We have been keen to give you the opportunity to use music and the senses to ground yourselves during these anxious times. Have we lost our minds? Probably multiple times lately. When you lose your mind, sensory grounding is a fantastic way of reconnecting you to your environment. Music can help with that.
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Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. The theme is ‘Nature‘. We have posted a series of wellness playlists in the playlist section under themes.
NATURE – FIERCE “When we cannot spend all our time outdoors in nature, music can play a powerful role. Music replicates the effects of nature and harnesses the brain responses to natural sounds. Fast tempo, loud, music mimics exciting or dangerous outdoor natural environments.” Dr Julia Jones
NATURE – CALM “We cannot spend all our time outdoors in nature, so music can play a powerful role at other times during our day. Music replicates the effects of nature and harnesses the brain responses to natural sounds. Slow, quiet, music mimic safe natural environments.” Dr Julia Jones
MOTIVATION Get motivated to work in the morning or after a long lunch
CONFIDENCE Listen to before an important meeting or if you’re feeling anxious about opening your inbox
RESILIENCE What would you listen to that would keep you happily working away and keep your mood at a productive level
RECOVERY Accept the set back and acknowledge those feelings so you can move on. If you’ve had back to back zoom calls try to break them up with one song. Back to back zoom calls cause stress. Even listening to just one song is enough to help your brain pattern recover.
MEDITATION Take a mindfulness break. Close your eyes, shut out visual information that crowds your brain and listen to music. Perhaps try to slowly synchronise your breath to encourage slower brain patterns.
BRISK WALK Take a screen break and give yourself a 20 minute brisk walk and a little wind down before back to work
GROUNDING Songs that inspire conscious focus on the 5 senses