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Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy (VAHT)

What is Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy?

Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy is the live performance of harp music amplified through a vibrotactile mat, and directly delivered to a client's body in the form of sound vibration. Reseach has shown that the use of sound vibration from 8-180 Hz can help release stored emotions in the body.  When the client senses that specific tones or pitches resonate in areas of the body where he/she experiences pain or tension, the VAHT practitioner plays music that features and emphasizes those pitches. The music may be improvised or selected from existing repertoire.

How can I schedule a session?

You can schedule a free 10-minute consultation or a VAHT session here.

Sessions take place at the Georgetown Counseling and Wellness offices, in Georgetown, TX. I am also an LPC-S and LMFT-S and provide psychotherapy. VAHT sessions can either be done on their own, or in combination with a counseling session. 

What does a VAHT session look like? 

While lying on a vibrotactile mat on a massage table, a client experiences musical tones in different parts of the body at different times. Clients often experience increased body awareness and deep relaxation. Most clients report relief of pain or anxiety symptoms, and experience positive imagery and a feeling of being nurtured and deeply relaxed.

What are the benefits of VAHT? 

Potential benefits of VAHT include:

  • Pain and stress reduction

  • Emotional processing and integration

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased feelings of depression and anxiety

  • Greater feelings of overall well-being

 

Persons with the following conditions have reported symptom reduction after a 20-minute session of VAHT:

  • Chronic Pain ​

  • Fibromyalgia

  • PTSD

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Chronic headaches

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Chemotherapy side-effects

What kind of certification is required?

VAHT Practitioners are licensed health professionals who also have experience playing the harp. Training and certification is received through The VAHT Training Course. Clinical hours are supervised by a licensed professional trained in VAHT. More information can be found at www.musiatry.com.

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