Volunteer Helps Launch Music Therapy Program at Crossroads

February 2nd, 2012

Raymond Griggs passionately believes in the therapeutic value of music and giving back to the community. He has been conducting music therapy on a volunteer basis for more than seven years in local hospital, hospice and substance abuse treatment settings.

As the newest member of our growing volunteer team, Griggs has recently helped launch a new music therapy program at Crossroads further enhancing the treatment experience for those in our care.

Griggs plays his own powerful, tranquil music while clients in the group meditate, write down their feelings and share the affects and emotions that the music brought out for them. This process promotes wellness, helps clients manage stress, alleviates pain and cravings, improves communication between the therapist and clients and provides a unique alternative for expressing feelings.

Christine Holmes, Director of Substance Abuse and Specialty Services, adds, “We are blessed to have Ray as a collaborative partner who has truly embraced our mission and become invested in our efforts to help those in need experience life-lasting recovery. When we all work together, amazing things can happen for our community.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the David Lawrence Center and Foundation, click here.

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