Written by: Dr. Brei Carter
Trauma and PTSD can be debilitating, causing intense feelings of anxiety, fear, and helplessness. While traditional therapies can be helpful, music can also play a powerful role in healing trauma. Music can help people process and express their emotions in a safe and non-threatening way. Listening to music can evoke memories and emotions, allowing people to release pent-up emotions and feel more in control of their feelings.
Playing an instrument or singing can also be a way to express emotions, providing a sense of release and catharsis. Music can also create a sense of safety and comfort, providing a refuge for people who have experienced trauma. Familiar songs can be grounding, reminding people of happier times or providing a sense of stability in an otherwise chaotic world. Overall, music can help people heal from trauma and PTSD by providing a safe and effective outlet for processing emotions and promoting feelings of safety and comfort.