Ever since I can remember, music has been something that has kept me grounded. Throughout my life, during hard times and good times, music has comforted me and been my companion; it has kept me company. I have experienced music as an excellent source of healing.
At a young age I loved being in plays, especially musicals. Sounds of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and Phantom of the Opera drove my family crazy for a few years.
I did not buy music or listen to the radio. My mother’s vinyl record collection was my source of therapy. Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Joe (Joachim) Probst, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, as well as Beethoven, Mozart, and Liszt were among the companions who were there to greet me after school. They were there when I was cheerful, angry, sad, and even dealing with crushes.
Music has this special power to move me and stir my emotions. A simple chord or a note can be powerful. People who have wiped tears from their eyes while listening to their favourite sad song know what I'm saying. The rhythm and tone of music can excite or relax, and for me, it can really change my mood and help me concentrate. I believe that both listening to and making music can heal the body and mind. It has certainly been a huge influence on my physical and emotional wellness.
For some people music has been effective in reducing their heart rate and blood pressure as well as increasing their ability to think, learn, reason, and remember.
Making music is a healthy way of expression for me, finding memories, calming my body and mind through its rhythm, order, and predictability.
As a nurse and a musician, I highly recommend music to be a part of your life. It can play a great complementary part in improving your health and wellness. This is why I am a music promoter.
I encourage you to take this very short quiz. By doing so, you may learn more facts about how music heals. And please feel free to comment below and share how music helps you.
Live the Music ~ Mossy
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