mental training with music

The examples of mental training presented here can be very helpful if you use them as described. However, they are not a substitute for the work of a coach or a therapist.

You should only train with m4b if you can concentrate on yourself and have no other responsibilities such as driving a car, operating machines or looking after others.

Approach dental treatment in a relaxed manner

Reduce fear at the dentist

Treatments at the dentist are probably one of the less popular events. In Germany, 19% of patients are even afraid every time they visit the dentist (Statista, seen here). After enduring the treatment despite all the stress symptoms such as tremors, palpitations, etc., the patient is relieved when it is over. If the fear becomes pathological, and necessary treatments are postponed for long, this ultimately leads to further health problems. Anxious people without a pathological disorder usually force themselves to approach the treatment and endure it - albeit very tense.

You may wish to be more relaxed in the dental chair and make things easier for you and the dentist. The m4b-Tracks can help you to release the inner blockage and to approach the treatment more calmly.

A whole person hangs on every tooth. (Paracelsus)

Mental training: Allow dental treatment to be more relaxed

Before treatment

First, use the emotion scale to estimate how uncomfortable the upcoming treatment is for you when you think about it. Start the music, listen to it through headphones or earplugs, and spend two to three minutes doing other things. That could be some light automated activity, a look out of the window, or something neutral. Then make yourself comfortable and, if you want, close your eyes while the music continues. Now imagine yourself sitting in the waiting room, then being called and going into the treatment room until the dentist comes to you for the treatment. Imagine the whole thing as precisely as possible and with different sensory perceptions: What do you see? Do you hear sounds? How does it feel to sit on the dental chair? Has the place a typical smell?  After a while, you can reassess the stress factor. Keep practicing until you estimate the value at -1 or 0.

At the dentist

Listen to the track when you go to practice and in the waiting room. Continue — if possible — during the treatment. The latter, of course, in consultation with the dentist.  Use a volume at which you can still understand his instructions and comments.