Since the dawn of the humanity, music has been an irreplaceable companion of the humans. Sometimes it helps the people to celebrate their happy moments to make them unforgettable and on other times it reminds them of some gloomy hours they have spent on the Earth, sometimes it gives them a chance to surface their hidden emotions and other times it inspires them to conquer over all their hardships.
Accepting the power and importance of the music, mankind developed different types of instruments to produce new categories of music. A research has proved that there are more than 500 genres of music present in the world. These types of music are used for different purposes. Where songs produced by Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are the life of any party, the songs albums of DuaLipa, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran heals the broken hearts. Similarly, Ahmad Hussain, Kamal Uddin, and Ahmed BukhatirNasheeds address the matters related to the religion.
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The Field of Music Therapy
The soothing effects of music on the human mind and soul have given birth to a field dedicated to the use of music for therapy. For centuries people have been using music to help with the anxiety, depression, and broken heart patients. With the passage of time, the field of music therapy became famous and different educational institutes started offering courses and degrees in this field. Today we can see a huge number of people heading towards the profession of music therapists.
Music therapists believe that music has a soothing and calming effect on the human mind, soul, and nature. They further believe that it can solve many critical issues without the use of high potency medicine and spend a huge amount of dollars. This belief of music therapists has been second by many types of research carried out by therapists themselves and by scientists as well.
How Does Music Heal the Soul?
In the beginning, people used to laugh at the idea of music therapy but now many people prefer to opt for music therapy rather than long medicine courses. It is not easy to accept that music therapy can really heal a broken soul. However, here are some facts and words from the experts to help you believe it.
In the fast moving life we are living, there is almost no time for grieving over the things that hurt us and break us in pieces from the inside. We are shattered into pieces by some incidents but we prefer to hide the fact in ourselves which proves to be dangerous and depressing for us. Music lets such people come face to face with their broken self, cry out all the emotions, get ready to march on a better way and start from the beginning for a happy life.
Anxiety has become a part of everyone’s life these days. It has been proved with the help of scientific researches that slow and soothing music tracks can help to decrease the anxiety levels to a great extent. The study was carried out on 45 people and it was proved that anxiety levels of people gone for music therapy sessions were a lot lesser than the ones who did not.
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Relaxing for Brain
The activity of listening to music in music therapy sessions affects the parts of the brain capable of generating the hormones to relax human mind and body. Therapists suggest music therapies to the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The use of the music to cure mental illness was a known fact but its property of reducing physical pain has been discovered by the scientists recently.
A broken soul is full of sadness and depression. Such bodies lack the required amount of a happy hormone called Oxytocin in their bodies. This hormone makes the humans feel relaxed, fulfilled, and happy. In the absence of this hormone, people start to feel down, sad, and depressed. Listening to slow music uplifts the production of Oxytocin in the human body and hence, giving a happy curve to the faces of the listeners.
Helps to Focus
The best way to move on in life is to look for the things to keep you busy and spend all of your energy in it. Listening to music while working helps you to divert your attention from the saddening parts of your life to the tasks on your table. You can listen to Pop songs, Nasheed songs, Jazz songs or any songs produced by your favorite singer.