When we think of music we don't often think of it as therapy. But it is.
Music is brain food, training for life skills and brain development. Far more important than enjoyment, or even the discipline to perform in public, music teaches young people life skills for academic and interpersonal success. Music is the only activity we know of that simultaneously uses all eight centers of the brain at once. Childhood is a magic time that follows us the rest of our lives. During the “window” from 3 to 7 years old, the “buttons” on the dendrites of the nerves are measurably encoded for the rest of the individual’s lifetime. Utilizing Freenotes Outdoor Instruments for therapy can result in better scores in reading, math, and social skills, which are consistently associated with music education.
A non-resistant mind is a free mind. Being the observer of your thoughts without identifying with them (allow the thoughts to come and go) and you maintain control, retrain your mind and you regain your freedom. Calming the mind is a behavioral technique used to interrupt, minimize and eliminate “psychological noise”. Obsessive, repetitive thoughts, anxiety and fears are all apart of negative, self-destructive patterns that can benefit from the power of musical therapy.