The rhythmic shift is predictable and can be alarming for some. Bilateral and biolateral music can be easily found online and via popular music platforms. However, it’s always recommended that you try them out first in the presence (physically or via telehealth) of a tailored therapist to see how your brain is likely to respond. Bilateral music is used as part of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). The sound changes between the left and right sides of the head in a smooth, rhythmic pattern.
The dawn of a new day.
What is bilateral music for brainspotting therapy?
To ward off imposter syndrome, waste time feeling sorry for myself, or ask myself if I’m capable of something, I can use bilateral music as a loud interruption of negative self-talk. I love many different types of music, but my absolute favorites are metal, hard rock and grunge. If you don’t already have one, see an EMDR therapist if you’re interested in bilateral stimulation. Bilateral music (also known as EMDR music, which we’ll talk about in a minute) is music or a series of sounds that move from left to right, one ear and then the other.
But after listening to bilateral music and experiencing the benefits mentioned above, my anxiety actually subsides, whether for an hour, a day, or even longer.
What does BioLateral Music do?
The day my therapist told me I needed to try bilateral music was the day I created my playlist for bilateral music and EMDR music. The reason why bilateral music is also known as EMDR music is that it originates from and is used in EMDR therapy. I’ve noticed that composers choose a particular sound, all of the music, or part of the music to flow from one side to the other. The tight chest, the weight that prevents me from taking a deep breath, the shaking and the tense shoulders are all relaxed after I’ve experienced the gentle massage that music gives my brain.