Music and Trauma with Constance Scharff

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Quote:Constance Scharff, PhD, is the vice president for business development of Rock to Recovery – an organization, both for-profit and non-profit, that operates in over 100 treatment facilities. She is author of a book of poetry titled Meeting God at Midnight. She is coauthor, with Richard Tait, of Ending Addiction for Good. She is also coauthor, with Wes Geer, of Rock to Recovery: Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation.

Here she describes how the Rock to Recovery program touches the lives of thousands of individuals, each year, who are suffering from trauma, addiction, and mental illness. She describes how music affects the brain and nervous system. She explains how non-musicians are able to come together to write songs and create music, forming communities that facilitate the therapeutic process.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell

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