Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She currently serves Rock to Recovery, a music therapy based addiction and trauma treatment group, as Science and Research Chair on their board of directors and is writing a book on the power of music therapy with their founder, Wesley Geer. Previously, she was the Senior Addiction Research Fellow and Director of Addiction Research for Cliffside Malibu, an addiction treatment center based in Malibu, California. Her research centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes among addicts and the mentally ill. Dr. Scharff is coauthor of the Amazon.com best-selling book, Ending Addiction for Good and the award-winning poetry book Meeting God at Midnight. She regularly travels the world speaking, teaching and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Scharff is a novelist and equestrian who spends time with a half-Arabian gelding named Cody.
Elizabeth W. Krasnoff is a student in the Transformative Studies Ph.D. program with a focus in Consciousness Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her current inquiry is into the self-regulation of the autonomic nervous system using sound. She is a certified Energy Healer through the Academy of Intuition Medicine Master Certification program (MIM). She has a Sound Healing and Therapy Certificate from the Globe Institute and completed the Heartmath training program. Her MA is in Depth Psychology and Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She started her practice, Sound Medicine, in 2016 to help clients deal with stress, trauma, illness and fatigue using sound. Elizabeth @sound-medicine.com
Wesley Geer founded the hard rock band Hed P.E. in 1994 and played with them for ten years, selling over a million albums. He later joined the iconic band Korn as lead guitarist from 2009-2013. After retiring from Korn, Geer decided to give back to the community. He created Rock to Recovery on December 12, 2012. Rock to Recovery is an innovative music therapy program that creates bands in various types of treatment settings (addiction, mental health, eating disorders, veterans, etc.) to provide participants with greater self-esteem, neurological benefits that support recovery, and motivation to stay in treatment. Rock to Recovery serves more than 100 addiction treatment centers in California and Tennessee, offering 450+ sessions a month, and has a contract with the Department of Defense to treat veterans and caregivers through the Air Force Wounded Warrior program.