PODCAST

Guided Harmonies: Music & Therapy

Margaret Dahlberg

I create pieces of music and combine them with my words to bring listeners a greater sense of well being. Each episode addresses an emotional need or challenge. I like to think of them as 'micro-therapy' as they are all around 10 minutes or so, yet the vibrations of the music work efficiently to move the body and mind into a grounded place. I've been on my own journey of healing throughout my adult life, and I've discovered that composing these are healing and guiding for me personally. I like offering them out to anyone who could respond to their benefits. Every episode is different and may evoke a different emotional response. Seek out the ones that work for you when you need them. Guided Harmonies is the combination of original words put to therapeutic music, all written and created by me: Margaret Dahlberg. I also offer personal music, created for clients specific emotional needs: guidedharmonies.com

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Soaring - Music only
26-05-2022
Soaring - Music only
Composed one year ago, prepare to soar without the words, as I prepare to release my latest music-only album in June with this song and many others on Guided Harmonies: Recovering.
Soaring - Music only
26-05-2022
Soaring - Music only
Composed one year ago, prepare to soar without the words, as I prepare to release my latest music-only album in June with this song and many others on Guided Harmonies: Recovering.
Beautiful Dream - music only
17-05-2022
Beautiful Dream - music only
I wrote this song last year after being shocked and appalled by the mass graves found at the indigenous residential schools that were forced upon our native Canadians over the past 150 years. Instead of creating a sad song, I decided to write a song about what it would feel like to have the childhood of any of our dreams where everything went perfectly. Find this song and others from the podcast on my newest release: Guided Harmonies: Recovering, which will be released on all of the download sites.
Recovery II - music only
13-05-2022
Recovery II - music only
As I completed my instrumental album, I felt this final track was missing something so I added flute to the original version. Flowing stream recorded on Columbia Falls Mountain Easter weekend 2022.
Body & Soul - music only
10-05-2022
Body & Soul - music only
Released a year ago, here is Body & Soul without words. Look for this song and others in June when Guided Harmonies: Recovering is released on all of the streaming and download sites.
Powerful Powerlessness - music only
04-05-2022
Powerful Powerlessness - music only
As I prepare to release my next album (Guided Harmonies: Recovering, June 2022) I am sharing the music-only versions of songs past. Enjoy!
GH - Recovery - music only
24-04-2022
GH - Recovery - music only
Spring is here and who isn't ready for a little recovery? I recorded the stream on Columbia Falls Mountain in Montana from a stream that was abundant with a heavy spring snow storm melt. The last in this cycle, I will be releasing an album of the songs composed after "Loving Commitments". Stay tuned for more information!
GH - Waves - music only
29-03-2022
GH - Waves - music only
Life often does not go as expected. And yet one predictability is all aspects of life come and go in waves. I recorded the waves in this piece while on vacation in Napa, California, as a smart phone video. I was sitting on Rock Point Beach having just awoken from a sun-nourished nap accompanied by the gentle crashing of the waves. I wanted to remember the moment by capturing the visual and the sound. For the actual video, visit my Guided Harmonies Instagram site.
Beautiful Dream - music only
22-03-2022
Beautiful Dream - music only
We all have our childhood dreams for feeling of loved and accepted. This music only version of my June 4 release was inspired by the challenges I felt trying to reconcile the ongoing extreme suffering of children. From Indigenous residential schools to war torn countries, many children go through far more than many of us will ever comprehend. And many of us feel helpless as we want to support these children as best as we can. And we all need support for the wounded child that lurks inside us and sometimes has more power than we want it to. . .
GH - Momentum - music only
15-03-2022
GH - Momentum - music only
Sometimes I need the words, sometimes I don't. Therefore, new to season 4, I am added 'music only' files so you don't have to wait for the entire album to drop. Music from seasons 1-3 can be found on all of the streaming sites in music by Margaret Dahlberg. Find the music from the episode "Introspective Inquiries" listed on Netflix After Life series - Season 3, episode 6.
GH - Momentum
15-03-2022
GH - Momentum
This week's episode was inspired by those who experience significant events that cause a sense of a loss of momentum. We often feel discouraged when we lose our footing from unexpected occurrences. This piece is designed to create a revitalized sense of recovery when rebuilding from that sense of loss.
GH - Ballast - music only
09-03-2022
GH - Ballast - music only
Sometimes I need the words, sometimes I don't. Therefore, new to season 4, I am added 'music only' files so you don't have to wait for the entire album to drop. Music from seasons 1-3 can be found on all of the streaming sites in music by Margaret Dahlberg. Find the music from the episode "Introspective Inquiries" listed on Netflix After Life series - Season 3, episode 6.
GH - Ballast
09-03-2022
GH - Ballast
In order to float and feel free, we need ballast to keep ourselves grounded and steady at the same time. This is the great balancing act that keeps us all on course. This week's episode brings you a sense of presence and strength as it connects you with the gravitational power of our planet.
GH - Floating - music only
01-03-2022
GH - Floating - music only
Music only, Floating was created after my own experience exploring internal struggles and finding the image of floating quite comforting. guidedharmonies.com
GH - Floating
28-02-2022
GH - Floating
Back for another season, this week's episode focuses on breathing from a place of kindness and gentleness. guidedharmonies.com
GH - Beautiful Dream
04-06-2021
GH - Beautiful Dream
This week's episode, Childhood Dream, is about the aspects of our childhood that we grieve. This episode is not about darkness or sadness, it focuses on creating the beauty, joy and innocence that we wish for all children.  guidedharmonies.com
GH - Soaring
28-05-2021
GH - Soaring
Have you noticed that the pandemic has created discord between you and some of your people? This week's episode promotes a sense of love and acceptance for all the perspectives you hear of from others, even the ones may find challenging. It is possible to feel connected to your loved ones even when you share different opinions. guidedharmonies.com
GH - Body & Soul
21-05-2021
GH - Body & Soul
Today's episode takes a break from the mental/emotional and goes on a physical body exploration. Using somatic awareness you can bring yourself into the present, alleviating anxiety, insomnia or simply promoting a sense of deep relaxation. guidedharmonies.com
GH - Powerful Powerlessness
14-05-2021
GH - Powerful Powerlessness
Sometimes we confuse 'growth' with a desire to become different. What if you could truly accept your imperfections? Imagine the power that comes with accepting your powerlessness to change your internal wiring. Of course you will continue to grow and evolve, yet when it comes from a place of self-love instead of a yearning to be a different person, your potential for expansion will be greater! guidedharmonies.com
GH - Loving Commitments
17-04-2021
GH - Loving Commitments
Today’s episode, Loving Commitments, is all about making that change that always seems an arm's length away. This will be the last for a little while, for I am making my own loving commitment to expand my Guided Harmonies offerings. I will be offering workshops, personal sessions and of course, always more therapeutic music. Look for my latest album that I will release in the next week. It will be called Guided Harmonies and will be music only. Thank you for continuing to listen and believe in my podcasts. You listeners remind me to believe in myself when I falter. Let me create your own personal Guided Harmonies: guidedharmonies.com
GH - Emotional Inventory
11-04-2021
GH - Emotional Inventory
This week's episode invites you to explore your emotional self. What if we could release our emotions just as efficiently and effectively as we can release our bodily wastes? Talk about emotionally healthy! guidedharmonies.com