The Healing Power of Music

  via Effect of Music Therapy on Symptoms in Schizophrenia. Finally! A meta-analysis on the effects of music therapy shows that it is associated with improvements in psychosis symptoms. As someone who has been co-facilitating an expressive arts therapy group in the past year, I wholeheartedly agree that music–and art, in general–is a helpful tool in reducing symptoms and improving overall functioning. The mere ability … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music

Your Brain and Gut are BFF

via Microbes and Mental Health: The Link Between Biome and Brain.   We’ve heard it all before: proper sleep, exercise, and diet results in improved mood and anxiety. But did you know that your brain and gut are BFF (best friends forever)?┬áThere is growing research support for the influence of mental wellness and gastronomic health. Microbiomes, also known as the little bacteria that is naturally … Continue reading Your Brain and Gut are BFF