Category: Harvard Research Study

The song “Weightless” by Marconi Union, was found to reduce Anxiety by 65 Percent

A medical study has been discussed on some internet sites, which apparently found a particular song to reduce anxiety level by over 60% and increased one’s resting state by over 30%. I have not been able to find a source document.

Apparently a Neuroscience study was done by Mindlab International and it found that the song titled “Weightless” by Marconi Union reduced anxiety levels over 60% and increased one’s physical resting state by over 30%.

So I went on YouTube and listened to the 10 hour version (no not for 10 hours). There was a definite change of state. Please do not listen to this song while driving any moving vehicle, nor when operating any machinery.

I know from experience that being around Narcissists can increase my anxiety level. Listening to this song could possibly help to reduce one’s anxiety, after having an interaction with a Cluster-B Disordered Individual.

 Video is courtesy of the JustMusicTV YouTube channel

Click on this line to read a post about the MindLab Study on the inc.com website. That article also lists nine other songs which are supposed to reduce levels of anxiety.

I checked the song out on a media player which had an audio spectrum analyzer. You can’t readily hear it, but the Bass in this song follows a human heart beat when at rest. It can work to slow your heart rate. Visually seeing the Bass on the analyzer follow a human resting heart rate, was a surprise. Very well crafted song.

Stress at work can affect your health and well being. If you also find one or more Narcissists at your workplace (been there, done that), then you have to cope with double the stress. A medical study discusses the health issues which Workplace related Stress creates. Click on this line to visit the behavioralpolicy.org website, to read  that medical research study titled “Workplace stressors & health outcomes: Health policy for the workplace”.

The authors of that medical study are Joel Goh who is affiliated with Harvard Business School and Jeffrey Pfeffer who is affiliated with Stanford University.


Jeffrey Pfeffer video: “Is Your Workplace Killing You?” is courtesy of the Stanford Graduate School of Business YouTube channel

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Maybe, all we need is Love

Video is courtesy of the TEDx Talks YouTube channel

George Eman Vaillant M.D. discusses the life of one individual who participated in Harvard’s 75 year (and still ongoing) Grant Research Study of Human Development. The individual who’s life is discussed was Godfrey Camille. I found it intriguing that a Psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Research at the Department of Psychiatry would discuss “Love” and it’s ability to transform people.

Godfrey Camille survived being raised by two Disordered Parents. He was diagnosed as having Narcissistic qualities and was rated as highly unlikely to become a Doctor.

When Godfrey successfully completed his Harvard Medical training and became a Doctor, he tried to commit suicide. The reason given was because as a Doctor he would have to “care” for others. Narcissists lack empathy for others, so the idea of having to care for others day in and day out must have been daunting.

In his thirties Godfrey was hospitalized for over a year. Something happened during that time. It is my opinion that he had an NDE during his Hospital stay. At that time Near Death Experience was not as well known as it is now. George Vaillant attributed that something to the continuous care and attention by the Nursing staff, while Godfrey was in the hospital. Finally, someone cared about Godfrey.

It is thought by some Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists and Therapists that Narcissists cannot be changed. Narcissists do not come seeking the help of a Therapist (why would they, as they think that they are already perfect). They are usually dragged in by their partner (victim) who seeks help coping with the Narcissist.

Yet Godfrey Camille did change. That change was attributed to “Love”. As a child Godfrey was not loved by his Disordered Parents. As an adult Narcissist, finding Narcissist Supply is key. If you lack empathy for others, Love is not even on the menu. It is my opinion that Godfrey had an NDE and that is what changed him. The key lesson people get from their NDE, is the importance of “Love” to one’s life.

Later in his life, Godfrey was asked what he had learned from his children. It took a few days for him to reply. When he did reply, he said that he had learned “Love” from his children. The Narcissist in Godfrey had been transformed into an individual who cared for and had empathy for others, was able to share intimacy and experience “Love”.

It is also my opinion that one of the keys to the lingering pain and suffering of Victims of Narcissistic Abuse is learning that one was only used and “not Loved”. That is a massive betrayal.

In the TEDx Talks video you have a Psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Research at the Department of Psychiatry stating that “Love” is what we all need in our lives. It can transform one’s life and it’s backed up by 75 years of research.

Video is courtesy of the Clementine Acoustic YouTube channel

Over 75 Years Harvard has run a Research Study to learn “What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?”.

A Research Study running for a period of 75 years is unheard of. Harvard University has been running such an incredibly long Research Study. The study is helping to answer the question: “What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?

In this video, Robert Waldinger, a Harvard psychiatrist, is the 4th ongoing Director of the longest study (75 years and still running) on adult life and happiness, discusses the surprising findings of this Harvard Research Study.

Video is courtesy of the TED Talks YouTube channel

Older couples, in the Study, were recently asked about conflicts and how they resolve them. But couple after couple, could not recall conflicts.

In my opinion, based on the findings from the Harvard Research Study if you want to live a “Long” and “Healthy” and “Happy” life, then stay far away from Cluster-B disordered individuals such as Narcissists, because such disordered individuals lack empathy for others and are unable to share real intimacy with others.