The Tao of Music: Sound Psychology - Using Music to Change Your Life

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Weiser Books, Oct 1, 1997 - Music - 390 pages
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Like millions of other people, when you're feeling blue, you might listen to music to reflect your feelings, or to cheer you up. Dr. Ortiz has focuses on this basic impulse and created an effective, systematic way to deal with life's vagaries. He offers Musical Menus of carefully selected songs and melodies, reflective of specific emotional states that you can use to progress from identifying your pain to healing it. He provides creative exercises, koans (mediative questions), anecdotes, and case histories that reveal the transformative power of music. Dr. Ortiz uses behavioral, cognitive, and affective psychological techniques incorporated with toning, chanting, affirmations, and visualization to help you deal with issues such as chronic pain, lack of self-esteem, depression, anger and more. You can use music to change your life, and Dr. Ortiz shows you how!
 

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Contents

Depressed Moods
3
Pain
29
SelfEsteem
37
Stress
51
Anger
61
Sleeplessness
77
Control
87
Relaxation
93
Being Versus Trying to Be
261
Clearing the Mind
267
Rhythmic Synchronicity
275
Psychological Noise and Masking
281
Contextual Cuing
287
Acoustic Memory
291
Expectations
293
Whys
303

Memory Recall
105
Time Management
111
Grief and Loss
119
GrowthChange
125
Procrastination
133
Aging
141
Physical Exercise and Music
151
Improving Communication
165
Companionship
173
Relationship Issues
177
Romantic Intimacy
183
Motivating the Mind
201
How To Listen Educating the Ear
213
Centering Silence
223
Creativity
233
HeAr and Now
243
Letting Go
249
Shoulds and Musts
311
Entrainment
317
Affirmations
325
Thought Stopping
329
Breathing
333
Mantric Sounds
339
Chanting
345
Toning
349
Choosing Ones Music
355
The Spiral Sojourn
361
Your Special Place
367
Inner Guide
371
Bibliography
375
Index
386
About the Author
392
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