Effects of Stress

“There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.”
- George Elliot

Music has a mysterious way of reaching into the depths of our brain and body, a process which may call many unconscious systems into expression. Those of us who have tried to medicate their problems with either over- or under-the-counter drugs, or by constantly working too much, may experience the liberating effect of sound without the use of any other stimulant or means of compensation.

Tomatis found that numerous physiological and psychological functions are associated with impaired listening. He believed that sound can be seen as a nutrient – a very important nutrient, especially when we are young and still very vulnerable.

Chronically stressed people are often unaware of how affected they really are by their stress, since their coping mechanism have become a way of life. Sleeping disorders, poor appetite, and a lack of much real joy may be the result.

Improvements can be expected in the areas of:

  • Posture
  • Energy levels
  • Emotional stability
  • General physical wellbeing
  • Quality of sleep and the ability to relax
  • Concentration, memorization, zest for life

Unresolved emotions end up being relegated to the sympathic nervous system, where they can build over time into fear and depression, possibly combined with sudden outbursts of anger or hopelessness. On a physical level, these emotions have a strong impact on our immune system and sense of well-being. We literally ‘store our issues in our tissues’.

So what to do if you don’t want to use pills?
Or what to do do if you are already taking pills and want to reduce the intake?

What about a daily dose of Listening Training?
Music has a mysterious way of reaching into the depths of our brain and body, a process which may call many unconscious systems into expression. Those of us who have tried to medicate their problems with either over- or under-the-counter drugs, or by constantly working too much, may experience the liberating effect of sound without the use of any other stimulant or means of compensation.

Tomatis found that numerous physiological and psychological functions are associated with impaired listening. He believed that sound can be seen as a nutrient – a very important nutrient, especially when we are young and still very vulnerable.

Listening Training can be quick, gentle and simple.

We are not used to thinking in simple terms, especially not when dealing with trauma Yet this method has helped thousands of children and adults to develop better communication skills, improve their self-confidence and posture, have greater focus and clarity of mind, and accept the past for what it is and should be – the past!

“There is a direct link between the ability to perceiving certain sounds and the existence of emotional depletion.”
– Don Campbell – the Mozart Effect