Healing Harps and Songs By Margaret And Jamie A healing sound tapestry of ethereal music Meditative * Relaxing * Uplifting Featuring a six octave Concert Grand Harp, a Celtic Harp, and healing songs and matras. Be enfolded in the sounds of the angels.
The Third Sunday of the month at 7 pm Rising Tide International 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota, Fl $15 donation
Margaret is a Certified Clinical Musician, CCM, specializing in playing therapeutic harp music. For this special and beautiful program, she draws on her experience as a Therapeutic Musician for patients at Hospice, as a Therapeutic Music Teacher at Oak Park School, years of playing harp at spiritual centers, churches and synagogues, as well as her own experience in healing herself with harp music. Margaret now plays for your healing, relaxation, and enjoyment. She is joined by her husband, Jamie Besterfield, who brings his own healing energy and spiritual background to the sessions. Together, they play multiple harps with other compatible instruments and sing healing songs and mantras in beautiful harmony to create a soothing “sound bath” designed to uplift and focus healing energy.
They are also available for private therapeutic harp sessions.
Margaret began her Healing Harps journey many years ago after suffering a devastating series of twelve miscarriages.To help her through the loss, she bought her first harp, a Lyon and Healy Celtic harp. “Every day when I came home from teaching, I sat and hugged that harp, pouring my sadness and grief into it.Holding it, feeling the vibrations in my body, touching the strings, resting my face against its side, hearing the sadness of my heart in the gentle sounds of the strings… I played my soul back to life.And then, after a dozen heartbreaks, I was able to bring a pregnancy to full term and gave birth to my son, Ben.He’s 25 now.” It has been proven through clinical studies in the medical and psychological fields that sound can help improve healing, depression, anxiety, memory and other physical and mental conditions. Harp therapy is especially powerful in reducing stress and anxiety. The vibrations of the 46 string concert harp, combined with the Celtic and Angel harps, bell-like tones of melodic percussion, and harmonium, produce an energy that resonates deep in the body.
“Oh my God! Margaret is the most fabulous musician! She is an exquisite harpist and pianist! If you are the recipient of one of her sessions you are truly blest!”- Dianne Holt, Business Manager, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Siesta Key
“Margaret is an amazing musician, and lifts my spirit!“ - Rabbi Shohama Harris Wiener
“It has been a pleasure working with Margaret. She is talented and very skilled in her calling and we appreciate her desire to share her talents with Tidewell Hospice“ - Tonja Brooks