Biography

Full name

Abigail Clare Turquand Robinson

Qualifications
  • 2005 Visual Performance BA, DCA, Devon, UK
  • 2003 Certified Music Thanatologist with CARITAS Clinician Musicians, St Patrick’s Hospital and Care Home facilities in USA
  • 2002 Graduate of the Chalice of Repose Project’s School of Music Thanatology, a synthesis of spiritual psychology, anthropology, medicine, harp and voice studies
  • 1986 Diploma of Higher Education in Art and Design in Social Contexts, DCA
Professional associations

          Music Thanatology Association International
          Transitus, UK

Services

Music-Thanatology vigils and presentations will be offered on a voluntary basis from January whilst pioneering this work and establishing a charitable trust and/or other appropriate structures in furtherance of this field in the UK. My aim is to provide people with the tools to nourish themselves as well as each other through sound. My main focus is to support people who are dying and their families through raising awareness of and facilitating Music-Thanatology vigils.

Experience

I have a variety of teaching experiences from one to one sound healing or voice and harp sessions with individuals, university lectures, hospital presentations and various group workshops. I use short films, some of my own poetry and imagery, as well as mind maps and guided visualisations to make presentations dynamic and accessible to a broad range of people.

My two and a half year intensive training and six month internship in Music Thanatology (through the Chalice of Repose Project’s School of Music Thanatology in Montana, USA) was a synthesis of psychology, music, medicine and anthropology.

My clinical practice with Caritas Musician’s Clinicians focused on the use of music to ease physical, emotional and spiritual suffering for dying patients and their families.

I have a variety of teaching experiences from one to one sound healing or voice and harp sessions with individuals, university lecturing, various group workshops including three day intensives.



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