8 Reasons Why Playing Guitar Is Good for Your Mental Health

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5. Playing guitar strengthens your support network…

“…if you play in a band or jam regularly with other people. Don’t underestimate how much of a wellness boost you can get from being around like-minded people. Playing guitar with others can also, in time, lead to new friendships and a richer social life.”

6. It enables you to express your feelings

“We all have those moments when it’s hard to verbally express our feelings, but many guitarists find it easier to show their emotion, to process their feelings and to feel truly heard through playing the guitar. Kirk Windstein of Crowbar is one such guitarist: ‘I run through a lot of emotions while playing guitar. It’s a perfect vehicle for letting out my feelings,’ he told us. ‘While playing, I often feel my aggression, my sadness and any anxiety leaving my mind and body.'”

7. Playing guitar boosts your confidence

“Learning to play the guitar can have an enormously positive 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 a family member, a mate, some potential bandmates or even an audience.”

8. It helps you to feel part of something bigger

“As we now know, there are several ways in which playing the guitar can improve your mental health and overall wellbeing. But perhaps the greatest way is how it connects us to each other.”

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