Do you ever wonder what your therapists’ are listening to? Music, song lyrics and podcasts can provide some helpful information to those that are struggling with their mental health. Take a peek below at what we like to hear and how it inspires us daily!
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmoker’s & Coldplay
I think this song beautifully captures the heart and longing to be together. By the time I see a couple in counseling, they have forgotten this longing to just be with someone – it speaks of contentment to me.
These lyrics get me:
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss
Link to Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs&list=PLkoOCo9K_o4Ut5v-8eGFp1ciy5ylZ90WG&index=5
Fighter – Christina Aguilera
It is a song about being an overcomer, learning and growing from adverse situations and/or relationships. In the long run, after feeling the pain, walking through the grief, we can grow and heal… become a fighter! -Rebecca Domeier, www.rebeccadomeier.
Link to Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PstrAfoMKlc
Cleaning up the Mess – Dr. Caroline Leaf (Podcast)
I have a fascination with neuroscience and always have. Dr. Leaf is a world renowned cognitive neuroscientist with years of experience in researching the mind and brain connection. She has written several books that help provide a deeper understanding of neuroplasticity. She structures a lot of her work around helping others understand how to address mental health in some of what I like to call practical ways. In this podcast episode she interviews master life coach Kara Loewentheil. They share some of the same ideals around the ineffectiveness of simply relying on positive affirmations to change your view of self. Kara tackles how she coaches against self-doubt, effective and meaningful ways to boost self-confidence not using ineffective positive affirmations and how to deal with such issues as past hurt and rejection. She also provides one of the best discussions on forgiveness I have heard to date. It’s a power packed episode but one I have shared and listened to quite a few times. – Renata Akinkuowo, ASW, http://rakinkuowotherapy.weebly.com/
Link to Podcast: http://podcast.drleaf.com/e/episode-133-how-tounfck-your-brainovercome-imposter-syndrome-defeatselfdoubtboost-your-self-confidenceand-deal-with-past-hurt-and-rejection-with-ma/
I’m with You – Nichole Nordeman & Amy Grant
This song speaks to me as a therapist in a teamwork kind of way. The song is based on the Bible characters, Ruth and Naomi. They traveled together and had each other’s back. As a therapist, I want my clients to feel like I’m with them on their life’s journey and that I’m on their side, no matter what. This song speaks of unconditional love and I hope my clients feel that kind of love from me and know it’s an honor and privilege to be on their journey with them. – Shannon Vitro, LCSW, www.shannonvitrocounseling.com
Link to Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHZZyNGvOVY