Sep 12
  • Written By Scott Drochelman

  • #158 – Ask The Expert – Dr. Constance Scharff

    #158 – Ask The Expert – Dr. Constance Scharff

    Releasing Trauma From Body Tissue

    Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction and trauma recovery, and mental health. She is founder of the Institute for Complementary and Indigenous Mental Health Research. She serves the Geffen Playhouse as a consultant for their Veterans Writing and Performance Workshop. 

    In the past, she served Rock to Recovery, a music-based addiction and trauma treatment program, as VP Business Development, and Science and Research Chair and was Senior Addiction Research Fellow and Director of Addiction Research for Cliffside Malibu addiction treatment center. 

    She is the 2019 recipient of St. Lawrence University’s Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award, honoring her service to and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, and addiction. 

     Dr. Scharff writes about using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes. 

    Her latest award-winning book, Rock to Recovery: Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation, written with Rock to Recovery founder Wes Geer, describes the impact songwriting and performance has on mental health. 

    She is also coauthor of the best-selling book, Ending Addiction for Good and the award-winning poetry book Meeting God at Midnight

    At present, she is working on a memoir titled Becoming Beloved, about healing from trauma.

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