Music is so powerful, the universal language!
Most understand and appreciate the value of music for ritual, recreation and relaxation, to help us celebrate and give us an excuse to show off our dance moves! But music is also doing something healthy and beneficial for us physically and neurologically behind the scenes, it is good for our brain and body, so it makes sense that there are perhaps less appreciated or understood benefits.
Music can be a valuable therapeutic tool for inspiration or processing, can help us to express or experience an outlet for our emotions. Engaging in music can actually provide healing stimulation to the traumatized brain! SO…music can really help us FEEL our feelings, and understand that in most instances we are not alone in our experience, that someone else somewhere has felt this way too. We look forward to adding songs each month that have been helpful in therapy, and I welcome you to contact us with any suggestions or music that has been particularly meaningful to you!
"Black Parade" - Beyoncé
Beyoncé surprised the world overnight with a new song, "Black Parade." Released in the final hours of Juneteenth — the holiday observing the June 19, 1865 date which marked the end of slavery in the United States — the song sounds like an outright celebration. The Juneteenth release date is especially deliberate, coming from Beyoncé, a proud Texas artist: The commemoration itself is tied directly to the day the enslaved in Texas were finally informed of their freedom, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation." -NPR | Check out more songs for mental health at happiful.com