We all enjoy listening to music, after all, with such a wide variety of genres there is literally something for everyone. Music has been described to be as ‘the science which effects the passions by sound’. This really does fully describe the effect of music. If you’re feeling tired or exhausted a slower melody may be chosen, a faster beat at the gym and so on.
However, have you ever thought about the positive effect of music for the anxious child?
Classical music can be so relaxing, just listening to music can increase creativity, the following link shows interesting research on the effects of music and its impact.
Music therapy has also been used to help many conditions including anxiety. In Native American cultures there are over 1500 songs which are used to aid relaxation and healing purposes. Today music therapy is recognised as a very effective treatment for mental health, being regularly used in schools, hospitals and many other professions to help people calm their mind and body.
Listening to classical music can relive anxiety and stress. It can also help to improve mood and well-being. If a person’s body is stressed it may feel tight and tensed. Listening to classical music can help relax the body and therefore in turn release some symptoms of anxiety. Progressive muscles relaxation incorporates the relaxation of the muscles through a two-step process. Firstly you systematically relax different muscles within your body and then every other muscles follows and starts to relax. This therapy is paired with music therapy to help people who are experiencing anxiety to learn to relax.
Some examples or relaxing classical music are:
- Romeo and Juliet
- Air on a G string
- Piano concerto in A minor
- Clair de lune
- Spiegel im Spiegel
HB Tutoring have had many years of experience in helping students who may suffer from anxiety. Some of whom are unfortunately unable to attend school and others who do attend school and manage their anxiety. If you feel that we may be able to help your child with their studies,
We have a team of SEN tutors ready to listen and help your child.