• How can music help you cope with stress?

    Posted on May 2, 2017 by Joyce DeFrancesco in Miscellaneous, Relaxation.

    Music-Stress-Management1According to the National Institute of Health, there are three types of stress:

    1. Routine stress, such as that related to work, family or daily responsibilities
    2. Stress from a sudden negative change, such as divorce, illness, etc.
    3. Traumatic stress

    (The NIH has a publication called “5 Things You Should Know About Stress,” if you’d like to learn more.)

    While stress does have some short term benefits, over time continued strain from stress can result in serious health problems. If you’re coping with irritability, sleep disruption, anxiety or panic attacks, allergic reactions, headaches, chest pain or stomach problems from stress, there are ways to cope and music can help!

    MUSACOR (Musicians as a Community Resource) has a great article about how music can help with stress and some suggested musical stress relievers. Check it out!

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