Welcome to From the Harp, the home of heart warming good vibrations that delivers, therapeutic harp and sound therapy, using harps, gongs, singing bowls, crystal bowls, native American style flutes and a range of other therapeutic instruments with an occupational therapy approach. Alice recognises what an important part of life music and sound is, and how it can be used to regulate emotions, for distraction from pain or suffering, connection and enjoyment. Alice is keen to focus on occupational therapy, music and sound and support a wide range of clients to live life to the full using her skill set through From the Harp
Alice set up From the Harp in 2017 and was running a busy therapeutic harp and gong bath business before the pandemic when all work stopped over night.
Up until that point From the Harp had delivered:
5286 harp interactions and had 780 gong bathers! Including:
- 1734 in care homes
- 1778 in community groups
- 146 in hospital
- 67 in hospice
- 106 with visual impairments
- 105 with stroke
- 884 with learning disabilities
- 137 with relatives
- 837 with staff
- 7 with animals
A whopping total of 611 hours of therapeutic harp and sound!
After losing all clients, a lot of reflection, relocation to the north or England and quite a few harp sales From the Harp has taken a different direction, wanting to share music and not profit from it in these challenging times when so many of us need music and human connection.
Inspired by the swapping, trading and bartering movement that has sprung up during the pandemic, and not wanting to profit from human suffering endured in lockdown and living through a pandemic Alice set up the From the Harp Little Harp Circle. Loaning harps free of charge to those in the local community shielding, key workers and others and facilitating online. The Little Harp Circle is a supportive community open to all, no previous musical experience is needed. Alice facilitates this through Youtube videos, Zoom meet ups and a WhatsApp support group.
In addition to this as things open up again Alice hopes to offer therapeutic harp services and gong baths again, please contact with any enquires.
Being active and having purpose is part of being human. Activities make us who we are, they give us roles, structures and routines and prevent boredom, isolation, frustration, anxiety and depression.
From the Harp enables people to occupy their time in a meaningful manner using creativity and music as a medium. Hands on learning and engaging the senses, to facilitate self identity, growth, expression and self esteem – the core of occupational therapy.
Everybody has the need to engage in occupations that they enjoy, but people with life limiting illness, older people, and people with disabilities, mental health or emotional difficulties often have less opportunity to do so.
From the Harp provides opportunity for participation in music making activities, and relaxing and meditative gong baths to enable people to invest in relaxation for their well being.