How Music Can Be Therapeutic, Help Reduce Anxiety 

Nov 7, 2023, 02:25 AM IST

How Music Can Be Therapeutic, Help Reduce Anxiety 

Navya Beri

1. It Gives Pleasure 

Several studies have found that listening to music can do wonders in improving an individual’s mood and mental health. It is a proven stress reliever which lowers cortisol. It also acts as a distraction from stressors. 

2. It Boosts Confidence

Creating or listening to music helps the release of endorphins which help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve the sense of well-being. Music leaves the individual feeling energised further giving a boost to one’s confidence. 

3. Reduces Feeling Of Loneliness 

Studies have shown that listening to music or singing can make the human brain release oxytocin, which in turn helps one cope with depression and reduces feelings of loneliness. 

4. Helps Express Emotions 

Creating or listening to music has proven to be a tool in helping people express compressed emotions. Especially, singing your heart out can help release such feelings out of your system. 

5. Promotes Positive Emotions 

Studies show that when we listen to music, the limbic system, which is the one in charge of processing emotions and controlling memory, gets activated.