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Music Review: Music Therapy

Ranjani Saigal

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

"Music has great power to change natural behaviour" says Dr. Harre Harren, a Carnatic Musician who has a PhD in music therapy from the University of Hawaii.

Dr . Harre Haren has done extensive research in understanding the effect of different Indian Classical Music ragas on body functions. He has created specific CDs to address special physical ailments. In this particular CD he uses Thiagaraja Kritis like Raghuvamsha Sudha, Sobillu Sapta Swara and others which he believes can cure several health problems.

He claims that the CD seeks to provide a total effect for rejuvenation and revitalization.

 "This CD is meant for bringing rejuvenations and revitalizing one's body. In turn, these will reduce the problem out of sleeplessness, stress, strain, dullness, asthma, depression, anxiety, sadness, concentration, hear ailments, muscle pain, headache, migraine and acts as painkiller for post surgical patients, for blood pressure, state of depression, stress, reduce anger. The music is composed in slow motion without any rhythmic instruments. The ragas have been played in Indian traditional instruments like Veena, Violin, Flute and Sitar. The ragas that are played in this CD are very useful and purposeful for the yoga teacher and music therapists" says Harre Harren

He specifies a method of listening. "

Listen to the music every day or 20-30 minutes for at least 30 sessions using headphones in a closed or private room exclusively for listening purpose. You can listen while in bed or in seating position. The sessions of listening need not be continuous, but not with large gaps or intervals. Do not listen to music while you are working or driving or engaged in routine or regular working moment. 

A concentrated listening is the key to effective cure. " says Harre Harren.

Dr. Harre Harren's wide ranging research, study experiments, experience and expertise show a startling concordance. His effect through regular and sustained enforce of the prescribed matrix and paradigm of music listening reduces the occurrence and presence of Depression, Strain, Mental tension, Sleeplessness and the physical diseases like Blood pressure, Muscle Pain, Migraine, Headache, and act a substitute for pain killer drugs.

Dr. Harren's effect is a unique system of musical healing. It explores new patterns of movement and generates increased ease and pleasure of movement by expanding self awareness. This concentrated self awareness breaks into the nervous system and mental status and brings in a totally new and reverberating vibrations of one's body system. The process stimulates development and encourages p3ople of all ages and groups and abilities to continue to therapeutic cure healing. 

Dr. Harren's effect is done through awareness through listening and by functional integration. This is usually done as on-on-one and custom made manner depending upon the level of requirement and access. It verbally guides through a series of listening and orientation in private clinical session. Attention is drawn to process of each listening session, and quality of change in the behavioral pattern can be observed. The listening is effected through closed listening sessions with suitable and select musical sessions which leads to healing. True healing can take place at all levels of experience irrespective of religion, gender, age and cross-culture affinity and ethnicity importantly patients feel secure and feel the non-susceptibility to every common ailments and diseases.

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