If closing the eyes during the deepest moment of connection when listening a song can bring you emotion and also good or bad memories, think how interesting this could be if the relationship could take you to another phase.
Pain caused by tough moments in life cannot be treat with medicine, or usual treatments. Every day, people use new therapies and in some cases music is the choice.
Music is not just used as entertainment, it can help people healing emotional or physical problems. And that’s where music therapy comes in, to work in areas that are often hard to reach with normal methods.
Every week, on the top floor of the Parkwood Institute in London, veterans come together in a large room full of laugh and light – literally -, to treat their emotions using songs full of meaning and joy. This music program helps veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome, and its changing lives.
Talking to some of them, it is possible feel the sparkle that lyrics and the act of singing and playing can bring.
Lives that once knew the pains of a war, now enjoyed the moments responsible for bring them back and maybe, even for a couple of hours, forget about what they faced in the past. Erik Faulkner is one of them.
“Helps me considerably with my concentration and my memory. Basically get me out of my thoughts.”
Doctor Kerry Byers, specialist in this field for more than 25 years, believes that music is a part of us. “Think about music in your own life. Your mom singing, your wedding song or how you use music in ceremonies. Or how music is part of advertisements, or part of movies. Imagine a horror movie without music telling you how you supposed to feel. It’s such an integral part of who you are. So, if it affect us, we can use it as therapy.”
The relationship between emotional moments using music and the human being has biological explanations. According to the article, The influence of music on human behavior, Music is mentioned as “being capable of giving encouragement to not verbal memory and as a component of application in the brain functions that involve the storage of organized symbols: It stimulates this way the retention and memorization.”