Music is something most people enjoy but research shows it also has therapeutic and healing properties.
Music can help decrease chronic pain and lower depression. The right song can stimulate serotonin and dopamine levels, the body’s neurotransmitters that regulate emotional well-being. It can help lower heart rate, blood pressure, and reduce the stress hormone called cortisol.
Joining Dr. Friedman is Bill Protzmann, an accomplished musician who has spent decades studying the healing power of music.
He is a successful IT entrepreneur who holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative writing. He’s an Associate Member of the American Music Therapy Association and a member of the Healing Music Organization.
In this encore episode fromDecember 2019, Dr. Friedman chats with Bill on how to use music functionally in everyday situations including improving performance at work, strengthening communication and relationship skills, and combatting depression.