hen you’re feeling anxious, it can be helpful to return to a place where it’s possible to experience the world using all the senses. In this short film Noisey’s Associate Editor Ryan Bassil explains the grounding and often meditative power that’s instilled within ambient music, which has helped him manage anxiety and panic attacks.

Illustrated by Nathan Cowdry: http://ncowdry.co.uk/

This film is part of The Noisey Guide to Music and Mental Health. You can read more from this series right here: http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/columns/… .

If you are concerned about the mental health of you or someone you know, talk to Mind on 0300 123 3393 or at their website: http://www.mind.org.uk/. And if you would like to know more about the work of Help Musicians UK, you can visit them here: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/.