The Power of Music

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world where negative energy is swept away in seconds?

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Well, you’ll be pleased to know that such a world exists- and you live in it, right now!

 

For every moment when you’re knocked ‘off course’. You lose your direction and question every motive. There’s a power so incredible. It can alter your mood in an instant.


At some point in life you’ll face moments of doubt, anxiety, anguish and disbelief. And it's important to remember that that’s ok- you’re human! There’s help to soothe your pain. You can shift to a more positive state of mind and feel calm. All within a few notes or beats. 


The power of Music transforms mind, body & soul. It can change a frown to a smile, release tension to help relax. And reduce harmful cortisol in the body. This’ll help change your fight or flight instinct. And encourage you to think in a different way.

Elephant in the room

Mental health can often be the ‘elephant in the room’. But in recent times, it’s become more acceptable that it’s ‘ok not to be ok’. Now, this is great in principle. Great, you’ve recognized you’re not ok- now what?!

Music is a force to help regulate emotion, trauma, grief (amongst tons of others). It can channel how you feel and express what can’t be said. Which helps with dysregulation.  Rhythm & repetitive nature of music captivates the neocortex in our brain. This is the part that helps to reduce impulse. And think in a rational way. Stop and think, before you act. It’s the section where cognition, language, sensory perception & awareness is controlled.

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Music is a ‘double edged sword’. You can alter or match your mood with a particular style or song. And get results in seconds. While this is great in one thought. And negative flipped to positive in a moment.


There’s also a danger that it could keep you stuck in the opposite state of mind of where you want to be. Music can reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure. But it can also be used to do the reverse.

Balance

It’s easy to slip into a state of anger and lead to depression. But more of a challenge to climb back out. Like with muscles in your body- it takes more muscles to frown that it does to smile. Music choice must be nurtured and altered in a safe way. So it’s power can be used for good and positive outcomes.

I'd like to share with you two incredible stories of how the Power of Music has helped two particular people stay connected with the world. When it looked like all hope was gone.


The first story is of Marta C. Gonzalez. Former dancer of the New York Ballet in the 1960s. A video has been shared from Mùsica Para Despertar. A team of psychologists and music therapists. They strive to show the benefits of music to help people who suffer from Alzheimers. And other diseases that affect the brain and memory. Such as dementia. In such conditions, musical memory and emotions are among the last abilities to remain.


I'll let the video tell it's own story.

Warning- you might need to reach for the tissues. This one will touch your heart like no other!

Since this video. Marta has sadly passed away. But what an incredible legacy she has left behind. And the brilliant hope that music will bring to others.

The second story and incredible inspiration is again connected with a debilitating condition that affects the brain function.

Paul Harvey, a former music teacher has dementia. His son has said his condition is sadly set to become worse. But it's moments like this that bring the Power of Music to life.


Paul's son gave him four random notes as a start point to improvise with. The results- well. See and hear for yourself. This clip is from an appearance on Good Morning Britain.


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To get straight to the creation- skip to 2:40

Paul has since recorded an original composition with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Which can be found on Spotify.

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So how will you shift your mood and de-stress?


What pieces of music helps you to calm and focus?


I'd love to hear your story of how music has become a powerhouse for you.


Leave a comment below and let me know. Share as much detail as possible in your reply- Remember, your takeout moment may help someone else spring into action. And change their life for the better.


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Scotty

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