Barry Goldstein’s “The Secret Language of the Heart” Chapter 11, invites us to have 3 good meals of music a day and  delves into music’s ability to move us away from limiting emotions and to create a new vibrational filed.  Plus the benefits of this on our emotional and physical health.

One of the key takeaways is the idea that music therapy is not just about listening to pleasant melodies; it involves using carefully selected music to target specific emotional and psychological needs.  Plus to have 3 (or more) doses of music a day.


**Healing Through Sound**: Goldstein highlights how music therapy can help individuals with various conditions, including anxiety, depression, and even physical ailments. Music has the power to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall well-being.

**Emotional Resonance**: The chapter underscores the concept that music speaks a universal language, transcending cultural and linguistic barriers. It can evoke powerful emotions and memories, providing an outlet for expression when words fall short.

**Personalized Playlists**: Goldstein discusses the importance of creating personalized playlists for therapy sessions. Just as a prescription is tailored to an individual’s medical needs, a musical playlist can be curated to address specific emotional needs.

**Community and Connection**: Music therapy can foster a sense of community and connection. Group sessions often lead to a shared emotional experience, promoting empathy and understanding among participants.

**Mind-Body Connection**: The chapter explores how music can influence our physical health. It can stimulate the release of endorphins, improve sleep, and even boost the immune system.

Barry Goldstein’s “The Secret Language of the Heart” offers a compelling exploration of the profound ways in which music can heal and transform us. Chapter 11’s focus how we can harness the therapeutic power of music for our own well-being. Whether through personalized playlists or group sessions, music has the potential to unlock the secrets of the heart and promote emotional and physical healing.


Elaway Dalby-Ball

Learning Centre for Human Development

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