Saturday, February 27, 2010

Using music to change your life

The Tao of Music, by Dr. John M. Ortiz, is about using music to change your life for the better. Dr. Ortiz uses behavioral, cognitive, and affective psychological techniques incorporated with toning, chanting, affirmations, and visualization to help you deal with issues such as chronic pain, lack of self-esteem, depression, anger and more.

He offers "Musical Menus" of carefully selected songs and melodies, reflective of specific emotional states that you can use to progress from identifying your pain to healing it."

The Tao of Music

Thanks to this and other books by Dr. Ortiz we can learn more about the healing power of music. Then as parents, caregivers, and educators, we will be that much more equipped to empower our children and give them the tools to lead healthy fulfilled lives.


  1. Thank you for such a powerful post. I'm a big believer in the power of music and use many chants and songs in my 'Heal Your Life' workshops. There is indeed something in music that elevates us to another level, where fear subsides and we can go to work on creating our best lives. Many thanks for sharing the amazing work of Dr. Ortiz.