Healing Series: Music For Depression

Intuition

Music for alleviating Depression

Detail: This music is focused at the complex emotional structure associated with lack of energy and apathy for life.

In our early development we pass through various phases. When each phase is completed, we can easily move onto the next, integrating the last with the present one. When blockages occur in this process, they often appear in later life in the form of mental, emotional or physical problems.

In the case of depression, an unresolved oral phase of development associated with emotional nurturing and receiving food, is often present. In the body, this is reflected in areas of tension in the knees, diaphragm, shoulders and neck.

The music begins with deep tones, male voices that begin to activate the energy below the feet. Throughout the 25 minutes the music slowly moves up the body, changing from male to female voices and wind instruments, stopping first at the level of the knees, diaphragm and shoulders to continue the activation and unblocking of the energy in these areas.

The last 4-5 minutes of the music end with strings and female voices which continue to move up the body to the head and above, helping to create an unbroken, integrated line of movement.

Many people find initially that their feelings of depression are heightened when they begin to listen, as the male voices begin to bring them in deeper contact with themselves. If the depression is severe, it is helpful to use this music either in a therapeutic situation or with a friend to help process these feelings. If the feelings are too intense initially, simply listen less often for shorter periods.

Try physical activity after each session to integrate whatever movement is made.

This music is available as Track 5 on INTUITION CD

Listening Tips: Intensive use: 3 times a day; Normal use: as needed

Can also be played as background music to enhance creativity.


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Birth

A birth is like a storm. It begins in many ways - quietly, suddenly, with intense physical and emotional highs and lows before ending. This music gives emotional and energetic support to the entire process.

Helps: maintain equilibrium; integration of the entire experience.
Symptoms: During the entire birth from the onset of contractions
Use: Listen as desired; With headphones or as background music in any posture

Physical Illness, chronic (cancer, AIDS, birth defects, nervous disorders, multiple sclerosis, etc)

All layers of the electromagnetic field are affected in cases of serious or chronic illness.This music is complementary to all forms of treatment; however, it is not a replacement for professional medical care.

Helps: integrate the movement of the other music used; lift the spirits and maintain a positive outlook
Symptoms: When recovery takes longer than expected, a relapse occurs
Use: Listen to integrate effect of other music, 1-2 times every 2-3 days; to lift the spirits, as often as desired; With headphones while sitting or lying down

Substance Abuse

Scientists have learned that the brain makes its own pleasure-producing chemicals, called endorphins and enkephalins. These chemicals lie at the surface of certain specialized nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain and fit into the neurons like keys into keyholes.

Substances such as nicotine, narcotics, etc. contain chemicals that also fit into these keyholes, which is why these substances produce feelings of pleasure. As a result of relying on increasing doses of the substance however, the brain stops the production of its own endorphins and enkephalins. Thus these substances actually change the body chemistry in such a way that normal functioning becomes impossible unless the substance is present.

Helps: integrate and enhance the movement of other titles listed
Symptoms: Use with all kinds of substances
Use: Listen 1-2 times a day; As background music or with headphones during activity


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Depression; Communication and Expression; For Developing Personal Power and Self-Esteem; Grounding

Helps: the movement and expression of emotional energy that blocks or contributes to the above themes
Symptoms: As needed
Use: Listen 1-2 times a day; As background music or with headphones during activity


Music for Depression exercises

no.1

Posture: Standing

Spontaneous movement is quite beneficial to help unblock the bodyís energy associated with depression.

Put the music on. Listen for a moment and then allow your body to make spontaneous movement that comes from the activation of the sound. Perhaps itís a rotation of your ankles, or an overall swaying.

You can either consciously follow the music as it moves up your body and make the movements, or immerse yourself in the sound and allow the movements to come.

Continue in this way until your body is quiet or until the music ends. Take as much time as you need to return to your daily routine.