Have you heard of threshold singers or invited singers to a bedside?
We who sing at bedsides see the power of music at every visit.
Susan Gingerich of the Hawkeye Threshold Singers of Iowa City, IA, writes of one bedside experience in the monthly Threshold Choir Our Voices/Our Song newsletter:
A woman in Colorado (who likely visited the thresholdchoir.org website) emailed us to ask if we here in Iowa City would sing to her brother-in-law who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At the end of the sing, his wife said, “So you provide musical morphine.”
In writing my Award-winning and #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Courage to Care: Being Fully Present with the Dying, I read tons of books to supplement my experiences at hundreds of bedsides, but I had not come across Musical Morphine: Transforming Pain One Note at a Time written by Robin Russell Gaiser.
We, too, here at Berkshire Threshold Choir, have been emailed to sing to a relative whose family is at a distance.
Is there a threshold choir--also called bedside singers or hospice choirs—near you? Perhaps you might be the catalyst and gather singers who will share musical comfort and peace with someone and their family. www.thecouragetocare.com for info.
As we heal each other, we heal ourselves as well.
I Am A Circle is a healing song for you, for me, for all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTe-HSaFToM
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