In April 2016, Songs for the Soul was piloted in Santa Fe, NM. During this time seven nurses participated in a six week, weekly expressive writing workshop to explore various topics related to the nursing experience.

Each nurse produces a short story that reflects one of those deeply felt experiences. During the seventh week of the program, a team of songwriters joined the nurses to put their nursing stories into a healing song. Over the course of a week, the nurses met with the songwriters multiple times to make sure the songs they had written were true to their story; a key component to creating a healing song.