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“Sounds of Healing” on-line learning + CEUs

Sounds of HealingThe new “Sounds of Healing for Wellness Professionals” on-line course is now available for $58. A brief description is healing music can play a unique role, augmenting one’s self-care methods and contributing richness to one’s personal healing journey. This experiential course will explore how music nurtures you, the healer/wellness professional, and those you serve. Tami Briggs, therapeutic harpist, weaves together practical tips, powerful stories and plays musical examples, demonstrating music’s role in wellness—for yourself and those you serve.

The course objectives include:

  • Explore musical applications that support your wellness practice, and optimize you and your clients’ well-being.
  • Discuss the benefits of incorporating sound healing in your wellness practice.
  • Experience a musical journey where you can reflect, relax, and renew, with specific applications to the healer’s personal journey and self-care.

Go to this link to learn more:  https://courses.centerwithin.com/p/sounds-of-healing-for-wellness-professionals.

Two continuing education units (CEUs) are available for many healers, so you get the benefits of learning + obtaining your needed credits.

Feel free to reach out if you have questions or need additional information. I look forward to connecting!

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Stressed Out?

stressed outAre you stressed to the max? Musical Reflections has many CDs, DVDs, and books … we are here to help!  You might also want to consider “Healing Harp Meditations” for $11 (yes, you read that correctly!).  It is a six-week on-line course available from Daily OM. The coursework is designed to promote feelings of deep relaxation and peace, and to facilitate life reflection and review.

Once you sign up, you receive a weekly e-mail that includes:
1) a guided meditation co-created by Barb Thune Schommer, registered nurse and Healing Touch instructor, and Tami Briggs, therapeutic harpist,
2) contemplative exercises,
3) practical applications,
4) reflection with healing music,
5) affirmations, and
6) homework.

Click here for more information and to sign up. Happy Learning!

Testimonials include:
By using this regularly, it has given me some time of quiet reflection that has calmed me even in the midst of the most hectic times.”

“I love this guided meditation! The harp has soothed me and the guided meditation has ensured that I didn’t work on my to-do list while I relaxed.”

 

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From American Idol to The Voice

I have enjoyed watching American Idol for years! This year, I started watching and saw a pattern … they always left the best story for the last segment of the show!

One night in January, when they were still auditioning, the last singer of the evening was a music healer. In the preview, they showed this Jesus-like-looking man in an all-white outfit sitting cross-legged meditating on a rock. The voiceover, as they were introducing him, was quite sarcastic.

Then when he entered the stage with the three judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban), they immediately started “ribbing” him about being a sound healer. What’s that? What gives you the right to call yourself a sound healer? Why does the world need sound healers? And on and on…

He handled it all in stride and briefly tried to explain his work/philosophy. He mentioned the word chakras [energy centers in the body] and Harry Connick, Jr. laid down on the floor mocking the contestant. Meanwhile, J-Lo and Keith are giggling and rolling their eyes.

I sat, watching all this in disbelief and disgust at these three completely insensitive judges. I honestly just couldn’t believe it!  They lost a fan that night!

The disappointment for me was 1) the possibility of “middle America” being exposed to the important genre of healing music, 2) “getting it,” and 3) endorsing it as important and worthwhile. What did they have to lose? It felt like a step backward, but certainly doesn’t deter those of us who are passionate and committed to this unique modality of sound healing and healing music.

No longer watching American Idol, I’ve happily switched to watching “The Voice” and enjoying every episode…

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Playing the Harp at the Nurse’s Station

Sometimes when I have my harp in the hospital, I have an opportunity to play at the nurse’s station. They love it!

In most hospitals, the healthcare staff have been indoctrinated with a big dose of “It’s all about the patient.” While I don’t disagree with this, I know part of my role is to help nurses take good care of themselves. If they are healthy in body, mind and spirit, they can give excellent patient care.

So, playing the harp at the nurse’s station gives them a couple of moments to reflect, center and rejuvenate. As they connect with their hearts and peaceful spirits, they take this to their patients … a beautiful circle of healing.

