Sometimes, our mind can get over run by thoughts, particularly when suffering with anxiety. It can then bring on incredible migraines, feelings of being lethargic or having no escape from the thoughts. At times like this it is important to relax the mind and rest. In this article we discuss one strategy through the use of music. Can Music ease anxiety & bring back some peace of mind? Read on.
In controlled clinical trials of people having colonoscopies, cardiac angiography, or knee surgery, those who listened to music before their procedure had less anxiety and less need for sedatives. People who listened to music in the operating room reported less discomfort during their procedure. And those who heard music in the recovery room used less opioid medication for pain.
Can Music Ease Anxiety Through The Soothing Sounds Of Nature
Our world, on occasions, for absolutely everyone, can sometimes be overwhelming. A place full of challenging experiences, disappointments, heart aches, trauma and negative feelings. When these things take precedence in our life we must take time out and find some respite.
We have compiled several youtube videos that aid in relaxing the mind through music.
The instructions are pretty simple in how to use them but they must be followed : –
- Ask those around you to not disturb you whilst you go to a quiet room. Shut the door with a laptop or mobile and place it somewhere secure. Select the video below that you want to play and then relax.
- Find a comfortable flat service to lay down on and shut your eyes.
- Imagine yourself in the landscape you have chosen but let other thoughts come into your mind and then let them go, it is ok to accept the negative thoughts but realise it is also ok to imagine yourself somewhere else too.
- Give yourself at last 15 minutes of listening to the sounds and imagining yourself in a different, relaxing, place and then open your eyes.
This ability to drift off to somewhere else can, for some, help in lifting negative or racing thoughts. Music can allow you to declutter restless thinking and slow down the thought process.
If you feel that your thoughts are still racing, you may like to try paying more attention to your breath as breathing can help regulate brainwaves. It can then decrease negative thoughts, read this blog post about breathing for more information.
The researchers say that “individual music therapy combined with standard care is effective for depression among working-age people with depression”. They say that these findings, along with those of previous research, indicate that music therapy is a valuable addition to established treatment practices.
Can Music Help With Your Anxiety?
Please select a video below and follow the above instructions to help soothe your mind.
Please leave comments below and let us know if any of the videos had any positive effects on your anxiety or racing thoughts.