With mental health challenging so many people in the these days, we felt that anything we could do would be something we would be glad to be part of.
We can tell you that guitars have helped us get thru hard times and sad times alike.
It even helps us celebrate great times too!
Always feel free to reach out to us.
On this video Pat Lukeman is proud to bring you entrepreneur, and huge mental health advocate, Sarah Khan.
As many people battle mental health challenges, one of the many things that help keep people going is music. At Six String Sense we encourage everyone to learn an instrument (guitar is great 😁) to help get thru difficult times.
Music is well know to help produce happy thoughts with people and if someone can create themselves, it gives a huge sense of self worth!!
1. Playing guitar is mental therapy
The benefits of music therapy are becoming ever more apparent, with schools, social groups and health care centres using playing the guitar to manage people’s stress, strengthen their memory, improve their communication and motor skills, and to help them feel more able to cope with life’s problems.
Playing guitar can help calm people down from the stress they suffer from and reset them to help tackle life’s challenges.
2. It helps enable you to express your feelings
We all can have a hard time expressing our feelings, but many guitarists find it easier to show their emotion, process their feelings and feel truly heard through playing the guitar.
Many people have a very hard time showing their sadness and pain to others without being embarrassed in front of their peers. Or, others may fear hurting people when they feel anger. Playing a song they wrote about their feelings or jamming with a song someone else wrote and recorded may help them feel that others feel their pain too and that they are not alone.
3. Playing guitar helps to grow your support network.
Playing guitar with others will definitely lead to new friendships with people you would have probably never hung out with and a much better social life.
Getting together with others who share a passion for music can be a great way to connect, whether that’s listening to music, studying, or playing it.
4. Helps boost confidence
Learning to play the guitar can have an huge effect on your self-esteem and confidence. As you learn to play, and continue to improve, chances are you’ll end up playing in front of people. This people might be a family member, a friend, some potential bandmates or even an audience.
Playing guitar in front of people will build your confidence and let you release a lot of your stress.
This can help you in school or work too, as playing guitar to others also helps you with public speaking skills and with your confidence build you can conquer obstacles that may have seemed impossible.
All of this will help with your mental health in ways that seemed so out of reach you would have never guessed you would be able to reach out and help other too!
So grab a guitar and just mess around with it. It will come. Just keep trying!