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Please enjoy my music videos providing content on mental health research based

psychological coping skills

Shalhavit-Simcha's music videos merge research based coping skills alongside individuals sharing their experiences. She appreciates sciences' reassuring bellcurve: while research indicates what works for most people, you discover what works for YOU.

YOU ARE ENOUGH Live Performance by Shalhavit-Simcha @StudioBlue Rhode Island 🌍video by Dana Tarr

YOU ARE ENOUGH Live Performance by Shalhavit-Simcha @StudioBlue Rhode Island 🌍video by Dana Tarr

Link to song on Spotify LYRICS: You are powerful You are incredible You are perfectly imperfect You are complete You're ok You're enough Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. Manifest your glory It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others. Happiness isn't the negation of unhappiness Self pity or take action Blame or responsibility Frustration or take action Anger or confidence Passive Victim or. Active Agent I need to vs I would like/want to You are, you are not supposed to be someone else: personality diversity, mental diversity, emotional diversity, you are powerful as YOU --- Words by: Marianne Williamson Tal Ben Shahar Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen Music mix and master: Carlos Cornejo Videography by Dana Tarr Studio Blue, Rhode Island The words "You Are Enough" in 30 voices of different languages by the awesome ones who responded to my previous post, and the co-makers of this music: 🥰 Aigli Raouna​ David Chinyanga Dee Liz Namara Williams​ Richard West-Soley Prateek Gupta​ Scott FireSourcery Li​ Thomas Bizjak​ Veronika Bondarovich​ Malko Ebers​ Julia Fan​ Sami New​ Ian Lancaster​ J.J. Valentine​ Gouri Suhas Kulkarni​ Mario Masster​ Megan Louise Craggs Iman Urooj​ Statements borrowed from Harvard University​'s course Positive Psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar​ focusing shift from Passive Victim vs Active Agent, Self Pity vs Taking Action, Blame vs Responsibility, "I need to" vs "I want to, I would like to" 🦋 This was intended as part of my PhD, here part of is it’s official description on dissertation: “A DcouMusicVideo song promoting notions of self efficacy was designed. Chorus words are the bottomline that puts emphasis on listeners' experience, while verse sections add insights and coping suggestions. For this song, 30 voices in different languages saying “You Are Enough” have been assembled from online audiences and mixed. The main verse is based on and received special copyright permission from famous poet Ms. Marianne Williamson. Establishing connections with famous personas (2020 Presidential Candidate USA and also Oprah Winfrey's Spiritual Advisor) is an accepted measure of social impact. Her poem which is used in this DMV “Our Greatest Fear” has inspired many”.
What are YOU grateful for?

What are YOU grateful for?

