Sweetwater Soul Sessions
Alana Sweetwater partners with other musicians to put on Sweetwater Soul Sessions, a weekend songwriting workshop created to help those struggling with addiction to give voice to what they think and feel through music.
Participants spend two weekends—the first writing and the second recording—sharing their stories and challenges. This powerful workshop is in conjunction with their clinical and emotional journey of recovery, offering participants another tool to aid in their recovery.
What truly stood out to me about Alana’s work is the universal, time-tested power of song. It’s something humans have done for thousands of years to express their emotions. Yet it’s also a vehicle for healing that most forget is inside us.
Those Alana has worked with—especially teens and young adults—greatly benefit from these workshops. With the help of a friend of Alana’s who provided wonderful graphic designs and textures, we were able to work quickly and create a beautiful site for Alana to showcase her service and begin to take it to more treatment centers around California and throughout the U.S.
What Alana said of working with me: