what is it all about?
Our hurry-up, multi-tasking, autopilot world exacts a terrible toll on our bodies, minds and spirits. Bedside Harp’s Center for MindBody Studies & Practices presents a wide variety of offerings designed to promote wellness, reduce stress and facilitate healing for adults ready to transform their lives.
Since Biblical days and perhaps even earlier, the harp has been used as an instrument of self-healing and empowerment. For the past eighteen years we’ve taught nearly 1,000 people to use the harp for self healing and to heal others. All of our programs are mindfulness-based, which is to say that students are taught the value of presence as they learn to play for themselves and others.
Mindfulness Courses, Workshops & Daylong Retreats: Escape from the busy-ness of everyday life to focus on things that really matter in life—your relationship with your self and your relationships with others. We explore such topics as introduction to mindfulness, mindful eating, mindful living, cultivating compassion, finding forgiveness, managing anger and more. Held online and in various locations and individually priced. **Please note: Those taking these studies online must have a dependable high speed internet connection as well as a desktop or laptop computer with a functional camera. Tablets are acceptable but not preferred. Phones do not allow for maximum interaction are are therefore not acceptable.
Introduction to Mindfulness $199.00
This 8 hour course is an invitation to move toward greater balance, control and participation in your life. You will learn to do something for yourself that no one else can do for you--consciously and systematically work with the challenges and demands of everyday life, stress, pain and illness. Find out what your life would look like if you woke up to it. Offered periodically.
Mindful Eating $199.00
Over 1600 years ago Hippocrates taught: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Waking up to how the food we eat affects our body can lead us to make better choices and possibly even transform our view of and relationship to food. In this 8 week course, deciding what to eat will always be yours as we explore the research, benefits and challenges of transitioning to a more plant-based, nutrient dense diet. Offered periodically.
Sound Healing Private Sessions $100
Edie Elkan, M.A., Master Harp Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Certified Singing Bowl practitioner and Reiki Master, combines her talents to offer healing sounds and vibrations of Himalayan singing bowls and bells, gongs, drums, rain sticks and many more soothing instruments, including, of course, the harp, as the recipient either lies on a massage table or sits in a chair. Sessions are generally 45 minutes in length.
Harp Therapy Private Sessions $125
Imagine this: a Certified Master Harp Therapist in your home, business or healthcare facility playing calming, soothing notes to relax and de-stress you. Life doesn’t get much better than this, with sessions that are 45 minutes long.
What people are saying
I wanted to share with you all how this course has made a significant impact on my life, my relationships with others, and most importantly how I now treat myself. I have learned how to listen better, focus better, and let things go. I have learned more about myself in the eight week course than I have ever would have known and I have come to the realization that I have been treating myself with such hate and disgust for things that have happened in the past and beating myself up for the things that are completely out of my control.
I have been given the tools to help me act upon living in the now and letting go of all things that have been eating away at me for years from the past. It is so refreshing and it always gets me a little choked up when I talk about it because these tools have changed my life forever. I can now love myself and accept myself for who I am which is something that I have not done in many, many years. I have learned how to respond and react better to what life has thrown at me and am now able to manage and deal with the stressors that have been plaguing me for years in a calm and collected manner.
I am a new person because of this course and I hope if there is anyone out there that is looking for a change in all aspects of your life that you consider taking this course. It WILL make you a better person and it WILL change your life.”