Alternative Therapy Expo

Alternative Therapy Expo

Neuro Community Care and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) developed an Alt Therapy Expo to provide the Independence Program (IP) warriors, caregivers, and families a chance to explore a variety of alternative therapies in the comfort of their own home. These recordings of group art, music, and creative writing therapy sessions can be viewed as part of CSS sessions or as an introduction to expressive arts modalities.

Music Therapy

Alt Therapy Expo: Music

Music Connections with Metro Music Therapist Laura Lenz LPMT, MT-BC

Laura Lenz, LPMT, MT-BC is the Assistant Director for Metro Music Therapy, A private music therapy contracting company serving the Greater Atlanta area. She received her degree in Music Therapy from the University of Miami and has been a board-certified music therapist for 30 years. Laura has specialized in working with Veterans diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injuries, PTSD, and many other needs.

Bailey Hunt was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology from Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. Bailey is passionate about serving the under-served and is working with all ages and populations through Metro Music Therapy.

During these sessions, we will listen to, share, and sing favorite songs from different music genres and many decades. Join us for an hour to relax and make some musical connections with Warriors across the country.

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Art Therapy

Alt Therapy Expo: Art

Explore Art with ArtWorks therapist Craig Todd, MMT

Craig Todd is an artist who has spent over 30 years in the fine arts, graphics design, sign, and mural industry. He also enjoys utilizing his love of art as a therapeutic artist and Master Mneme NEME Therapist, working with individuals who have experienced brain damage or deficiencies such as Alzheimer disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury and stroke. This therapy utilizes artistic practices and movement to stimulate and exercise the brain, to promote neuro-plasticity, a sense of accomplishment, and a better quality of life

Art of all kinds can relieve stress and anxiety, work our fine motor skills, and help increase sustained mental focus. You don’t have to be an expert artist to not only enjoy drawing and doodling, but be able to create some pretty cool art. All you will need to start is a sketchpad, even copy paper will do, a black marker (not a wide tip) and anything to color with – markers, pencils, or crayons!

Art Video 1       Art Video 2       Art Video 3

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Creative Writing

Alt Therapy Expo: Writing

Creative Exploration through Expressive Writing with Anne Alper

Anne Alper has a Master’s in Education, and Counseling, is certified through the Amherst writers and Artist Foundation and completed  a 2 year program in California for expressive arts

No experience required. Beyond rules of grammar & punctuation or taboos--simply open to your creative self. Please bring your curiosity, pen and paper, and willingness to explore the possibilities of deepening self-expression.

Writing Video 1

Writing Video 2

Writing Video 3