March 1, 2022
Music Heals the Human Body and Psyche
Did you know that people have been making music for more than 40,000 years now? In 2008, a team of archeologists that excavated a cave in Germany dug up the oldest known musical instrument on the face of the earth. It was a flute carved from a vulture’s wing bone.
While science can’t exactly confirm when humans started listening to music, it shows why they do. Research shows that music has a profound effect on a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. This discovery gave rise to a growing field of healthcare that uses music to heal the human body and psyche. It’s called music therapy.
World Music Therapy Day is celebrated every year on March 1st to showcase how music makes life better and more fulfilling. Veteran Car Donations supports this event by shining a light on the different types of music therapy.
Music Therapy: A Brief Background
Music therapy refers to the clinical and evidence-based use of music to accomplish therapeutic goals. It seeks to address a person’s cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral needs by providing them with different means of communication, expression, and interaction in an individual or group setting. Music therapists are certified allied health professionals who help people deal with depression, manage pain, reduce stress, and improve memory.
5 Main Types of Music Therapy
For centuries, music therapy has been used to “heal people through sound.” This method offers a wide range of life-changing benefits for those who need it most. Get the lowdown on the main types of music therapy.
- Therapeutic Listening
Since this treatment approach combines music-based intervention with sensory integrative treatment techniques, the music therapist chooses different kinds of music to represent experiences and feelings. Listening to this music helps the person process their thoughts and emotions.
During a therapy session, the therapist may ask someone who feels stressed to listen to a specific song that represents what they’re experiencing. As that person shifts their focus on the music, they get to explore and understand the emotions that it brings up for them.
- Music-based Interventions
Music-based interventions use music to accomplish particular goals. For instance, the therapist may apply this type of music therapy to help someone enhance their emotional regulation or improve their cognitive function.
This type of music therapy allows a person to express their emotions by writing a song about how they feel. As they write, the therapist works with them to help them sing or play it on an instrument.
- Receptive Music Therapy
This treatment approach involves the use of pre-recorded music to help a person relax and manage their moods. The therapist instructs them to listen to specific songs or certain kinds of music.
- Movement and Dance
In this type of approach, the therapist helps someone express their emotions through movement and dance. During therapy sessions, the therapist offers guidance as the person tries to create dance routines that represent their thoughts and feelings.
You Don’t Have to Be a Music Therapist to Help Our Suffering Veterans
Through the years, music therapy programs have helped countless veterans and active-duty service members overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other struggles.
However, you don’t have to be a music therapist to make a positive impact on the lives of our nation’s heroes. When you donate any type of unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations, you’ll open doors of opportunities for impoverished and disadvantaged vets to achieve a better quality of life.
Our team will place your donated auto up for auction and hand over the proceeds to our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping veterans who are suffering from homelessness, inability to find jobs, service-connected disabilities, and illnesses, including mental health conditions.
They use the funding we give to provide their beneficiaries with financial aid, free medical treatment, psychotherapy services, housing assistance, family support, educational scholarships, employment opportunities, and many other services.
In exchange for your kindness, you’ll have the privilege of enjoying our fast and free towing service, which is available to our donors anywhere in the United States. You’ll also be entitled to receive the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax-filing season.
However, the best reward you’ll get for your charitable contribution is the priceless joy of knowing that you’re doing something that can transform the lives of the hurting veterans in your community.
Since we accept nearly all vehicle types, feel free to donate your car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, or any specialty vehicle regardless of their age and condition.
You can check out our FAQs page to get to know our quick and convenient donation process and other important details you may want to know about Veteran Car Donations. If you have questions and concerns, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.
Give Back to Our Nation’s Heroes Today!
Don’t miss this opportunity to give back to those who put their lives on the line for the sake of our nation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!