Call-In-Show! Cymber Lily Quinn guest hosts and interviews Alison Ware
Join us as we talk with Alison Ware, who is a therapeutic harpist in Canberra, Australia. Therapeutic harp music is based on the science of sound. It is live, acoustic music played at the bedside of patients in Hospitals/Health Care facilities or private Homes.
Alison's music is specifically tailored to each patient and helps provide an environment conducive to the healing process. Music is offered as a non invasive adjunct to medical care.
The purpose of Therapeutic harp music is neither to entertain nor to give a performance. The emphasis is service and is patient focused. The intention is to promote healing (not curing) by bringing balance between body, mind and spirit. Therapeutic music sessions usually last between 20-40 minutes.
Alison is a Graduate of the International Healing Musicians Program, The Clinical Musicians program and the International harp Therapy Program.
These accredited programs train musicians to play Therapeutic music at the bedside of the sick and dying and are accredited by the US National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians. This is a major different from the work of Music Therapists.
Alison currently works at Calvary John James Hospital as a Pastoral Carer/Clinical Musician and is completing her Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling at Charles Sturt University.
She has a broad range of experience including working as a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapy/ Learning Support Assistant and Celtic Harp Teacher.
Alison’s work history enables her to bring a wide variety of skills to honour, respect and support people experiencing physical, emotional and spiritual pain.