VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Dec 20, 2021 – As a therapist, John Jauch knows how much the holidays can bring out strong emotions.
Never has this been truer than in the second year of the COVID-19 quarantine.
Jauch is a Chicago singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from his therapeutic work. This year, he decided to directly address the challenges of holidays during the pandemic by presenting a message of optimism and joy.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Jauch specializes in anxiety and mood disorders like OCD, compulsive disorders, and trauma through his private practice, Heart Mind Method. He’s also an indie musician recording and performing songs under the name The Hawthorne Effect. His music shares stories from his patients’ lives, with their consent and collaboration, to inspire positive thinking and personal transformation.
His latest single, “This Christmas,” is an original Christmas song reflecting the ways the holiday has irreversibly changed.
“Our second year of quarantine left us feeling more disconnected and lonely,” he said. “I think we all could use a song about where we are at.”
This Christmas is not simply a Christmas blues tune or ballad. Rather, it is an honest anthem that meets listeners where they are while leading them back to a place of joy. The song carries a heartfelt message of a deep longing, of reunion with loved ones, and of getting back to the basics of practicing solid love and acceptance.
“The song hits on the many political, economic and social conflicts that have impacted our relationships and how to get past them and reunite,” Jauch said. “Even if it’s for a day, we all could use some acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
As a psychotherapist and musician, Jauch’s goal is to bring awareness and acceptance to the challenges people face while helping them get to where they want to be as they recover from trauma. This year, he began releasing his second album one track at a time, starting with the tracks “Simulacra” and “Skeletons.”
All of Jauch’s songs are available where music can be downloaded. Listen to This Christmas on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/album/4p215QRxdRCAldFhRVfiqX?si=…
Learn more about The Hawthorne Effect at https://www.thehawthorneeffect.rocks. Follow The Hawthorne Effect on Instagram (@the_hawthorne_effect_music), Facebook (@the373), and YouTube (@Awakefulsleep).