6 Songs That Are Ideal For Counseling Kids With Special Needs 


Music is a part of our way of life. Every one of us has a preference when it comes to it because just like food, it also nourishes our soul. And although there is music therapy which is designed to address mental health issues through using music primarily, it can be used as an aid or a tool to relax and find the inner emotions. 


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We all have a favorite song, but there are those which are ideal for making a counseling session more effective. Therapists have specific recommended songs that are useful in creating a valuable counseling session. 


Here Are 6 Amazing Songs That Will Lift Up The Soul Of Not Just Kids With Special Needs But People Of All Ages: 


  1. Amazing Grace – Celtic Woman 

“Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound 

That saved a wretch like me 

I once was lost, but now am found.” 

This song is perfect for the elderly and experienced people who have gone through so much in life already. It makes us feel that no matter how bad we’ve failed, we will be accepted and saved. 


  1. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin 


“Here’s a little song I wrote 

You might want to sing it note for note 

Don’t worry, be happy 

In every life, we have some trouble 

But when you worry you make it double 

Don’t worry, be happy 

Don’t worry, be happy now.” 

According to clinical psychologist Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, “those who worry — meaning everybody — can control the intensity and duration of their worry thoughts.” This song tells us that though life is full of struggles, worrying doesn’t make any difference. That we should be happy instead of burdening ourselves with worries that certainly only make our situation worse. 



  1. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars 



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“When I see your face 

There’s not a thing that I would change ’cause you’re amazing 

Just the way you are 

And when you smile” 

“The whole world stops and stares for a while 

‘Cause girl you’re amazing” 

Just the way you are” 

This song is current and is relatable to people of any age. It makes us feel appreciated and that we don’t need to change anything about ourselves because we are loved just the way we are. “Self-love is not simply a state of feeling good. It is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth.” says Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.


  1. Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland 


“Somewhere over the rainbow 

Bluebirds fly 

Birds fly over the rainbow 

Why then, oh why can’t I?” 

This song is ideal for young people who are making their way through life. It tells us that we are capable of all happiness and great things. 


  1. Smile – Charles Chaplin 


“Smile, though your heart is aching 

Smile, even though it’s breaking 

When there are clouds in the sky 

you’ll get by 

If you smile through your fear and sorrow 

Smile and maybe tomorrow 

You’ll see the sun come shining through 

for you” 

This song tells us that smile makes all our troubles lighter, that everything will be all right and we have to be hopeful. As explained by Dr. Chantal Gagnon PhD LMHC “Happy people do things differently. They make their emotional wellbeing a priority and practice daily and weekly habits that help them create joy, happiness and satisfaction in their lives.”



  1. True Colors – Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake 


“And I see your true colors 

Shining through 

I see your true colors 

And that’s why I love you 

So don’t be afraid to let them show 

Your true colors 

True colors are beautiful 

I see your true colors 

Shining through (true colors) 

I see your true colors” 

And that’s why I love you 

So don’t be afraid to let them show.” 

This song is perfect for people who are losing hope and think that life is sad. It makes the listener feel that being their true self is what sets them apart in this world full of pretentions.  


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The music and lyrics of a song can do a great deal to the mood and emotions of the listener that’s why it is a great tool to use in therapies. It has a direct impact on the inner being of the person listening, making it easy to address certain feelings that he is hesitant to show. It makes a person positively vulnerable to change. 





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