Music Therapy

Research 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 others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring. This is not surprising, as music affects the body and mind in many powerful ways. The following are some of effects of music, which help to explain the effectiveness of music therapy:

  • Brain Waves: Research has shown that music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm, meditative state. Also, research has found that the change in brainwave activity levels that music can bring can also enable the brain to shift speeds more easily on its own as needed, which means that music can bring lasting benefits to your state of mind, even after you’ve stopped listening.
  • Breathing and Heart Rate: With alterations in brainwaves comes changes in other bodily functions. Those governed by the autonomic nervous system, such as breathing and heart rate can also be altered by the changes music can bring. This can mean slower breathing, slower heart rate, and an activation of the relaxation response, among other things. This is why music and music therapy can help counteract or prevent the damaging effects of chronic stress, greatly promoting not only relaxation, but health.
  • State of Mind: Music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping to keep depression and anxiety at bay. This can help prevent the stress response from wreaking havoc on the body, and can help keep creativity and optimism levels higher, bringing many other benefits.
  • Other Benefits: Music 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), boost immunity, ease muscle tension, and more. With so many benefits and such profound physical effects, it’s no surprise that so many are seeing music as an important tool to help the body in staying (or becoming) healthy.

Using Music Therapy:

With all these benefits that music can carry, it’s no surprise that music therapy is growing in popularity.

Using Music On Your Own:

While music therapy is an important discipline, you can also achieve benefits from music on your own. This article on music, relaxation and stress management can explain more of how music can be an especially effective tool for stress management, and can be used in dailly life.

 

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Karaoke Session

Last night I spent my time doing something that I’ve not done it for ages…(infront of public).

Is a karaoke session actually…something that I love to do it in the past together with my good friend…

It was not bad infact…I am sure all those who went there last night did really enjoy their moment…

I do love music and have to admit that music is kind of therapy minda. Once you start is not easy to stop actually. One song after another…

Hopefully all those pressures and tensions have gone…

Amazing Inspirational Story

When I decide to have a blog on my own, I am so excited to share with u guys so many things that I love to do during my leisure times. The only things I don’t know which one will interest you more. However, after a week of thinking this morning I’ve decided to share one the topics that I like and I believe its really close to me at the moment Known as AMAZING coz I’ve done the most amazing thing in my life lately. I truly believe that I’ve already missed the opportunity to do that previously and now its the time. Just like people say….Better late than never

Considering of that, I am so delighted to share all those kind of amazing things that I’ve encountered through my reading and my life experience. As we are having 365 days and 52 weeks in a year I’ve planned to bring you dear friend into different themes of amazing stories each week and really hope that you will enjoy my blog and be my loyal friends from today onwards.

The first theme will be inspiring stories coz I would like to be just like they are…..

So this is my first story for the week that I want to share with you called Standing Tall

I was grocery shopping recently in my hometown of Canandaigua, N.Y., when I heard a young voice boom from across the aisle. “Mom, come here, you’ve gotta see this! There’s this lady here my size!”

The mortified mother rushed to a boy she called Mikey, who looked to be about seven; then she turned to me to apologize. “Oh, I’m so sorry.”

I smiled and told her, “It’s okay.” Then I looked at her wide-eyed son and said, “Hi, Mikey, I’m Darryl Kramer. How are you?”

He studied me from head to toe, and asked, “Are you a little mommy?”

“Yes, I have a son,” I answered.

“Why are you so little?” he asked.

“It’s the way God made me,” I said. “Some people are little. Some are tall. I’m just not going to grow any bigger.” After about five more minutes of answering questions — “How do you drive a car? Where do you work? Do you ride a bike?” — I shook Mikey’s hand, and he returned to his mother.My life as a little person is filled with stories like that. I enjoy talking to children and explaining why I look different from their parents. It has taken many years of developing my confidence to be able to do that.

It takes only one glance to see my uniqueness. I stand three feet, nine inches tall. I am an achondroplasia dwarf, which is a person having very short limbs. My eight-year-old son, Jimmy, is average height, as is my husband, George. Like most achondroplasia dwarfs, I have two average-height parents, as well as an average-height brother. When I was born, my mother was told in the hospital that I was a dwarf. Not knowing a lot about dwarfism, my mom’s main concern was my health. Our family doctor put her mind at ease when he told her he felt I would not have any major medical concerns. He was right.

When I was growing up, my parents encouraged me to do all the things the kids around me did. So when my neighbors got two-wheel bikes, I got a two-wheel bike. When they roller-skated, I roller-skated. Our neighbors looked out for me and treated me as a normal person. One built a tree house with the steps leading to it close together. When his dad asked him why, he said, “Because Darryl’s got to get up here.”

I didn’t realize how short I was until I started school. There, a few kids picked on me, calling me names. Then I knew. After that, I began to hate the first day of school each year. I didn’t know who was new and would gape as I struggled to climb the school bus stairs. Some of the kids would point and say, “Look at that kid. Look at her.” Boys could be especially mean. One once put me against a wall in the gym and shouted, “You’re a midget. Do you know that? Why are you like that?”

As time went on, I just tried to smile and accept the fact that I was going to be noticed my whole life. I was determined to make my uniqueness an advantage rather than a disadvantage. My friends became increasingly protective. They’d help me up the bus steps. If people were cruel, they would take them aside and correct them.

What I lacked in height, I made up for in personality — my ability to laugh, even at myself. For example, one time I was reaching into the washing machine at my parents’ house to grab the wet clothes. I fell all the way in and yelled for Mother, who was sitting nearby reading the paper. Watching feet flying everywhere, she chuckled and said, “I should leave you in there.” I laughed with her.

