Empathy as an Outcome of Learning Harp Therapy
empathy, harp, music therapy
Empathy involves the capacity to perceive, identify and relate to the emotions of other people, and is central to the therapeutic process. Empathic awareness requires that a bedside musician recognize how voice, gesture and facial expressions communicate people's needs and wants. The degree to which empathy can or cannot be taught is an important issue for those who teach music healing courses and mentor potential harp therapists.
Libby, Cynthia Green & Daniel Hellman. Empathy as an outcome of learning harptherapy. The Harp Therapy Journal 15 no. 3, (2010) 1, 5 -7.