How Music Therapy Can Help Eliminate Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Music may provide relief from negative stress and help you prevent anxiety and panic attacks. To achieve the best possible results, it is important to select music which has a calming effect such as meditation or classical pieces. For example, meditation music is very calming and may help produce a sense of well being, peace and harmony.
Classical and Instrumental music, especially string instruments can produce a very relaxing and peaceful state and help you avoid anxiety and panic attacks. Excellent examples of classical music that can help you enter a calm and relaxed state include many concertos, Handel’s Messiah and the Dance of the Blessed Spirits by the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.
Don’t overlook easily available collections of CDs which are made up of sounds of nature. such as a waterfalls, brooks or streams, the ocean, birds chirping, rustling leaves, rainfall or the wind blowing.
My mother suffered from terminal cancer and had intense pain as the cancer ravaged her system. She would listen to sounds of nature on a tape deck as therapy during her painful and very stressful cancer treatments. They produced a sense of serenity and helped her keep negative thoughts at bay.
Researchers have found that music helps reduce anxiety and our perception of pain. Studies back this up as patients awaiting and even during a surgical or other medical procedure were positively impacted by music which helped then to remain calm and reduced anxiety about the medical experience.
Additionally, researchers have determined that people who are undergoing medical treatment actually show an improvement in their immune system after the music therapy has been introduced to their treatment regimen.
This is no longer theory but is backed up by medical proof. People in stress or experiencing anxiety. There is measurable recorded proof that folks experiencing anxiety actually have a decrease in heart rate, muscle activity and temperature after the introduction of music therapy.
Harness the Power of Music Therapy Help Stop Your Anxiety Starting Today
Why not listen to calming music when you are driving on the freeway? It’s a great way to relieve stress and to avoid anxiety and panic attacks by avoiding negative thoughts while you enjoy the peaceful sounds of beautiful music.
Music can invoke wonderful memories. When I hear pieces that my grandparents enjoyed at family gathering I become calm and even happy…so much for an anxiety attack! I have now entered a different place where the thoughts are positive and stress free.
Try it and all of these music therapy ideas and see how they work for you.
How Music Therapy Can Help Eliminate Anxiety and Panic Attacks by Thurston Wellington