I’m 47 now, and the stares have not diminished as I’ve grown older. People ask my friends if I live in a dollhouse. They look in disbelief when they see me get out of my car on the driver’s side. During those times, I try to keep a good attitude. When people are rude, I remind myself, “Look what else I have — a great family, nice friends.”

And it’s the children’s questions that make my life special. “Why are you so short? How old are you? Are you a mommy?” When I talk with children, they leave content that their questions have been answered. My hope is that in taking time with them, I will encourage them to accept their peers, whatever size and shape they come in, and treat them with respect.

I have a wonderful, loving husband and a happy, healthy son. But even with all the support, I’m still occasionally afraid. Last year I met a short-statured mother with an average-height teenage son. He had run away from home because he couldn’t take the teasing he endured at school. I began to worry the same thing might happen with Jimmy. A few months later, a little girl in Jimmy’s class began teasing him about having a short mom. She finally asked, “Why is your mom so short?”

Without pausing, he replied, “Because God made her that way. She doesn’t have to reach over to pick up the laundry like your mom does.

My next visit. …..

Next week I will be sort of temporary unemployment. So I have plenty of time to visit some of the places that I’ve never been before. Beach is one of my favorite places. So I am thinking of visiting some of the places here…

MALAYSIA

1.   Pulau Rawa

Pulau Rawa

2.  Pulau Tioman

Tioman beach

3.    Pasir Panjang

4. Sipadan

Kapalai resort near Sipadan

5.   Pulau Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian

INDONESIA

stunning view from Nikoi island resort  

6.   Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan

7.   Manado

Bunakken island, Manado

THAILAND

Krabi

9.   Huahin

Hua hin

10.   Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Blog & Twitter

10 Tips For Successful Blog Promotion On Twitter

 

1. Start by following people who interest you.

Don’t just follow anyone and everyone. Quality is better than quantity!

2. Say things that are worth reading.

Saying things that are worth reading applies to Twitter as well as your blog. If you’re just rewriting other people’s comments or not sharing your own opinions, why will people read your blog or follow you on Twitter?

3. Look for when people are online.

Posting on Twitter will be a lonely experience if there’s nobody to interact with. If you know there are people online who might be interested in what you have to say, try posting and see what happens. This may help you choose a time of day to publish a new post on your blog.

4. Reply to people with relevant links.

A blanket link to your blog is easy to do, but not very likely to get clicks unless people want to find a blog exactly like yours. Try linking to specific posts when it’s appropriate to share them – for instance, the topic just came up in conversation. This is an extremely effective way to get people actually reading your posts.

5. Have a personality.

This isn’t just about saying things that are worth reading. If all you do is post links, people who view your profile will see nothing but links, and probably won’t follow you. Having a personality means talking, not just promoting.

6. Be wary of auto-posting.

7. Don’t be too persistent.

PLEASE check out my blog, nobody’s looked at it today, or ever… Maybe there’s a reason for that.Don’t guilt people into viewing your blog. Also, don’t keep posting the same link over and over again.

8. Don’t tweet constantly.

Take the time to read what others are saying. If you flood the screen with your own comments and nobody else can get a word in, the conversation may start to move elsewhere.

9. Follow your commenter’s on Twitter.

This can make the difference between a one-time visitor and a repeat visitor. There’s much more to promotion than the result of good promotion – visitors, subscribers, comments – it’s vital to establish an ongoing communication channel with your readers. Don’t ignore them.

10. Persevere.

Promotion takes time. We have to keep doing it, and you have to be really patient. It can be tough at times, but if we have something to say that people want to hear, we’ll get there in the end.

How To Write A Successful Blog:

Top Ten Tips

1) Stay on topic

Opinions are generally accepted but the content of the items in the blog should all relate to a general theme. Define a topic and stick to it. This will ensure that you create a loyal following of interested readers.

2) Be informative

If you are attempting to create the impression that you are knowledgeable about a specific industry or sector, be sure that you stay current on news. If you are offering an opinion, be sure to qualify your post, making it clear that the content is intended as an editorial.

3) Old news is not news

While blogging every day can be a drain, it is important that the information presented is current and accurate. Writing an article or blurb about something that happened 6 months ago, will not be of interest to many.

4) Adhere to a schedule

Create a schedule and stick to it. Realizing that blogging requires time and effort, don’t create unrealistic expectations and be unable to deliver. If you have worked hard to develop an audience and a community you don’t want to lose them due to lack of communication.

5) Clarity and simplicity

Keep your posts and blog entries clear and easy to understand. Remember, the web is global and expressions, idioms and acronyms don’t always translate. Sometimes a little explanation goes a long way.

6) Keyword-rich

If the goal of your blog is to increase your visibility, include related keywords in the title of the blog. Use the title as a headline to attract interest. Each item post should have a title that will attract attention but still be relevant to the post.

7) Quantity matters

In order to attract the attention of search engines, you will need to develop content and substance. A headline or simple sentence is not going to generate the interest of readers or help with search engine ranking. Be sure to archive old blog posts to develop a large portal of similarly-themed content.

8) Frequency

If your blog content is updated frequently, search engines will tend to spider the pages at regular intervals.

9) Spell checking and proof-reading

It only takes a few extra moments and can save you from having to make embarrassing explanations. Remember that whatever you publish on the Internet can be found and archived. Think carefully about what you post before doing so.

10) RSS

RSS will increase your blog’s reach. It is important that you include your blog’s content in an RSS feed to increase readership and distribution. Most weblog audiences are small, but with time and regular updates audiences grow. Bloggers may never have more than a few hundred readers, but the people who return to regularly are generally interested in what you have to say.