In April 2010, I was invited to present a Keynote at a mental health advocacy conference in Los Angeles. During lunch break, I had the privilege of meeting Robert Vijay Gupta, a highly acclaimed violinist and member of the LA Philharmonic, and I was deeply inspired by his passionate parallel interests in neurobiology and mental health advocacy. Over the next 30 minutes, as Robert and his ensemble captivated the 300 conference attendees with their divine music, I stood in awe, witnessing the transcendent power of music to unite us as a people, comfort, inspire, and heal our souls.
Please watch the videos below, and be inspired by Robert’s testimonial to the healing power of music.
United in Bach’s universe and Beethoven’s soul
Music is Medicine. Music is Sanity
In his New York Times bestselling book -Musicophilia – Dr. Sacks investigates the power of music to move us, to heal and to haunt us.
Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does-humans are a musical species.
Wishing you wellness,