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Music Therapy and Depression

Music Therapy and DepressionThere is a growing field in Music Therapy, an established health profession, that is using music to heal. I doubt that it’s news to you that music can be therapeutic; we’ve all listened to love songs to nurse a broken heart, or blasted the stereo to change our mood. Studies have shown that music is an effective treatment for both physical and emotional issues. But music therapy takes it a step further from just ‘listening’ to being more actively involved and encourages the creation, singing, moving to AND/or listening of music to cure what ails you.

Music therapy and depression go hand in hand; it is one of those ailments where music can work miracles. Research shows that music affects brain waves, breathing and heart rate as well as your state of mind. One of the many things you can do to help cure your depression could be to start learning an instrument, you could even teach yourself piano or any instrument that interests you.

How Music Therapy Helps Depression:


As mentioned above, music has been shown to stimulate brainwaves to sync with the beat. They’ve noted the faster beats bring sharper concentration and more alert thinking whereas a slower tempo promotes a calm, meditative state. They’ve also noted that the change in brainwave activity levels actually allows your brain to shift speeds more easily on its own even after you’ve stopped listening.

Since music can alter brainwaves and ultimately your breathing and heart rate, it has been proven to counteract or prevent the effects of chronic stress. This ultimately changes your state of mind and brings on a more positive state of mind which aids in helping to keep depression and anxiety at bay. Moods improve which directly affect your health. It’s the perfect domino effect started simply by flipping a switch on your stereo.

Depression and hopelessness can spiral out of control quickly and easily if there is no pattern interrupt; music can be the perfect pattern interrupt because it gets you out of your head and back into the world. It makes your mind work (if you are learning and/or playing an instrument) or it helps calm your mind if you are constantly stressing or wrapped up in your sadness.

The hardest part when you are feeling depression from loneliness or another cause is to be able to break that pattern yourself. If you have the knowledge to do so, however, and you know that the benefits and results are immediate and almost magical, I think you’ll find that you’ll soon train yourself to turn on that song or go play the piano (or your instrument of choice) whenever the blues start to creep in.

Benefits of Music Therapy:


While there are many ways to alleviate depression, the benefits of music therapy have been profound; it is really not a shocker that music therapy as a profession is growing in popularity due to the results seen. Music therapists are now being called in to hospitals for pain management, stress management, depression and more.

However, you do not need a therapists in order to reap the benefits of music therapy; you can easily use music in your daily routine to aid in relaxation, to gain energy and motivated if you are feeling tired or depressed, to help you heal from that broken heart or other emotional stress you might be experiencing.

Music has also been used to improve cognition and focus, Kat has said she gets numerous comments and thank yous from people who use her piano music to study or sleep and that they find it helps them get their work done even faster and that they retain more. People with migraines or sleep issues have also told her it works wonders.

And who hasn’t turned on the music when you have an annoying task or chore you have to get done but have no motivation to do? Somehow, music magically can change your mood and get you moving. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that a happy person who is up and busy is going to have a far healthier mindset and body than one who is sitting melancholy on the couch – so…….why are you still here, reading this? Go LISTEN TO SOME TUNES!!!

Or do you really need more proof, more music therapy articles telling you that music is awesome and can heal you? How about instead you tell me what kind of music you need to help you. Leave me a comment below or contact me personally if you just don’t know what to listen to. Do you need heart pumping heavy metal, or do you want something calm and relaxing?

Is your body aching? Or is it your heart? Do you have migraines or insomnia? Or are you just NOT wanting to go do your homework? What are your reasons for depression?

Please, let me know 🙂 I’m happy to help match your need with the right kind of music therapy to help.

If you want to know how to cure depression naturally…try music first!

Your Friend,

Tess
NurturingYourBody.com

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What Men Love In A Relationship

What Men Love In a RelationshipYou’re going to call me crazy in a moment when I tell you what men love in a relationship. Why? Because you won’t believe me. It’s too simple and there’s just no possible way that it can be true. Or can it?

So what is it? What is it that men love in a relationship? What is it that they want?

The answer: The same thing you do.

Did you call me crazy yet?

So let’s go a little deeper into what that means. What is the same thing we want that they might possibly want too?

– To Feel Safe
– To Feel Loved
– To Feel Supported
– Freedom and Space to Be HIM
– To Feel Needed
– To Feel Desired and Appreciated
– Someone Fun, Happy and Easy to Be With

If you think that is a pretty simplified list, I want you to read through it again. Can you find any fault in what I said? Isn’t that what you want too? Yes, relationships can be complicated…because we make them complicated, because we don’t understand. Because we get confused. Because we communicate differently.

Yes, while it is true that we WANT the same things. The problem is that we go about getting it and needing it differently, and THAT can cause problems. It can cause so many problems in fact that we end up not getting what we want.

We end up getting our heart’s broken. Or we end up unhappy and with someone who we feel just ‘doesn’t get us’, and more often than not, someone who won’t even take the time to try and figure us out.

But you can’t blame it all on him. There are so many things YOU can do to ensure that your communications get through to him, that your needs and desires are met. That you feel loved and valued and…that he feels loved and valued too.

Love is a two-way street. Or at least it should be. But since men and women typically are polar opposites, even though we ultimately want the same thing, we simply miss the mark in being able to express it and ultimately get our needs met.

And if OUR needs aren’t met, we feel a lot less forgiving and likely to GIVE what we know THEY need and want. Sad, but true.

So how can you give a man what he wants and loves in a relationship? You have to LEARN what that is. And even though everyone is a little different. There is a common formula for how we are all built and I haven’t found a more perfect guide to teach that than what I learned from Carlos Cavallo.

If you are struggling with your relationship and you want to know what this formula is to understanding men, I can’t recommend anything more highly than the program Carlos Cavallo created.

The program is called Irresistible Desire and simply is the most well put together system of understanding men and what they want that I’ve ever seen. I was like you a few months ago. Confused. Not knowing what to do. Wanting to know how to make a man fall in love with me, although I was pretty sure he was interested…he was still confusing me.

I hadn’t had much luck with past relationships either and just WANTED TO UNDERSTAND what they were thinking so that I would know how to act. Everything I did or said seemed wrong, or at least in my mind and I second guessed everything.

After learning from Carlos, I am NO longer confused. I understand them, I know what they want, I know what I want and I know how to go about getting it. My confidence is higher, my confusion is gone. That’s a pretty cool thing after spending my entire life CONFUSED by men 😛

So if you want to know:

– how to make your man happy in a relationship
– how to get a man interested
– how to make man fall in love with you forever
– how to find relationship
– what men love in a relationship

I highly recommend learning from Carlos. You can check out his system for understanding men by clicking this link.

Please leave a comment below with any questions you have. And if you do check out his program, please come back and tell me what you thought!

Your Friend,

Tess
NurturingYourBody.com

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