Music Therapy for Bouncing Back.

8 Jul 2016

Last Monday, on Moodscope, we shared a blog on Ebb and Flow. The idea being that 10 emotional states can push us towards resilience and positive psychology, and 10 emotional states can pull us back, or even 'down'. The dialogue that followed, especially an idea from Jules, highlighted the potential of music to help us bounce back from the negative states and thus overcome them.

So today, I've some music suggestions as our "Starter for Ten"! Please add your suggestions so that we can develop a music therapy playlist. I've already set up the first suggestions on my Spotify playlist for "Bouncing Back".

The power of music to change our state of mind is undisputed – but the choice of songs and the associations they trigger are tailored by each individual's experience.

The selection must be yours!

And in case you want to copy-and-paste, the first suggested songs are:

[For overcoming being Afraid] Whistle a happy tune (The King and I)

[For overcoming feeling Ashamed] Forgive me (Leona Lewis)

[For overcoming feeling Distressed] Always look on the bright side of life (Monty Python)

[For overcoming feeling Guilty] Forgive someone (Morrissey) I also like 'Only Human' by the Human League

[For overcoming feeling Hostile] Give peace a chance - John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band

[For overcoming being Irritable] Peaceful easy feeling (The Eagles)

[For overcoming being Jittery] Let it be (The Beatles)

[For overcoming feeling Nervous] Don't worry, be happy (Bobby McFerrin)

[For overcoming feeling Scared] A little bit stronger (Sara Evans)

[For overcoming being Upset] You've got a friend (James Taylor)

Really looking forward to hearing your suggestions.


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