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Mar. 22 2013

the healing properties of music

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | Comments Off on the healing properties of music

We often hear how Mozart can make us smarter, but this article talks about the ways that music can make us feel better too!


Of particular interest: “Classical compositions have calming cardiovascular effects: German researchers discovered that people recovering from open-heart surgery had lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, after listening to classical music. Relaxing refrains also helped patients calm down pre-surgery. In some cases, listening to music before an operation was more effective in getting a person to relax than commonly-prescribed anti-anxiety medications.”

How many times have we heard from listeners that WBJC helps them survive their commute? I know it certainly helps calm me, especially when the news is gloomy or anxiety-inducing (really, when isn’t it?)

How does classical music help you?

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Diana Ross is not the famous Supremes singer, but she does have big hair. Working in both Membership and Operations departments, she does a little bit of everything, including administering this website. You can contact her at dross@bccc.edu.

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