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Music therapy (part 1)

I have a rare profession for our country – music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who are able to help a person no worse than any famous psychic.

For the last 10 years I have been practicing music therapy with special enthusiasm, conducting thousands of sessions for adults and children. Music, according to L. van Beethoven, carving fire from the human soul, helped me to remove tragic States, stresses, attitudes to suicide, despair. I was able to achieve a fracture during a number of diseases, “remove” speech disorders and behavioral disorders, eliminate the symptoms of neurological problems.

I practice not only as a doctor, but also as a musician who is able to perform the desired music on the piano, up to the violin concerts of N. Paganini. I’ve seen how music has provided spiritual and physical healing effect.

Gradually, I grew confident that there was a connection between the preference for a certain color and the perception of music. Moreover, this is not due to the presence of musical ear. If a person prefers a certain color, then a certain chord is more pleasant to him than others. The melodies in the key of this chord are especially gratifying for this person and have a powerful effect on him.

The phenomenon of MUSIC therapy melodic masterpieces

1) The Phenomenon Of Catharsis

On a psychological level, music excites a person, causes shock.

Let’s call it a state of catharsis.

Such music is perceived with a sharp, special force, causes pleasure, liberation, sometimes happy tears, the emergence of vivid sensations, images that resemble manifestations of REM sleep or creative inspiration.

Catharsis helps to revive the creative subconscious, helps to harmonize people, relieve painful symptoms. Color selection after reaching catharsis becomes harmonious.

The face of catharsis is a happy face filled with the light of a creative, happy fire look. This is the face of a happy man, a man who has found his self-realization in his work. Familiarizing with the masterpieces of melody of his psychological level is often accompanied (with a session with his eyes closed) the appearance of visual images. It is the effect of čiurlionis, co-creation, the conversation of the subconscious with the highest spiritual values on the same level and in their own language.

We observe the manifestations of catharsis – during a session of Improvisation, the listener with his eyes closed sees sometimes striking in brightness visual images, tragically sad mask is replaced by the glow of the eyes, a person experiences a creative shock. If the session is held correctly, anxiety is relieved.

The choice of works of art close to a person, the inclusion in the creative game, self-identification with the creators of masterpieces is an unrealized giftedness. That’s what he would draw, write, play if he could. Such a personal introduction to the masterpiece can remove the shackles of negative emotions, release the creative subconscious of a person who has merged with the world of art.

We attach the subconscious to the highest world values, the patient’s emotions are realized in the masterpieces of great musicians who experienced similar feelings.

Music of its level excites a neurotic person, causes shock, we see the state of catharsis.

Such music is perceived with a sharp, special force, causes pleasure, liberation, sometimes happy tears, the emergence of vivid sensations, images that resemble manifestations of REM sleep or creative inspiration.

2) The phenomenon of the caisson

In violation of the principle of individuality, the disparity between the psychological content of the music and the listener causes painful sensations, the phenomenon of the caisson.

During the perception of music is alien to the psychological level are the following manifestations of the caisson, reaching levels:

– indifference, lack of interest;

– boredom, estimates “primitive”, “naive”

– ironically mocking perception (laughing caisson);

– negativity, negativity.;

– emotional and vegetative reactions (cough, restless movements, etc.).

Caisson – a term taken to represent the rejection of alien to the patient psychological level and its manifestations.

Caisson disease is a condition that occurs in a diver, if it is quickly raised from the depths: nitrogen can be released in the blood and kill a person. The transition to an alien psychological level is also harmful. The concept of the caisson has a universal value in the psychological relationship.

If the music does not correspond to the denied color, it can be denied and cause negative images – a wonderful melody is perceived as boring, painful at the same time there are amazing negative images. Here are some examples, Mozart’s music – and suddenly the images: winter, two men sawing wood and very tired, Lenin and Krupskaya sitting at the white piano, an atomic explosion, the embryo in the Bank.

The woman denies the blue color in the lusher test and reacts to the performance of the melody corresponding to the key according to the laws of the caisson – she ironically laughs when she sees a pig on skates in response to the melody of Grieg.

The young man, denying the color blue on this tune saw people with plastic blue people sitting in the snow.

The phenomenon of the caisson allows to remove old problems, to work out painful problems.

The aim of the music therapist is to avoid the CAISSON and achieve CATHARSIS.

My first patient and Beethoven’s will.

My first patient was my first teacher.

A 16 – year-old girl was brought to me- recently her condition was close to suicide. Her eyes looked inside, she was in a daze, the words were hard to say. Girl has put test lyushera, and, of course, the first was chosen black color.

Among the hundreds of reproductions she chose Pieta Michelangelo, where the tragic Madonna looked at her dead son , and the mournful feeling of her beautiful face reminded Chekhov’s words about the beauty of human grief.

Numbness, gray clothes, something monastic in the form of the girl aroused sympathy and desire to help and to revive the rock music.

I played and asked what she liked.

The girl chose the Eighth Sonata of Beethoven, where the sufferer healed the trouble in humility and the complaint of the second part.

Beethoven created this music after he suffered the main misfortune of his life: deafness. Desperate Ludwig wrote to his brothers in a will drawn up in Heiligenstadt that he almost committed suicide, but found salvation in his art.

The text of the will allows us to understand the mood of the music chosen by our patient:

“To my brothers to read and fulfill after my death.

Oh, people who think or call me hostile, stubborn, misanthrope, how unjust you are to me!

Six years, as I suffer from an incurable disease, I lacked the spirit to tell people: speak louder, shout, because I’m deaf. My misfortune is doubly painful for me because I have to hide it.

For me there is no rest in human society, no intimate conversation, no mutual outpouring. When I am in society, I am thrown into a fever of fear that my condition will be discovered.

What a humiliation I felt, however, when someone near me heard the flute from afar, and I heard nothing, or he heard the shepherd singing, and again I heard nothing! Such cases drove me to despair; a little more, and I would have finished with myself. The only thing holding me back was art.

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