Working on us prompt July 31st, music therapy

Becky has done her working on us prompt again this week, thank you becky! I love this working on us prompt, and I am again participating this week so here goes!

Prompt 1 questions:
Have you ever received music therapy as part of your treatment? If so, what kind of music was introduced to you? Yes. The drop in centre I go to had a music therapy group, we wrote our own song, and performed it to the staff there, and made a video also of us singing it! It was so much fun!
Do you listen to music ( if/when) you meditate? If so, what kind of music do you listen to? I listen to music almost all of the time. Music is my therapy. I love it. I mostly listen to show tunes, popular chart hits, and sometimes music from the 90’s or 80’s.
If you have never tried music therapy as a treatment, what types of music calm and/or mellow you? I like to listen to love songs, or show tunes, to help me regulate and calm down.
Do you believe music helps everyone and there is really no use for therapy in this regard? I believe music will help everyone, but I do believe therapy is also needed, music can make you emotional, and sometimes you need somewhere to go to release all that emotion that the music evokes in you!

Prompt #2 Music Selection:
Select 2 music video’s that help you and your mental stability when you listen to it. Also, describe how those songs make you feel?

The first song I’ve chosen is gravity by sarah bareilles.

I love this song, the lyrics speak to me, it makes me feel a lot of emotions.

My second song is I’m still hurting which is a show tune, its from the musical the last five years, I love this and have sang it in the past when I was in vocal voice coaching. It always makes me feel intense emotions too.

That was so much fun! Thanks again becky for a great prompt this week!

July 31, 2019 “Working on Us” This Weeks Mental Health Prompts for Blogging Community: Week 9 Topic: Music Therapy, How Does Music Affect You?

Author: Carol anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

10 thoughts on “Working on us prompt July 31st, music therapy”

  1. Carol Anne, Thank you so very much for participating in this week “Working on Us” – I actually wish my mental health facility had a music therapy group, sounds like it was beneficial for you. How long did the group go on for? Or, do you even attend it anymore?
    I love your song selection and can see why you enjoy both of them so much. When you mentioned show tunes, I had to giggle because I taught Peanut a couple of songs. Music is an important part of what keeps me calm. When I am writing, I tend to listen to nature sounds mixed with lite music in the background. It helps with my concentration and soothes me.
    Again, thank you again!!


      1. OMG… He knows parts from each of his songs, and sings like mad at times.
        He loves Amy Grants “Baby Baby”
        Whistles to the “Andy Griffith” Theme
        “You Are My Sunshine”
        Just to name a few. Heck, he even made up his own little diddy himself. I refer to it as “And, I Love You” song… He puts a lot of heart into that one. LOL!!! 😜 😝


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