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Healing Music

It is a well known fact that music has the power to heal, this is particularly true of classical music and is sometimes referred to as the 'Mozart effect'.  Relaxing music and classical music have been found to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, thereby reducing stress levels.  Other benefits include improving cognitive function, as well as reducing blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety.  This happens when our brains send signals  to our nervous system telling it that we are safe and that we can relax ultimately enabling our body to be brought back to its natural state.


When we find ourselves in the sympathetic nervous system, our fight, flight and freeze response following a stressful event, situation etc, music can return us to our parasympathetic nervous system which is when we are in a relaxed state. The sounds we hear signal our body to slow down. Only in the parasympathetic nervous system are we able to heal our bodies, restoring them back to balance.   Due to daily stresses many people find themselves ‘trapped‘ in a fight-flight mode. Music can help to unwind and facilitate physiological healing. 

"While music has long been recognized as an effective form of therapy to provide an outlet for emotions, the notion of using song, sound frequencies and rhythm to treat physical ailments is a relatively new domain, says psychologist Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, who studies the neuroscience of music at McGill University in Montreal. A wealth of new studies is touting the benefits of music on mental and physical health. For example, in a meta-analysis of 400 studies, Levitin and his postgraduate research fellow, Mona Lisa Chanda, PhD, found that music improves the body's immune system function and reduces stress. Listening to music was also found to be more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before surgery (Trends in Cognitive Sciences, April, 2013).

"We've found compelling evidence that musical interventions can play a health-care role in settings ranging from operating rooms to family clinics," says Levitin, author of the book "This is Your Brain on Music" (Plume/Penguin, 2007). The analysis also points to just how music influences health. The researchers found that listening to and playing music increase the body's production of the antibody immunoglobulin A and natural killer cells — the cells that attack invading viruses and boost the immune system's effectiveness. Music also reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol."

 

Much research has also shown that music has the power to alleviate depression and improve your mood through the release of endorphins such as dopamine and Oxytocin.

Music also has a "transcendent property that can connect you to something greater than yourself".  This is perhaps because the origins of music are often considered to be otherworldly, coming from a source beyond our 3D world.   Sir Paul McCartney claimed the song 'Yesterday' was the result of some mystical experience as it came to him in a dream.  Many composers and songwriters do not take credit for their music and say that it was channeled or that it came from a source outside of themselves.  So next time you find yourself listening to a piece of music that appears to have these otherworldly qualities feel into it and notice the healing that can come from being open to this spiritual connection.

The following piece of music was I believe effectively 'channeled' and has been brought to you more or less as it was delivered.

 

If you would like to listen to some of my music that has been found to be very relaxing, then I would recommend the album 'Sea of Serenity' which you can listen to on Spotify or buy the CD from my store.  Other relaxing and healing music is available on the music pages and also on my YouTube channel.  

 

 

 

 

For a bespoke healing song or piece of music for yourself, your company or a friend/family member do get in touch.

Voice of the divine Nickie Hart
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