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Music and Mystery

The Western model of medicine is based on research and medical technology. This is positive and gives us a certain baseline of professionalism from medical staff (doctors and nurses) and comfort about caring for our health.

Is there research about music and its positive effects? Yes! An excellent “primer” of research information about music and healing is Don Campbell’s “The Mozart Effect.” This book is filled with documentation about music and its impact in a variety of situations and with a multitude of illnesses/diseases.

That said, I have seen again and again that there’s a mystery to the healing power of music. Miraculous things happen while I play the harp at the hospital and hospice bedside. Sometimes, it can’t be explained … there’s no research, no evidence, no reason “why.” It is a mystery, a mystical experience. Music helps create sacred space, a healing environment. We may never understand exactly how/why it works … that’s part of the mystery. And part of our human experience is about living in the mystery, allowing it to just be.

Let’s not discount these amazingly beautiful experiences just because they are anecdotal and without “data.” It really is about integrating the mystery with evidence-based medicine … now, that’s Mind/Body/Spirit healing!

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A Special Review!

The Daily OM shared this beautiful review about my “Blessings to You” CD with its 1 million+ customers. I am deeply touched and humbled …

“Harpist extraordinaire Tami Briggs makes deeply soothing instrumental music that inspires deep tranquility and a sense of wellness. She first realized the healing power of the harp’s angelic sound while playing it for patients at hospitals and hospices. Now, Briggs combines the music with her knowledge of healing to move into the world of recorded healing sounds.

For Blessings to You, simple and eloquently heartfelt melodies and countermelodies form naturally occurring wells of comfort and solace, penetrating the “lullaby ground zero” of a deep-seated sense of self and security. Close your eyes and you can feel past infancies and access their feeling of security and warmth—feelings that are available to us at any age and time, regardless of actual circumstance. After all, as long as one has the right key, one can access anything. Briggs has the key in these template melodies that seem to predate our own natural existence, like timeless caresses from the eternal mother to whom we are all, always, just a few months old, innocent, and loveable.”

Click here to order your copy today!

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April Speaking Engagements

A great joy for me is to speak and play the harp. And this month, I am honored to connect with three different groups:

Parkinson’s is “near and dear” to my heart – I lost an Uncle to Parkinson’s and my beloved Dad is currently journeying with it. Click here if you’d like more information about my presentation on this topic.

Do you need an in-service for your staff or a Healing Harp Concert at your location/conference? I love to share my message and music with groups. At each presentation, I bring:

  • my harp.
  • poignant moments, practical tips and peace.
  • new ideas about using therapeutic music with intention.
  • an inspirational message and immediate application.

If you are interested in having me conduct a presentation at your location, I welcome these opportunities. Click here for more information. I look forward to working together!

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Sleep CD – “Calm as the Night”

Of all my CDs, I get the most feedback on Calm as the Night. Since 70 million Americans have sleep difficulties, perhaps Calm as the Night can help … it is a non-pharmaceutical approach and is available as a CD or download.

My intern recently compiled a list of Sleep Centers from around the country. In the near future, I will be contacting them, sharing Calm as the Night as a resource. I am excited to connect with them and the possibilities of providing this CD to their patients/clients.

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Licensing CDs for Hospital Use

In the past 30 days, I have had several hospitals ask to license three of my CDs (Calm as the Night, The Healing Journey, and Blessings to You) and use them on their closed-circuit TV systems. This is a very cost-effective way to provide your patients and their families with relaxing, therapeutic harp music.

If you would like more details, please contact me.

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CDs make great stocking stuffer gifts!

Do you need last-minute Stocking Stuffer Gifts? If so, we have a suggestion! Musical Reflections offers 14 CDs of harp music – perfect, beautiful, comforting gifts for all the favorite people on your list. Order by December 20th to assure delivery by Christmas Eve. Click here for easy ordering on our website!

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