Recent studies show that music has healing effects as well as triggering effects for those in recovery from co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. When we hear music, dopamine is released in the brain that creates pleasure. However, we know that memories are associated with music, which can trigger happiness or trauma. This session will review music and music therapies that are applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. Presenter John McAndrew will perform several compositions to describe the events in recovery that make a difference for people with dual diagnosis disorders.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
Define how music affects brain function in three different ways.
Describe how tonality is linked to emotions.
Experience a demonstration of how the brain predicts music and its effects on emotions.