I am a therapist in recovery who uses original, recovery-based music in a method to connect with patient populations. Playing both 6 and 12-string guitar with vocals, I intersperse storytelling to explain the impetus behind the lyric, usually repercussions of my use, but more so about my quest once clean and sober.
I have found over the past 10 years that music and meditation take a different avenue into the clients' heads and hearts. When we play or hear soulful music, psychic music, immediately we are transported to a higher realm of consciousness.
I also work with the population in meditation techniques. This includes sitting and walking meditation and will do a guided meditation at the beginning of the presentation. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved.
The music would not exist without everyone in the recovering community who have touched my heart over the years. They are my heroes and I love each and every one of them. I hope to see you as we continue trudging the road to happy destiny!
My original songs, in large degree, are a journal of how my life has evolved through the pain of life’s lessons, the catharsis of true growth found in losing family that have passed on and arriving at the beginning of true awakening in my clean and sober life.