Monday, March 8, 2010

“Crazy Heart” Can Help You Heal

Congratulations to Jeff Bridges for his Academy Award for “Crazy Heart.” It’s a universal story of a washed-up country singer who turns his life around through love. “Country Music connects us,” Bridges says. “He’s right,” says Dr. Gilda Carle, The Country Music Doctor. “Music helps reduce chronic pain by more than 20%, and can alleviate depression by 25%.” Dr. Gilda uses this music genre to help clients and audiences get out of their own way. She says, “It nakedly unmasks meltdowns, humor, anger, and love that authentically mirror everyone’s reality.”

Singer Dierks Bentley says, “Country Music is the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.” The Country Music Doctor is in! And she recommends this film as a source of feel-good hope. Don’t we all need that these days?


DR. GILDA CARLE (Ph.D.) at is an internationally known psychotherapist, relationship educator, and management consultant. She is’s “Ask Dr. Gilda” advice columnist published on Also, she is a motivational speaker, professor of psychology & communications, and the author of "Don't Bet on the Prince!" (a test question on "Jeopardy!"), and other books. She was the therapist in HBO's Emmy Award winner, "Telling Nicholas," featured on Oprah, where she guided a family to tell their 7-year-old that his mom died in the World Trade Center bombing. She is currently developing her own TV show.

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