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Music Therapy and Behavior Management

Welcome to my extensive compilation of therapeutic resources from the web.  I am trying to provide links to resources with additional information on the topics raised in my music and on this website.

Music is an incredibly powerful form of expression.  It combines both words and sound to deliver a message.  Certain songs that one hears on the radio can trigger specific memories in one's mind.

There is no doubt, there is a strong connection between music and our feelings.Through my experiences in therapy, I very quickly realized that people simply do not like to sit down and just begin pouring their hearts out to someone they don't even know.  It was for this reason that I began to draw upon my own experiences, and discovered a very powerful technique that allows me to use music, something people already listen to and identify with, as a way to help people heal.

Here, I am going to look specifically at how music can be used to help children and adolescents look and think about their behaviors.  Here are just a few:

Just, by Radiohead (Alternative Rock) :
In this song the artist sings about how we cannot blame our mistakes on other people, we must live with the consequences.  We must accept responsibility for our actions.

 

Soon Defy, by Freudian Slip (Alternative/Rock) :

In this song the artist sings about the difficulty of staying on track and making the right decisions.  No matter how many times you practice the right thing to do, in the heat of the moment, you end up making the wrong choice.  This song is included in Utilizing Music as a Coping Skill : Featuring the Music of Freudian Slip

Click here to listen to a sample

 

Red, by Chevelle (Rock) :

In this song, the artist sings about how terrible things happen when a person sees "red".  This song can be used to discuss the value of managing your feelings before you yourself see red, and act out.