therapy, we must further study the role of emotions in the healing process. Future examinations of the emotional factor in music therapy may hold the key to a better understanding of how music affects us.In a panic, I jerked the wheel of my car in the opposite direction, hoping to right the wrong; however, I over-compensated and flipped my car numerous times. I was ejected through the shattered windshield of my four-door Honda civic, andanbsp;...


Title:Validating Music Therapy and Its Effectiveness in Treating Brain Disorders: The Role of Emotions in Music and in Therapy
Author:Kristin Renee Hurley
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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