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Teresa, Volunteer Mentor (@hopeful33250)

Loving Kindness: Live Healthier and Happier

Mental Health | Last Active: Jun 24, 2019 | Replies (39)

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@jenniferhunter

Teresa, that is so cool! I looked at the links you posted. I was using music and singing as therapy before my spine surgery to get past the fear of it. I learned to lower my blood pressure with breathing slow in time to the music, and singing does that too. I sometimes woke up in the middle of the night and put on my headphones and would sing. In the past I performed with a concert band, and we would do free concerts during the holiday season in nursing homes and I know we brought joy to people which made me feel great. When we visited my father in law with Alzheimers's in a nursing home, he sang Jingle Bells to us which I loved. It wasn't something he normally would have done, but the staff had worked with him, and he was so proud to sing it for us. Those are nice memories. All that speaks to the power of music. FYI- I love that song too.

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Yes, music has great power. In the therapy choir I've heard nonverbal people sing solos but not speak. Really quite amazing, @jenniferhunter

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