Enjoy our smashin new video-music n’ research 😎🏆✨ and reflect on your inner G, or sing along to the lyrics: 🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎤 (find it on Spotify ) LYRICS ----------- “In a monastery in '63 there was a study that led to a discovery in the field of human need based on positivity. Nuns on the scene were given pens and were free to explore and unfold the means by which they came to be My loving god, I am grateful to be here! I fear you cause I'm so dirty My heart is filled with joy and curiosity! I am ashamed so I offer myself to thee Stance so grim, yeah! Run from sin, yeah! Smile within yeah And You can win yeah The University of Kentucky used those journals for a study Some had more shame, fear and anxiety Others wrote more words of content, love and appreciation Decades later they came to check on their situation ONLY 30% of negative survived While 90% of grateful were still alive Stance so grim, yeah! Run from sin, yeah! Smile within yeah And You can win yeah Science studies trends not truths so be critical about making conclusions Nothing's ever absolute to avoid sharing any delusions... The study focused on females so hormones may come into play Maybe the happy ones had better genetics or their outlook made them stay So they studied other demographics, looked at the patterns and commons Gratitude journals affect your mind-state but they won't solve all your problems Research showed that it'll help for depression but won't do much for anxiety They will, however, improve body image and increase relationship quality Gratitude is directly correlated with longevity This means When you feel thankful you live longer. you change your destiny Your attitude can alter your lifespan so increase your resiliency What you appreciate will appreciate this is your remedy Harvard university to their students they say Write 3 things you are grateful every day Doesn't matter big or small As long as it means something to you That’s all So hey you listening to this Write What are you grateful for now Make that list: Gratitude is directly correlated with longevity This means When you say thank you you live longer. you change your destiny Your attitude can alter your lifespan so increase your positivity What you appreciate will appreciate this is your remedy” #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #gratitude #gratitudeappreciationvisualizationeveryday #gratitudemeditation #gratitudeattitude #gratitudequotes #gratitudelesson #grateful #gratefulnblessed #research #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealth2022 #mentalhealthawareness2022 #mentalhealthawarenessweek2022 #mentalhealthawarenessmonth2022 With all my gratitude to my lovely Russell Gray, Danielea Lewis, Chris Gimby, Donald Scar, Dee Liz, Kilook Chris NerDancer, Allgra Stodolsky, Hannah Genders Boyd, Mathias Jamie Garcia, Carlos Cornejo, and to my mentors on this journey into the world of #PositivePsychology #talbenshahar #robertbiswasdiener #mihalycsikszentmihalyi #Ellenlanger #Bobcohen #angeladuckworth #caroldweck #martinseligman #barbarafredrickson #shawnachor #jonathanheidit #danielgilbert #eddiener #toddkashdan #SonjaLyubomirsky #naomicotti #tommaloney #borianazaneva #positivepsychgoloy
Looking Bad - a Hilarious Music Video on Self Perception 🤣

Looking Bad - a Hilarious Music Video on Self Perception 🤣

You'll either like this or you will not ‘get it’ (music wise)....however I’m here to let you know that: YOU LOOK GREAT! ...and it’s really not about you. 😉 One of my favorite quotes is “I will tell you a secret on how to get out of hell: remove the focus from yourself” (unknown). This music video story is toying with objectification and comedy, and aiming to reach the point that is hiding behind desirability: Our inner yearning for connection. Desirability is a part of our human experience. The yearning to be desirable to others. To ourselves. It is an enigma that we can either use or abuse. We celebrate it and we shame it. Or the lack of. Ellen Langer of Harvard University found that when we are very mindful of others, and being curious, engaged with, noticing new things about others, it is then that we actually come across and more loveable and even more charismatic (Langer, Ellen J. Mindfulness). People actually love us more when we are curious about them. It seems that the journey from ‘seeking others approval’ to arriving at ‘generating self validation’ is what results in others approval, based on Ellen’s work. My experimental video "looking bad/looking good” makes fun of how obsessed we all are about it. To me it is a catch-22-with-myself. On one hand I’m unleashing a "yasss queen"-show-off-celebrating-self-physically-objectifying-playfully WHILST actually honing in on the importance provoking removing-the-focus-from-desirability-and-shifting-to-an-inner-connection. And promoting a focus-on-self-satisfaction-that-is-not-outer-determined. Centered around who we are, and really - how we are for others. For me, it is important to share that while I am attempting this light hearted banter and cautiously openly doubting myself: am I partaking in an impoverishing “desirability society”? Or rather can I hope that this step penetrates this culture to promote a thoughtful message? The bottom line of this is raising the inquiry for anyone who is desiring being desirable: You want attention? Notice others. You desire affection? Love others. You seek approval? Acknowledge people for who they are. Rather than how they look . Do You want to look good? Well, as I say in the song “just look around, be out there and look at what is happening out there, get out of your head and be out there….” and notice that we all just wanna look good - YOU. And now, You’ll know what to do. ---------------------------------------- This whole project started when I spoke with my buddy Euan at our Landmark training. I was astonished to notice that I was holding back on sharing my shortcomings because I wanted to look good to him. It was a breakthrough for me. Later that night I went out to sketchy beats (another step for ‘being unleashed’) jam night. As I began to go on about how “we all want to look good” gradually this song articulated. A mesmerized girl faced me with her hand drum, as if she was on that journey with me, following every word as they came about. When the punchline “they all just wanna look good to ...YOU” suddenly she got so present to it too and bursted into the most encouraging empathetic laughter!! For me it meant validation. And it was wonderful, and I decided to record it. And Here we are. I joyfully reminisce filming this during valentine's day weekend with the lovely married couple whom I admire (they both overcame covid19 this year and now just got a puppy!) and rejoice embracing my own self expression. Thank you my best Fans Joseph & Julia Fan, Awesome artist Raymond Perfetti, The girl with the hand drum at Sketchy Beats, My dear friend Maruisz Borowski, my pal Krista Franks, vocal coach Lauren Lucille, angel Covert Harris And as always, thanks to my talented sound mixer CDC Carlos Cornejo Inspowerment by Landmark Worldwide Production, song & design by me, Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen AKA EMPRESS
Official Music Video I LOVE PEOPLE

