International Harp Therapy Items

The International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP) has been training practitioners to bring harps to hospitals and bedsides as well as care situations and special needs for over 20 years.

The materials offered in this section reflect the course materials and teaching manuals that are used in this work.

Some of the items shown below are required for IHTP.
These items are shown with a “Required” banner in the corner to identify them.

Angel Harp MPEG Player

(Attention Hospital/Hospice administrators)

An MP3 player of Healing Music for Harp – 14 tracks – 4 hours of music by Christina Tourin founder of the International Harp Therapy Program.

This credit card sized MP3 player contains 4 hours of the BEST of CHRISTINA TOURIN. Her anthology includes 14 different ways of using music for personal healing. Based on the 14 Angels from the Evening Song by E. Humperdinck in the Hansel and Gretel Production, Christina offers each of the 14 Angels to help us through the good and bad times in life.  Each medley consists of multiple songs.

MP3 Player – My Harp Player

Medleys of Music for Personal Healing

  1. Music for Blessed Sleep
  2. Soulful Reflection
  3. Comfort for Grief and Loss
  4. Storm Tending
  5. Natural Kingdom
  6. Beauty and Gratitude
  7. Refreshed Awakening
  8. Creativity
  9. Organization
  10. Bubbling Joy
  11. Intimacy
  12. Protected Traveling
  13. Transitions – Birth – here on Earth
  14. Transitions – the HereAfter

This makes a wonderful gift for anyone in the hospital or entering surgery. The unit is small and tucked out of the way while earphones provide the music for the patient without disturbing the surgeons. There is a USB charger and the battery in the MP3 plays for 10 hours on a charge.

You can also plug your regular speakers into the unit and have it play throughout the room. It is a perfect gift for helping babies and toddlers go to sleep.  Choose your desired music and enjoy over 4 hours of music!

Harp Therapy Manual – Cradle of Sound Book


Christina Tourin’s 600-page Cradle of Sound: the Harp Therapy Manual is widely regarded as the most complete and comprehensive book ever offered in the ever-expanding field of harp therapy.


This 600-page Harp Therapy Manual is widely regarded as the most complete and comprehensive book ever offered in the ever-expanding field of harp therapy.

Written by one of the world’s pioneers in therapeutic music, the Harp Therapy Manual addresses over 100 specific topics and aims to cover everything you could ever wish to know about harp therapy – including helpful practical information on how to become a professional harp therapy practitioner working in a variety of arenas particularly within healthcare and community services.

The hard-copy book comes with the Heavens’ Seven CD enclosed, and the pdf download version of the book comes with mp3 audio file downloads.



$7.99 – $9.99

Illuminations MP3 Download from the Heavenly Realm by Christina Tourin – This album features 22 original compositions by harpist Christina Tourin, inspired by the theme of the labyrinth.


This 140-page spiral-bound music book contains 25 songs, mostly original compositions written by Christina Tourin – each arranged at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and suiting different sizes and types of harp. There is also a Illuminations MP3 audio-download that is required.


Color My World


Color My World Series© – Songs of Nature and Healing – Full Kit (includes pouch and prompter)


This is part of the Color My World with Harp program. Included along with the DVD are a set of special music-cards containing 18 songs. The DVD shows the fingering, notes, chords and provides accompaniment. Plus there’s a special video to show to your group or harp circle while you play the music. * You do not need to write a report on this compilation.

The following books are required but need to be ordered from other sources. Info follows in the description. Sometimes you can obtain these on as well.

The Healing Musician
 – A Guide to Playing Healing Music at the Bedside

By S. Benson

This guide is for anyone who wants to play live healing music to the ailing at their bedside, and with true empowerment.

Learn how music can affect the body in five basic ways, both physiologically and psychologically, by manipulating the three major principles of music: rhythm, harmony and melody.

NOTE: Please purchase from

At the moment we have been notified that the source is waiting for a new shipment of books from the printer, therefore, you may need to obtain this book later.


A Transpersonal Model of Music Therapy Deepening Practice* – Barbara Crowe

This paperback book is required reading and can be obtained from


From Behind the Harp* – Jane Franz (This book is available as an online Kindle book or in paperback from Amazon)

This book is required reading and can be obtained from


TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis

By Ian Stewart and Vann Joines

This required book is available from

The following books are ‘Highly Recommended’ but not required reading

The ‘Highly Recommended’ books below (most of which we don’t have in stock) are available, usually both as secondhand as well as new, from and their MarketPlace Traders.

Please use the links below to go directly to the relevant pages.

Iona Inspirations – Healing Music Book+CD

By C. Tourin

A music-book of 15 original Celtic-inspired compositions, with arrangements for beginners to advanced harp players – including some additional arrangements for flute and cello, plus guitar/keyboard chords.

