Music for the Danger Zone

“No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

As we think of our life being one large canvas upon which we splatter or carefully construct experiences, I’m sure we may conjure up images of danger, the people involved, and the results.  What would you call the “danger zone?”  Is it Tom Cruise’s version in the movie Top Gun when you’re at the top of your game, making it happen, skirting the danger zone with the motivating song “Danger Zone?”

Or is it a danger zone of emotions bottled up, either consciously (suppression) or unconsciously (repression). This danger zone is the invisible kind where our past negative experiences influence current and future conditions – unless you neutralize the negative emotional triggers from those past experiences.

So let’s find out if you’re in a danger zone right now. How do you resonate with “Soldiers” by Otherwise?  Notice the energy that the music triggers within you. Do you want to fight, sink into depression, or escape (a danger zone)?

When our thoughts and experiences are bombarded with negativity ~ frustrations, anger, anxiety, disappointment, loss ~ we may so immerse ourselves in those “danger zone” experiences that we want to fight, sink into, or escape. Fighting can be effective – or not. Spiraling into depression can be injurious. And escaping may be effective – or not.

Just this week, someone close to me mentioned a horrifying thought that he had been subjected to, which got into my head quickly – and immediately I was confronted with fighting it, sinking into depression or escaping it.  Instead I instantly refuted it, then worked diligently to remove the image as that was NOT what I desired in my life, nor to be projected into someone else’s life. I did not fight or escape: I dealt with it immediately.

There is an unseen protective force that can capture our attention to refute negative information or experiences with the invisible energy of a workout – using words, faith, physical activity or music that help deal with life’s events in a healthy way. I wonder what ways you have found to deal effectively with danger zones. It’s all about working out our mind, body and spirit to be ready – positively – for anything.

Music is one tool that can workout our mindset to be ready – instantly. Music mood sequencing is an important way to diminish or neutralize past or current danger zones in our mood and mind which can directly affect our body and spirit. Used wisely and purposefully, music can fuel the fire of frustrations then diminish dire thoughts. “Soldiers” by Otherwise is an important song to consider in this mood sequence.

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on January 25, 2017 explores mental health danger zones with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life® with guest Holly Davis, MA, CPCI, mental health counselor and life coach with Good Medicine Ranch.

This radio show’s music choices address mental health danger zones and opens discussions about what music from all genres will support shifting out of danger zones. Listen to the show to learn how to use these music selections.

Let the Bodies Hit the Floor by Drowning Pool

Allegro from Symphony No. 10 by  Shostakovich 

Say Something by A Great Big World

Hidden Song by Staind

Liquid Mind series by Chuck Wild

When You Believe by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

Learn more about your music listening habits keeping you in or out of the danger zone, watching the “Music Powers Potential” video. Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show. Access Order Up Your Life’s User Guide for this month’s theme music recommendations.

If you find it difficult to get out of the mental health danger zone, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension keeping you stuck in anxiety, anger, depression or sadness. Take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cds might help reduce emotional tension.

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– Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, Founder, Music 4 Life®

 

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Music for Peace

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on December 13, 2016 explores December’s theme of the “Light of Peace.” Today’s focus is building peace, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to build peace.

Let There Be Peace on Earth by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson

Mary Did You Know by Pentatonix

Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show. Access Order Up Your Life’s User Guide for this month’s theme music recommendations.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music for ThanksGiving

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on October 31, 2016 explores November’s theme of “ThanksGiving.” Today’s focus is growing gratitude, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to grow gratitude.

“Against the Grain “ City and Colour

“You Are the Face of God” by Karen Drucker  

 “Looking through the Eyes of Love from Ice Castles” Melissa Manchester 

“Everything”  Michael Buble

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show. Access Order Up Your Life’s User Guide for this month’s theme music recommendations.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music for Courage

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on October 5, 2016 explores October’s theme of “Courage to Allow.” Today’s focus is allowing courage to build, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to build courage.

Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

Florence and the Machine “Shake it Out”

Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”  

Jeff Bjorck “Be Still My Soul”  

Kelly Clarkson “Break Away”

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show. Access Order Up Your Life’s User Guide for this month’s theme music recommendations.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music to reSET, reALIGN, reSTART

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on September 7, 2016 explores September’s theme of “reSET, reALIGN, reSTART.” Today’s focus is restarting life, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to feel capable of restarting life when chaos appears.

“Every Good Thing” by The Afters

“Bang the Drum All Day” by Todd Rundgren

“Don’t Stop Believin” by Jarrod Radnich

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

“Getting Comfortable in My Skin” by Margaret Owens

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show. Access Order Up Your Life’s User Guide for this month’s theme music recommendations.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music for SOUL Purpose

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on August 3, 2016 explores August’s theme of “Soul Purpose.” Today’s focus is discovering soul purpose, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to support the discovery of your SOUL or LIFE purpose.

Revival by Selena Gomez

I Release and I Let Go by Rickie Byars Beckwith

I am with you now by Margaret Owens

I hope you dance by Lee Ann Womack

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music for FREEDOM

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on July 7, 2016 explores July’s theme of “Freedom” with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to feel more free.

“Time To Say Goodbye – Con Te Partirò” by Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman

“Holding You High” by Margaret Owens

“Now We Are Free” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

“Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

“Let It Go” from Frozen by Idina Menzel

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music to Serve

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on June 2, 2016 explores June’s theme of “Serving Up Gifts.” Today’s focus is serving, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to uncover our gifts and talents which inspire and motivate us to want to serve others.

Uncover Gifts and Talents:

“Symphony No 7: II. Allegretto” by Ludwig Van Beethoven

 “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches & Herb 

 “Don’t Stop Believin” by Jarrod Radnich

“All The Good” by Jana Stanfield

Serve Others:

 “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors 

“Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede 

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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Music for Healthy Minds

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on May 10, 2016 explores May’s theme of “Healthy Minds.” Today’s focus is powering UP, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to sustain a healthy mind and be more effective in life.

MEE-Music Exercising Emotions Concert CD

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Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

 

 

 

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Music to Rise UP

The Music 4 Life® Radio show on April 14, 2016 explores April’s theme of “Rise UP.” Today’s focus is powering UP, with host  Judith Pinkerton, LPMT, MT-BC, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music 4 Life®.

Our special guest is Marquita Pierre-McAlister, spiritual leader for the Center for Spiritual Living Southern Nevada who is in spiritual partnership with Music 4 Life®, and Judith as they introduce the unique twelve monthly series of FUNshops called U.P.S. – Upleveling your Peri-Scope they co-facilitate. If interested in online access, sign up for the eNews to receive timely announcements.

Listen to the radio show describing today’s music choices to understand how to effectively Rise UP with more good in your life.

Against the Grain by City and Color

I Release and I Let Go by Michael Gott

We Come Together by Eddie Watkins Jr.

Plug in to yourself differently with music at the core, feeling the connection within your central nervous system. When you push play on music, find out how the music is really playing you. Listen to 66 more podcasts downloadable from iTunes Music 4 Life® Radio Show.

If you find it difficult to express peace, it could be your listening habits need to be explored to identify what will diffuse emotional tension blocking peace. Listen to Judith’s TEDx Talk “Music Powers Potential” to get started. Then take the self-assessment at Music4Life.us to understand your emotional shape and learn which music medicine cdsmight help dissolve emotional tension.

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