Power of Music - Music Therapy
has played a vital role in the lives of human beings from time immemorial.
There is an almost unexplainable bond between humans and music and
this is evident from the fact that music occupies a place in our
daily lives from morning till night.
When we are happy,
we celebrate by listening to our favourite kind of music. When we
are sad, we like to reflect in the company of slow and soft music.
Such is the power of music! From listening to a cassette of your
favourite Bhajan first thing in the morning to tuning into a
FM Radio Stations during breakfast
or while driving to office, we even carry music with us on our cell
phones, car radio, CD Players and I pods. During lunch, many offices
play upbeat music to fight mid afternoon / post lunch lethargy.
Evening offers some time to rest and relax when most individuals
like to watch TV or even shake a leg at a disco. Night time calls
for some soothing, soft music that helps to rest and unwind before
finally turning in for the day.
genres of music can take
up the role of a mood enhancer that has the power to uplift
the moods of people.
No wonder, it is a recognised fact that music has therapeutic
qualities which can be used to influence and bring about positive
changes in human behavior. Such
a structured, organised and goal oriented use of music is
termed as Music Therapy.
of Music Therapy - Music Therapists
Some of us
turn to music to remove boredom and entertain ourselves
while others listen to music to celebrate, elevate moods and
to fight sadness. Each of us use and benefit from the therapeutic
qualities of music without even realizing it! Certain songs,
tunes, melodies and beats are associated with a time gone
by and on listening to the same, it can take us back several
are trained professionals who know how to use the powers latent
in music to bring about a positive change in a child, adolescent
and even in adults in the form of improved communication skills,
emotional development, enhanced attention span and better
Today, Music Therapy has found a place in psychological healing
for people and children who have physical and developmental disabilities,
learning disorders, brain injuries and even
Autism. Situations of acute depression,
schizophrenia, panic and anxiety disorders etc can be treated through
Some Important Music Therapy Associations include :
* American Music Therapy Association
* British Association for Music Therapy
* Australian Music Therapy Association Inc
* Canadian Association for Music Therapy etc.
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