Creativity is something that has been around for as long as humans have. It helps us express
ourselves and be who we are, but it can also help heal the brain. There are so many ways in
which creativity heals the brain, such as through art therapy or simply allowing yourself to let
your creative juices flow.
I’ve always been fascinated by the human brain. It’s one of the greatest mysteries in all of science
and holds within it many answers to how we function and what makes us who we are. Creativity
is often a purely intellectual process, but recent research has shown that creativity heals the
The Science of Music Therapy:
Music therapy has been one of the most successful alternative treatments for a range of
disorders and diagnoses. The repeated results that scientists have achieved in their studies on
how patients respond to music when used as a therapeutic way cannot be denied by anyone
interested, making this treatment more appealing every day. To learn about what precisely these
scientific findings are showing us, continue reading below.
The Emotional Effects of Music Therapy:
Music has the power to change our moods. It can make you feel happy, sad, or energized just by
listening! How often have we been in the wrong place when hearing music on the radio? What
about songs that remind us of people who’ve passed away and make us miss them even more
than before because they brought up so many good memories with those individuals too. This is
why clinicians began using “music therapy” as part of medicine – it affected patients’ emotions.
Music therapy has been shown to help patients cope and accept their diagnoses. Patients can
turn to music in different ways, from writing a song that expresses how they feel or listening to
artists who ‘connect’ with them emotionally for support. This unique ability provides therapists
an assortment of options on what type of songs will work best at processing emotions positively
without needing medication- which is frequently not enough by itself.
Music therapy can turn patients into Walkers without pain by releasing mood-enhancing
chemicals in their bodies. These neurotransmitters are related to emotional wellbeing and
include dopamine, which is typically associated with feelings of pleasure or satisfaction;
endorphins -small morphine-like substances produced during exercise due to high production
levels when we feel happy, etc. Listeners often experience these same effects because music has
potent therapeutic properties.
The Physical Effects of Music Therapy:
Music is an essential part of our lives, but did you know that it can make us healthier? The
science behind how music therapy works to heal the body has only recently begun. Studies show
that when patients are treated with certain songs for their ailments, they recover faster and
experience less pain while simultaneously releasing chemicals in their brains. These production
levels also improve cognitive function! This ability for healing may be beneficial for children who
might not tolerate medications well because communicating through speech becomes difficult if
there’s any concern regarding bodily functions like swallowing, etcetera.
Music can lower blood pressure and heart rate through listening, especially when you are feeling
stressed. Blood circulation throughout one’s body is stimulated by relaxing rhythms or sounds in
music–this includes all muscles, including those overlying their skin! Over time, this can lead to
less stress and more restful slumber for both mind and body.
How Does Creativity Heal?
Art and music have been used for centuries as a form of therapy. The body’s physiology is
changed by art, leading to a sense of relaxation in those who view it or listen too; there are also
many other health benefits from viewing visual arts, such as increased creativity and lower blood
Art heals through different brainwave patterns that affect our autonomic nervous system.
Hence, we feel calm yet energized at once – some people even experience tears while looking at
particular paintings due to their emotional charge being released without words. Here are some
creativity therapies that most people experience for betterment.
Some Creativity Therapies:
● Art Therapy
Art can be used to work through complex issues. It’s an emotionally engaging process that
allows you the opportunity for self-expression, which is less threatening than talking about your
problems directly with someone else who may have expertise in these matters or not understand
at all what I’m going through. Art offers something different from other types of therapy because
it entails hands-on creation rather than just discussing feelings and thoughts without any
● Expressive Arts Therapy
This emphasizes the artistic process as a means of emotional expression and release. It is similar
to art therapy, but it may use dance or movement to help someone open up by telling their story
through narrative arts like poetry while healing themselves on an aesthetic level with beautiful
works that represent themself creatively without being diagnostic tools because only they know
its true meaning.● Imagery and Healing
Visualization is the work of a relationship between your body and your imagination. It can be
used in dream work, hypnosis, trance, or meditation to create images that you associate with
from what culture you grew up with. Joseph Campbell was an expert on this topic. He
researched extensively about it being discussed along with left-brain theory’s association with
universal imagery depending upon which region we have been raised within society.
The power of creativity is undeniable. There are many ways to exercise your creative muscle, and
some experts believe that it can be used for healing purposes. Creativity heals the brain by
activating more neural pathways in the cerebral cortex, which increases blood flow and
oxygenation levels while decreasing cortisol levels.
This has a profound effect on our moods, thoughts, emotions, memories, and behavior. Other
types of therapy use creativity as part of their processes, such as music therapy or art therapy.
Regardless of what style you choose, there is no denying how important this form of
self-expression can be too emotional healing.
Tournadeau is a nonprofit organization that wants to use these techniques to help children
overcome trauma. You will be able to impact the lives of children suffering from traumatic
experiences by working with them one-on-one or in groups. It’s rewarding to work that makes a
difference in people’s lives every day. Please consider joining our team today!