Music can help you escape stress.
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In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss how music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. According to a 2013 Cochrane review of 26 studies involving more than 2,000 people, music reliably reduces anxiety among people preparing to undergo surgical operations. And the emotional benefits of music are not confined to the OR. The field of music therapy has exploded in recent decades, and trained music therapists are now helping people manage anxiety disorders and other physical or psychological conditions — everything from pain disorders to PTSD and of course stress.

Tim Ringgold is a board-certified music therapist, author, and host of the Reduce Your Stress Podcast and Summit. Tim is also an award-winning international speaker, having shared the stage with some of the top minds on music, the brain, and personal development, including Tony Robbins. Tim was the first person to give a TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012 and is also a former Regional President of the American Music Therapy Association. He is also a Diplomate of The American Institute of Stress.

You can find out more about Tim and all he does by going to

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