Harp therapy is the practice of playing live music for the purposes of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. It brings the mind and body into balance, helping to instill calm and peace in the listener. This practice is supported by ample scientific evidence and is becoming a sought-after modality in healthcare and palliative care facilities.
Therapeutic Harp Music is conducted by a harpist who has received training from an accredited certification program. Nicole is a Certified Clinical Musician from the Harp for Healing Program. She works with both individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including:
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Private in-home sessions
Now offering Online Zoom sessions!
In addition to providing this healing music, Nicole serves as a mentor for the Harp for Healing Clinical Musician Certification Program, in which she helps educate students who are studying to earn their therapeutic music certificate.
Benefits of Therapeutic Music
✓ Aids in stress relief, relaxation, and sleep
✓ Eases muscle tension
✓ Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
✓ Reduces pain
✓ Relieves anxiety
✓ Stabilizes oxygen saturation levels
✓ Boosts recall and orientation in Alzheimer's patients
✓ Serves as a guide during life's transitions
✓ Lays the foundation for emotional uplifting and catharsis
✓ Produces a deep level of stillness and peace in the environment
♪ Bedside or lobby music in hospitals and hospice facilities
♪ Peaceful waiting room music in clinics
♪ Bedside, group therapy, or uplifting concerts for seniors
♪ Private in-home bedside therapy
♪ Meditation, yoga, and other holistic healing accompaniment
Modern technology is helping us create convenient and beneficial methods of offering healing music. Nicole now offers healing harp therapy sessions via Zoom. These are 30-minute sessions for individuals who are seeking relaxation, healing, or simply want a break from daily stressors.
What can you expect from a session?
Once you book, Nicole will send you a confirmation email with your booking details.
The confirmation email will also provide a link to enter your Zoom room. Arrive at least 5 minutes early so that you are ready to start on time.
During the first few minutes of the session, Nicole will make sure that all audio and video is working, and she will briefly discuss what to expect from your session. Then, sit or lie back as Nicole plays harp music specifically catered to your needs.
What to do to prepare for a session:
1. Look for the confirmation email that will include your Zoom link.
2. Plan out a comfortable space for your session. You may sit or lie down, depending on what's most comfortable. Though it may feel awkward at first, please place your camera facing you, so the practitioner can see you. Therapeutic musicians must be able to see cues given off by their listener in order to provide their best work.
3. If you choose to use headphones, make sure they are handy before the session begins.
4. Enter your Zoom room using the link provided in your confirmation email, at least five minutes prior to your session.
5. Wait for the practitioner to let you into the room.