Also includes:
– The inspired stories of how the compositions transpired
– A wee bit o’ Celtic Iona history
– Beautiful photos of Iona

Therapeutic Harp 3-DVD Set

By S. Williams

In this 3-DVD documentary, Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy (VAHT) expert, Sarajane Williams, M.A., a licensed psychologist and accomplished author, accounts the utilization of VAHT on clients with various symptoms.

Part 1: Ancient Legacy
Part II: Sound Science
Part III: Clinical Applications

Total 2 hrs.43 mins.

Healing At The Speed of Sound

By Don Campbell and Alex Doman

Available from

The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness: Lessons for Caregivers

By Richard McQuellon and Michael Cowan

Available from

Being Mortal

By Atul Gawande

Available from

The Mozart Effect

By Don Campbell

Available from

Music: Physician for Times to Come

By Don Campbell

Available from

Sound Spirit: Pathway to Faith

By Don Campbell

Available from

The Mythic Harp

By S. Williams

Available from

Good Vibrations

By S. Williams

Available from

Note for IHTP Students

Remember: you need to produce 10 book reports, which should include all 5 of the Required Reading items plus the ongoing Cradle of Sound/Harp Therapy Manual textbook.

Please choose the 5 others from the ‘Highly Recommended’ section above, or from the A-Z and ‘by category’ sections below. Feel free to suggest a book that you think is appropriate that you do not see.

Alphabetically Listed:


  • All I Really Needed to Know I learned in Kindergarten – Robert Fulghum
  • Anatomy Coloring Book – Kapit and Elson
  • Annie Stories – Brett, Doris
  • Articles on audition, immunology and therapeutic use of music – Bradford S. Weeks, M.D.
  • At Personal Risk: Boundary Violations – Marily Peterson


  • Biocybernetics of Emotion Communication – Manfred Clynes, D. Sc.
  • Biomedical foundations of music as therapy – D.B. Taylor
  • Body Stories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy – Andrea Olsen


  • Care of the Soul – Thomas Moore
  • Catching the Thread – Sufism, Dreamwork and Jungian Psychology – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
  • Chasing Daylight – Eugene O’Kelly
  • Collection – The Arts in Pscyotherapy – Pergamon Press
  • Coma – Artie Mindell
  • Coma Communications – Stan Tomandl and Ann Jacob
  • Conscious Evolution – Barbara Hubbard
  • Creates happy, smart and confident children – John M. Ortiz, Ph.D
  • Creative Healing – Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane
  • Cymatics – Jenny Hans


  • Death: The final stages of Growth – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Richard Carolson, Ph.D.
  • Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life – Ira Byock, MD


  • Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within – Kenny Werner
  • Embraced by the Light – Betty Eadie
  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
  • Energy Medicine – Donna Eden
  • Enneagram Transformations – Don Richard Riso
  • The Enneagram and NLP: A Journey of Evolution – Anne Linden and Murray Spalding
  • Energy Medicine – Donna Eden


  • Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer – John Diamond, M.D.
  • Facing Death and Finding Hope: a guide to the emotional and spiritual care of the dying – Christine Longaker (a student of Sogyal Rinpoche)
  • Feel the Fear – Susan Jeffries
  • Final Gifts – Callanan & Kelley
  • Frogs Into Princes – Brinder-Brandler


  • Good Grief – Granger E. Westberg
  • Guided Imagery and Music in the Institutional Setting – L Sumner


  • Harmonic Chant – David Hykes
  • Harp Full of Stars – Joel Andrews
  • Harpers Diary – Christine Grace Magnussen
  • Healing and Regeneration Through Music – Corinne Heline
  • Healing Sounds – The Power of Harmonics – Jonathan Goldman
  • Healing with Music and Color – Mary Bassano
  • Healing, Personal Growth and Empowerment – Gary Doore, Ph.D.
  • Hearts Code – Brinder-Brandler
  • Hidden Messages in Water (The) – Dr. Masaru Emoto
  • How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter – Sherwin B. Nuland
  • How, Now, Shall We Live – Wayne Mueller


  • Improvisational Models of Music Therapy – Bruscia, K.E
  • In Search of the Lost Chord – Jonathan Goldman (founder of the Sound Healers Assoc.)
  • Infinite Mind – Dr. Valerie Hunt
  • Instant Rapport – Michael Brooks
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology – Marge Bergstrom
  • Introduction to the Musical Brain – Don Campbell


  • Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork – Deane Juhan


  • Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal – Rachel Naomi Rensen, M.D.


