Songs, Music & Mental Health

Singing has been an age old tradition in communities which increases cohesiveness and helps individuals and societies to process emotions. Whether at weddings, funerals or religious occasions, the act of singing works on many levels to increase physical and emotional well being.

This blog is dedicated to increasing awareness around the therapeutic benefits of music & singing generally, but also to develop an understanding of various genres of South Asian music and their emotional meanings. As a Clinical Psychologist I am particularly interested in the imagery, memories and emotions evoked by music and the way in which music allows us to process these emotions.

I will be posting regular extracts, sharing my thoughts on specific music pieces and exploring particularly the work of specific  poets and artistes who have made significant contributions in South Asian literature and Arts.

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.