The Effectiveness of Music Therapy (Season 5, Ep. 2)
***Sorry for the audio quality, we’ve had a few obstacles and headsets are a hot commodity these days! The quality should be back for episode 3 🙂
In this episode, Jim and Ben discuss three studies that examine the effectiveness of music therapy. Far from being pseudo-scientific, music therapy is proven to be effective in decreasing levels of depression and anxiety. They also share about active and receptive forms of music therapy, and how music has helped them in their own healing process.
- Music Therapy for Depression, The Cochrane Collaboration
- Individual Music Therapy for Depression, The British Journal of Psychiatry
- Effects of Music Therapy on Depression Compared with Psychotherapy, The Arts in Psychotherapy
Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling
Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister
During our season on The Healing Power of Art, we discuss the way in which various forms of art and creativity can foster interior health and healing and how it can even support physical health due to its psychological benefits.
Seasons of The Healing Road Podcast consist of ~10 episodes and cover broad topics. Mini-Series‘ consist of ~5 episodes and tackle specific and relevant issues, like anxiety, healthy habits, etc.