  • Life After Life – Raymond Moody Jr.
  • Life Lessons – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler
  • Life Outside the Physical Body, and Colour: The teachings and lectures of Helio-Arcanophus,founder of the Atlanteans
  • Listening for Wellness – Pierre Sollier (a student of Dr: Alfred Tomatis)


  • Making Music for the Joy of It – Stephanie Judy
  • Making Music with the Young Handicapped Child: A Guide for Parents – E. Streeter
  • May I Have This Dance? – Joyce Rupp
  • Methods of Utilizing Prescriptive Sound – Alana Woods
  • Music and Miracles – compiled by Don Campbell
  • Music and Sound in the Healing Arts – John Beaulieu
  • Music and The Brain – Arthur Harvey, Ph.D.
  • Music and the Elemental Psyche – R. J. Stewart
  • Music & Your Mind; Listening with a New Consciousness – Helen Bonny and Louis Savary
  • Music for the Handicapped Child – Juliette Alvin
  • Music in Medicine – Manfred Clynes, D. Sc.
  • Music Therapy. An Art Beyond Words – Bunt, Leslie
  • Music therapy for the Autistic Child – Warwick
  • Music Therapy in Action – Mary Priestley
  • Music Therapy in Palliative Hospice Care – Munroe
  • Music Therapy in the Treatment of Rett Syndrome – Montague, Janette, (National Rett Syndrome Assoc.)
  • Music Therapy with Hospitalized Children – Froelich
  • Music, Mind and Brain: The Neuropsychology of Music – Manfred Clynes D. Sc.
  • Music, Power, Creative Living – Barbara Anne Scarantino
  • Musical Qi Gong – Shen Wu
  • Musician’s Survival Manual: A Guide to Preventing and Treating Injuries in Instrumentalists – Richard Norris, M.D.
  • Musicworks – The Canadian Journal of Sound Exploration
  • My Grandfather’s Blessings – Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen
  • My Voice Will Go With You – Erickson, Milton
  • The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul – Jill Purce
  • Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Woman With the Alabaster Jar – Margaret Starbird


  • NLP: Enneagram Transformations – Don Richard Riso
  • Nurturing Your Child With Music – John Ortiz


  • On Music & Health, A Proven Way to Help You Integrate Mind, Body and Spirit – Mathew H.M. Lee and Joseph Nagler


  • Please Understand Me – David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates
  • Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim – Edward Hays
  • Psychosynthesis, The Act of Will – Roberto Assagioli, M.D.


  • Qigong for Health and Vitality – Michael Tse


  • Reiki, Energy Medicine – Libby Barrett and Maggie Chambers
  • Rhythmic Language of Health and Disease – Mark Rider
  • Rhythmic Medicine – Music With a Purpose – Hoffman
  • Rhythms of Learning – Don Campbell


  • Sacred Sounds – Ted Andrews
  • Saved by the Light (also At Peace in the Light and The Secrets of the Light) – Dannion Brinkley
  • Sensing, Feeling, and Action – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
  • Serpent of Light – Dunvalo Malchezidek
  • Sing Your Body – Susan Gallagher Borg
  • Sounding the Inner Landscape – Kay Gardner
  • Sounds of Healing – Mitchel Gaynor, MD
  • Spiritual Economics – Eric Butterworth
  • Stories for the Third Year, Stories that Heal – Wallas, Leigh
  • Structure into Magic – Anthony Robbins
  • Soul Prints: Your Path to Fulfillment – Marc Gafni


  • TA Today – Stewart and Joine
  • Tales of Enchantment (Book of Metaphors) – Lankton, Stephen
  • Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine – Sataloff, Brandfonbrener, Lederman
  • The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
  • The Bardic Source Book: Inspirational Legacy and teachings of the Ancient Celts – John Matthews
  • The Communication of Emotion: Theory of Sentics in Emotion, Theory, Research and Experience – Manfred Clynes, D. Sc.
  • The Creation of Health – Carolyn Myss
  • The Diamond Color Meditation – John Diamond, M.D.
  • The Enneagram and NLP: A Journey of Evolution – Anne Linden and Murray Spalding
  • The Ethics of Caring; Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing Relationships – Kylea Taylor (Santa Cruz, CA: Hanford Mead, 1995)
  • The Evolution Angel: An Emergency Physician’s Lessons with Death and the Divine – Dr. Michael Abrams
  • The Field: The Quest For the Secret Force of the Universe – Lynne McTaggart, 2002
  • The Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
  • The Harmonics of Sound, Color and Vibration: A System for Self-Awareness and Soul Evolution – Elias DeMohan
  • The Healing Energies of Music – Hal Lingerman
  • The Healing Light – Agnes Sanford
  • The Healing Sound of Music – Mucci
  • The Hidden Face of Music – Herbert Whone
  • The Hidden Messages in Water – Dr. Masaru Emoto
  • The Hospice Choice – Marcia Lattanzi-Ticht
  • The Inner Game of Music – Barry Green and W. Timothy Gallwey
  • The Language of Medicine – Davi-Ellen Chabner
  • The Listening Book – W. A. Mathieu
  • The Music of Life – Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul – Jill Purce
  • The Perfect Wrong Note, Learning to trust your musical self – William Westney
  • The Power of Intention – Dr.Wayne Dyer
  • The Practice Of The Presence Of God – Brother Lawrence
  • The Roar of Silence – Don Campbell
  • The Secret Lore of Music: The Hidden Power of Orpheus – Fabre d’Olivet
  • The Secret Power of Music – David Tame
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
  • The Troubled Dream of Life – Daniel Cahallan
  • The Two of Music, Sound Psychology – John Ortiz
  • Therapeutic Metaphor – Gordon
  • Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within – Mills, Joyce and Crowley, Richard (tied in with NLP)
  • Therapeutic Touch – Janet Macrae
  • Therapy in Music for Handicapped Children – Nordoff, P. Robbins, C
  • There’s A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem – Wayne Dyer
  • Tomatis Effect: Overview of the Tomatis Method – Pierre Sollier
  • Tonal Awareness – Heiner Ruland
  • Toning: The Creative Power of the Voice – Laurel Elizabeth Keyes
  • Total Pain Management – Cicely Saunders and the Hospice Movement
  • Tree of Strings – A History of the Harp in Scotland – Keither Sanger & Alison Kinnaird
  • Tune Your Brain – Elizabeth Miles


