As a Biblical health coach I address a person’s spirit, soul and body regardless of the health problem. I have become familiar with some really unique and interesting therapies that I’ll definitely be sharing more about in upcoming posts, but today I wanted to share this article from Natural News about music therapy for emotional healing.
I think we can all relate to how specific music can immediately transport us to another time and place. I can hear “Truly” by Lionel Richie and my husband and I are dancing our first dance together at our wedding. I hear “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly and I immediately think of my son, Matthew, because those lyrics had great meaning for him.
This article talks specifically about how music therapy is being used particularly for young people between the ages of 15 and 25. Unfortunately the rate of suicide and mental health problems seems to peak within that age range. I certainly see how music could be a very effective therapy. Typically, music is a big part of all our lives and especially at those ages.
I know for myself, I have several specific CDs that are very calming and uplifting when I feel frustrated or overwhelmed. I mention research in an article I wrote several years ago which shows music actually by-passes the conscious mind, directly stimulating the portion of the brain that controls emotions.
What about you – do you find specific music to be therapeutic in your life?