ERIC Number: EJ837625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
The Lyrics of Hurting and Healing: Finding Words that Are Revealing
Gladding, Samuel T.; Newsome, Deborah; Binkley, Erin; Henderson, Donna A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v3 n3 p212-219 Oct 2008
Musical lyrics play a significant role in many people's lives, including those of clients. This article describes ways lyrics can be used to help clients convey feelings of hurting and healing. Examples of lyrics that deal with pain (hurt and grief) and restoration (recovery and healing) are shared. The article then outlines six specific ways lyrics can be used therapeutically in working with clinical populations.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Music Therapy, Music, Music Activities, Creativity, Singing, Counselor Client Relationship
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