Diane Schneider, J.D., Ph.D. is a Conservatory-trained musician who first served as a disabilities lawyer and a theology professor. In the 1990's, she pioneered a protocol for sequencing harp vibrations in a unique way to relieve stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, pain, sleep and digestive disorders.
During 9 years of providing this therapy for patients in several Mayo Clinic hospitals, Dr. Schneider was appointed Visiting Scientist at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (FL) and served for five years as a member of their Palliative Medicine Consultative Service. She now directs the Vibration Medicine Therapy program in the Department of Psychiatry at TriHealth/Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.
Click here to read about or purchase "Harp of Hope" and her four other therapeutic CD's/downloads. These "treatments on disc" are similar to a live sequenced, rhythmic therapeutic harp treatment, and are based upon years of research to help improve symptoms in persons suffering from pain, depression, anxiety, heart arrhythmias, and poor quality of life.
Dr. Schneider's therapeutic harp system is a gentle, whole-body music intervention designed to address specific symptoms. The CD's are restful and enjoyable, but they have been proven in Mayo and other hospitals to have significantly calming, deeply relaxing, and stabilizing effects. The CD's are effective as an adjunct to medical treatment, they have no negative side-effects, and are particularly well-received by even non-compliant patients.
How do the CD's work?
Just like live, in-person therapy, the CD "treatment" is best administered in a 40-45 minute session while a person is sitting or lying in a quiet room. Please silence all TV's, phones, and devices; turn off bright lights and listen with eyes closed.
Dr. Schneider's protocol, as presented live and in these recordings, has been proven effective at relieving symptoms of stress and anxiety; high blood pressure; muscle tension, pain, and chronic disease; sleeplessness or agitation; depression; grief process; and conditions with known emotional components such as digestive disorders, auto-immune diseases, PTSD, and eating disorders.
Patients in rehabilitation, addiction recovery, or with Alzheimers or Parkinsons have also benefited significantly. Please call Dr. Schneider at 513-233-7344 for information regarding her protocol and how it may be applied for specific purposes.
Science behind the protocol
Every cell in our bodies is vibrating. Every tissue and organ is composed of cells vibrating at various frequencies, depending upon their function: brain cells (neurons) vibrate at different frequencies than cells within the heart, or the intestines, or the lungs.
When a person or animal is injured or becomes stressed, anxious, ill, sleepless, frightened, has surgery or takes drugs, these cells can no longer vibrate at optimal frequencies for health. When frequencies deteriorate, diminish, or become sub-optimal, symptoms appear, such as headache, high blood pressure, fatigue, pain, irregular heart rate... or emotional symptoms may occur, such as depression, anxiety, anger, fear, extreme grief, or other signs of imbalance.
The vibrations emitted from a harp have been shown to be particularly well-received by the central nervous system of humans and animals. When appropriate notes (tones) are carefully chosen on the harp, and sequenced according to certain keys, rhythms, tempo, chord composition, volume, plucking technique, the disorganized cells can gradually be "entrained" to follow the orderly vibrations of the harp. The cells can then begin to return to what is more optimal vibration rates and patterns for that individual. This improvement in a person's pattern of vibration often results in the relief of many difficult symptoms.
Numerous studies since the 1940's show an impressive weight of evidence that appropriate music applications are beneficial to patients. A carefully constructed harp therapy treatment according to Dr. Schneider's protocol has been shown for almost 20 years to realistically improve patient symptoms and well-being; in many cases, it appears to stimulate the body's own immune response and support a patient's unique ability to return to homeostasis, as this is measured by improvement in both emotional and physical symptoms.
Dr. Schneider and Mayo colleagues conducted a 92-patient study in a Mayo hospital which provides statistically significant evidence of this improvement. This study is in the process of being brought to publication and more information will be posted shortly.