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Recovery is a celebration and Music For Recovery salutes the individual and the process with music and song that is original and unique. Listen to award-winning songwriter Kathy Moser share her journey, and her creation with fun, laughter, and song. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays!
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Kathy Moser is an award-winning songwriter, a teaching artist with over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, and the Founder and Director of Music for Recovery.
The Recovery Research Institute at Harvard Medical School conducted a 2016 study of Music for Recovery and found that Kathy’s work helps to instill a sense of cohesion, hope, and catharsis.
She has served as faculty at the Rutgers’ Summer School of Addiction Studies, The Rutgers Arts in Prevention Program, New England Institute of Addiction Studies, as the arts and culture writer for Recovery Campus Magazine and has hosted a weekly podcast on creativity and recovery for City of Angels Recovery Radio.
She has given hundreds of songwriting workshops and concerts nationally. Kathy is passionate about helping people through music and her vision is that every treatment center will have a clinically integrated music program.
Our Vision: Evidence-based, clinically integrated music programming will become a standard part of addiction treatment.


Segment#1- Early Beginnings – why do it?

    • Music and drugs
    o Drugs made music better. True or False
    • Recovery for Kathy
    • The shift for you- the opportunity to do a tx program for Alina Lodge
    • Recovery and the creative process
    o The gifts of the creative Process
    o Song for each segment

Segment #2- Busting Myths – How?

    • Drugs not good for the creative process
    • Celebrity status and drug and alcohol life style
    • Music for recovery Elevates recovery through the music and elevates recovery as a concept
    • Inception of Music for recovery? How and why?
    • Song for each segment

Segment #3- Why does work?

    • Studies from the research recovery institute at Harvard Medical school
    • Not a music therapist but a teaching artist
    • Playing a musical instrument is the number one way to increase brain connectivity
    • Singing in groups does 3 things
    o Empathy and cohesion in the group
    o Elevates the mood
    o Elevates the immune system
    o Song for each Segment

Segment #4- What do you actually do?

    • What’s the population?
    • How do people find you?
    • Who would hire you?
    • Example of a recovery song?
    • Songwriting workshops
    • Concert?
    • Install music equipment in treatment centers
    • Collaborate with TX centers
    • Pandemic programming