Harp therapy is a form of sound healing that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The sound of the harp being played can relieve stress and anxiety resulting from a wide range of psychological, physiological, and neurological conditions, and has a long history of easing spiritual suffering. Harp therapy has been promoted in hospitals around the United States, as well as used with patients in hospice care to ease the transition from this life into and through death.
The Therapeutic Harp Workbook is a practical guide exploring the wonderful world and nuances of therapeutic harp. This relatively new profession uses the harp to support a person's physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in healthcare facilities and in the community.
Susan Bradley RN, professional harpist, composer explains what Harp Therapy is. You will see an actual session in progress. Listen to the beautiful harp music performed by Susan Bradley on her electro-acoustic harp. Susan plays Celtic harps and Orchestra size harps.
Today, the harp is being employed as a therapeutic instrument at bedsides in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and other clinical settings, where it symbolizes and serves as a vessel for healing, end-of-life transition, and transformation.