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, will.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




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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.)


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