“Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans.”
– John Lennon
Music has a powerful effect on mood, feelings, thoughts and emotions. Listening to certain songs lifts our mood, while other songs create feelings of longing, or amplify despair. Some songs facilitate psychological and emotional healing by providing an outlet through which we filter thoughts and feelings. Participating in music also allows us to express difficult emotions and feelings and can be used as a healthy coping mechanism for overcoming certain triggers, including anxiety, depression, and loneliness. It can be a powerful tool for addiction recovery, which is why we use it at Pax House.