In music therapy, existing songs can be used to help clients with self-expression, identification of feelings and development of positive coping skills. Techniques such as lyric analysis and lyric discussion can provide opportunities for clients to critically think about ideas and concepts with the goal to adapt positive strategies for themselves.
Here are my top 10 songs about the importance of social support.
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker