Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Safe in the Arms of Love

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book Review - Safe in the Arms of Love

About the Book
For the over four million babies that are born in the United States each year, nothing is more important than creating a strong bond with their parent.  Yet with demands of modern life, many of today’s parents are not sure just how to create that bond.  Safe in the Arms of Love combines beautiful, intentionally designed music, heartwarming lyrics, and an accompanying book full of essential and easy to understand information on the importance of how healthy attachment builds a secure emotional foundation for a child’s entire life.

Endorsed by leading authorities such as Deepak Chopra, M.D., Christiane Northrup, M.D., Dean Ornish, M.D., Marshall Klaus, M.D. and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW, the music and book package is the first release from producers Resonant Sounds, LLC, which creates products utilizing Positive Intention Music™ to help parents experience healthy bonding with their baby.

Developed by sound healer and songwriter Lisa Rafel, Emmy-winning composer Gary Malkin, and clinical psychologist Dr. David Surrenda, the book and CD are designed to relax both parent and child, allowing them to form the deep heart connection that is the essence of the bonding experience. 

“The music is intended for use during pregnancy and after the baby is born, while nursing, putting the baby to sleep, or to create a moment in the day that is just between the parent and the child,” says Lisa Rafel, songwriter and founder of Resonant Sounds, LLC.  “The lyrics were written from a place of deep love and connection, and are meant to evoke those emotions within the parent as she or he interacts with their infant.”

Dr. David Surrenda, whose deep knowledge of the parent-child relationship informs much of the book, says, “Bonding is one of the most important steps in a child's development, helping him or her to build strong and meaningful relationships in the future.  We wanted to create a clear reference point for parents to learn this natural and universal experience.

The music in Safe in the Arms of Love was intentionally composed to facilitate bonding using Positive Intention Music™.  “By utilizing psychoacoustics and sound healing principles, we are helping to create a peaceful, attentive, heart filled atmosphere where both parent and baby can become emotionally connected,” says Gary Malkin.
  • How to create a heartfelt and intimate connection with baby
  • What the bonding experience physically feels like – and helps parents come into that state through visualization and breathwork
  • The power of Positive Intention Music™, which utilizes the principles of tempo, pitch and intention to scientifically calm a mother’s heart and increase the connection between mother and child

Safe in the Arms of Love will be available at major booksellers on (April 1, 2011).  Advance copies are available for review purposes only.
Lisa Rafel is a “sound healing” educator, songwriter and singer with four CDs and numerous recordings.  The founder of Resonant Sounds, LLC, she is also an internationally recognized spiritual teacher, chantress, author and poet. Her transformative programs focus on self-healing techniques using modern scientific principles mixed with practices from ancient and indigenous cultures. She presents at professional conferences internationally on the use of sound as a tool for health and healing. Lisa has two children and six grandchildren.

Gary Malkin is an Emmy® award-winning composer, producer, performer, and public speaker.  As a composer for numerous award-winning television and film projects for nearly thirty years, Gary is known for working on socially responsible media projects featuring themes such as the environment, tolerance, children’s welfare, cancer, and global healing. He is the co-creator of the acclaimed CD/gift book, Graceful Passages, released by his media production company, Wisdom of the World, which offers aesthetic ways to help face life transitions with mindfulness, presence, and compassion. An in-demand public speaker, he has presented at places such as Harvard’s Conference on Spirituality and Health, Scripps Clinic, and UCSF Medical School. Gary has a daughter currently attending college.

Dr. David Surrenda is CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the largest retreat center in the US.  He is also a licensed clinical psychologist, who has conducted executive level organizational consultation and coaching with business, government, education and health systems for 40 years.  David is the founder of the Graduate School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University and served as dean and curriculum director for nine years. He crafted the first nationally accredited graduate program in Holistic Health Education, a forerunner to the current efforts in Integrative Health, and currently sits on the board of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. David is the co-author of three books including Retooling on the Run: Real Change for Leaders with No Time (with Stuart Heller), a unique roadmap for cultivating versatility of leadership action styles. David has three daughters and six grandchildren.

My Take on the Book
As a parent you are always looking for those special moments that you can capture and make memories. This book provides you with a road map to how a parent can start having these moments from before the moment your child is born to the early days after their birth to days, months and years to come.

Written with easy to read short chapters that explain things well and in many cases give step-by-step instructions for how one should take the steps that they need to make these bonding moments happen. I can tell that any new parent would find this book as a wonderful addition to their collection. The music also is a wonderful addition to the book and each track provides the reader some solace in their bonding time.

Whether it is for yourself, or given as a gift this book is one I would highly recommend!

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