Ovation: "... for the audience of you inside" is a confidence-inducing antidote for envy, peer pressure and comparison treachery. This song champions the drawing of distinctions, tracking of sources and defining of terms. Such rigorous mental/emotional activity will not undo the ageless, primal need for social acceptance, but it might give our own vote more weight, alter the criteria and set a clearer precedent for meeting the tender developmental needs of our children.
Ovation is one of the twelve songs in our arts-based communication skill-building program.
-- Inspire thought, group discussion and insight.
-- Endorse the value of knowing feelings & needs in tending to vulnerabilities.
-- Model self-determination in the light of esteem struggles.
-- Encourage full participation in evaluative situations.
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Composer, performer & producer: Pamela Sackett
Instrumentals & sound effects: Guy Nelson
Sound engineering & photos: Daniel Sackett
CD cover illustration: Mark Magill
CD design: Tina Hottovy