We believe in the power of research to help us learn, improve and grow. We also believe that our program can help inform the science behind Post Traumatic Stress/Post Traumatic Growth.

Photo by Bill Albrecht
Photo by Bill Albrecht

» PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND RESEARCH

SongwritingWith:Soldiers is considered a groundbreaking program by researchers. We are helping to develop studies focused on how collaborative songwriting and positive psychology interventions can affect post-traumatic stress and overall veteran wellness.

We believe in the power of research to help us learn, improve and grow. We also believe that our program can help inform the science behind Post Traumatic Stress.

Harvard Massachusetts General / Home Base Study
Decreases in PTSD and Depression

We were more than honored when a team at Harvard Massachusetts General asked SW:S to join a small pilot to study the effects of the SW:S Collaborative Songwriting Intervention™ (CSI) on Veterans suffering from PTSD.

WHAT DID THEY FIND? The researchers found the SW:S Collaborative Songwriting Intervention sessions to reduce PTSD (-33%) and Depressive symptoms (-25%), potentially sparking further positive change and movement forward.

SW:S Long Term Survey
Hope and Connections Growing

When not writing songs, the participants of our retreats attend creative writing workshops, meditation or yoga sessions and other activities to foster further connections and post traumatic growth.

Approximately 500 veterans and family members have attended SW:S events; more than 400 songs have been written. We see the genuine relief and enthusiasm at the retreats.

In Dec. 2018, we conducted a survey of retreat participants from 2012 through 2018 to gather feedback and assess longer term effects.

Efforts are under way to expand the study and eventually broaden it to include additional components of our positive psychology, coaching-based program.

Results from our long-term survey of participants

77%
increased feelings
of hope and optimism

83%
increased creative pursuits

Every veteran should have this opportunity!
Curt Campbell, SSA,
U.S. Marine Corps

78%
increased connections with others

100%
would recommend to
other veterans

SongwritingWith:Soldiers
632 Fogg Street, #8
Nashville, TN 37203

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SongwritingWith:Soldiers transforms lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections and strengths.

If you or a veteran you know is in need of other assistance beyond the programs of SW:S, please call the confidential Veteran's Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or dial 911. If you are in need of immediate help or if this is an emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911.