- May 1, 2020
- Posted by: Anshul Shukla
- Category: Therapy
A Mental Healer in this Manic Pandemic
Mental wellbeing lies at the core of human existence and it’s preservation is the key to sustained existence. In order to comprehend the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health we must build a perspective which we shall gain with a simple comparison. Let’s head back 3 years to 2017 and understand what mental health looked like back then. Estimates presented by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2017 indicated that 792 million people across the globe lived with some kind of a mental disorder. (a whopping 10.7% of the global population of 2017). Out of this cluster, a massive 550 million people were suffering from depression and anxiety disorders! (68.7% of the cluster and 7.2% of the global population of 2017) The numbers are far from pleasing and bordering on petrifying. The worst thing to happen in 2017 was that cyberattacks doubled since 2016 and 93% of them could’ve been avoided by simple cyber hygiene.
Without a doubt 2020 is by far the worst roller coaster ride we’ve been faced with and 2017 numbers suggest that many more of us may require assistance in dealing with it now. With the world in a state of lockdown and Covid-19 case numbers skyrocketing, the confines of our homes are now our makeshift workplace. Personal and professional lives are currently
as overlapping as they can be. Confined by these shackles, an important question emerges –
‘What offers a mode of rejuvenation and mental resurrection?’
Luckily the solution is as easy as basic cyber hygiene and is readily available at your fingertips – Music as therapy! Causing a spontaneous release of endorphins in the brain, online music therapy courses offer the most accessible mental health solution in the comfort of your home, making it a very popular modus-operandi for therapists. The findings from music therapy research helped USA congresswoman Gabby Giffords regain her speech after she survived a bullet wound to her brain! Such is its
power of its intervention in one’s life.
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Albeit barely popular, music therapy in India is gradually gaining traction as a large chunk of millennials accustomed to a fast-paced life are having to remain indoors, thus reducing activity and causing the need for external help to induce sleep. Tracks titled ‘Music therapy for depression’ and ‘sleep therapy music’ continue to attract millions of viewers across the world on YouTube. Music therapy research suggests that music triggers activity in the same region of the brain that produces dopamine. (‘the pleasure chemical’) Dopamine plays a significant role in deciding our mood and stress levels. Both of these parameters have a direct impact on cognition which governs emotion and in turn manipulates human behaviour. Studies carried out on patients suffering from cognitive impairment, indicated that music therapy for depression improves recall and subdues symptoms of anxiety. With 7.5% of our population suffering mental health issues and less than 4000 experts available, music therapy in India presents itself as the go-to solution with the pandemic handicapping our movement.
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A pandemic situation demands not only sustained immunity but a healthy body as well as a composed mind. A stimulus for rhythmic breathing which regulates our heartbeat and stabilizes cardiac activity, music as therapy, activates an organized movement in the neural network – ‘order in chaos’.
It is also the reason why we experience a significant improvement in the
length and quality of sleep. A research published in the International Journal of Nursing, studies indicates that sleep therapy music has a cumulative-dose effect even on people with chronic sleep disorders and the results are noticeable in a span of 3 weeks.
The benefits of music are many but not limited to augmenting cognition, relaxation and sleep. Music therapy courses online allow one to reap the benefits from the luxury of their home. Music therapy clearly presents itself as the winning alleviator of the mental disarray and the panic caused by this pandemic. As the popular saying goes – “What consumes your mind, consumes your life.”
Voracious reading regimes coupled with a penchant for writing led me away from a glamorous yet mundane corporate career. When nobody's calling, the mountains always are - you'll invariably find me atop one.