Find Healing in Music
If you want to know the effects of music to people, you simply have to observe the way you react to certain types of music. Upbeat songs make you happy. Songs that carry heartbroken lyrics can make you feel sad. Rock music help you get out of your shell and just let it all out, while the instrumentals of Beethoven and Mozart calm you.
Indeed, you can use music in a variety of ways, even in healing. There are many ways on how you can make it achieve such role:
Choose the right music. Usually you want to choose a type of music that invokes the kind of emotion you want to achieve. It might be better, though, if you start with songs that tell something about how you feel. For example, if you are melancholic or depressed, you can begin with very sad songs, then listen to songs that are less sad, until you can focus your ears to music that tells about happy thoughts. This way you can really feel the change in your mood.
Do it consistently. You cannot heal yourself suddenly or immediately. It is a process, and sometimes a long one. If you do not listen to music consistently, then you cannot expect it to do wonders for you. That is why you need to find time listening to songs. It may be before you go to work or after office hours. If you have an mp3 player or an iPod, you can save some songs in them.
Find a good spot to listen. Keep in mind that to make music really work for you, you have to feel the words and the emotions that go along with them. You cannot do that if you are surrounded with a lot of noise. Besides, too much commotion can increase your stress level.
You do not need to be at your home to listen. The most important thing is you can find a good spot where you can hear the music properly.
Write what you feel. You want to keep track of your progress. You want to know if the technique is working or not.
Combine it with subliminal messages or affirmations. Today you will find CDs and subliminal messages downloads that combine both sounds and spoken messages. The soothing music calms or relaxes you, so you can be more receptive to the various subliminal messages or affirmations. The purpose of these messages is to transform your current mind-set into something more positive. If you do not feel hopeless, the affirmations may be about looking forward to better things or appreciating what you have in the present.
You can utilize these CDs or subliminal songs when you are meditating or visualizing. These are also times when you are very comfortable and your subconscious mind is very easy to tap.
Plenty of those who sell these materials allow you to download some samples. You can use them to assess if they are right kinds of messages to your needs.