Sober Studios

Royal Life Centers offers music therapy sessions to help you or your loved one reignite a passion for life while overcoming addiction during treatment for substance abuse. In addiction treatment, music can be harnessed as an incredibly powerful force for motivation and positive change. 

Therapeutic objectives in our music therapy program include:

  • Using artistic expression as a healthy coping skill
  • Learning about self and others through music-making, poetic thought, literary response, and movement
  • Practicing positive risk-taking and working outside of your personal comfort zone
  • Reducing stress and anxiety through leisure activities
  • Engaging in self-expression, creative thinking, and effective communication

At Royal Life Centers, we understand that every person’s needs are different, and therefore, we offer a variety of activity therapies to help those struggling with addiction. For this reason, we offer immersive music therapy groups in our fully-equipped music recording studios. It is our hope that you can develop lasting change and growth within Sober Studios’ musical healing environment during treatment at Royal Life Centers.

Music Therapy Meets Sober Studios

Music therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses sound and music to improve the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals. As an evidence-based therapy, music assists in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including addiction. 

Research has shown that music assists in the treatment of addiction and mental health disorders by:

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Increasing motivation
  • Providing emotional support
  • Improving physical rehabilitation
  • Encouraging active participation

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating addiction which is why our addiction treatment programs are designed around a multi-faceted holistic approach. Our hands-on music therapy program is an integral part of that approach. Through Sober Studios, our music therapy program, you’re able to express and channel feelings, thoughts, and emotions in a healthy way.

Experience the resounding beat of a drum as it transforms frustration into action. 

Find healing in the hopeful blend of piano keys.

Sober Studios

At Royal Life Centers, we understand the power of music therapy and are proud to offer it as an additional tool for recovery in our in-house music production facility, known as Sober Studios. 

Sober Studios is a multi-track recording studio and therapeutic art space based on Royal Life Centers campuses. Guests who elect to participate in music therapy groups are able to experience the full range of therapeutic benefits that music therapy has to offer. 

During Sober Studios sessions, you will participate in music therapy techniques including:

  • Listening to music 

  • Writing lyrics

  • Songwriting

  • Music production

  • Audio recording basics

As you participate in Sober Studios sessions, music therapy techniques encourage you to engage in healthy forms of self-expression. Musical self-expression helps you to process your feelings while managing your cravings, triggers, and mental health issues.

Sober Studios Sessions

Our Sober Studios sessions provide you with a therapeutic healing space to write and produce your own music while working towards clinical goals and objectives. During Sober Studios sessions, you will work with a music therapist using state-of-the-art technology and recording equipment to create your very own audio recordings. 

Throughout Sober Studios, our counselors provide assistance with emotion management and pushing past writer’s block for individuals experiencing difficulties with self-expression. As you grow in treatment, Sober Studios will help you to conquer your fears and break through any barriers that come up during your session.

Music Therapy Groups at Royal Life Centers

At the beginning of each music therapy group, members of the group collaborate with our counselors to choose a topic to address. These topics can be something that you’re struggling with or that feels important to your recovery. 

Using your personal experiences as a guide, you will write lyrics that embody your unique perspective on recovery. As you begin the writing process, music therapy helps you express your feelings while managing your cravings, triggers, and mental health issues.

Throughout music therapy groups, our counselors can provide assistance with emotion management if you are struggling with past writer’s block or facing other difficulties with self-expression.

After your song lyrics are complete, you can begin recording vocals and musical instruments. As your song progresses, you develop a musical track that expresses be saved and turned into an MP3. We can send the file to you over email so you’ll always have it. 

Music Therapy as a Tool for Addiction Recovery

While it can be difficult to describe, something special happens when the right song is played at just the right time. It’s not surprising why so many people turn their lives around with the help of music.

During music therapy, our counselors encourage you to think about how your mood changes when listening to your favorite songs. As a group, you will picture what life would feel like if you could experience music’s emotional empowerment every day. Our music therapy groups should you the benefits of music and how to harness it for emotional healing. In music groups, you also learn to release your mental and physical tension to create music with an open mind.

Royal’s music therapy sessions can help you or your loved one reignite a passion for life while overcoming addiction during treatment for substance abuse. In addiction treatment, music can be harnessed as an incredibly powerful force for motivation and positive change. It is our hope that you can develop lasting change and growth within Sober Studios’ musical healing environment during treatment at Royal Life Centers.

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