Evidence based research has shown that music as a complementary modality is not only good for our health but can promote feelings of wellbeing. Music can provide a variety of touchstones for social, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological health.
The harp has been used since ancient times to soothe, comfort and support people. And, thanks to your support in 2020, that is exactly what the Therapeutic Harp Program does for patients at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre
Therapeutic harpist, Alison gently plays her harp at the bedside of patients and more broadly throughout the shared spaces of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. Through her harp, Alison is able to;
• Cultivate and promote a quiet space where sleep and deep rest can occur
• Provide distraction and motivation
• provide a welcoming and calm space within all hospital and community areas
• Augment pain medication and assist in pain management
• Encourage reminiscence, assist mental clarity and stimulate memory
• Reduce stress as the body relaxes and breathing settles and deepens
• Assist with transition at end of life
We are so grateful to you, our amazing Dry July-ers for supporting the Therapetutic Harp Program!