The Healing Powers of Music
by Mel Dobra
Music has the ability to transcend cultural barriers,
Music has the power to soothe and heal emotional wounds.
Music has the power to unite communities, nations and even the world.
In a society so focused on deadlines, keeping busy and getting ahead, the healing powers of music can often be overlooked, forgotten, and even dismissed as we strive forward on a never ending quest for the urban dream.
About ten years ago I started playing music, and it was one of the biggest blessings of my life.
Through first hand experience, I quickly became aware, of the benefits that music can have, on ones well being, psyche and soul.
My Story of how Music helped bring me back to Balance:
When life dealt me my own mental health challenges last year, it was music that played a big part In restoring me to good health.
Its not only the vibrations and the feelings that music elicit, but also the connections to community that music brings, creating shared experiences that we remember.
I’m sure we can all recall a moment where a beautiful piece of music has been used to unite friends or family in love at a wedding.
I personally have been deeply touched by the music at a friends funeral, allowing us as a community to grieve together, to feel our own sorrow and sadness.
As an early childhood educator I have researched and witnessed the power that music has in different areas of the education system, especially supporting students with ASDL and other learning difficulties, bringing about both greater educational outcomes, and wellbeing.
Experience it for Yourself
Sound healing, singing, kirtan (or call and response singing), expressing, communicating and sharing are all beautiful ways we can explore the healing powers of music.
Step into this shared experience of music, to heal, create memories, activate your voice and share songs with us in paradise on our upcoming retreat @ Pure Flow Yoga Thailand this July 2019.
And stay tuned by following me on Facebook…I’m about to release my new album Smoke and Flame.
About Mel Dobra
Mel Dobra is a performing arts teacher, a recording artist, and a workshop facilitator who uses the power of music, and creativity to create spaces where people can find a deeper connection to themselves, the community and the planet, through the shared power of sacred music.
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Listen & Buy Mel’s Music: https://meldobra.bandcamp.com/