Singing - the tonic of life

Written by Michael Oliphant

Singing -repparttar tonic of life

Most people these days would associate singing withrepparttar 145286 popular music they see and hear onrepparttar 145287 radio and tv. This can make you feel like its beyond you , like it's some form of high skill that you need to be born with. A natural talent if you like. In fact singing is much more a part of our everyday lives than you might realize, and it can be a tonic for an improved state of mind and a recipe for stress reduction and better health.

The best example of this is : think aboutrepparttar 145288 songs that when you hear them onrepparttar 145289 radio make you remember something wonderful in your past. The song that reminds you of your first kiss or when you proposed to your partner, or perhaps just some good times with friends at school or work. You can be sitting all alone feeling sorry for yourself aboutrepparttar 145290 way life has treated you and a song comes onrepparttar 145291 radio that reminds you of a great time in your life.

I'm sure you have songs that do this to you. Songs that you sing along to inrepparttar 145292 car atrepparttar 145293 top of your voice, ignoringrepparttar 145294 strange looks from other drivers atrepparttar 145295 lights. It can be a form of instant atitude adjustment and will often completely eraserepparttar 145296 effects of a bad day. This effect is multiplied ten fold if you can sing along with a favorite song. Forrepparttar 145297 moments when you sing along you get to journey through a personal fantasy, a kind of mental movie of events that you recall related to that song. When you sing along to a CD inrepparttar 145298 car you get to momentarily exit this reality and visit another which is tailor made by you.

There is even a flip side to it. I still find it hard to listen to a particular Led Zeppelin song which I associate with breaking up with my first wife. However, when I do hear it I feel like singing along because it makes me remember how much better things are now than when I was with her. Funny how that works.

If you arerepparttar 145299 sort of person who has a lot of emotional ups and downs in your life then you could try this little trick for a kind of instant pick me up. Make a CD up of about 10 of your favorite songs and keep it with you at all times. Make sure these songs are related to great times in your life. When you are annoyed or upset, or just need a bit of a boost putrepparttar 145300 CD on and play one song at random. Do not play more than one song and resistrepparttar 145301 urge to playrepparttar 145302 same song each time. Playingrepparttar 145303 same song will reprogram you to associate it with your current situation and it will loose it's effect. Then sing your head off! Make sure you are alone and sing fromrepparttar 145304 heart. Don't sparerepparttar 145305 horses - just go for it. Make sure you take a good deep breath to start and concentrate onrepparttar 145306 sound of your own voice, notrepparttar 145307 voice ofrepparttar 145308 singer inrepparttar 145309 song. This will help you pitch correctly and make you feel like you are a real singer on a stage.

New English Teacher Training Center Offering Free English Courses To NBA Star and His Extended Family For Life.

Written by Ryan Thompson

— A new immersion style-certification service for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has opened this summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina that brings clients an opportunity to gain TEFL certification and a job abroad as they immerse themselves intorepparttar safest city in Latin America. Called TEFLocal,repparttar 145054 profit-sharing program is offering free classes to local Argentine native, and NBA Finals champ, Manu Genobili and his family for life. —

“TEFLocal was designed for those who have a love of teaching and travel, or just want a vacation and are not looking to make a commitment to a four-year degree in language,” said Ryan Thompson, program director. “The TEFLocal program can supplement any degree withoutrepparttar 145055 additional time commitment.” In addition to ITTAO accredited TEFL certification, TEFLocal isrepparttar 145056 first program inrepparttar 145057 America’s offering Cambridge University’s Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) certificate. Thompson said program trainers immerse students inrepparttar 145058 culture of Buenos Aires as well as instruct them how to teach English successfully in South America or other parts ofrepparttar 145059 world. After comparing other TEFL programs, Thompson, a linguist and native ofrepparttar 145060 United States, designed a more comprehensive and less expensive program with other local EFL/ESL professors to fillrepparttar 145061 needs of those wishing to learn about Argentina as well as obtain their certificate.

“Allrepparttar 145062 trainers at TEFLocal have lived in Buenos Aires for years and consider Argentina their home, part of our program is to take instruction we give students to succeed globally and apply those skill locally, we show them our city and culture after class ends forrepparttar 145063 day, it’s TEFL with a twist.”

-Martin Garcia, Argentine English Professor and TEFL Trainer.

“TEFL offersrepparttar 145064 skills teachers will need anywhere, not just Argentina. I like Buenos Aires, because there is so much to do, living is so cheap; it’s what Prague was 10 years ago. I have had fun making a difference inrepparttar 145065 local community and learningrepparttar 145066 skills that will set me apart from my peers back in The States, I can’t wait to return to Argentina next summer, that is if I ever leave.”

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use