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Music Therapy and Sexual Abuse

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 those in abusive situations.  Here are just a few:

The Little Girl, by John Michael Montgomery (Country) :
In this song the artist sings about a little girl who has a very abusive father who ends up killing himself and the girl's mother.  This song paints a very intense picture of abuse which results in the girl getting "new parents" who love and care for her.

 

How Do You See to Be Loved? by Freudian Slip (Alternative/Rock) :

In this song the artist sings about a girl who experienced abuse and now has difficulty understanding what love really is.  This song is included in Utilizing Music as a Coping Skill : Featuring the Music of Freudian Slip. 

Click here to listen to a sample

 

Luka, by Suzanne Vega (Pop) :

In this song the artist sings about a little girl who is in a very abusive situation.  The song focuses on how those around the girl have no idea of the horrors she faces every day.