Kimberly Nearon


singing, music therapy


Singing can be a healing experience, both for the body and the soul (1, 3, 4). “Music has the ability to repair brain damage and return lost memories” (3). Common themes in recent studies and articles discuss how “singing releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine - the ‘happy’ chemicals that boost your mood and make you feel good about yourself” (3). “Singing also counts as an aerobic activity as it introduces more oxygen into the blood leading to better circulations - and a better mood” (3). Singing can “stimulate the immune response”, “improve snoring”, and “improve lung function” benefiting those who suffer from “asthma, cystic fibrosis, cancer, MS, COPD and quadriplegia” (1). Singing can also help overcome “strokes, brain injury and even Alzheimer’s” can find benefits in music as it works both sides of the brain the language left side and musical interpretation on the right side to “increase brain activity” for “recovery” (2).