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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Klisala
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, Kristina
dc.contributor.authorSunderland, Naomi
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T04:13:53Z
dc.date.available2020-01-20T04:13:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2040-2457
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jaah.10.2.147_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390283
dc.description.abstractThere is sparse literature examining connections between songwriting and trauma overall, or specific connections between songwriting, trauma, the senses and place. This article presents a sense- and place-based approach to songwriting with and by asylum seekers and refugees. We facilitated a four-day songwriting workshop in Turku, Finland, that incorporated trauma-informed approaches, and whose outcomes we documented through ethnography. We responded to traumas of participants involving social isolation and relocation by encouraging the use of sense-bound imagery – lyrics that communicate a multisensory experience of ‘being there’. We demonstrate that songwriting can support refugees and asylum seekers in gently connecting to difficult places, while achieving respite from trauma via positive overall musical experiences. If approached in a trauma-informed and -sensitive way, sense-bound songwriting that indirectly engages potential trauma triggers can offer a gentle path towards neutrally engaging the triggers – an essential step in trauma recovery.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom147
dc.relation.ispartofpageto167
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Applied Arts & Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVisual Arts and Crafts
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1905
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1999
dc.titleNew Skies Above: Sense-bound and place-based songwriting as a trauma response for asylum seekers and refugees
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHarrison, K; Jacobsen, K; Sunderland, N, New Skies Above: Sense-bound and place-based songwriting as a trauma response for asylum seekers and refugees, Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 2019, 10 (2), pp. 147-167
dc.date.updated2020-01-14T02:39:02Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Intellect Ltd . This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorSunderland, Naomi L.


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