Music and wellbeing

17th October 2014

Hip-hop therapy is new route to mental wellbeing, say psychiatrists.

The Guardian recently reported UK researchers believe they have found a new use for hip hop : as a treatment for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.

The Guardian reports ''The group says that hip-hop provides individuals with a sense of empowerment and self-knowledge that could be exploited to help people tackle their own psychological problems. There is an intrinsic awareness of issues connected with mental health in many forms of hip-hop art, it is argued.''

We can get behind this research, as we see this first hand on all of our LearnThruMusic courses. We actually put it to the test with a group of trauma patients in hospital care, which we hope to post about soon.

You can read the full article here 


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