Hip Hop & Rap-UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

“Fake Love” by Drake-Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

“Fake Love”by Drake

“I got fake people showin’ fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face”

The lyrics from Drake’s “Fake Love” speak to a concept in the mental health field-Acting as If.

“Acting “as if” is a common prescription in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy It’s based on the idea that if you behave like the person you want to become, you’ll become like this in reality:

  • If you want to feel happier, do what happy people do—smile.
  • If you want to get more work done, act as if you are a productive person.
  • If you want to have more friends, behave like a friendly person.
  • If you want to improve your relationship, practice being a good partner.

Too often we hesitate to spring into action. Instead, we wait until everything feels just right or until we think we’re ready. But research shows that changing your behavior first can change the way you think and feel. ”  (this is a quote  from an online article on Psychology Today posted on June 27, 2016 called When to Fake It Till You Make it (and When You Shouldn’t)

“Fake Love” =’s Act as If

 

For complete lyrics to “Fake Love” by Drake click here

 

 

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