Sarajane Williams, M.A., licensed
psychologist, is a professional harpist, harp teacher, composer, author
Mythic Harp and Good
Principles of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy and
editor of The Harp
Therapy Journal. She
has over 40 years of
experience in various roles in the healing arts including: nurse,
technologist, director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory and
biofeedback therapist in a chronic pain center.
Williams was the first person to document the use
of an acoustic instrument in conjunction with vibroacoustic
therapy (VAT), thereby
pioneering a new approach called Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy® (VAHT®).
Since 1991, she has been using her harp in her
psychology practice, now located in Macungie, Pa., to provide
vibroacoustic harp therapy for clients who suffer from a
variety of conditions including chronic pain, stress, anxiety and
seminal article “Harp Therapy: A Psychoacoustic Approach to
Pain and Stress,” appeared in the winter 1993 issue of The
Journal (vol.14, no. 2).
In November 1995, Ms. Williams organized and
hosted The First International Healing Harps
Symposium in Allentown, Pa. This was the first successful
formal gathering to link harpists and
practitioners from various disciplines to investigate the healing
attributes of the harp and its music.
In 1996, publication of The
Harp Therapy Journal began and it became the
international networking vehicle and investigational journal for all
those interested in the therapeutic value of harp music. Williams also
offers the VAHT Home Study Training