Written by: Dr Brei Carter
Trauma can have a profound impact on mental health, leading to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Music can be a powerful tool for coping with trauma and promoting healing. Listening to music can evoke emotions and memories, allowing us to process and express our feelings.
This can be especially helpful for people who struggle to verbalize their emotions. Playing an instrument or singing can also be a form of self-expression, allowing us to release pent-up emotions in a healthy way. Music can also provide a sense of comfort and safety.
Familiar songs can be grounding, reminding us of happier times or providing a sense of stability in an otherwise chaotic world. If you are coping with trauma, consider incorporating music into your self-care routine. Create a playlist of songs that evoke positive emotions or remind you of happier times. Play an instrument or sing as a form of self-expression. Music can be a powerful tool for healing and promoting mental health.