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Warrior Songs / Bio

Who We Are

Warrior Songs Inc. is a non-profit organization which brings hope and healing to veterans through music. Through a variety of programs, Warrior Songs uses music to assist veterans and civilians to better understand the war experience.

Our mission is to transform buried experiences and feelings into music which entertains as it educates, motivates, and inspires. We believe that helping those who have experienced war to express their struggles deepen their self-awareness and leads to a more purposeful existence.

Processing chaos into stories and setting these stories to music fosters communication and helps bridge the gap that often exists between veterans and their loved ones, and between civilians and veterans. Since war is destructive by its nature, over time it may diminish the natural human instinct to create and even interfere with the ability to experience hope and joy. Helping veterans to turn the destructive force of war into something meaningful and beautiful allows them to reclaim hope and joy as important forces in their lives.

Music's therapeutic benefits are widely acknowledged by therapists and physicians around the world. In the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs is aware of the progress and recovery that is able to be made through the creative arts and annually hosts the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival to celebrate healing through art.

Warrior Songs Mission Statement

Warrior Songs Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to facilitating healing through songwriting and music amongst United States Military personnel, veterans and those working with veterans. Established musicians work with veterans to develop their written works and then turn these pieces into a platform for self-expression and healing. Additionally Warrior Songs Inc. seeks to educate the public and veterans communities about veterans issues (PTSD, MST, and other war traumas).

Warrior Songs also brings music to veterans in various stages of recovery. Our team of veteran and veteran-friendly musicians provides entertainment that is designed to educate, inspire, and motivate veterans.

What We Do

Programs – We can bring these programs to your home town.

Musical Education and Entertainment
Our team of veteran musicians/veteran friendly musicians provides entertainment designed to educate about veteran issues including Post traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma, and various stages of combat recovery.

Story to Song Program
Our team is available to facilitate the collaboration of established musicians who work with veterans to develop their written works, turning them into a platform for self-expression and healing.

Creative and Expressive Arts Retreats: Another Way to Share your Story
Warrior Songs Retreats offer a safe and supportive healing space and retreat model. Warrior Songs is committed to facilitating healing through the creative arts to reclaim life with joy and hope.

Experienced therapists and clinicians facilitate the healing process to help participants fully understand and integrate all aspects of the war experience by using creative and expressive arts. Departure, service, and transition home are explored in depth allowing art to become testimony to the pain of war and to the joy of the healing process. Each participant will create a personal plan of action moving them forward to a new perspective and to deeper healing.

Retreats are host to between 16-18 people. This small size ensures a quality experience and safe container for each person’s truth to be shared, honored and held. Held in a beautiful and peaceful setting, these four day retreats are designed to balance time for reflection, introspection, expression and creativity. Click here to learn about current retreats

Discounted CD's to veterans and veteran healers
Warrior Songs offers discounted CD's which have healing and beneficial to veterans, Veterans Administration Staff, DOD, and any private group or individual doing legitimate veteran healing work or advocacy.

Background info

Warrior Songs was founded by Jason Moon, singer songwriter and Iraq War Veteran. Jason served in Iraq 2003 – 2004 as a General Construction Equipment Operator in a combat engineer battalion. He was honorably discharged from the Wisconsin Army National Guard in August 2004.

After returning home Jason struggled with the challenge of reintegrating into civilian life. He became plagued with insomnia, depression, hyper vigilance, nightmares, and numerous other symptoms.

Prior to his deployment Jason had been a singer/songwriter, but after the war he found himself unable to create music. Overcome with strong emotions about his combat experience, Jason was unable to finish a single song. Troubled by the changes in himself, Jason sought treatment and was diagnosed with PTSD.

The road to healing was extremely difficult, culminating in a failed suicide attempt in 2008. After being released from the hospital, Jason vowed to no longer allow PTSD to control his life. He took a more vigorous approach in healing and began connecting with other veterans suffering similar challenges.

In 2009 Jason was interviewed for the documentary “On the Bridge” and was asked to record one of his original songs for the credit roll. This energized him to begin to write music in earnest again, and led to the creation of his latest CD Trying to Find My Way Home, which chronicles Jason’s journey in overcoming the difficulties of living with PTSD.

In 2011 Jason toured the country which resulted in a great number of veterans testifying to the power and positive effect of his music on their own journey to recovery. He was able to turn his pain and struggles into something they could relate to – music.

Jason felt that other veterans could benefit from the cathartic process of creating music, and thus took steps to form and develop Warrior Songs, a non-profit organization bringing hope and healing to veterans through music!

General Info

Band Members
Jason Moon
Artist Name
Warrior Songs
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/warriorsongs
Active Since
01/11
Genres
Singer Songwriter / Adult Contemporary / Inspirational

Contact Info

Location
Chicago, IL
Manager
Jason Moon