Music THerapy 101 | Colusa County Recovery

Music Is To The Soul
What Words Are To The Mind 

More and more, people are recognizing the healing power of music. Numerous studies have shown that listening to music releases endorphins in the brain. Endorphins quell anxiety, ease pain and stabilize the immune system. With high endorphin levels, we have fewer negative effects of stress. 

“Music is an important part of our physical and emotional well-being, ever since we were babies in our mother’s womb listening to her heartbeat and breathing rhythms,” reports lead clinical psychologist, Franz Wendtner of Austria General. 

 

August's Featured Artist: Shawn James

ABOUT:

Shawn James’ voice is a force of nature, a musical preacher to a flock that accepts everyone, a combination of the gospel choirs he sang with as a youngster and his training in classical music and opera. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, James’ timeless sound is steeped in blues legends like Robert Johnson and Son House.

 " I started releasing my own music in 2012 and haven’t stopped since. I play a wide range of music from folk to blues, r&b, Gospel to rock, metal & alotta things in between. The main constant amongst all the genres would be that it’s all done with emotion, feeling, heart & a lotta soul. I mean what I say & deeply feel what I play." - Shawn James