  • Uncommon Therapy – J. Hailey
  • Unlimited Powers – Anthony Robbins


  • Walking on Water – Madeline LxEngle
  • What Survives? – Gary Doore, Ph. D.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Harold S. Kushner
  • Where Is God When It Hurts? – Philip Yancy
  • Whose music? A Sociology of Musical Languages – Shepard, J.


  • You Are Your Instrument – Julie Lyonn Lieberman


  • Zen Guitar – P. Toshic-Sudio

By Category:

On Grieving:

  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love – Melba Colgrove
  • Grieving: The Pain & Promise – Deanna Edwards
  • Teenagers Face to Face With Bereavement – Karen Gravell
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook – John James
  • Teenagers Talk About Grief – June Cerza Kolf
  • A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis
  • Beyond Grief – Carol Staudacher
  • Men & Grief – Carol Staudacher
  • Necessary Losses – Judith Viorst
  • Loss of the Ground Note – Vozenilek
  • Good Grief – Granger Westberg
  • Using Grief to Grow – Johnette Hartnett
  • The Funeral – Johnette Hartnett
  • Grief in the Workplace – Johnette Hartnett
  • Different Losses, Different Issues – Johnette Hartnett
  • Death Etiquette for the 90’s – Johnette Hartnett
  • Children & Grief – Johnette Hartnett
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Harold Kushner

On Dying:

  • Final Gifts – M. Callahan
  • Please Understand Me – David Kiersey
  • Death: The Final Stage of Growth – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • On Death & Dying – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • To Live Until We Say Goodbye – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Healing Into Life & Death – Steven Levine
  • Meetings at the Edge – Steven Levine
  • Who Dies? – Steven Levine
  • The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche

For Caregivers:

  • Letting Go – Richard Boerstler
  • The Helping Relationship – Lawrence Brammer
  • How Can I Help? – Ram Dass
  • Coming Home – Deborah Duda
  • Healing the Dying – Mary Jane Linn
  • Home Care for the Dying – Deborah Whiting Little
  • Therapeutic Touch – Janet MacRae

On The Arts:

  • Creativity & The Close of Life – CT Hospice
  • The Healing Energies of Music – Hal Lingerman
  • Art as Medicine – McNiff
  • The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

On Hospice:

  • Hospice Resource Manual for Local Churches – John Abbott
  • A Hospice Handbook: A New Way to Care for the Dying – Michael Hamilton
  • Hospice & Ministry – Paul Irion
  • The Hospice Alternative – Anne Munley
  • The Hospice Movement – Sandol Stoddard

On Philosophy:

  • The Denial of Death – Ernest Becker
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
  • Care of the Soul – Thomas Moore
  • Healing & the Mind – Bill Moyers


  • You Can Do Something About AIDS – Sasha Alyson
  • AIDS – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Borrowed Time – Paul Monette
  • AIDS: A Self-Care Manual – AIDS Project L.A.

On Self-Help:

  • Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson – Joan Boryshenko
  • Minding the Body, Mending the Mind – Joan Boryshenko
  • Three Minutes a Day – Father John Catoir
  • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind – Deepak Chopra
  • Quantum Healing – Deepak Chopra
  • Anatomy of an Illness – Norman Cousins
  • The Healing Heart – Norman Cousins
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten – Robert Fulgham
  • Focusing – Eugene Gendlin
  • Surviving the Cure – Janet Henry
  • The Migraine Puzzle – Susan Borg
  • My Voice Will Go With You – Sidney Rosen
  • Love, Medicine & Miracles – Bernie Siegel
  • Peace, Love & Healing – Bernie Siegel