Psychologist Says Music of Shen Yun ‘Touches the emotionalism of who we are as beings’

Psychologist Says Music of Shen Yun ‘Touches the emotionalism of who we are as beings’
The New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing the at Boston Symphony Hall, on Oct. 13, 2018. (NTD Television)
October 16, 2018

Boston has been called the “Athens of America” and has long paid tribute to the best of the arts. It has what many regard as one of the top concert halls in the world, Boston Symphony Hall, which welcomed the return of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra for its sixth year on Oct. 13.

For school psychologist Frank Colosi, president of FAC Educational Services, Inc., the Shen Yun Orchestra’s performance went beyond his expectations.

“It’s very moving, very emotional,” said Colosi. “It can be stimulating, but it also can be very calming too. I think music puts things in order in your brain. It kind of settles your brain, relaxes your brain.”

In traditional Chinese culture, music was thought to have the power to heal the heart and enrich the mind.

“I listen to classical music predominantly. I really believe music like this, as a psychologist, stimulates certain parts of your brain. It really does. I truly believe that, ”said Colosi. “It touches the emotionalism of who we are as beings. Look at all these people performing as one. The appreciation of that is—how that happens is incredible—it’s just something you don’t see normally in life.”

“It’s just incredible music, incredible sounds,” he added. “That [Chinese] part of it is what’s inspiring me or really touching me emotionally. It’s wonderful. It’s more than I expected. ”

NTD News, Boston, Massachusetts