Using Music for Healthy Living
Our emotional and physical states are connected, it has been called the “mind-body link”. Research has shown that there is a definite link between a persons emotional state and their physical conditions. When choosing music for therapeutic reasons, choose music that is compatible with your current state and then sequence it to move toward the state that you desire. this is called entrainment.
The entrainment process is quite evident in music. It is possible to have rhythmic entrainment, melodic entrainment and dynamic entrainment. Entrainment music has the potential to (1) resonate with the listener’s feelings, (2) transform negativity into positivity, and (3) promote a state of liveliness or serenity. Certain sounds, in specific sequence can help bring the listener from one place to another.