Depression Getaway

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Singing for Depression: Part Four

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Singing For Depression

singing catsDo you think these cats need scientific proof that singing is a scientifically proven depression getaway?

How about you? Do you need proof or have you already tried it and found it to be helpful?

You may want to check out this study which tells you how singing sessions improved people’s general feeling of well-being and why it works.

Or  how about this study which suggests “that choir singing positively influences both emotional affect and immune competence.”

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Singing for Depression: Part Three

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Singing For Depression

singing girl while she worksThis little girl has probably discovered the benefits of singing while you work without anyone telling her about it. Children often instinctively do things that are good for them such as laughing for no reason, reading a favourite story over and over again and singing to make a dreary experience less dreary.

How many songs can you think about that describe the benefits of singing (or in some cases, whistling)?

Let me try:

“Whistle While You Work” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Singing for Depression: Part Two

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Singing For Depression

bricklayerWhat does this bricklayer have to do with singing for depression?

It brings back a pleasant music memory for me. One time I had a bricklayer in my house laying some bricks for our fireplace. He sang all day! It ministered to me. It is a vivid memory which I have not forgotten.

Now I am not suggesting you lay bricks for depression but I am suggesting you try singing as a coping strategy.

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Singing for Depression: Part One

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Singing For Depression

singin_in_the_rainWhat a wonderful image! “Singin in the Rain”… did you see that  movie? This scene with Gene Kelly has become famous. The whole idea of singing in the rain is delightful. Typically we do not sing in the rain. We might run for cover or pull our coat tightly around us. Maybe we will decide that our day has been spoiled by the rain. But do we sing? The two really do not seem to go hand in hand.

That is what makes this image so special. It is not typical human behaviour to sing when life rains on you.

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