Healing Harp with Vivian Sarubbi, Certified Clinical Musician - Featuring Therapeutic Guitarist David Villareal, CCM

Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019
Media Contact: Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831-646-5632 /

Healing Harp with Vivian Sarubbi, Certified Clinical Musician - featuring Therapeutic Guitarist David Villareal, CCM

On Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., back by popular demand, Vivian Sarubbi will discuss the therapeutic benefits of harp music and David. E. Villareal will play therapeutic guitar melodies. You will learn about the ancient healing legacy of the harp, the science behind the effects of sound vibrations, and experience live therapeutic harp demonstrations yourself. Be prepared to rest into the sound vibrations of the healing harp and guitar as David and Vivian demonstrate some of the unique tones, melodies and resonance of therapeutic music.
This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Call (831) 646-5632 or email The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.
Additional Information
Research shows that certain music can help to soothe anxiety, regulate blood pressure, oxygen levels and reduce stress. Music intervention in the ICU on patients on ventilator support resulted in a greater reduction in anxiety. And these patients received 38% fewer doses of sedative medications than those without music. Therapeutic harp music is played in hospitals around the world from the neonatal ICU to Hospice programs.
Vivian Sarubbi, RN, BSN, PHN, is a Certified Clinical Musician who uses live therapeutic harp music in the hospital, healthcare facilities, and homes to create a calm, relaxing environment in which people can feel a sense of safety and wholeness. Therapeutic harp music is based on the physics of sound and vibration and in the growing body of knowledge of neurophysiology. Neurophysiology explores how the body processes sounds and responds to the direct vibrations from an instrument.

David E. Villareal, R.Ph., is a Certified Clinical Musician who graduated from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1983. He has been a community pharmacist on the Monterey Peninsula for 33 years. David has gained the respect of the medical community and his patients by his high standards of taking care of each patient with dignity and respect. His education was in traditional conventional medicine and he practiced pharmacy in this manner for many years until he joined the team at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Monterey, CA. He is fortunate to have a team of practitioners trained in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) that have helped exposed him to options to prescription medicine. As a result, David’s view has broadened and suggests alternatives to conventional medicine where appropriate.

Photos of Vivian Sarubbi and David Villareal are enclosed.


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