by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
“Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe.” – Lao Tzu
Listening to music can provide opportunities for an individual through their own musical experiences. Music can address how people interact with their environment and examine how they affect their environment. Music can encourage social interaction among people. The interaction may take the form of talking about thoughts and feelings, contributing to group experiences, cooperating with others or responding to others’ needs. Interpersonal interaction can take place through music listening.
1. Choose types of music which inspire you.
2. Music can help you reflect, influence and alter your emotional response and therefore is a valuable therapeutic tool.
3. Music for confidence building helps with identification, awareness, reflection or expression of feelings and can help with related issues.
4. Music can act as a psychotherapeutic tool to improve low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can be boosted through improvisation, singing, movement and dancing.
5. The right music (music you love) can provide you with sensory feedback, will promote self-worth and promote body awareness and identity.
6. Music taps into memories and emotions. Work with music that brings forth memories and emotions that are positive, uplifting and motivating.
7. Music is success oriented. People of all ability levels can participate and reach their goal.
8. Studies have shown that it is not one type of music that inspires us or builds confidence, but any type of music that works to encourage your progress.
9. Learn more about our connections to music and the entrainment process.
10. Now choose the music that will help you to get motivated, inspire your actions and take you to the next step. Make a playlist of your favorites and utilize this valuable tool often!