Sober Studios and Music Therapy
Royal Life Centers believes that the best approach to addiction treatment is a multi-faceted holistic approach. Our integrative therapy programs function through holistic methods to heal the mind, body and soul of our guests. Sober studios is Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound’s in-house music production and recording studio for our music therapy program. Guests who include Sober Studios within their individualized service plan (ISP) gain first-hand experiences that demonstrate the benefits of self-expression as they learn to channel their feelings, thoughts, and emotions through healthy outlets.
Years of research have shown the positive impact of music therapy on mental health and supports its use as an effective addiction treatment method. Utilizing music in the rehabilitation of those with substance use disorders (SUD) aids in the reduction of anxiety and development of self-love and motivation. The Sober Studios program teaches guess to take an active role in their treatment, and providing emotional support for guests. Additional therapeutic objectives of our music therapy program include:
- Integrating artistic self-expression as a coping skill
- Promote introspection and consideration for others during the artistic process and beyond
- Utilize leisurely activities that engage the mind to lessen stress and anxiety
- Build a routine of positive risk-taking behaviors, such as sharing intimate and personal experience within a melody or lyrics
- Encourages out-of-the-box thinking and nudges guests outside of their personal “comfort zone”
Each Royal Life Centers campus with our 12-week program has a Sober Studios recording space. All studios are equipped with industry-level audio recording gear.Our music therapy program takes place in our in-house music production facility, known as Sober Studios. Sober Studios is a multi-track recording studio and therapeutic art space based on Royal Life Centers campuses. Guests are able to choose Sober Studios as a part of their treatment plans to learn songwriting, music production, and audio recording basics. Throughout our 12-week program, guests write lyrics and create original audio recordings that document their recovery process.
In Sober Studios, our guests work with a music therapist using state-of-the-art technology and recording equipment. During these group sessions, guests write and produce their own music while working towards clinical goals and objectives, and conquering individual fears and barriers that go with the process. A topic is chosen at the beginning of each session which can be something that the guest is struggling with or feels is important to their recovery. Guests write lyrics and then record onto the musical instruments to be saved and turned into an MP3. Guests are able to have this MP3 file sent to them via email. Music Therapy helps each guest improve self-expression, creative thinking, and effective communication.
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