SOUND RECOVERY THERAPY (SRT)
Non-drug based group therapy intervention
for addiction



Sound Recovery Therapy (SRT)TM is a one-to-one or group based therapy that can help you to address powerful and disturbing emotions and experiences in a safe and 'held' space. It uses gentle yet effective physical and mental relaxation techniques, sensitive music improvised by the practitioner during the sessions, and therapeutic conversations to help you integrate your experience of each 'sounding' and address your core life and current concerns.

It was originally devised by Russell Stone through MA research and clinic based trials to help those recovering from addiction. Since then, SRTTM has found wide application for anyone who enters therapy looking to find a way out of agitation, anxiety, stress, dysfunctional behaviours, relationships and life situations. It is an ideal therapy if you want to break out of old patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, and making a significant contribution to your sense of wellbeing.

It is particularly effective in helping those addicted to prescriptive and opiate based drugs, and illegal substances, and those struggling with alcohol dependency.


Agitation, anxiety, stress, and the dysfunctional behaviours that people take into therapy tend to be the outward evidence of habitual, emotional and mental patterns – such patterns can also affect and be affected by physiology. A feature of the habitual patterning is judgmental, negative self-regard.

Finding a positive relationship to oneself, and learning how to step out of the patterning can be very challenging. At the same time, it is essential if we are to be able to consider new patterns or frameworks for relating to ourselves and others. Sound Recovery Therapy (SRT) provides a path towards this by naturally engaging the commitment of participants. SRT works at three levels simultaneously:
  • Cognitive – helping to still the mind, stepping out of compulsive mental activity, and improving concentration and clear thinking
  • Affective – the quieter mind leading to increasingly long periods of greater calm and self-mastery, and a stronger sense of well-being – for some this offers the first positive experiences of ‘self’ for many years, free of prescribed or illegal drugs, or alcohol
  • Physiological – relaxing the central nervous system, showing for example in a lower heartbeat, breath slowing and deepening, tremors ceasing for longer periods
SRT was first developed through a successful MA research project, followed by a second phase of independent open-ended, developmental groups as well as an 8 month clinic-based therapy group alongside a CBT programme (2 hour weekly sessions with up to 10 people). SRT can be acquired as a technique that can be used on one’s own.


Russell Stone
Telephone: 01730-895635 -- Mobile: 07927-104664
Email: russell@soundrecoverytherapy.co.uk -- Web: www.soundrecoverytherapy.co.uk



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"SRT's ability to engage clients and to create a space of safety from which to explore complex therapeutic journeys was a revelation. It complements the therapeuitc journey in a myriad of ways and contributed to a unique and extraordinary rehabilatitive experience."
John Bransfield, Substance Misuse Consultant


"I knew from the first two sessions something intense was going on, something that I could harness ..."
Client