People have speculated that music can have beneficial effects on mental health for thousands of years, but modern research now supports the conventional wisdom of music therapy and how it benefits mood and confidence.
Music therapy is used within a therapeutic setting to improve mood while reducing both depression and anxiety. The body has natural listening responses to music—perhaps it brings you back to a significant memory or drives your confidence before an important meeting. With that in mind, channeling the power of music can be an effective way for our residents to quickly shift negative moods and regulate emotions.
In recognizing that music can serve as a tool to support our residents in their sobriety even once they complete their stay at Summit Malibu, we offer music and mood therapy as a component to our program.