How Music Can Help Veterans
The power of music in its use as a therapeutic tool has long been known, and when it comes to individuals who have experienced significant trauma (such as veterans) music can be invaluable in the healing process.
In this recent piece from MusicThinkTank, contributor Dan Matthews examines the value of music in helping improve the wellbeing of veterans and in effectively processing trauma.
“…veterans of all ages, no matter the branch or duration of service time, can find benefits in music. Exposure to music can happen via lessons, music therapy/counseling, or veteran-led bands that put on shows for their fellow servicemen and women. Veterans can even just sit back and enjoy the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, or Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, each of whom is a household name as well as a veteran.”