ERIC Number: EJ969616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Reference Count: 36
Mindful Music Listening as a Potential Treatment for Depression
Eckhardt, Kristen J.; Dinsmore, Julie A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v7 n2 p175-186 2012
Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. Although drug therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy remain popular and effective treatments, alternative interventions such as the use of music listening and mindfulness practice as interventions during therapy have gained ground. Research on the use of music listening and mindfulness practice shows each to be effective in treating depression. The authors propose a combined intervention called Mindful Music Listening, during which clients with depression use mindfulness skills while listening to music to notice, label, discuss, and learn to manage their emotions. Possible advantages include greater client self-awareness and emotional regulation as well as a strengthened counselor-client relationship.
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Depression (Psychology), Mental Health, Intervention, Therapy, Metacognition, Self Control, Counselor Client Relationship, Emotional Response
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