Check out the sound healing radio shows/podcasts at BBS radio. Also you can listen to other holistic shows on the BBS radio programs on the talk radio show site.
Sound therapy is not new in Sacramento. Check out local sound therapy sites in Sacramento such as DirectoryEnergysound | Healing Artists of the Sacramento Region, Healing Artists of the Sacramento Region, RubyHeart, Dancing Spirit Healing Center, and Policies & Procedures – Sound Healing Classes – Globe Institute. Check out this Sacramento Free Sound Healing Workshop and Open House, Sunday November 13th 1-6 PM. More Information.
The emerging field of sound therapy for holistic family health focuses on studies looking at how sound can help you tune to a more healthy state of mind, body, and spirit. One of the best books on alternative health or holistic health in general is Alternative Medicine, the definitive guide (second edition). Publisher is Celestial Arts. The book is from the editors of Natural Solutions magazine.
There are chapters on the benefits of nutritional supplementation, vitamin and mineral supplement ranges, and various alternative therapies. What attracted attention was one chapter on sound therapy on page 453 which discussed the instruments of sound therapy. An example might be the use of devices that use specific sound frequencies to achieve therapeutic benefits such as pain reduction.
Some musical sounds are designed to manipulate brain waves such as instruments. One example might be the Electronic Ear, which has made strides in treating the autistic, according to that book. Sound therapists realize that listening is unique for each person. Research continues combining listening with guided imagery and physical movement.
Some people listen to music while walking an indoor labyrinth. The research focuses on whether sound used for treatment can help in healing. Can certain tones bring a patient’s health more into balance? That’s what scientists are looking at. You can find further information from such associations as the Sound Healer’s Association, Sound Health Research Institute, Inc., Sound, Listening, and Learning Center, Mozart Effect Resource Center, Mid-Atlantic Training Institute, Saverna Park, Maryland, (See, About Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). American Music Therapy Association, Inner Peace Music, The Georgiana Institute: Auditory Integration Training(AIT)/Digital, and The Chalice of Repose Project.
The Chalice of Repose Project also specializes in end of life palliative and pastoral care. Music-Thanatology is a sub-specialty of palliative medicine, and derives profound spiritual inspiration and meaning from the Benedictine Cluniac tradition of monastic medicine. In that light, every moment, person, condition and event is one in which we can turn to greet, receive and meet one another “in a new and living way.” The Chalice of Repose Project also offers several kinds of graduate level educational programs.
One holistic occupation is the music thanatologist, someone who uses music in helping the terminally ill patient. You can find more information on training for music thanatologists at The Chalic of Response Project. Also music therapy is used sometimes in sleep disorder research. The point is there are many uses of and research in how music therapy and sound healing research is used with holistic applications.
Are you interested in an online Master’s degree program in Music-Thanatology (MDP)? The The Chalice of Repose Project is working on a long-term educational collaborative program which will facilitate both certificates and graduate degrees in music-thanatology. If you would like to be notified of all the particulars, including the application process, when these program offerings launch, please email the following information to [email protected]
Maybe you want a master’s degree in Contemplative Musicianship (CMP)? Students come from all over the world (North & South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa): singers, instrumentalists, composers, chaplains, clinicians and people of prayer with basic music competencies, a love of music, and a longing for a deep formation in the spirituality of music.
This program is the pre-requisite for application to the Music-Thanatology Program. This is a distance learning program and combines web lectures and broadcasts with brief intensive residencies in Oregon. The entire course is taught in English. The application process for CMP15 will begin in 2012. If you would like to receive a detailed brochure with syllabus & application, please go to CMP15 Application Process.
Sound Healing Meetings in Sacramento
Also in Sacramento is the Sound Healing Meetup – Friday October 14th – 7-9 PM $5 – Sound Journey with Crystal Bowls and Healing Music More Information. Sound Healing Weekend Intensive – Sat & Sun October 22nd and 23rd – 10-5:30 each day. The Effects of Sound on Us — Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, & Spiritually. $145
Sound Healing Meetup – Friday Nov 11th – 7-9 PM $5 – Resonating the Sound of 11-11-11 More Information. If you’re looking to train, there’s also a Certificate Program, Associates Degree or Individual classes at the Institute. Next Semester begins Jan 17th 2011. Individual Classes available this Semester. More Information./ Detailed Schedule.
Sound Healing Classes and/or Training Online
Online Sound Healing Classes with Live Instructors – Certificate or Degree
Start October 18th or 25th. More Information. Detailed Schedule.
Or, take classes at your own convenience.
More Information. Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate • At the Institute – Next Semester Jan 17th. More Information. • Online – Begins October 17th More Information.
Root/Soul Frequency Assessment: Online or at the Institute. More Information.
Also check out the Sound Healing Radio every other Saturday.