Music therapy: healing in the key of sun
It is a treatment that uses melodies, rhythms and harmony to cover psychosocial needs.
Madame Sousatzka, masterfully played by Shirley MacLaine in 1988, was destined to be a great concert performer.
But the designs of the lord and an anxious mother who pushes her onstage too soon make her a somewhat bitter piano teacher who teaches in a rococo apartment in London on the verge of eviction.
Beyond the fiction of this not very well known film, the chords of the piano manage to relax the most neurotic.
Sitting comfortably on a sofa, in dim light, after a tedious workday, is necessary.
Listening to music for this purpose is an alternative therapeutic discipline that is increasingly used.
A matter of counteracting the dizzying pace of society.
Although music therapy is known from very remote times; It is not until the twentieth century, specifically in the decade of the 40s, when it begins to be used as part of recovery treatments, providing people with positive effects both mentally and physically.
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This therapy uses music and some of its elements such as sound, melody, rhythm and harmony to assist the physical, mental, social and cognitive needs of the person.
Experts clearly indicate its benefits: it releases stress and tension, lightens the symptoms of depression and achieves high levels of relaxation.
According to specialists, music therapy can have educational, preventive or simply psychotherapeutic purposes.
In addition, they say, it facilitates communication, promotes individual expression and favors social integration. Of course, they have to be slow and smooth harmonies that manage to soften physical activity to increase the contemplative.
To the question of “What disorders are recommended especially?”, Ivanna Julbe, psychologist, states: “Music therapy can help and be effective in various types of disorders such as: in children with specific needs, as it promotes the development and improvement in areas such as concentration, attention and impulse control, among others.
It is also effective in generalized developmental disorder, in language and personality disorder, in depressions, insomnia, in neurological diseases and also, in a more generalized use, helps reduce anxiety and stress. “
Germán Eduardo Sabogal, director of the Integral Foundation of Music Therapy and Sicoacústica (FIMS), explains that all of us recognize when some melodies are sad and others happy.
“We can also intuit how they influence us emotionally and, for that reason, we choose musical works according to those energies that we have at different times.”
Sabogal says that there are studies that conclude that melodies that also contain words achieve better results.
“There are also data, which show that listening to classical music helps to increase cell reproduction and makes the rhythm of breathing and heartbeats conform to the environment, which comes to provide well-being to babies, because everything positive that the child perceives from the moment he is in the womb and during the following five years he affects his development, “he explains.