All of us have an artist, a composer, or just a song that puts us into a certain emotion whether that be happiness or sadness. Music has been around for so long that I wonder what it would be like if music never existed. What would we use to replace music with? Most of the time we associate songs with different memories. For example, for a couple, it could be the song that played on their first date. It’s not just about memories either. Sometimes life just hits you hard and you feeling like everything is falling apart. Then you put in your earphones and everything seems to fade away and it makes you feel a little bit better.

Music gives us a big warm hug while saying “Everything will be okay in the end you just need to keep going”. It’s like getting love but in the form of a song. Many teens turn to music when they feel like nothing works and I think it’s great. Some songs allow you to scream, cry, or even dance around in your room. This can be very therapeutic.

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October 21, 2021 11:48 am

Thank you for expressing my feelings in your article. Even as a teenager, I always listened to music, if it did not interfere with my occupation, and even more so I listened to it during the time when I felt really bad. For me, it was and is certain salvation in the bad moments of my life. I understand that music cannot provide a full-fledged therapy, as a psychologist, but it can be of great help in certain moments. I have experienced this very well and I hope that music helps you as it did to me in its time. And now, to be honest.

August 24, 2021 3:51 pm

Dear author,

I am impressed by your post, “How does music heal us?”, because I am one who applies by what you have said. Whenever I get upset or the world tosses me down off my feet I plug into music. Once sentence that stand out for me is, “Most of the time we associate songs with different memories.” I think this is very accurate because with certain tones and rhythm triggered the neurons within our brain to respond. An example is like when a baby cries we feel worried and the need to care for it or make it feel better like the music does. Thank you for your writing, I look forward to what you have to write next, because it is very remindful of how things can help and heal us. Another is that there are many things that people do within music to make us feel these things and understand ourselves and others through feelings.

-Ruby Ochoa

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