Official Music Video I LOVE PEOPLE

Link to song on Spotify �Today is Humanity Day�; when we celebrate all things human we love. � I am dedicating this song to YOU, all humans of the world � beautiful ones who I know, and who I’ve yet to meet, and the rest all forever. Let me tell you about this song. It is a grey December morning in Scotland. I wake up realizing I had missed my alarm. As I grab my bag hastily stumbling outside, my thought is “Bad Karma Day”. So on my way to work I call my sister to distract myself, only to get a response by her screaming baby full volume inside my earbuds. Did I mention PMSing. I pass by a car window only to notice my hair was doing it’s own thing as usual, so uncooperatively. Crap. � Lifelessly paddling to campus along the bumpy grey brick road. I pass by a majestically lit sign at The Pear Tree Garden pub. In the corner of my eye I vividly catch a shockingly large screen. It is larger than the building and brighter than daylight. Projecting on it is a beautiful video of a warm fireplace. I fantasize for a few seconds ``my god if I ever-” but immediately “definitely not me, far from it”. Somehow, a brainwave challenging my assumption, Landmark's coaching repeats in my mind ‘Bold Leadership is Acting Against All Disagreement’ to me this means my practice is to confront my inner state, place my thoughts aside, and get into action. Warner Erhard’s quote on my bedroom door “The world doesn't you *think*..or how you *feel*… look for yourself and see that the world only moves for you when you act”. � So now my fears and thoughts are distinguished. I place them aside together with my bicycle which I lock to the street poll. I walk in. Yikes. An intimidating good looking bartender asks me “Can I help you?” I freeze. “Um like, your large screen outside is incredible..! Maybe I can ask -” Bartender swiftly points ahead “Right behind you, do you see that corner table? Our manager, his name is Brian”. My thoughts get louder 'I am a loser' 'hopeless' 'Bad outfit'. Very familiar feelings. Snowball. I did not expect a snowball. I have never imagined such a snowball in my life. Definitely not today. Brain will turn to be of the kindest people I am about to meet. � In fact until today, our entire team still calls him “Brian Sweetheart” due to how I saved his name on my phone, later shared with them. Melting away I learn right there about the kind of person he is. How much he cares about the people in his life, adores his daughter to tears, how committed he is to those who deal with mental health. Still hesitant for no good reason, I share my work with him, to speculate costs of renting that screen for my graduation in 2 years. Sharing how I co-produce music videos on mental health, with young people, to reach the public. Brian with incredible generosity comments “let's bring several projects on mental health together for a big event?”. Blown away is me right now. What Brian doesn't know is that for the past 10 year I had this dream. I called it “PosiFest”. A theme park with research based wellbeing games, practices, performances. Long collected written pieces in plan were accumulated for 'one day.. when I am sixty or so'. This fantasy started at Harvard when I sat in the PSY1504 Happiness course and decided to dedicate my life to bringing such helpful information out of the ivory tower to the main street. My heart blooms and booms as I leave the Pear Tree, still not believing this could ever happen. My recent declaration to overcome my vocal fears and make music, was hesitant in this practice. However, today that began as "bad karma" is my first time ever in my life when I feel certainty like this: melody, words, instruments: This Is My Song. Today. I love people. YOU are amazing. I celebrate what we can do. What we ARE doing. Together. Belonging. POSIFEST is a celebration of people and of what we could do for each other. It's a celebration of my dreams and us all being Care Bears with our shared heart. Together, we create fun and belonging. We declare into existence a loving world that cares CREDITS: ILP landmark PosiFest humans Tal Ben-Shahar & Positive Psychology Research Landmark Worldwide Peter, Julia, Elijah, Jacob and Gabriel Adefowora. GRO team: Jungle Andy, DJ Kemal, Sami Okan, and their posi non alcohol parties in Glasgow. Heroes of the world from online and beyond. Dedicate to the children of the Nepal orphanage who love singing this song with me EcoGlimmer True Citizens Nepal Impact Festival Vancouver Lumyr Derisier, Tooky Kavanagh, Anrek Watts, Stephen A Winterroth, My Grandma Ruth Kolko Cohen who loved to sing with me “anashim tovim beemtza haderech (good people come across our path)”,girl in hug w me, Naomi Cohen, My family. Link to song on spotify


