Session 211: How Music & Dance Impact Our Mental Health

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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

What’s the song that reminds you of the best night you had out with your girls? Or the one that brings the tears as soon as you hear the beat drop? There is no denying the power that music and dance has on our mood. Well did you know it can be useful in therapy too? In honor of Black Music Month, this week we're chatting all about how music and dance impact our mental health. For this conversation I was joined by Jennifer Sterling, a registered Dance & Movement psychotherapist and holistic nutritionist. Jennifer and I chatted about how she uses dance and movement in her work as a therapist, the concerns it can be useful for, and why dance and music are powerful in helping us heal.

I’m also super excited to share a conversation I had with one of my favorite musical artists, Carmen Rodgers, about her experience as an artist and her thoughts on why investing in your mental health is important as an artist.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

American Dance Therapy Association https://www.adta.org/

Where to Find Jennifer

https://jennifersterling.com/

Where to Find Carmen

https://www.iamcarmenrodgers.com/

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