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Music saved my life

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Today’s group was all about music and how it can play a part in enriching our lives.  The group had previously done a session on music and wanted to explore it further.  As with the previous session we discussed what music people were listening to at different stages of their lives.  One of the really fascinating things about doing this exercise was how it could open up stories from peoples’ past and the significance of a particular piece of music.  As with the previous session we did it chronologically from 10 years of age, 15 years of age and 20 years of age.  The experiences and influences in peoples lives reflected the music talked they where listening to.  Music can trigger memories like say taste or smell.  Group members talked about how music provided a massive comfort for them while they going through hard times.  Music allowed group members to feel all different types of emotions that they maybe could not do in front of someone else.  The power of music was really evident when a member mentioned that music had saved her life while she struggled with isolation.

 

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