Brains work in sync during music therapy -- study

(Anglia Ruskin University) For the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists.
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Conclusion: After further elaboration, a proposed and tested approach may be used in a wide range of rehabilitation procedures and for stress coping. PMID: 31370040 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research
A study that may mark ‘a milestone' in music therapy research finds that therapists’ brains synchronize with their clients' during sessions.
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I haven’t always had to fight loneliness and isolation. When I was younger I loved going out to listen to live music. Dancing was a fun way for me to interact with others. I enjoyed being social and was always looking for a place to meet friends at a bar or show. All of that has changed since my diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.  Fighting loneliness has become part of my new normal. Isolating myself because of my mental illness can easily lead to loneliness and depression in my life now. One Saturday evening a few years ago I decided to count how many beers I had consumed in a 24 hour period. I counted 19. ...
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Conclusion: The study, therefore, suggests that the use of music therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy is significant in reducing social anxiety among schooling adolescents.
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Research shows music can move people and motivate us to overcome obstacles. Music therapy can lower stress, promote comfort and reduce pain for all ages, genders and race. Our proposal, Music therapy for the Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Nausea has the potential to positively impact Symptom Management, Wellness and Quality Improvement.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research
Conclusion Acupuncture and acupressure worked on both physiological aspects of pain and the subjective nature of pain. The warm bath, music therapy, aromatherapy, and breathing techniques promoted relaxation and decreased the levels of anxiety. Thermal therapies contributed to local analgesia in regions affected by pain. Exercises with the Swiss ball were important for pain relief, and the vertical position was important for labor.
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Publication date: Available online 27 July 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Emily Hylton, Angela Malley, Gail IronsonAbstractMass shootings have increased in the United States in recent decades and are associated with adverse psychological outcomes. This pilot study used a pre-post design to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-week creative arts therapy camp at improving the mental health of adolescents exposed to the horrific February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Participants (n = 34) were rising high school students and participated in visual art...
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This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you a new breakthrough on music therapy, Oregon’s new law surrounding students and mental health days, the psychological effects of watching television, and more! Brains Work in Sync During Music Therapy: New research out of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) demonstrates that, during a music therapy session, the brains of the patient and the therapist become synchronised (say what?!). The study used a procedure called “hyperscanning,” which records the activity of two brains (at the same time). This is the first time researchers have been able to demonstrat...
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This study revealed amateur orchestras as communities where different cultural values are harmonized within contexts of everyday life. The CoMT perspective contributed to findings that music as milieu can reflect and satisfy contemporary sociocultural needs as well as individuals’ needs while mutually interacting with participants and multilayered environments.
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Publication date: Available online 24 July 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Emma Windle, Lauren M. Hickling, Sandra Jayacodi, Catherine CarrAbstractMusic therapy may be particularly well placed to address features of depression. The Synchrony study used group songwriting in a feasibility trial of group music therapy for long-term depression. The current study explored the lived experiences of the participants in these groups. Ten individuals participated in semi-structured interviews. These were analysed by a music therapist, research psychologist and lived experience researcher, using interpretative phenome...
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