Classical Music TherapyWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
Music, more than entertainment, has played an instrumental role in healing and harmonizing mind, body and spirit. For thousands of years, Vedic culture has used sound and music for body and mind balancing, health enhancement, healing promotion and encouragement of heightened awareness. The Greek mathematician, Pythagoras theorized that music diminished and even eradicated negative energy and emotions. Modern studies explicitly show that specific sounds and music do in fact, have documented, measurable and multiple healing benefits. Today's medicine understands that all bodily functions, like breathing and pulse, work cyclically and rhythmically. It is these rhythms that are influenced and synchronized with certain music and sound patterns.
Music therapy, my favorite being classical, has become widly recognized since early 1950s. Used for pain, migraines, cancer, stress, upset stomach, fatigue, depression and other, multiple disorders; music therapy can reduce heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, stress and anxiety. Most recently, music has been found to bolster immune system and assists in harmonizing symmetries in right and left frontal lobes of brain, (in case of mental disorders).
The most interesting of studies in music therapy is that of an experiment conducted years ago. The music experiment compared effects of classical music to rock and roll music on plant growth. Intriguingly, classical music helped plants to grow faster; whereas rock music actually deteriorated plant's growth. Similarly, classical music has same effect on humans as it does on plants. Amazingly, patients who listened to Mozart had a whopping 10-15 point increase in IQ. Given this information, it might encourage one to go out and buy latest Beethoven on compact disc. Today, one doesn't have to attend an orchestrated concert to hear it. Most outlet stores, even Internet stores sell classical music to general public.
Overcoming Your Persistent Fears And Every Day AnxietiesWritten by Stan Popovich
Looking for all of answers in how to manage your persistent fears and anxieties? We all have those times when it is difficult to manage our stresses and anxieties. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their every day anxieties, stresses, and fears.
When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, divide task into a series of smaller steps and then complete each of smaller tasks one at a time. Completing these smaller tasks will make stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, take a deep breathe and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get your mind off of problem. A person can get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
Sometimes we encounter a scary situation that gets us all upset. When encountering these events, always remember to get all of facts of given situation. Gathering facts can prevent us from relying on exaggerated and fearful assumptions. By focusing on facts, a person can rely on what is reality and what is not.
In dealing with your anxieties, learn to take it one day at a time. While consequences of a particular fear may seem real, there are usually other factors that can not be anticipated and can affect results of any situation. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.