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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sign Language (ASL) Song Playlist on Mindfulness, Compassion, and SEL

posted by Catharine Hannay

Here are a variety of songs on mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance, with American Sign Language interpretation.

I've tried to include something for everyone, from upbeat tunes for young children to thought-provoking perspectives on empathy and compassion. As always, use your own best judgment about what's most appropriate for your particular context.

Songs About Appreciating the Present Moment

Here Right Now, Rhea Makiaris
official video, with interpration by Lisa Herbert

Breathe, Jonny Diaz
interpreted by Renca Dunn for Deaf Missions

interpreted by Sarah Signs

interpreted by Hannah, Tayler, Werner and Joana

Awake, Josh Groban
interpreted by StarFireSong

Kids' Songs about Feelings 

by Rachel Coleman of Signing Time

by Matt from Dream English 

It Feels So Good, Damon Timm
interpreted by Rosa Lee Timm

Songs About Emotions, for Adolescents and Adults 

Happy, Pharrell Williams
interpreted by Deaf Film Camp

Hurt, Christina Aguilera
interpreted by Bradley Leconey ("SignLanguage Boy")
link to lyrics

Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
interpreted by Amber Galloway Gallego
link to lyrics

Songs About Self-Acceptance and Self-Confidence

Beautiful, Christina Aguilera
interpreted by D-PAN: Deaf Professional Arts Network

Firework, Katy Perry
interpreted by Jason Listman
link to lyrics

I'm Proud to Be Me, by Rachel Coleman
official video from Signing Time
(lyrics in video description)

Invincible, Kelly Clarkson
interpreted by Bradley Leconey 
("SignLanguage Boy") and friends
link to lyrics

The Middle, Jimmy Eat World
interpreted by Rochester School for the Deaf
link to lyrics

Roar, Katy Perry
interpreted by Rosa Lee Timm and friends
link to lyrics

Scars to Your Beautiful, Alessia Cara
interpreted by Amelia Hensley, Kristi Mahe and Jeffrey Israelson
link to lyrics

Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
interpreted by D-PAN: Deaf Professional Arts Network
link to lyrics

The Way I Am, Charlie Puth 
interpreted by Sarah Tubert
link to lyrics

This is Me, The Greatest Showman
interpreted by Medina High School ASL students
link to lyrics

Watch These Hands, Sean Forbes
official music video
link to lyrics

What I Am,
interpreted by Delaware School for the Deaf
link to lyrics

Songs About Friendship, Love, and Compassion

Home, Phillip Phillips
interpreted by Deaf Film Camp

interpreted by Jason Listman

My Own Little World, Matthew West
interpreted by Meg W
link to lyrics

Parents, Nothing More, Rosa Lee & Damon Timm
original song by two exhausted but loving parents
about the challenges of caring for an infant

produced by Chrome Bumper Films

We're Going to Be Friends, The White Stripes
interpreted by D-PAN: Deaf Professional Arts Network

Where is the Love? Black-Eyed Peas
interpreted by WG Media


related posts:

Sign Language Resources on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga (includes resources in ASL, Auslan, and BSL)

Silent (and Sound-Optional) Videos for Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga

Tips for Including Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga Classes (Advice from Deaf and sign-proficient teachers and counselors from the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.)