Music Video Communicating Research about #csikszentmihalyi #Positivepsychology #flow Directed by @Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen at The University of Edinburgh ‘PsyPop’ = ‘Psychology Pop’ is my new endeavor providing updated psychology #ResearchBased #LifeSkills through #Music, while keeping it #Critical and noting the concept of #bellcurve: how studies show what works for most people, and YOU must find what works for you! @virtuevideos This #Nerdy #MusicVideo is based on studies I learned at #HarvardUniversity #PSY1504 Flow is being completely involved In whatever process Puts you in the presence You forget about your trouble And leave it behind Because your act is the reward And since these videos are indeed a **Rough Draft** please give me YOUR feedback!!! So PLEASE **Share, Complain or Collaborate** (after you watch it) ... PLEASE ENJOY! This song and music video based on research by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness. CHORUS Lost In The Flow Time no longer exists as I’ve got great inner of clarity a state of ecstasy beyond the boundaries of ego VERSE 1 Mihai cheek sent me high Professor of psychology Did a lot of research And it took him awhile He studied hundreds of people over long periods of time Spend the years thoroughly exploring the depths of the creative mind To find That happiness lies In the balance In finding that sweet spot Between skill --and challenge Going over your capabilities can trigger your anxiety But too little adversity can put you in a state of apathy 120 bits per second of mental processing power is all you’ve got. ( In the flow only the process exists, everything else does not. It’s like you're not conscious, your body’s just reacting. The creation continues, nothing is distracting. Completely wrapped up in an activity for its own sake. It’s not about you anymore, it’s outside of you, it’s what you make. Puts you in the moment, to the past and present you’re blind. You forget about your troubles and leave them behind. CHORUS Lost In The Flow Time no longer exists as I’ve got great inner of clarity a state of ecstasy beyond the boundaries of ego CHORUS Lost In The Flow Time no longer exists as I’ve got great inner of clarity a state of ecstasy beyond the boundaries of ego VERSE 2 The Canadian shuswap region had a native tribe every couple of decades they relocated to change the vibe so the young have new places To explore struggles to overcome to keep them in check to keep their bodies and Minds from going numb a wandering soul sitting at home contem-plating fate found a way to improve- to relax to meditate took some balls started juggling them- creating patterns flying above the sorrow above the sky beyond the Rings of Saturn an achiever in business land trying to be the best flowing through the Grind finally achieving success by contributing innovating taking pleasure in work ignited an undying flame not a mere firework a hoodrat growing up with little alone and scared not very talkative developed a language without words became one with the music and the problems just scattered he was a comet flying through space nothing else mattered CHORUS Lost In The Flow Time no longer exists as I’ve got great inner of clarity a state of ecstasy beyond the boundaries of ego I aim that the viewers experience will be of a journey beginning with enticement of the state-of-the-art visuals and curiosity about the proposed misconception and conflict. Next will be unfolding as they are pulled to learn more about the new information about the research study, presented as an epic story presented with critical thinking, and they try to figure for themselves what is their own perspective about the research and story. Seasoned with a lighthearted comedy flavor and experience the fun of our participants co creation.
What Do You Want to Create? Maoz Tzur / Rock of Ages by Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen

