(PRWEB) December 1, 2004
Music has always been a very important part of our lives, from childhood to our being an adult. As a part of our experience, music can have both a physiological and psychological affect upon us as human beings. In addition to the influence that it has on our life, music also has many therapeutic qualities and has been utilized in promoting a variety of healings throughout the ages. As we know further, music can be a very powerful medium for altering our state, of changing how we actually feel. More specifically music can be very effective in producing a very deep and healing state of relaxation and in the process, reduce stress and even promote sleep. Music can also be used to assist one in improving his or her self-esteem and furthering an individualÂs personal growth and development, even his or her transformation and recovery.
As a therapist working with individuals in recovery at the drug rehab center Holistic Addiction Treatment Program, I always use therapeutic relaxation music in my clinical and counseling work. I have repeatedly found that when I use therapeutic relaxation music during both an individual and group counseling session that my clients do more productive work, are able to focus more effectively on themselves and the issues that they are becoming present to because they are more relaxed, focused and centered and as a result, better able to concentrate. Being relaxed during the counseling process always tends to generate more productive results for the individual being counseled. Therapeutic relaxation music can be a very effective and powerful aid for assisting a client to reach resolution with respect to that which he or she is working on with their mental health or addiction counselor.
The relaxation music that I now utilize during both my individual and group counseling sessions with those in recovery at the Holistic Addiction Treatment Program is that which is found on the CD, Prescription for Stress. The musical patterns that are on Prescription for Stress were originally developed for my work in counseling and especially in my hypnotic work with clients. In addition to its application for a traditional counseling session with those in recovery, the musical patterns on Prescription for Stress are excellent for assisting in the induction of a hypnotic state in that this music helps the client enter into a very relaxed state of hypnosis more easily. In the past I have used a variety of other musical compositions in my counseling practice but was very dissatisfied with the results that my clients and I achieved with them. As a musician I eventually decided to compose my own music and have found the results of my compositions with the clients that I work with to be excellent. After using the therapeutic relaxation music that I composed for my work in counseling, I also discovered that the music had another application as well, that is, to assist anyone in achieving a very deep state of relaxation and as a result to effectively and efficiently reduce the stress in their lives. As we know, managing stress is especially important for those in recovery.
Managing our stress is very important if not crucial to our overall well being. This ability to manage stress is especially important for a person in the first stages of his or her recovery. Prescription for Stress, a two CD set, is an audio health care product specially designed to assist an individual in managing and reducing the stress that he or she may experience on a daily basis. This audio health care product utilizes two components to assist a person in effectively experiencing a very deep state of relaxation, reducing stress and also in promoting a peaceful, restful sleep. The first component is the musical pattern itself. I have found that musical compositions that are harmonically slow, repetitious, with sustained voices, which are rhythmically, random in tempo assists an individual in experiencing a very deep state of relaxation. The second component of this product is the binaural audio tones that are interwoven into the music. The binaural tones, through a process referred to as ÂentrainmentÂ or Âfrequency following,Â gently guides or directs the mind/body to generate more of the targeted frequency of brain wave activity whether it be for either profound relaxation or sleep. The first CD of Prescription For Stress contains binaural audio tones within the alpha and theta range, which induces a very relaxed state. The second CD of the two CD set contains binaural audio tones within the delta range and thereby assists one in experiencing a peaceful, restful sleep.
Anyone can experience the technology and effect of Prescription for Stress by merely playing it on their home audio system. Use of this powerful therapeutic relaxation music can be accomplished by listening to it with ones stereo speakers or with headphones, the latter being the more effective way to listen to his product. Listening to Prescription for Stress with headphones allows one to experience the full effect of the technology, the uniquely designed music compositions combined with the binaural audio tones and thereby gain a deeper state of relaxation. Those who practice meditation, self-hypnosis or yoga, modalities that are also utilized at the Holistic Addiction Treatment Program, will find that their practice is even more enhanced while listening to this audio product. I highly recommend that all mental health and addiction counselors use this type of product when conducting counseling sessions with their clients whether it is in a group or individual setting. While many counselors are not present to the power of this type of therapeutic relaxation music when utilized within a counseling context, those who do employ it find that their sessions with a client to be more effective and productive due to the reason stated above. At the Holistic Addiction Treatment Program this music is utilized daily to enhance and further the counseling process with those in recovery.
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