What is the theory behind this Looking after your mental health worksheet?
A form of expressive art therapy is music therapy. Any form of music therapy demands some form of communication and expression, whether you are making a song, listening to one, or singing along with one. Studies reveal improvements in depressive symptoms, mental health, confidence, self-esteem, or motivation after music therapy sessions. According to psychologists, music therapy enhances one’s quality of life. It is beneficial for a variety of problems, including pain, grief, attentional abnormalities, and interpersonal difficulties.
How will the worksheet help?
It can be difficult for people who are suffering from physical or mental diseases to open up about the difficulties and emotional suffering they are experiencing. Expression plays a crucial role in client’s healing so this worksheet will help clients in regulating and expressing their emotions.
How to use the worksheet?
The therapist can use this worksheet with clients who find it difficult to express their emotions. This worksheet can be used during a session. The therapist will ask clients to write the name of the song that they find suitable for their current situation, then play it and instruct clients to listen to the song.
Music Therapy Worksheet PDF
Follow the instructions and answer the following questions. There is no wrong or right answer.
|Write the title of any song that best describes your current situation and feelings.|
|Listen to the song mindfully and answer the following question.|
What thoughts do the music generate in your mind?
Which is your favourite part of the song and why?
How this song relates to your current situation. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
|Draw or write what you are feeling after listening to the song. Remember there is nothing right or wrong. Feel free to express your emotions. |
Leubner, D., & Hinterberger, T. (2017). Reviewing the Effectiveness of Music Interventions in Treating Depression. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1109.
Chowdhury, M. R., & BA. (2019, October 25). 15 music therapy activities and tools. PositivePsychology.com. https://positivepsychology.com/music-therapy-activities-tools/#activities
Mental health session ideas #2. (2016, July 11). One therapist’s opinion about music, the brain, and life. https://musictherapytime.com/2016/07/11/mental-health-session-ideas-2/
You can download this worksheet here.