What Do You Want to Create? Maoz Tzur / Rock of Ages by Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen

About this music video, Hanukkah, and the stories that we choose: interview with Shalhavit-Simcha: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 When I looked at the ancient Aramaic poem from the 13th century, I decided to translate them; to shed some light on the deeper meaning of those archaic stories. The broken text comes with the translation. Read it here: #Kaballah #AncientHebrew #Arameic #Hanukkah #PosiFest #ShalhavitSimcha Maoz Tzur is an ancient Hebrew song. While it is sung during Hanukkah, it covers several stories in the life of our nation. In each part describing the trouble and how the mighty hand redeemed us. Now according to our folklore we were CREATED in the image of the CREATOR, so we are therefore CREATORS ourselves. We CREATE our own destiny, especially with our own efficacy and agency over our lives. Things happen and it is up to us what we CREATE with what happen. The meaning we assign to ourselves at any moment. Moving from the passive victim to the active agent is not a new concept. I recall it in #JewishPhilosophy. Following that I found in research presented at the Harvard #Psych1504 course #PositivePsychology. This year I got an even more in depth transformative visit to taking ownership over my past as I participated in the #LandmarkForum. I highly recommend this adventure! I hope you enjoy! #landmarkgraduate @landmark_london #welovelandmark
“Is It Okay to Have a Bad Day?” Short Film-Music Video-Documentary

“Is It Okay to Have a Bad Day?” Short Film-Music Video-Documentary

What is your advice for yourself when you are having a bad day. I acknowledge our video contributors for sharing yourself vulnerably, and will publish every day now parts from behind the scenes of our Short Film-Music Video-Documentary. Please, if this made a difference to you, would you answer my brief follow up questions? You can do that here 🙏🏽My name is Shalhavit-Simcha and my PhD researches developing effective multimedia for wellbeing education at the University of Edinburgh. Your feedback means a lot 💛 Words for song are based on research by: @Tal Ben Shahar from @Harvard University on the topic: Permission to be Human @Amy Edmondson of @Harvard Business School on Psychological Safety @James W. Pennebakers’ of @University of Texas at Austin studies on Expressive Writing --- Do You Need to talk to someone? Helplines listed below: For emotional support, talk in confidence with trained advisors, you can dial 111 and select mental health, or call Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 @NHS24 (CALM) The Campaign Against Living Miserably - dedicated to preventing male suicide. Free, confidential and anonymous call 5pm-midnight @TheCalmZone With your mental health at heart: Facebook: healthinmindscotland @Health_in_Mind Ypeople. We understand peoples' life journey and provide kindness to everyone. Providing support to vulnerable groups, homeless help and youth services. @YpeopleOrg Call anytime the Samaritans 116 123 or find international line Join our ONLINE community! at PosiFest.UK @PosiFest ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS CALL ;-) Here is a list of International Helplines by country USA Lifeline: 13 11 14 Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255 NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743 Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438 Or text “NEDA" to 741741 Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272 Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000 Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253 Self Harm: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line 800-850-8078 National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627) National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) National Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663 Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention 1-800-931-2237 (Hours:8am-noon daily, PT) Veterans: 1-877-VET2VET Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000 Postpartum Depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS Nami Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 UK Childline: 0800 1111 Samaritans: 116 123 Abuse Not: 0808 8005015 Brook Young People's Information Service: 0800 0185023 Eating Disorder Support: 01494 793223 Anxiety UK: 0844 477 5774 Depression Alliance: 0845 123 23 20 Rape Crisis Centre: 01708 765200 Rape/sexual assault: 0808 8000 123 (female) or 0808 8000122 (male) Miscarriage Association: 01924 200799 LLGS Helpline (LGBT): 0300 330 0630 Sexuality support: 01708 765200 Bereavement: 0800 9177 416 Runaway/homeless: 0808 800 70 70 CareConfidential Pregnancy/post abortion: 0800 028 2228 Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline 0345 023 468 National AIDS Helpline: 0800 567 123 OTHER COUNTRIES International Helplines by country :

