Substance Misuse Consultant
I was intrigued
to see the impact that this therapy could have on the client
group. Its ability to engage clients and to create a space of
safety from which to explore complex therapeuitc journeys
was a revelation. It complements the therapeutic journey in a
myriad of ways and contributed to a unique and extraordinary
rehabilatitive experience. Do not overlook this as just 'Sound
|Participants of Sound Recovery Therapy
knew from the first two sessions something intense was going on,
something that I could harness … So I was curious to see what
would happen, what’s going to happen next. I think that’s
why I had the pressure on my solar plexus with anxiety because I was like curious. It wasn’t really anxiety because the other two had been wonderful because I had come out feeling lighter and everything is brighter. Pretty wonderful.
- It was serious but kind of beautiful.
- I feel really clean … I feel a cleanliness and a happiness.
- I feel a lot more positive. I feel a bit more secure and a bit more at peace with myself.
have no thoughts just awareness … I have a happiness about me
and the overriding feeling is free, freedom, a feeling of freedom."
- Clients are eager to attend sound recovery therapy and leave the sessions very calm and relaxed.
- I feel it's very important that clients explore ways of tuning into their bodies, learning to
feel the feelings and emotions. This then helps their self awareness
which in turn leads them to be able find ways of communicating from
their bodies as well as their thoughts.
have talked about the benefits SRT, of learning to sit with silence and the
meditative aspects which they want to find a way of continuing on
first denial can be evident as clients say they don't like SRT; later when
they begin to experience their emotional self through SRT, people rave
about the wonders of SRT.
- Clients fear feeling their emotions - they make excuses to avoid feeling their
feelings, then they see how SRT has benefitted their sense of self and
discover things they didn't recall or consciously know about themselves.
- Usually whatever they experience of their 'self' in SRT fits in with and deepens their learning in the group.
- SRT benefits clients in all the other work from groups to 1-1's.
does support and complement other aspects of the client's therapeutic
work in the sense that SRT raises client awareness of thoughts,
feelings, behaviours etc, all of which complement other therapies
are not only learning about their emotions and experiences through
group sessions and one to one sessions, they are experiencing them
physically and emotionally within sound therapy.