Music Healing in Recovery at Transformations by the Gulf

Music is a beautiful and powerful thing; it has the ability to transform or enhance your mood. At Transformation by the Gulf, we encourage music as it provides a vital role in recovery and addiction treatment.

Transformations by the Gulf takes a holistic approach, treating the mind, body, and soul. We believe in the power of music and encourage all avenues of healing. We use therapeutic activities to create healthy habits that are useful both in and outside of recovery.


Musical Healing in Recovery

Music Healing in Recovery at Transformations by the Gulf is powerful. Music provides a beautiful outlet to express yourself whether you just want to listen or sing and play along. In addition to being beneficial, music is a proven effective therapeutic method and provides benefits for recovery.


Music Improves Brain Function

Scientific research states the effect music can have on our brainwaves. Songs with fast tempos and strong beats stimulate the brain to improve concentration and alert thinking; slower songs bring peace and serenity. Listening to songs can improve the brain’s ability to shift the speed of thoughts on its own.


Music Reduces Pain

Listening to music can reduce stress and pain when used as a distress tolerance skill. It is also proven to be effective for people struggling with chronic pain. Musical sounds can have amazing physical effects on the body, like easing muscle tension and lowering blood pressure. More specifically, those with high blood pressure or anger issues can benefit greatly from listening to calming songs, as it lowers blood pressure and encourages the activation of “the relaxation response.”


Motivation and Positivity

Music can be an excellent way to motivate yourself. Especially by listening to fast-paced songs can provide the motivation you need to get up and move or help you focus. Slow songs calm the mind and benefit guided meditation exercises.

Knowing that musical sounds can affect your mindset, it’s easy to see how songs can be used to change your mood into a positive state of mind. Uplifting songs, and lyrics that resonate, can actually make a massive shift in mood and your level of happiness or stress.


Triggers Positive Memories

When we hear a certain song play, memories can flood our minds. This is because many of us have songs that bring a feeling of nostalgia. As a result, music can help aid in remembering positive memories. For instance, most people can agree that listening to a favorite song can transport them into a positive mindset.


Music Relieves Stress

Music can help manage and treat mental health, in addition to other therapies and medication when necessary. In fact, relaxing sounds can actually have an effect on the autonomic nervous system, causing changes in heart rate and breathing. These changes can actually bring someone into a meditative state just by listening to calming sounds. For this reason, listening to soothing sounds can reduce stress, allowing guests who suffer from anxiety or depression to feel comfortable and find relief.



Music can be used as a tool of self-expression. Expressing yourself is extremely beneficial in addiction recovery from substance use disorders or alcohol addiction. Any healthy outlet for expressing yourself is something that we support at Transformations Treatment Center.

In fact, creating music can be a very expressive and rewarding activity, especially for those in recovery who are undergoing inpatient treatment, group therapies, and behavioral therapies. The therapy causes emotions to come up, which may be hard for alcoholics or addicts to process or express. Making songs is a great way for our guests to express their raw emotions, giving them a healthy way to channel their thoughts and feelings. By incorporating musical techniques into addiction treatment, we provide our guests with opportunities for authentic self-expression.


Music Encourages Physical Movement

Music can be used in combination with a variety of physical wellness therapies, like movement therapy, adventure therapy, and activity therapy. This is because musical sounds can encourage physical movement and motion, to promote physical health. Our treatment programs are able to incorporate music with many therapeutic activities.


Reach Out for More Information About Transformations by the Gulf

Our addiction treatment services include a variety of programs, designed to follow guests through the recovery process.

We offer residential treatment programs including residential inpatient program. Transformations by the Gulf treatment center also offers: a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), an intensive outpatient program with community housing.


If you have any questions about our treatment options, please reach out to one of our addiction specialists at (727)498-6498 our team is available to speak with you 24/7. Because We Care.