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Healing Through Harmony: Music Therapy

Although its genesis can be traced back to World War I, the formal profession of music therapy has only recently started to gain serious steam again as a legitimate method of treatment. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as ‘an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship […]

Getting Brainy With It (Pt 2.)

Last week we talked about how music can make us physically happy. Increased dopamine on top of buoyant melodies and driving bass is a recipe for the perfect workout or just a general mood booster (If you missed last week’s Music State of Mind, catch up here). But what about sad music? Is there such […]

Getting Brainy With It (Pt. 1)

We’ve all been there; either you’re having a great day or terrible one, and a song comes on that swings your whole mood around in an instant. For some it’s Mozart, for others it could be Pink Floyd, but regardless of individual tastes, we all share a susceptibility to music’s tendency to affect our moods. […]

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