Once again, tragedy has reminded us how fragile life can be. Our hometown of Nashville and neighboring counties were recently hit by a devastating tornado, causing loss and pain to many individuals, families, and businesses. However, our community has come together to help those in need by cleaning debris and offering assistance. It’s been a powerful sight, and it makes us proud to call Tennessee “The Volunteer State”!
If you’re wondering how to recover from tragedy, heal the pain, or heal your soul, music can be the answer. Music has the power to heal our hurting souls, and today we will discuss how the power and simplicity of music can help you achieve it.
Let Music Heal Your Soul: Music Therapy
Music therapy is a holistic approach that involves using music to touch all aspects of the mind, body, brain, and behavior. According to The University of Minnesota, music can provide a distraction for the mind, slow the rhythms of the body, and alter our mood, which in turn can influence behavior. There are two different types of therapy: the “receptive” method, which involves listening to music, and the “active” method, which is based on playing musical instruments. Research has shown that music therapy can be a great option for emotional and mental recovery in times of trauma for absolutely anyone.
If you want to learn about the benefits of listening to and playing music on your brain, watch this quick video: How playing an instrument benefits your brain.
The Song Matters
Music can change our mood and behavior in just a moment. Depending on the type of trauma, the music needed can change based on the patient’s needs. It can range from a soft and calming song to even a loud and upbeat song with a simple melody. Depending on what’s going on in your life, the music you listen to can be effective in dealing with the many different kinds of problems that you or someone else might be facing, so choose wisely!
If you’re looking for a piano focused pick-me-up, here’s a great live YouTube playlist you can definitely count on Piano Music Radio.
The River of Calm: Let Music Soothe Your Soul
The River of Calm is a website that provides an easy and quick way to find music that soothes your soul. Based right here in Nashville, The River of Calm offers live music, podcasts, and more. Founder pianist Ed Bazel’s goal through The River of Calm is to offer viewers live music, podcasts, and so much more. In his recent appearance on our podcast, Ed shared his passion as a musician and behind The River of Calm, saying, “Music, bottom line, is healing and comforting. It might not cure everything, but it certainly is healing for your soul, your DNA.”
If you or anyone you know would like to learn more about music therapy or learning the piano, visit Millerps.com. To find out more about The River of Calm, visit their website at theriverofcalm.com. Let music heal your soul.