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A new relaxing meditation music service has just been launched as a collaboration between Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust,  Northumbria University, Tees,  and music X-System and the Calm Foundation.

The entire world is in the grips of a stress and anxiety crisis at the moment during the pandemic. Many companies have launched free products to help with the mental health impact of COVID-19, such as free applications, and free yoga and meditation classes.

The latest free service to be released is Recovery College Online’s free music service, which includes lots of relaxing meditation music to help people during the lockdown.

The Recovery College Online music service is usually offered only to Recovery College’s patients to help them to relax and undo the impact of stress and anxiety. But given the fact that practically everyone in the world is now suffering from various degrees of mental health problems, the college has decided to make the service freely available to everyone.

How Recovery College Online’s Relaxing Music Service Works

The service includes various playlists that have been custom-created to offer the emotional support we need at this time, including relaxing, uplifting, and motivational music, with both modern and classic pieces.

Featured in the playlists are Adele, Wagner, Amy Winehouse, Bryan Adams, Stravinsky And Debussy and more.

One of the cool features about the service is that it provides a mood-tracking diary that you can use to log thoughts and feelings. This helps to give you a sense of structure to your moods and mental wellbeing.

In a press release, Angela Kennedy, [trauma informed care lead, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust] said, “Music can help us change the way we feel by helping to lift our mood or helping us to relax. This resource might be particularly useful for all of us at this time. ‘We believe that this new platform for self-care through music could give valuable support to our service users, staff and the general public, particularly while we all need to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The benefits of music for relaxation and stress have been well documented, and scientific studies have shown that “The human brain and nervous system are hard-wired to distinguish music from noise and to respond to rhythm and repetition, tones and tunes,” as Harvard states.

The right kind of music can helps us to relax. And Recovery College Online music service contains much of it. “By creating a variety of playlists, the platform allows you to choose a particular type or genre of music that you prefer,” says Kennedy.

The service offers various scenarios and allows you to select a playlist based on how you’re feeling. Simply put on some noise-cancelling headphones, sit back and unwind and the service takes care of the rest.

Of course, if you already have a smart home device like Alexa you can use its mindfulness skills to relax at home.

 

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Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.


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