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Music As Medicine We have been using music since the dawn of time to express, inspire, remember, rejoice and heal. It connects us to others and to ourselves. It moves us and it can be used to relax us. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks emphasized the curative powers of music. The Greek god Apollo was the symbol of both music and healing, and music has long been used as a healing remedy in China, Persia and India. Though many of us use music as an informal way to relax and rejuvenate, there are therapists who specialize in helping others deal with anxiety, depression, pain, loneliness, and trauma through music. Some believe that the rhythm is the most...Read More
What Is A Burnout? Burnout is a state of fatigue while feeling frustrated, overworked, and unappreciated. It occurs when a person persists with a way of life that doesn’t meet their expectations. Life exerts too many demands on their energy. Certain jobs or roles such as nursing, have high rates of burnout because of the depth of caregiving that is involved. Others roles, such as social workers, have high rates of burnout because the resources are not always available to do the job properly. There may be too many demands placed upon them, such as too much overtime. These jobs and others like them may be pronged to job burnout because individuals in these roles often experience idealistic...Read More
Common Sense Not So Common Why is common sense not so common? Common sense is one of the most revered qualities in the workplace. People with common sense are seen as reasonable down-to-earth reliable and practical but here’s the catch: common sense is neither common, nor sense. If common sense was common, then most people wouldn’t make many of the kinds of decisions they do everyday that negatively impact their stress or health. They wouldn’t buy stuff they couldn’t afford. They wouldn’t smoke cigarettes or eat junk food. They wouldn’t gamble. In other words, people wouldn’t choose to do a multitude of things that are clearly not good for them. If common sense was common, then most people...Read More
Stress and Relaxation Techniques: Answering your burning questions on some of the top strategies around relaxation How can meditation help mend the mind? Our minds can not operate on ‘full throttle’ all day long. Focus meditation helps to clear the mind of racing, cluttered thoughts by focusing energies on a particular image or thought. Gradually distracting thoughts will decrease during meditation. This strategy helps to restore mental balance by providing a break in our hectic day. By allowing our mind to slow down it is better able to focus when we return to our tasks at hand. All that is needed is a quiet environment, a comfortable position, a mental image or positive thought in which to focus on, and...Read More