Music Therapy is used as a method of reliving memories and emotions and can be used as a catalyst for exploring and feeling emotions particularly for those who find it hard to put their feelings into words. Music therapy is a practical therapy which is particularly useful for those with low self-esteem and emotional difficulties as well as assisting children, the elderly or those with less communicative range due to physical limitations.
Music therapy is a form of treatment which can be beneficial for a variety of individuals as music may be used for the treatment of both physical and psychological issues. Music has been seen to assist people with eliciting responses do not occur with more traditional forms of therapy. Individuals who find it difficult to express themselves verbally, they may display a greater degree of interest and engagement in music therapy than traditional form of therapy. Because music can evoke positive emotions and stimulate reward centers in the brain this form of therapy is used to alleviate symptoms of mental health concerns. And so this form of therapy is frequently used to treat issues such as depression, mood-related concern, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance dependency, personality issues, insomnia and dementia.