MUSIC THERAPY


IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT  USING MUSIC CAN CALM THE MIND AND AID IN HEALING THE HEART.


WHEN THE PAIN WAS SO INTENSE AND I JUST DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF, I JUST LAID ON THE FLOOR AND LISTENED TO MUSIC. 


SOMETIMES, THE SAME SONG, OVER AND OVER AGAIN!


IT SPOKE TO MY HEART AND GAVE WORDS TO MY PAIN, WHEN THERE WERE NO WORDS.  


IT WAS A WAY OF EXPRESSING MYSELF, WITHOUT HAVING TO THINK OR FUMBLE TO FIND THE WORDS, THAT THERE WERE NONE TO BE FOUND.


I WOULD FIND A SONG THAT SPOKE TO MY SOUL, AND CALMED MY MIND, AND JUST LAY THERE AND BREATHE.


PRAISE SONGS WERE EXTREMELY HEALING.  


OTHER SONGS HAD A WAY OF TELLING MY STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN,


THAT GOES ALONG WITH MY CLAIM THAT WE BEREAVED MUST TELL OUR STORY 1,000+ TIMES, BEFORE WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL.


I ALSO LISTENED TO MY "ALIVE IN HEAVEN" SON'S FAVORITE SONGS, IT WAS A WAY TO CONTINUE TO CONNECT WITH BOTH OF MY SONS.  


WHEN THERE WERE NO WORDS, MUSIC FILLED THE GAPS.


​​​C Jay Anderson

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