“Guided Imagery and a Song” music therapy activity for teens and adults
-Goal Area: self-expression, emotional expression Name of Activity: Guided imagery and a song -Objective: Clients undergo a simple guided imagery experience and make a song or sound poem about what they imagined/experienced. -Materials: A good guided imagery song conducive to the client’s needs and interesting age-appropriate instruments. -Method: This is not my expertise so feel free to write you own activities and send! Give the guided imagery experience, at the level which is appropriate to your training. The clients then make a song or poem about what they experienced. Perform and discuss. Songs can be as short or long as client’s need. A Cinquain form below and is a good, simple way to get clients writing. This has the potential to “get deep” so be sure you are able to handle emotions both discussed and expressed verbally and musically. If you feel uncertain in this, ask the proper professional to join you. -Adaptations: Have the people draw a scene from their experience and discuss. Write a group song. Make an accompanying video from the pictures or other sources. -Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margie@musictherapytunes.com A cinquain form is this: You will be writing a five line poem. The first line is one word. The next line consists of two words elaborating on line one. The third line is three words long. Fourth line is four words, and the fifth line is one word. You can do it to any poetry form you with. Haiku, fill in the blank. Try this one: I saw______. I felt________. I wanted_________ I wish______I will__________. Do a poem with the 5 senses.
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