Music For Calming Stress
Have you ever noticed how music can change your mood in seconds, often taking you back to places you were when you heard a particular song, the feelings you had at the time, the memories associated with it. Turning on your favorite song is a wonderful way of easing you out of a stressful mood. The use of music to treat anxiety, stress and depression has been found to be very effective. It is a medicine that is freely available and alters the state of mind without ingesting any chemicals. So go ahead, turn it on, turn it up and sing along to let go of that stress!
Learn more about the research into the link between music and its therapeutic effects:
Music as a Catalyst for Altered States of Consciousness and Peak Experiences in the Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD
Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
The Sound Health Network - in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health
An short course on the therapeutic benefits of music from the Berklee College of Music offered by Coursera
approximately 11 hours to complete - free to audit - certificate available