It doesn’t take some big scientific revelation to convince people that music can have a big impact on the way they feel and the way they act. But, when there is the scientific backup then it makes it all the more interesting.
Music for Anxiety
Just listen to the number of people that self-report that music helps them with their anxiety and that’s all the proof that most need to understand the power of music. But, this is actually something that is now being backed up with neuroscience.
The Anxiety song
The song is called “Weightless” by Marconi Union. Now that is not to say that there are many others in the world that will swear they have their own unique song that reduces their anxiety. But this particular song was used in an actual study. The results were so significant that it is now being suggested that drivers listen to this while driving. As a means of reducing their anxiety, perhaps more known as road rage for some.
The Anxiety Triggers
In order to better understand how music plays a positive role with anxiety, it is important to know the triggers. These are determined to be too much technology all at once. Also the over-protectiveness of parents and the pressures of school.
The Effects of Anxiety
Anxiety can create both mental and physical symptoms. Both of which are distressing for the individual that is being afflicted with it. Quite often focusing on the symptoms makes the anxiety worse. One of the many benefits of the music is that it helps the individual listening to it change their focus. They now begin to concentrate on the music instead of what the anxiety is doing to them.
While this one song has hit the headlines it should be remembered that there are kinds of music that can have some type of positive effects.