Friday, December 7, 2012
Give the patients a large piece of white construction paper. Divide the paper into ten sections. Select ten different songs of varying genres. Allow the students to listen to parts of each song one at a time. After they listen to the song have them draw in one of the squares according to how the song made them feel.
After going through every song, discuss how each song made the group feel. Then discuss emotions, the importance of recognizing emotions, and skills for managing emotions.
Discuss coping mechanisms and how music can be used to cope and how it can be detrimental.
Ideas submitted by Heidi Bolster, CTRS.