Recording Session Report: San Diego July 2014

Linda Hill-Phoenix reacts to the camera

Hibino Sound Therapy Lab staff were recently in San Diego recording more music for their HSTL Sound Library series, the purpose of which will be announced soon. The recording sessions took place at SpragueLand, the recording studio of famed jazz guitarist and composer Peter Sprague. The focus of this set of sessions was on live harp music recorded by Linda Hill-Phoenix, but Norihiko Hibino’s saxophone was also featured alongside acoustic guitar and vocals.

What exactly was recorded? The emphasis was on various emotions and states of healing, from comfort and love, to forgiveness and acceptance. The artists performed from the heart with little in the way of sheet music to prompt their musical expressions. Inspirations were drawn from everything from Jewish and Christian hymns to ancient Japanese folk tunes.

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Spiritual Care Part 3: Reconciling Different Religious Beliefs

We’ve been fortunate to have had such a thorough discussion with spiritual counselor Donna-Marie Terranova on the importance of spiritual care at the end of life. This installment will conclude our three-part series, and I highly encourage those who are interested in the topic to revisit parts one and two to get up to speed with the discussion thus far.

This time we touch on a number of practical issues including dealing with religious beliefs that differ from your own, sound therapy (particularly relevant to what we do here at HSTL), and how spiritual counselors are paid for their services.

It’s another interesting read, so sit down, relax, open your mind, and read below!

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Spiritual Care Part 2: Meeting Patients and Families Where They’re At

We’re back with the second part of our lengthy conversation with Donna-Marie Terranova, where we continue to explore the importance of spiritual care in patients and their families as patients approach the end of life. You can read part one of the interview here.

This time we touch on bereavement care, the relationship between body, mind,and spirit, spiritual sensitivity, and a spiritual counselor’s role in “companioning” patients.

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