• Virtual Event
    May 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Healing with sound – a wide-ranging description of the use of drums, tuning forks, singing bowls and often the voice – is a growing phenomenon in the world of alternative healing. It’s been the topic of A woman sits outside along a stream on a flat rock, with metal bowls and chimes around her. She is smiling.articles in The New York Times, and greater numbers of trauma therapists, like physician Bruce Perry, are noting the importance of rhythm to calm the anxious and traumatized brain.

“The only way to move from these super-high anxiety states, to calmer more cognitive states, is rhythm,” he says. “Patterned, repetitive rhythmic activity: walking, running, dancing, singing, repetitive meditative breathing – you use brain stem-related somatosensory networks which make your brain accessible to relational (limbic brain) reward and cortical thinking.”

Sound therapy is different from music therapy.

In this online training via Zoom, presented by Lana Ryder, AADP, SHA, HTA, Reiki teacher, musician and sound healer, and Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will demonstrate how mental health professionals, addictions counselors and other health and helping professionals, and educators may integrate simple techniques using sound into their sessions to promote calm and health while also using sound as part of their personal self-care practice.

In addition to didactic information about the history of sound healing and how sound and vibration can be used to calm the nervous system and the body, participants will have the opportunity to have a hands-on experiences to feel the brain-shifting effects of sound with the use of tuning forks, drums, gongs, singing bowls and the voice. In this workshop you will learn:

  • The definition and history of sound healing.
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of sound therapy.
  • Sound therapy as a drug-free method of calming the body.
  • How to introduce and integrate vibration and sound into your sessions, even if you do not consider yourself musical and cannot play any instruments.
  • How to cleanse your practice space using sound.
  • How to use sound and vibration to practice self-care, grounding and personal healing.

Tuition:$55, if reserved by May 19, $65 after, and will include a generous variety of online handouts, including a slide show and a variety of links and videos, which you may retrieve online and download as you wish.

Credits: Participants will receive three CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists and three psychodrama credits and Act 48 hours.

Audience: The training is appropriate for mental health and other health professionals, addictions counselors, recovery specialists, educators, life and wellness coaches, clergy, creative arts therapists, alternative practitioners, yoga teachers, massage therapists and bodyworkers, community activists and professionals who work in social services programs as well as advanced students. You may also have the option to address personal issues in a confidential setting and network with other professionals who are interested in alternative, experiential and action methods.

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