Birth Artist Honors
We are delighted to honor Lisa Rafel, David Surrenda, & Gary Malkin for their work "SAFE in the ARMS OF LOVE" music and book for bonding with hospital research. Please check back again for more details about this special event.
Gary is an award-winning composer and public speaker dedicated to making a difference in the world by creating music-driven media and events that inspire the heart and catalyze healing. He is passionate about way music can reduce stress, and strengthen our emotional intelligence throughout the transitions of our lives, from birth to death. Gary is the co-creator of the acclaimed CD/book, Graceful Passages, which helps to traverse life transitions with greater mindfulness and compassion. He also recently co-authored (with David Surrenda, Ph.D. and Lisa Rafel) a CD/book called Safe in the Arms of Love, created to support parents and newborns during their bonding process. Gary has recently partnered with the former CEO of HeartMath, Bruce Cryer to deliver presentations and products entitled “What Makes Your Heart Sing?”. Gary has spoken at Google, Harvard’s Conference on Spirituality and Health, Scripps Integrative Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, among many others. Gary stands for a greater understanding of the power of music as an essential resource for healing and inspiration
Lisa Rafel is a “sound healing” educator, songwriter and singer with four CD’s and numerous recordings. Lisa is co-creator of Safe In The Arms Of Love: Deepening The Essential Bond With Your Baby and founder of Resonant Sounds, LLC, creating music, books and products that support heartfelt connection between parents and their babies. An internationally recognized transformative teacher, performer and expert in Vocal Sound healing™, Lisa presents internationally on the use of sound as a tool for health and healing. Her innovative workshops focus on self-healing techniques using modern scientific principles and practices from ancient and indigenous cultures. Lisa has two children and six grandchildren.
As both a licensed clinical psychologist and executive consultant, Dr. Surrenda has conducted executive level organizational consultation and coaching with high tech businesses, health care, local and federal government and educational systems for 40 years. He has worked extensively with hospitals to support innovations, creative solutions and new paradigmatic thinking.
Dr. Surrenda was the founder, Dean and curriculum director for the Graduate School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University. As a clinician, David has helped pregnant couples and families to address the issues that arise during major life transitions and is the co-author of three books.