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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 PTSI (Post Traumatic Stress Injury) 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 PTSI.
Harvard Massachusetts General / Home Base Study
Decreases in PTSI and Depression Symptoms
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 PTSI.
WHAT DID THEY FIND? The researchers found the SW:S Collaborative Songwriting Intervention sessions to reduce PTSI (-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.
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
of hope and optimism
increased creative pursuits
Every veteran should have this opportunity!
Curt Campbell, SSA,
U.S. Marine Corps
increased connections with others
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