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Entries in mental health (12)

Friday
Aug232019

4 Fun Ways For Musicians To Calm Their Nerves Before A Concert

Touring as a musician can be fun. It can be thrilling to be on the road performing in front of fans on a nightly basis. It can sometimes be pretty nerve-racking, too, however. Performing in front of sizable audiences of people can seem pretty scary at times. If you’re a musician who wants to feel relaxed before going onstage, these tips can work out nicely for you.

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Friday
Aug022019

How Musicians Can Invest In Their Mental Wellbeing

A career in music is never easy, but the music industry brings particular challenges that can affect your mental wellbeing. This industry is high-pressure and competitive by nature, and facing the unusual work hours and demands for perfection that musicians face can contribute to mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Chances are that passion for music brought you into this industry, but anxiety and depression can quickly take the joy out of this career for any musician. Luckily, there are many ways that you can prioritize your mental health so that you can enjoy the unique life that your music career brings.  

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Tuesday
Jul092019

Tips For Musicians Who Want To Stay Healthy On The Road

For many musicians, the ability to go on tour is the dream. It means seeing and sharing your music with the world. It represents a level of commitment to success and adventure that can lead to stardom. 

Unfortunately, touring also means spending incredibly long hours cramped into a small space with a handful of other people. It can lead to a caged-up feeling that drives some artists crazy and saps their creative potential. Further, it can lead to quite a bit of potential illness, which can have a serious impact on your ability to perform well. 

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Wednesday
Jun192019

Music Therapy As A Way To Process Trauma

Music therapy can be an integral and effective way for people of all ages to process trauma. Whether used in the classroom, in a counseling setting, in a hospital, or someplace else entirely, the power of music therapy for healing should not be overlooked.

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Thursday
Apr042019

The Way Music Influences Student’s Mental Activity

Music is an integral part of most people. The research proves that students make 85 percent of all humans who listen to music more than two hours daily. It helps people relax, distract from problems, and even create the imaginary world full of positive emotions. Some individuals prefer creating music for listening. This activity reveals feelings and provides an aggression outlet.

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Tuesday
Mar122019

10 Surprising Benefits Of Classical Music

Did you know that listening to classics like Bach and Beethoven is actually good for your health? Many people enjoy listening to classical music while studying or working, and now we know why!

From decreasing your blood pressure to improving your memory, research has proven that listening to classical music is associated with better physical and mental health in the following ways.

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Monday
Feb252019

Sound Healing: Musicians As Mental Health Professionals

Negative sleep patterns, eating disorders, and unhealthy blood pressure levels are all being treated with music therapy nowadays. Some music has even been recorded specifically for healing purposes. If you’re interested in taking your career in music to a whole new level, read on!

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Tuesday
Oct092018

4 Ways You Can Make Your Own Happiness In Life Using Music

How have you been feeling lately? If you’ve been a little lost, lonely, or sad, you’re not alone. Everybody goes through rough patches in life. And if you’re currently in the middle of one, you’re probably wondering how you can get back to your happy place.

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Wednesday
Jun272018

Four Ways That Music Actually Makes You Healthier

You know that feeling you get when you hear the first few chords of your favorite song? You know how all of your stress seems to melt away, your mind goes to a happier place and time and suddenly, anything that ails you seems a little less pressing? You might think it’s just because the jam is really great, and that’s part of it. However, there’s more to it. Neuroscientists have actually shown that listening to music is good for our whole body and can make both healthier and happier at the same time. Let’s check out four benefits you could reap the next time you spin that favorite record.

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Friday
Feb162018

Fame Hurts - 5 Reasons Why

In the last couple of years, I’ve asked myself frequently the question if it’s possible that fame hurts. Usually when I’ve heard of another musician who died on an overdose of painkillers, like Tom Petty, Prince and Michael Jackson. This week I read that Lady Gaga is cancelling at least 10 dates if her worldwide tour because of severe pain, just like she did last year September.

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Friday
Aug182017

Can The Music Business Support Musicians In Taking Care Of Their Mental Health?

Many musicians have mental health issues. Most common are depression, anxiety disorder and addiction. Who is responsible for the mental health of musicians? Fans, promoters, agents, A&R managers, managers or musicians?

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Thursday
Jan192017

4 Ways Music Is Used To Soothe And Improve Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is so prevalent today that many have referred to the time we are living in as the ‘age of anxiety.’ Even a brief look at the frantic pace and chaotic nature of modern life leaves little doubt as to why so many people are struggling with anxiety related problems. Amidst the chaos of modern life, many have taken solace from the detrimental effects of stress and anxiety in the arts, particularly through the use of music as a therapeutic tool.

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