ERIC Number: EJ950533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Rational Rhymes for Addressing Common Childhood Issues
Warren, Jeffrey M.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v6 n4 p329-339 2011
Music-based interventions are valuable tools counselors can use when working with children. Specific types of music-based interventions, such as songs or rhymes, can be especially pertinent in addressing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of children. Rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) provides a therapeutic framework that encourages these types of creative interventions. Rational songs or rhymes can be utilized to challenge irrational thoughts, reduce unhealthy negative feelings, and encourage helpful behaviors. The purpose of this article is to provide counselors with a rationale for utilizing rhymes as therapeutic interventions when working with children. Additionally, 10 rhymes are presented based on specific REBT concepts including: a) the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; b) demands; c) low frustration tolerance; d) awfulizing; and e) self-rating.
Descriptors: Music, Behavior Modification, Psychotherapy, Rhyme, Singing, Children, Counseling Techniques, Music Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Psychological Patterns
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