Healing Series: Music For Stress

Voyage to Freedom

Music for personal centering. Helps release stress that can create excessive, obsessive thoughts.

Detail: Studies have demonstrated that when the body can enter into a state of deep relaxation, represented by a dominance of the lower brain-wave states with balanced phasing between the two hemispheres, spontaneous regeneration and real rest occur. Stress and its accompanying mental and physical symptoms disappear.

The difficulty often is breaking the continuous loop of thoughts and finding the way to enter into this healing state.

This music is available as Track 3 on Voyage to Freedom

Listening Tips: Intensive use: 5-6 times per day; Normal use: 3-4 times per day


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Allergies (dust, pollen,animal hair, etc)

Allergies occur when a false alarm is sent to the immune system, so that it reacts against otherwise harmless foreign substances such as pollen, dust, food, etc. Heat, cold, sunlight and the emotions can all activate this reaction.

Helps: release mental stress that can be a contributing factor in allergies, particularly if the stress is long term.
Symptoms: Difficulty in concentrating or retaining information; thinking about the same things over and over
Use: Acute - listen once per day; with headphones while sitting or lying down. Chronic - listen 2/3 days per week; with headphones while doing daily activities

Allergies (food)

Helps: release mental stress, which can be a contributing factor in allergies, particularly if the stress is long term
Symptoms: Difficulty in concentrating or retaining information; thinking about the same things over and over
Use: Acute - 1/2 times per day; with headphones while sitting or lying down. Chronic - 3/4 times per week; either sitting/lying down or as background music with a media player or Discman while doing other things

Hypertension

This disease is also known as 'high blood pressure'. These titles help to resolve emotional and energetic blockages, which may be underlying this condition.

Helps: release mental stress which can be a contributing factor to hypertension
Symptoms: Stressful situation either short or long term
Use: Listen 1 - 2 times per day; with headphones while sitting or lying down

Massage

In massage the giver transmits contact through their hands to the body of the receiver. This music helps facilitate this contact

Helps: release mental stress which can be a contributing factor to any type of tension
Symptoms: Stressful situation either short or long term
Use: Listen 1 - 2 times per day; with headphones while sitting or lying down

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: alleviate mental stress arising from the illness itself or secondary stress; worry about money, family issues, etc
Symptoms: Obsessive thoughts, worries, doubts, fears
Use: Listen once or twice a day as needed; with headphones while sitting or lying down or as background music during activity

Stress, Short-term
(Studying for exams, project deadlines, etc)

When sleep or time are short, it is difficult to maintain sufficient mental focus to complete the task at hand efficiently with few mistakes. This music helps to take the place of the sleep and rest necessary to do this naturally.

Helps: alleviate mental stress
Symptoms: Loss of mental clarity and focus
Use: Listen 1-2 times per day; with headphones or as background music during activity

Stress, Chronic (caring for loved one, working long hours, etc)

The human energy system can withstand high amounts of stress both emotional and mental over prolonged periods of time when given proper support. This music is focused on providing that support in musical form.

Helps: alleviate long-term stress
Symptoms: In situations of long-term stress whether or not there are specific symptoms
Use: Listen once a day; as background music or with headphones while sitting or lying down.

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Expanding Consciousness; Mental Clarity

Helps: alleviate short or long term stress
Symptoms: In situations of long-term stress whether or not there are specific symptoms
Use: Listen 3-4 times a week; as background music or with headphones while sitting or lying down.

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Well being and Stability;
Emotional Trauma (loss of job, death of loved one, divorce, separation, moving house, etc)

An important aspect of these themes is the ability to be in contact with your feelings and emotions and then be able to express them to the outside in some way.

Helps: alleviate short or long-term stress
Symptoms: In situations of stress whether or not there are specific symptoms
Use: Listen 3-4 times per week; as background music or with headphones while sitting or lying down

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Intuition

Helps: discharge excess mental energy to more easily enter into lower brainwave states
Symptoms: As desired
Use: Listen as needed; as background music or with headphones while sitting or lying down

Music for Stress exercises

no.1

Posture: seated.

Listen with your eyes open. When ready, put an index finger directly in front of you at arm's length. Focus on it and follow it without turning your head as you move it very slowly to the right to a point just outside your field of vision. Without stopping, very slowly bring it back to your starting point in front of you and keep moving it to the left to a point just outside your vision on the left, then bring it back to center again. If your arms get tired at any time, change hands. When you get back to the starting point, without stopping move your finger straight up until it is just out of sight. Return your finger to centre and move it downward just out of sight, then bring it back to centre.

Repeat this four pointed movement, maintaining a slow speed without moving any part of your body except your finger and your eyes. If your eyes become tired, close them, but try to continue the movement of your finger. Open them again when they are rested. When the music stops, take a moment to notice any sensations or feelings.


no.2

Posture: seated with writing materials.

Close your eyes for a moment and, as much as possible, enter into the flow of the music. Then open your eyes and allow yourself to write what comes. This could be in the form of single words, phrases, adjectives, feelings. The focus of this exercise is to express on paper the obsessive thoughts. If you run out of things to write before the music ends, close your eyes again and relax into the music.

Do this as often as needed until desired results are achieved. Keep a record of what you wrote each time you do the exercise. After 3-4 repetitions, you can review what you wrote and note any differences or changes.


no.3

Sit at a comfortable height table or other surface suitable for drawing with drawing materials.

Start the music, taking a moment to centre yourself. Breathe slowly and deeply. Then try and feel the music with your whole body. Allow your diaphragm to relax so that the air can enter more easily into the abdomen first, then expand the sides of your body, your entire back and your chest.

Choose a colour to start drawing with and draw what you feel. This may be doodles, random shapes, faces, objects etc. if you want to change colours, do so. Avoid judging what comes out. It is not important to draw something recognizable. Allow yourself to spontaneously express what you are feeling as you are listening to the music. Continue to draw until the music stops.

Save your drawings so that you can review them together, their themes may lend added insights.