How Can Music Help Teens Find Balance

For teenagers, music often provides a way of identifying or labeling certain emotions.
Family arguments over a teen’s withdrawal and behavioral problems can soon get out of control.

With arguments developing more often, while communication lessens; parents begin to feel at a loss as to what they can do to help their child return to a world of balance and upright behavior. Even engaging the services of an individual or family counselor can seemingly provide little or no results for opening up the paths of communication and family healing that need to take place.

A program of experienced and caring therapists, working in concert with Arts professionals, offers a successful treatment modality that can help promote dialogue in teens.  Utilizing the benefits found with a participation in drama, dance, music, painting and other visual arts, struggling youth between the ages of 12 and 18 can discover a new way to express themselves and communicate with their peers, family members and leaders.

For teenagers, music often provides a way of identifying or labeling certain emotions. In music that has lyrics, teens often identify with the emotions of happiness or sadness, or with the sociological or political themes they are listening to. To those teenagers dealing with issues surrounding adolescence, sexuality, sexual orientation, loneliness or depression, identifying with these emotions in music can be extremely helpful. Identification of similar themes in music often makes a teenager feel less alone when they are unable to verbally discuss their issues and emotions with family, friends or peers. 

While on their own, teens can use music as a mood-modifier that can reinforce or perpetuate negative emotions. However, working in a therapeutic environment allows the Arts professional and counseling staff to direct the teens to music that is a positive and healing mood-modifier. When used well, music can positively affect how the teenager feels. Teens choosing music with positive messages or soothing sounds can learn to relax and feel better. Even the stresses of puberty can be mitigated by listening to or creating music with positive messages. Using music as an expression of their feelings can also help the teen bring those feelings and perceptions out into the open, in order to better recognize and transform their internal dialogues. 

Whether a teen chooses music, or one of the other Arts programs available to them; combining Arts with the ongoing professional attentions of a staff of trained therapists, has been proven successful in initiating real communication and healing in the students. Along with their ability to effectively express their pain; they can regain an ability to express the joy and beauty that is alive around them. Through musical expression and the other arts, true transformation and healthy change can be realized.

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