I. Therapeutic Music Program
Music has been used for many centuries to promote a sense of health, wellness and wellbeing. Music can be a very powerful alternative therapy for changing thinking, feelings, ones emotional state, behavior and even an individual’s life. Music can help a person to experience deep relaxation and serenity, reduce the experience and effects of stress, promote a peaceful, restful sleep, and even begin to generate physical healing. When combined with other holistic therapies such as positive affirmations and hypnotherapy or hypnosis, music can also be used to help improve self-esteem and further personal growth and transformation in many areas of a person’s life.
As a licensed psychotherapist and musician, I have developed a unique brand of therapeutic music that has been proven effective in helping a person experience a very deep state of relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleeping and self-esteem. While the music was initially created for my counseling and hypnosis practice, it is currently being used at major residential treatment and detox centers to assist in the treatment of those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. One therapeutic goal of the music is to help clients learn how to relax and as a result reduce their anxiety and stress. A second goal of music is to help addicts and alcoholics to improve their confidence and overall self-esteem thereby treating their depression.
The therapeutic music program can be used by anyone suffering from addiction, whether in a treatment program or not. The music can be used by anyone who desires to be clean and sober or by any treatment program or facility that treats addicts and alcoholics who are struggling and suffering from their addiction. The therapeutic music program is made even more effective when it is initially combined with the vibroacoustic therapy lounge. The lounge is a devise that lets an individual experience the power of the music programming. Due to the unique nature of the therapeutic music and the structure of the treatment session suggested, each session can be a billable service to a client both in a residential setting and on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Harry Henshaw