A new study by US researchers has revealed that playing the “world’s most relaxing song” before surgery could be just as beneficial for calming a patient’s nerves as medication. Patients in the trial were either given the drug midazolam or played the song “Weightless” by the British ambient band Marconi Union for three minutes, while having an anaesthetic to numb a region of the body.
The music group incorporated scientific theory to unlock the “world’s most relaxing song”, working with sound therapists during the recording process in a similar way to a music composer and filmmaker. The song is filled with dreamy, mellow synths, soothing melodies and instrumentation composed of piano, guitar and electronic samples of natural soundscapes. The song is so effective that it is considered dangerous to play while driving.
According to Mindlab International, the group behind the research, the power of this song is outstanding compared to any other song they have ever tested. “Weightless” induces a 65% reduction in anxiety and a 35% reduction in usual physiological resting rates. Richard Talbot from Marconi Union said upon the song’s release: “It was fascinating working with a therapist to learn how and why certain sounds affect people's mood. I always knew the power of music but we have previously written using gut feeling. - Independent UK . . . . . #relaxation#432hz#solfeggiofrequencies#solfeggio#relax
New podcast episode with Brandon Breaux is up! Brandon Breaux is a fine artist from Chicago and the genius behind all 3 of Chance the Rapper’s wildly recognizable mixtape covers. During this episode we explore Brandon’s journey through art and his evolution of self. Breaux clues us into the power we have if we follow our mission, “I’m co-creating this life with the universe,” he says “I can design this thing how I want it to be.” Listen to the full episode on itunes. #LinkInBio . . . . #podcast#podcasts#brandonbreaux#cocreating#abrahamhicks
It was an absolute honor to have @chazguest and the Buffalo Warrior in the studio yesterday to, in Chaz’ words: cook up some awesome positive vibes and talk of ideas to implement. We can’t wait to share the conversation. #comingsoon
Nikola Tesla, known as ‘the man who created the 20th century,’ with inventions including remote controls, wireless telegraphy and many more so far ahead of his time that we have yet to catch up - like free energy. But did you know, that if he were alive today he would likely be diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder? His daily life required divisibility by three: He used 18 napkins at each meal, only slept in hotels rooms assigned a number divisible by three and walked three times around a building before entering it.
Studies have shown a link between creativity and genius with ‘mental illness.’ By 2012, over 30 scientific studies had been completed that uncovered direct relationships between them. ‘Researchers conducting one such study of Swedish teenagers discovered straight-A students were four times more likely to develop bipolar disorder, a mental illness marked by alternating moods of elation and depression, illustrating a correlation between intelligence and higher instances of mental illness. As the study subjects' emotional state transitioned from low to high, there was evidence of increased activity in the frontal lobe of the brain. This area is known for regulating creativity. The study was expanded in 2012 to include more than 1 million participants, and researchers reported a link between artists, authors and scientists and the propensity to develop mental illness. A single gene, known as DARPP-32, is suspected to cause the link between intelligence and mental illness. A study found that people with schizophrenia were more likely to have the version of DARPP-32 that boosted performance on tasks involving thinking and filtering of information.’ - Laurie L. Dove, HowStuffWorks
Studies of this kind shape the way mental illness is understood and treated. With the propensity to create influential artists, scientists and geniuses of our time - maybe it’s time to transform the stigma of ‘mental illness’ altogether. . . . . . #mentalhealth#mentalillness#tesla#mentalhealthawareness#awaken
The earth is entering a 5-dimensional frequency. It is inviting us to awaken to our true souls purpose. There are many different layers of the spiritual awakening process. Theres the awakening of the mind, the soul and then the heart. We develop by expressing more compassion, observing the ego (even in our most difficult moments of wanting to blame others or shift the focus onto what someone else has ‘done to us.’) While the mind plans, separates, and scrutinizes, the heart lets go, unites, and opens to people and experiences.
Near-death and spiritual transformation research has dealt mainly with the experience itself, its theoretical causes and the positive aftereffects. However, there is sufficient evidence demonstrating that these experiences can be catalysts for profound physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that can disrupt a person’s life for years thereafter.
Deep experiences can affect most, if not all, aspects of an experiencer’s life. Alienation, depression, and even suicide have been reported. Careers, religious beliefs, families and relationships are deeply affected. Divorce rates are higher. Positive changes such as finding love and purpose for life may come only after years of integrating the experience’s meaning and values.
Mainstream healthcare, academic or pastoral professionals have generally dismissed such experiences as dreams or considered them as hallucinations, despite research to the contrary. In so doing, they invalidate the profound impact the experience has on the experiencer along with the many needs, challenges, aftereffects and changes that follow. The consequences of such invalidation can be detrimental, leaving large numbers of experiencers to integrate their experiences in isolation.
Not all experiences are filled with love and light. Some can be extremely frightening or deeply disturbing. The needs of these experiencers are poorly understood. Research on the needs of experiencers from diverse cultural backgrounds is virtually non-existent. As has been done with other significant life-cycle or life-altering experiences, more research is needed on the needs and interventions for experiencers as well as on the greater social impact, lifegenic value and health consequences of spiritually transformative experiences. - ACISTE If you’d like more information about spiritually transformative experiences, visit @aciste1 . . . #spiritualawakening#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#mentalillness#awakening#awakenings#kundalini#kundaliniawakening
In honor of the beginning of National Suicide Prevention week, let’s make the commitment to talk openly about mental health. So many of us including people we know and people we would never imagine are going through something. Many of us are fearful about speaking up, seeking help or even sharing with with a close friend. You never know what someone is holding inside. For this reason, we all can make a commitment to reshape the narrative about mental health in our own way. By not judging others, truly listening and keeping an open mind and an open heart helps de-stigmatize the mental health conversation and provides safe spaces for those who could use your help. We’re stronger together. #mentalhealthawareness ♥️🦋 . . . . #suicideprevention#nationalsuicidepreventionday#mentalhealth#spiritualawakening
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it — please! And if it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order.” - Jim Carrey . . . . #spirituality#awakening#jimcarey
@samueljmusic joins us on The Space Between - follow us on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and SpaceBetween.com for the episode coming soon! - - Samuel J Samuel has been raising funds and awareness for Blue Sphere Foundation, Sea Shepherd and Ocean Care for a number of years and works continuously at schools and through his music to amplify the positive impact of their work. Samuel has taken part in expeditions with both organizations, visiting remote regions of the world and reporting from the areas most effected by exploitation.- subscribe to The Space Between Podcast at the link in bio.
That feeling when you hear an original song written just for you for the first time 😍 Thank you @samueljmusic for joining us in The Space Between today, thank you for your passion and commitment to the 🌎 and for bringing awareness to important environmental issues that concern us all.
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