Development of Imagery-Focused Music Listening Program to Improve Emotion Regulation Among Infertile Women

난임 여성의 정서조절기술 향상을 위한 심상 중심 음악감상 프로그램 개발

Rho, Yoonhee

  • Received : 2020.09.04
  • Accepted : 2020.11.05
  • Published : 2020.11.30


The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an imagery-focused music listening program for improving emotion regulation among infertile women. For the program development in this study, the literature on emotional issues and coping strategy of infertile women was analyzed to establish theoretical foundation; and the literature on Supportive Music and Imagery (SMI) was analyzed to identify intervention components. Based on the established theoretical framework, the program was developed and finalized after evaluation of validity by four SMI professionals. The developed program was found to systematically target changes in emotions in the step-wise process of discovery, reinforcement, and affirmation of positive emotional resources. The list of music for future use was also identified and presented after systematic analysis of musical features in relation to valence and arousal of emotions. The imagery-focused music listening program was an initial approach to infertile women with SMI, which indicates the possibility of extended application for broadened clinical population.