is playing guitar is good for your mental health? | Coursera Community

is playing guitar is good for your mental health?

  • 16 October 2020
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We see playing guitar as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind. Guitar-playing is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement. 

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Yes, absolutely.

Playing the guitar, has on multiple occasions helped me escape from things I've been going through. In fact I feel it could be any sort of music or instrument. However, I don't think this would apply to everyone. I don't think it would be beneficial for someone who's maybe just forced to learn the instrument, but it would definitely benefit the person who actually has a great interest in it. 

@Gustavo Woltmann playing any musical instrument can take your mind off stress. You become totally immersed in what you are playing. Youcould use your reality to play more sensitively and emotionally. You could write songs that express how you feel.

Agreed! I have often used it this way.