Creative therapies give children different ways to express themselves and their emotions, as well as alternative ways to engage and interact with others, often leading to stronger connections with others. Other benefits of creative therapies often result in improved communication and higher levels of self confidence.
Music therapy is one of many forms of creative therapies. It is most commonly known to be used with autistic children, however children with anxiety, low self confidence, or shyness also greatly benefit from this therapeutic intervention. Children who participate in music therapy are often observed to come out of their shells and report feeling happier, more relaxed and confident.
Children are also known to develop resiliency from participating in Music therapy, which not only improves their social interactions, it also leads to overall emotional wellbeing. Other benefits include expanded language development, which in turn supports more effective communication and increased engagement with others. Children can then take these skills and the ability to connect with others outside of their therapy sessions to form connections in other environments such as at home, school, and play activities.
Get in touch with Bridge to Balance if you would like to know more about how music therapy can benefit children. Our team of therapists is skilled in working with people of all ages and offers a range of therapies, including creative therapies for children such as music therapy and sand play therapy.