"I particularly enjoyed the song where you say 'I Love People'. Because this is the best thing that we can do while we ARE HERE in this world"


Her Excellency Ms. Maria Teresa Mesquita Pessôa

Ambassador of Brazil in Nepal

"..I will now forever think of you as the Lady Gaga of Personal Empowerment! 

The joy, the glitter, the tackling demons until they turn into angels - what you are doing SERIOUSLY matters. And rocks!"

Shannon Cutts,

CEO MetorConnectEd

I am Art
At BBC Scotland!
Ready to sing?
Graduating Harvard
NYC Body Diversity Performance
This Skin
Love is Love! #rainbow #diversity
Body Image Song Performance
Every Color Is Beautiful
Live Your Dream
Golfing in Florida
Magical World of Fairy Festivals
Harvard University Commencement
Harvard University Happiness Project
Full Blown Self Expression
Yeah Outdoors Is Magic
Album Cover
Academic Comedian Club
Bold Leadership
UK  Burners
Be Realistic
Sister Sparkle Joy
A Visual Journey on Soul Mending
Princess of the Nile
#PloyPride Love Is Love!
Worth Getting to Know
Body Shaming Not Ok


Sharing with you our live performance with the little kids from the orphanage of Jeewan Utthan Children Home. Together we party on zoom playing capoeira, learning morals from the animals with wisdom of animal fu, dance dance, sing sing along, heal ourselves and others, share amazing energies 

Deep inside I REALLY believe that when we  CELEBRATE, the angels above are dancing and saying "FINALLY, they GOT IT".

#PosiPop, #PsyPop

PsyPop stands for Psychology Pop. It is a subset genre of PosiPop, which are positive songs that contain constructive messages.  

Mental Wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” (The World Health Organization, 2004). Shalhavit-Simcha writes uncommon songs based on positive psychology research. “The Mind State of Flow”, “Is it OK to Have a Bad Day”, “Gratitude Journals” and “Body Image to Soul Image” are some of the first published songs. Stay tuned for "Self Perception", Powerful Empowerment", "I Love Human Beings" and coming asap is "What Do You Want to Create?".

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The music film “Is it Okay to Have a Bad Day” was distributed on multiple online platforms and social media, and was presented at online and in person screening events and international film festivals. 


Audience members on all platforms were invited to fill in a feedback survey, and share their thoughts in discussion.

Thematic analysis of participants’ experiences indicated mostly favourable and appreciative themes. They reported notions of ownership, feeling proud and trusting of oneself. Normalization of negative emotions, kindness, or generosity regarding oneself, compassion and appreciation of other people. A new desire to act or an action has been taken. 

The diagram below preseCode intersections: If the participant said “I plan to be kinder to others” it will be coded both as “social empathy” but also under “Behavioural intention”. The code intersection shows how many and what was the relationship between the categories. 

Please enjoy this interactive data diagram:

Thematic Analysis
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