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.


Cradle of Sound Harp Therapy Manual

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.

This ‘landmark’ guidebook/manual is central to the courses offered by the IHTP (International Harp Therapy Program) as well as an ideal companion for students of the 10-part Creative Harping Series.

Exploring the expanding world of Harp Therapy – start here!
If you have a keen interest in entering the world of harp therapy and are still researching the various courses and trainings on offer from the various organisations around the world then the Harp Therapy Manual can provide the most comprehensive and helpful place to start – and is likely to become a personal core textbook throughout your studies, regardless of which program or route you ultimately choose.

It is a must-have resource for anyone with an interest in the therapeutic powers of music, including musicians, artists, therapists, medical professionals, researchers, sound healers, alternative health practitioners, caregivers – anyone who wishes to use music as a healing, life-giving medium.

CD (or mp3 album-download) included
The Harp Therapy Manual comes with a 74-minute music CD, Heaven’s Seven: Music for Healing Sessions – a recording of celestial harp music that demonstrates how sound vibration modalities create a harmonious experience. The CD can be used as part of the practical learning program offered by the manual, as well as during therapy sessions. (An mp3 audio-album download will accompany the PDF version of the book.)

The book includes special contributions by: Donald Campbell, Joshua Leeds, Fabian Maman, Jeff Volk and other leaders in the field of Sound and Healing.

Topics include:

  • History, research and data: up-to-date statistics and information about harp therapy as well as its origins
  • Documented stories: true accounts that show how harp therapy has transformed patients’ lives
  • Personal glimpses: expert insights from the author about the harp therapy movement
  • Medical Curriculum: interactive work, ethics and etiquette in hospitals and other healing environments. Familiarity with hospital protocols as well as ward facilities and machines
  • Musical knowledge: including improvisation techniques, understanding modes, intervals, tempo, tonal quality and other musical elements
  • Musical techniques: including entrainment, inclusive attention, resonant tone, vibroacoustics
  • Sensitivity to subtle energies: including energy patterns, chakras, Chinese Five Elements, Tai Chi
  • Mysticism and Science: Music of the Spheres, near-death and out-of-body experiences
  • Instances where the harp can be used: Alzheimer’s disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, anxiety, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, coma, dentistry, hearing impaired, migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, neo-natal, palliative care, Parkinson’s disease, pediatrics, etc.
  • Where the harp can be used: prisons, psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, Tai Chi centers, disaster relief situations, military establishments
  • Other Healing modalities: The possible interrelation with other healing modalities and therapies such as Alexander Technique, Reiki, Resonant Kinesiology, Aromatherapy, Toning, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Counseling
  • Starting a vocational practice: getting training and jobs, marketing, promoting harp therapy, etc.
  • The relationship between Music Therapy and Harp Therapy
  • Hospices and the dying process
  • The grieving process
  • Working with pets and other animals
  • Useful Resources: sources of suitable music, buying a harp for therapeutic use, The National Certification requirements for Therapeutic Musicians in the USA
  • And much, much more!

Choose your format…
As an alternative to the traditional ‘weighty tome’ (at nearly 600 pages, it really is!) the Harp Therapy Manual is also available here as a PDF-file download.

***NOTE: Due to CoVid19 – the Print on Demand that we use is not in service. If you want to order the physical book, please order and we will send you the PDF for free until we wait for the book company to re-open. Usually we charge $20. if you have the physical book. but during the pandemic, it will be free if you order the physical book.
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Harp Therapy Manual with CD - Cradle of Sound - C. Tourin

There are over 100 topics covered in this 600 page book.


The book is a text book and also contains a CD titled Heaven’s Seven. The CD offers music in each of the seven tonal centers with music in the reflective and outreaching modes.

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Harp Therapy Manual and Heaven

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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. Includes the full MP3 files of Heaven's Seven CD.

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Praise for Cradle of Sound: the Harp Therapy Manual:

What Don Campbell (author of The Mozart Effect) says about the Harp Therapy Manual:
“Beauteous, inviting and informative – what a wonderful contribution you have made. The book is simply juicy with information, inspiration and empowerment. May your program continue to grow and grow. Hope I can continue to be a part of it as it grows.”

What Jeff Volk (maker of the documentary Of Sound Mind and Body: Music and Vibrational Healing) says about the Harp Therapy Manual:
“Your tome arrived here the other day and I have to say I am REALLY impressed! I can’t imagine the amount of work it took to pull this together.”


Congratulations! I just know therapeutic harpers and students everywhere are going to find so much useful and deeply relevant information in it – it truly is your gift to all of us – thank you, thank you, thank you!
– Beverley R.

The book is extremely well done, very comprehensive, and a great resource.
 – Anita L.

For me, to think about it all as a “cradle of sound’… Well, in my imagination it is as big as an ark to encompass all the lives you have touched, and as a result, all the lives that others have touched in turn!
 – Cynthy J.

What a beautiful, comprehensive, interesting manual of your wonderful program and vision of harp therapy for the world!
– Linda H.

I appreciate so deeply your commitment to sharing the voices of graduates. The experiences of those in the field have a resonance that makes the energy field of the book enormous.
 – Liz Kilpatrick

A final word from the author, Christina Tourin:
“For the future, I would like to see the union of science and spirituality become an accepted everyday occurrence. Unifying the intuitive and mystical practices of the first millennium with the advances of science developed in the second millennium, I look forward to the acceptance of both qualitative and quantitative outlooks of healing as we enter into our third millennium. The grace and power of Spirit is so essential to our well-being – and with music, we can enter into these mystical realms.”