the research mentioned here has been based on using conventional quiet music.
It's worth remembering that Calmtime, with its powerful combination of relaxation
aids, is likely to bring you a much stronger effect.
can be beneficial to people suffering from depression, anxiety and insomnia. It
has also been proved to have a positive effect on people who are seriously ill
positive healing effects of music have been linked back to ancient times. In Greece,
Apollo was God of both Medicine and Music. Ancient Greeks believed that music
and medicine worked hand in hand to heal the soul.
mathematician Pythagoras experimented with music to cure disease and promote spiritual
health. The ancient Egyptians held the relationship between music and medicine
as sacred and there is a long tradition of healing music in India.
use it every day. I put it on and just drift along with themusic, at the end I
am so relaxed I could go to sleep. Suffering from ME, whenever my energy levels
are getting low I just take time out with Calmtime and afterwards I can carry
on, having been recharged' .P.A.,
study published in the 1998 issue of Forbes Magazine showed how adults who regularly
listened to relaxing music felt less depression and fatigue after six weeks of
researchers measured stress hormones in the participants' blood and found that
those who listened to the music had significantly reduced the level of this hormone.
think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.
It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems
to go on without effort, when I am filled with music." George
has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there's
a growing field of health care known as Music Therapy, which uses music to heal.
Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help
cancer patients, children with ADD, and even hospitals are beginning to use music
and music therapy to help with pain management - the production of endorphins
(natural morphine) which relaxation brings about.
child, who has Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties, had been very restless
and uncomfortable, but calmed while the disc was playing and remained calm, with
eyes moving gently. Other adults and children in the ward also said how calming
they had found Calmtime.' Will Gosling, Head Teacher, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol,
Music affects the body and mind in many powerful ways. The following are some
of the beneficial effects of music.
interest in sleep research has spurred scientists to take a closer look at music.
Research has shown that certain music can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in
sync with the beat - a slower tempo promoting a calm, relaxed state. Calmtime
takes this process much further, by enabling your brainwaves to progress from
gentle relaxation through to deeper states of calmness.
may be sitting on one of the most widely available and cost effective therapeutic
modalities that ever existed," Turow said. "Systematically, this could
be like taking a pill. Listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning
to the same extent as medication, in many circumstances."
with alterations in brainwaves come other changes. Breathing and heart rate, which
are governed by the autonomic nervous system, can be altered by listening to music
- this can mean slower breathing and slower heart rate.
This is why Calmtime
and may help to counteract or prevent the damaging effects of chronic stress.
music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping people
who suffer from depression and anxiety.
has also been found to bring many other benefits, such as lowering blood pressure
(which can also reduce the risk of stroke and other health problems over time),
boosting the immune system, easing muscle tension and the 'feel good' factor of
endorphins produced through relaxation.
information on endorphins and how they help: http://www.williambloom.com/pages.php?id=61
a 20 minute hypnotic relaxation induction download for those who need extra help
to relax (there is a sound sample on Trk 4) : www.calmtime.co.uk/download.htm
while music therapy is an important discipline, you can also achieve benefits
from music on your own. Music can be an especially effective tool for stress management,
and can be used in daily life.
is specifically designed to help you to take charge of your own relaxation response.