PTSD therapy with live music makes a difference in a hospital atmosphere.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/jan/19/live-music-makes-big-difference-with-ptsd/       

“Veterans Affairs hospital in Fresno has found a way to make the experience easier: live music.
A musician playing amid the hustle and bustle is familiar to anyone who has ever sat at a cafe with entertainment or taken the subway. But this has proved to be more. The hospital set out to provide simple distraction, but soon doctors noticed a marked improvement in many of their patients, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain.”

I received the above link from close friend Werner Janssen who has been learning about the value of music in therapy.  In this case, music is being used as a way to calm veterans in a hospital setting.  Scientists are learning more about using music in autism spectrum research as well.  This is another example of new therapies such as yoga and music that can be used to supplement or complement other mental health treatments based on a patients individual needs and physician recommendations.

Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story