What everybody should know about how to change old habits
Did you know that when we listen to music it changes our mood?
Music has its own way of stirring our senses and our innermost feelings, by triggering our emotions. As the old adage goes "Music is a universal language". It has that unique ability to speak to anyone deeply. We all turn to particular music to enliven our energy, or for sentimental reasons to recall a time, place or person. Music that moves us to tears or brings deep spiritual attunement is also powerful. Studies are now proving that music or sound can have profound effects on our ability to heal. This is the reason why there are now particular rhythms, beats and sounds used for inner healing. Binaural Beats and Alpha Music are just two examples that are highly recommended as tools to re-align your own mind states and emotions. Traced back to the middle ages where it is believed gregorian chants were designed to generate elongated 'same - sounds' at specific levels that had great healing properties. Scientists have been conducting tests on these 'same-sounds' discovering fascinating responses in the brain to the emitted signals. You can access samples of the following on Youtube and through websites.
* Binaural Beats
Binaural beats, also called binaural tones are apparent sounds or auditory processing artifacts that raise the independent physical stimuli of the brain. The effect of binaural beats was discovered and introduced to us by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839. Apparently, our brain produces a certain phenomenon that results in a low-frequency pulsation depending on the loudness of the perceived sound when two tones with a little difference in their frequencies are separately presented into each ear with the use of headphones and may appear as if they are naturally mixed. The experience of listening to these distorted sounds can be quite off putting. The whole point is to trick the conscious mind into confusion allowing the notes or tones to work directly on the subconscious. The results are quite outstanding.
* Alpha Music
As explained above, the effect of music on one's mood and feelings is so powerful that it can actually contribute to a person's physical wellbeing. Nowadays, many medical practitioners around the world advise their patients to use music in their pain and anxiety management programs. Scientific attention is now given to the reported experiences of supporting medical professionals and patients and many mental health specialists, doctors, health workers, scientists and innovative music therapists are now researching how best to use music in making the patients feel better. The tones and rhythms of Alpha music are quite different as they actually slow the patient or listeners mind down to almost sleep states. This state of Alpha is then developed and allowed to sustain itself for extended periods of time. The benefits to the client or practitioner are a release of peace and silent contemplation within. Thus assisting the process of recovery from illness, trauma or over stimulation.
* Positive Thinking
Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits words, thoughts and images into one's mind. Positive thinking is conductive to expansion, growth and of course, success. A person with this type of mental attitude expects favorable and good results. A person who is thinking positively anticipates health, joy, happiness and successful outcome for every action and situation. Just like the old adage goes; "Whatever the mind seeks, it finds". There might not be any scientific evidence proving how positive thinking can actually turn things the positive way but there are many people who can attest that positive thinking really works. It is not new to us to hear people saying "Think positive" to those who feel worried and down. This time of approach to life is Self Talk and what ever we send to our brain in a repetitive state the brain will pick up and create pathways to those thought patterns. This is why thinking positive thoughts is a great habit to get into as it creates really great triggers in the brain to follow.
The idea behind the affirmation technique is simple. Almost all of us are used to putting ourselves down for any imagined or real error. We grow up comparing ourselves to others in a negative way. Using affirmation is a technique used to change the negative self talk into something positive or more positive. Affirmations are simple statements of acceptance that any one of us can use to allow our destiny to manifest. Affirmations together with visualizations, each one of us can create the life we really want. There is a need when using Affirmations to believe that what you are creating is possible. If there is any shadow of doubt then the affirmation is negated by the brain. This again is only successful if you watch your thoughts and are aware of the attitudes that you have developed. Our thoughts are not who we are. They are habitual pathways that our individual brains have established. You can change the way you think by reprogramming your thinking through the use of Affirmations.