And I’m pretty sure that in my case, the money would have been better spent on music.
(It does, afterall, “hath charms to sooth the savage breast”. Yes, I said “breast”, not “beast”. Read your Congreve, people – really.)
So anyway, as I find myself in yet ANOTHER funk (because that’s just what happens to us incredibly creative yet modest types), I’ve again turned to my trusty music collection for comfort and analysis. I Googled “general questions asked in therapy”…and came upon a list from this site. Seemed as good as any, so I “asked” each question to my music library, then hit “shuffle” for the answer.
Fascinating insights…and, I’ll be damned if I don’t feel better already!
(Try it. Then, go spend that $150 you saved on a nice lunch and a few new CD’s. You’re welcome. :))
If you play along, post below or link up!
Music Shuffle – Personal Therapist Edition
1. What brings you here?
What’s Left of the Flag – Flogging Molly
2. Have you ever seen a counselor before?
Tom Sawyer – Rush (Just shut it right now, haters. Geddy Lee ROCKS.)
3. What is the problem from your viewpoint?
Why Don’t You Get a Job? – The Offspring
4. How does this problem typically make you feel?
Back of the Bus – G. Love
5. What makes the problem better?
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Nina Simone
Swear to cheeses – this is what actually came up.
6. If you could wave a magic wand, what positive change would you make happen in your life?
Reeling in the Years – Steely Dan
(Again, haters, I say SHHHH. I’m lookin’ at you, Mari.)
7. Overall, how would you describe your mood?
Penance Fire Blues – Bobby Long
Dude – this is such a good song. Love.
8. What do you expect from the counseling process?
Add it Up – The Violent Femmes
9. What would it take to make you feel more contented, happier, more satisfied?
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Well, I feel very loved. But more never hurts…;)
10. Do you consider yourself to have a low, average or high interpersonal IQ?
Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend
11. And of course, the standard last question – what did you think was accomplished in this session?
Where I Lead Me – Townes Van Zandt
(Friggin’ PERFECT choice! “…just keep it loose, don’t get excited, you know it’s gonna pass before long…”)
(Disclaimer: Therapy is actually a very good thing, and incredibly helpful in many, many instances. I’m just kidding around. Sheese.)