“6 Habits of Music Medicine for Highly Empowered People”



Extended Activities




Extended Activity #1

Explore your music listening habits with four words culled from William Congreve’s quote from the play The Mourning Bride: “Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

Discover these four words to recognize music’s profound effect on a person’s life: Savage, Breast, Beast, and Mindset. Read more about your music listening habits at “Music Powers Potential: Good, Bad, Ugly” https://themusic4life.com/music-powers-potential-good-bad-and-ugly




Extended Activity #2

Analyze your five Health Zones responding to specific questions by journaling your thoughts on the Music4Life® Habits Journal (Habit 1, Activity 2). Download and print the journal at themusic4life.com/resources to track all your results, or use a personal journal to record your information.

This activity is to simply observe and journal your responses, recognizing the zones you are in.

  1. Physical Health Zone

Are you overly fatigued? Do you have panic attacks? Is there another health concern?

  1. Emotional Health Zone

Are you experiencing a lot of anger, anxiety, sadness, depression or apathy?

  1. Mental/Cognitive Health Zones

Are you having negative or racing thoughts?

  1. Social Health Zone

Are you isolating yourself from others or do you like partying all the time?

  1. Spiritual Health Zone

Do you feel disconnected to your inner spirit or higher power?

If any of your responses to the questions are “yes,” then you may be stuck in a Chronic Comfort Zone (referenced in upcoming Empowerment Habits).




Extended Activity #3

Go to themusic4life.com/self-assessment-quiz to submit your responses, then follow the process to create a username and password to access your results.

Draw your emotional shape from the Music4Life® Self-Assessment evaluation representing your U.S.E. mood zones onto your Music4Life Habits Journal (Activity 3).

Read and journal your self-assessment results to understand your Emotional Shape, mood zones, and observations.




Extended Activity #4

Follow these three steps journaling your responses on the Music4Life® Habits Journal (Activity 4). If you didn’t print it already from Habit 1, Activities #2 & #3, download and print the Music4Life Habits Journal at themusic4life.com/resources to track all your results, or use a personal journal to record your information.

  1. Note which music listening experiences made you want to avoid listening, or feeling better, worse, or the same.
  2. Note the resulting mood. Did you get more unsettled, more calm, or happier as a result of your chosen music?
  3. Compare your notes, then reflect on three possibilities that might describe your experience.
    1. You are so used to feeling one mood most of the time that you tolerate it and listen to music that makes you feel that mood more.
    2. You choose to avoid listening to music that affects your personal space (zone) and/or listen to talk radio instead of music.
    3. You play a good deal of online or app games with or without music.

If you agree with any of the experiences in Step #3, they could lead to a Chronic Comfort Zone. Be aware of the condition of your Emotional Health Zone as it impacts your Physical, Mental/Cognitive, Social and Spiritual Health Zones.




Extended Activity #5

Review your Music4Life® Habits Journal Activities 2, 3 and 4 with these questions.

  • Did your Self-Assessment report collected for Activity 3 indicate a possible Chronic Comfort Zone?
  • Did you respond “yes” in Activity 2 to any of the Health Zone queries?
  • When comparing your notes in Activity 4, did you answer “yes” to the queries?

If you answer yes to these questions, you could become trapped in one of three Chronic Comfort Zones identified in Music4Life’s Music Medicine Protocol. These zones complicate life with being caught in a prevailing mood that represses or suppresses other emotions. Be aware of these three Chronic Comfort Zones for potential entrapment: Unsettled, Soothed and Energized moods.

Read more about mood entrapment and Chronic Comfort Zones at: Are You Trapped?


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