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Therapy Thursday: Music Therapy

Most of us love listening to music. Music often allows us to express ourselves, connect with our inner and outer emotions and even connect with others. Research has even indicated that music causes our brains to release dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter in our brain that transmit signals that allow us to experience pleasure and rewards. This means that when we are listening to the music we like (whichever your preferred genre is), our brain sends messages to our body and it makes us feel good (and even euphoric). That might explain why some of us have a favorite song or artist that we can listen to over and over again. What if I also told you that music could be used as a fo

Motivational Monday: Positive Thinking

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. ” It’s Monday Again! Some of you might have instantly had some negative thoughts after reading that statement. It is understandable. A lot of us have to go back to work today after a relaxing (or exciting) weekend. This can often give people the blues on Mondays. What would happen, however, if I asked you to take a moment to look at Mondays from a different perspective? Mondays can give us: 1.A fresh start to our week. 2. A chance to create new goals. 3. Time to set the tone for the things we want to accomplish. 4. An opportunity to regulate our thoughts and emotions about the wee

 

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