SongwritingWith:Soldiers—Rebuilding lives shattered by PTSD

Flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts…lingering symptoms that plague combat veterans struggling with PTSD. Now there is an innovative treatment for those looking to heal. Check it out…

Whether they have been wounded, shot at, or tragically witnessed death, thousands of military service members are struggling to cope after returning home from war. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after any person, civilian or service member, experiences trauma.

While there are many treatment options for service members struggling with PTSD, there is now a unique program helping soldiers rebuild trust, release pain, and forge new bonds through song. It’s called SongwritingWith:Soldiers.

SongwritingWith:Soldiers (SW:S) uses songwriting as a catalyst for positive change. In SW:S workshops, service members are paired with award-winning, professional songwriters to craft songs about their experiences, often about combat and their return home.

Want to learn more about this unique program?

Join Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., world-renowned trauma expert, as he presents the 26th Annual International Trauma Conference. This year’s conference will feature SongwritingWith:Soldiers in the Experiential Interventions track.

What do you think about this innovative program? 

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

SongwritingWith:Soldiers, Scott TRAILER from Mercy Lamp Productions on Vimeo.

Reserve your spot today! The 26th Annual International Trauma Conference presents current research findings on how people’s brains, minds, and bodies respond to traumatic experiences; how they regulate emotional and behavioral responses; and the role of relationships in protecting and restoring safety and regulation.

Interested in educational opportunities with Bessel A. van der Kolk? Click here.

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One thought on “SongwritingWith:Soldiers—Rebuilding lives shattered by PTSD”

  1. I have a client who is a song writer. She has PTSD although not war related. She wrote about a traumatic experience and it was therapeutic for her. It was very exciting to watch the outcome. How could we build upon that?


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