Music Psychology Center Philippines created a new program for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience intense emotions. One simple coping strategy to help manage these emotions is music — which research shows can affect how a person feels and also serve as a form of personal expression or communication.
Music can help people with borderline personality disorder in a few different ways. First, for some people, music is absorbing enough that listening to it can distract them from whatever else may be going on. Second, music can actually help to change a person’s emotional state — there is evidence that listening to music can change a person’s mood and how they feel. Thirdly, music therapy and other forms of art therapy, like dance or drama, can help a person communicate their feelings.
When listening to music, it’s a good idea to select mood-incongruent music if you are experiencing negative emotions. Choosing mood-incongruent music means picking music that is the direct opposite of what you are feeling.
So, if you are feeling anxious, pick something soothing and relaxing. If you are feeling sad, pick joyful music. If you’re angry, pick whimsical or calming music. Don’t get pulled into your favorite mournful or angry song.
One of the benefits of music is that you can listen to it in a variety of environments. For instance, you can listen to music in the privacy of your own home, or in the car. If you are in a public place, you can put on headphones and become absorbed in a song of your choice.
Also, instead of listening or creating music by yourself, you can speak with your doctor about participating in a form of individual or group music therapy. This may provide even more benefit to your care. Also, music therapy may be part of a larger treatment program for your borderline personality disorder.
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Source: Pedneault, K.S. (2021)