How often have you heard a song that reminded you of the many emotional vicissitudes of adolescence, readily bringing up memories of school dances, nascent romances, and early heartbreak? And who can deny the effect of that one song that never fails to empower and energize, irregardless of the surrounding circumstances. Likewise, it is hard to argue that when confronted with the sounds of mediation music that are omnipresent in spas, yoga studios, and massage therapist's offices, our bodies instinctively begin to relax and we begin to feel more tranquil.
Advertising executives are very well acquainted with the power that music has over emotional states, and the connection between human emotions and human behavior. Unfortunately, many individuals do not readily recognize that music can be a valuable resource to help calm emotions, lift the spirits or may simply be used as a valuable distraction technique.
Clearly, any musical pieces that are personally meaningful may be useful in helping to counteract unpleasant feelings, or enhance desirable one. However, there are a number of resources, including those that offer guided meditation soundtracks that can be helpful in providing an auditory experience that can be effective when coping with stress, pain, difficult emotions, and even in contributing to a sense of general well-being.