Health & Wellness 2024

Music therapy as medicine and the benefits of being around horses

For this year’s issue of Health and Wellness, we decided to focus on therapy—not traditional therapy, though. We explored a couple of outside-the-box approaches. Staff Writer Adrian Vincent Rosas from the Sun’s sister paper, New Times, chatted with a certified music practitioner about how she uses her tunes to help individuals going through difficult medical procedures. Staff Writer Taylor O’Conner spoke with two equine therapy groups on the Central Coast and a veteran who went through one of the programs.

Music as medicine: Local violinist Brynn Albanese brings healing, hope, and more as a certified music practitioner

By Adrian Vincent Rosas

Healing through horsemanship: Central Coast nonprofits offer equine therapy as a way to work through trauma and mental illness and to manage disabilities

By Taylor O’Connor

Read the entire issue here!

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