Music and Well-Being

December 15, 2023
Blue and black music notes on both sides of words that read "Music and Well-Being"

Music has been shown to have a profound impact on mental health and well-being. Engaging with music can evoke emotions, provide a sense of comfort, and serve as a form of self-expression. Research suggests that listening to music can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and even improve mood and sleep quality. It has also been found to enhance cognitive function and promote relaxation. Additionally, actively participating in music through singing or playing an instrument can boost self-esteem and provide a sense of accomplishment. Overall, music has the power to uplift and soothe the mind, making it a valuable resource for promoting mental well-being.

Psych Central Article: The Power of Music to Reduce Stress
Big Think Video: Music’s Power Over Your Brain, explained
UT Longhorn Wellness Center Playlists: 

The HealthPoint EAP staff have also created a playlist of some of our favorite songs. Available to watch on the EAP YouTube channel: