Music can modulate moods and emotions. There could be two forms of music therapy including active and receptive. Active therapy is the one where one can sing songs on their own. According to Psychology Today, new research corroborates anecdotal evidence that singing your heart out in a group makes people happier by reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Receptive therapy is one where one listens to songs to help with depression.
Want to brighten someone's day? Nominate them to receive a Song Gram by emailing their name, email or mobile #, and the reason why they should receive a Song Gram in the comments.
"Creativity in and of itself is important for remaining healthy, remaining connected to yourself and connected to the world," says Christianne Strang, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Alabama Birmingham and the former president of the American Art Therapy Association.
This idea extends to any type of visual creative expression: painting, making collages, sculpting clay, drawing, writing poetry, baking, scrapbooking, etc.
Make art for people who are feeling sad or lonely to let them know they are not alone by providing hope and encouragement. You would like to nominate someone to receive art click the link below. To sign-up click the link below let us know what is of interest to you in the comments.
Write letters to people who are feeling alone to let them know they are not alone by providing hope and encouragement.
This is something you can do wherever you want (home, work, coffee shop, library, a waiting room somewhere, by yourself, with family & friends, etc.).
A hand-written letter has the special power to heal. Change We collects your digital or
hand-written letters of encouragement, bundles them, and sends them to hospitals, homeless shelters, and retirement homes.
Every letter is a gift from you to a person going through a difficult time.
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