Dr. Bruce Perry is a world-renown psychiatrist, author, and trauma researcher. He emphasizes that one of the most important ways we can help ourselves stay grounded and feeling safe and organized during times of stress is to incorporate patterned, repetitive, rhythmic, somatosensory activity into our daily routines. One of the best, and most enjoyable, ways to do this is by using our bodies to feel and keep a beat! Music therapist, Allison Davies, has a wonderful video up on her YouTube channel teaching children (and adults!) a fun way to do this. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!
Come for the fun, catchy tune (seriously, once you hear it, you won't be able to keep yourself from singing it); stay for Allison Davies' cheerful spirit and explanation of some of the reasons why singing is so good for us from a neurological standpoint.
What song or chorus do you love to sing to yourself or to your children when you need assurance?
Arbor Cove Therapy, LLC, is an outpatient mental health practice specializing in the needs of individuals and families involved in adoption, as well as people recovering from trauma and resulting symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.