School of Sound and Healing 2023/2024
School of Sound and Healing 2023/2024
School of Sound and Healing 2023/2024
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If you are interested in the Sound School beginning in October 2024, please call Angel Light (262.787.3001) to be added to the interest list.  All students on the 2024-2025 Interest List will be called once dates are finalized.


SCHOOL OF SOUND AND HEALING: 2023-24

ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAM BEGINS OCTOBER 2024

THIS CLASS WILL FILL QUICKLY.  REGISTER EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT (MAXIMUM 10 SEATS AVAILABLE)

WEEKEND 1
Friday, October 2024, from 6:00p - 8:00p
Saturday, October 2024, from 10:00a - 5:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour
Sunday, October 2024, from 10:00a - 3:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour

WEEKEND 2 (Pre-requisite Weekend 1)
Friday, November, 2024, from 6:00p - 8:00p
Saturday, November, 2024, 2023, from 10:00a - 5:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour
Sunday, November, 2024, from 10:00a - 3:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour

WEEKEND 3 (Pre-requisite Weekend 2)
Friday, December, 2024, from 6:00p - 8:00p
Saturday, December, 2024, from 10:00a - 5:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour
Sunday, December, 2024, from 10:00a - 3:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour


 WEEKEND 4 (Pre-requisite Weekend 3)

February 2024

Dates to be determined.

Friday, from 6:00p - 8:00p
Saturday from 10:00a - 5:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour
Sunday, from 10:00a - 3:30p, Lunch 1/2 Hour


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A more detailed syllabus will be given to each student registered for the Sound School series.

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WEEKEND 1:  November 3-5, 2023

Fundamentals Weekend: Mandatory for all students

 

FRIDAY EVENING

WEEKEND 1:  November 3-5, 2023

FRIDAY EVENING
 
Student Orientation
There will be an orientation for students covering the curriculum, discussion of course requirements, required student projects, recommended reading, general expectations, as well as introductions to the faculty and fellow students.

The Sound Healing Practices of the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia with Guest Presenter, Jeoffrey Hutcherson

This class highlights the Didgeridoo, its healing properties and practices.   The Aboriginal people of Australia are the first known culture to heal with sound. Their ‘yidaki' (modern name, didgeridoo) has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years. The Aborigines healed broken bones, muscle tears, and illnesses of every kind using this enigmatic musical instrument.  Included in this segment will be a brief history of the Aboriginal Culture and uses of Sound, and a demonstration and experience using the Didgeridoo.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023
Sound Fundamentals 
This course focuses on the structure, physics, and elements of sound and musicCourse covers: the transportation of sound waves through the human body, the five levels of vibration, frequencies, hertz/pitch, pure frequencies, tones/timbres, musical Intervals, cords, fundamental tones, overtones, binaural beats, dissonance, resonance, entrainment, harmony, rhythm, and noise.


Anatomy of the Subtle Body
This course focuses on providing students information about the different fields of Energy that makes up the Subtle Body including the Chakras, Meridians, and the Auric Field.


Basic Breath Work Practices
Breath is the most basic, yet profound tool we have to facilitate health for our body, mind, and spirit. Breathing is one of the most natural acts that we do. In fact, we breathe approximately 20,000 times each day. How we breathe can affect our health, the healing process of our body, and our attitude. During this class, students will learn about three basic breath work patterns that can be used to relax their bodies, assist in moving them to a deeper state of consciousness, and prepare them for connecting with the sound instruments that they will learn to play and the sound therapy that they will facilitate for themselves and others.

 

Creating Sacred Space with Guest Instructor:  Anne “Onute” Savickas
Ceremonial Leader
During this class, students will explore the importance of creating sacred space within and outside of themselves. The importance of grounding and centering and intention and prayer work will be introduced and exercises practiced to set the tone for using the medicines of Mother Earth including sage, sweet grass, frankincense oil, cedar, Palo Santo, and Florida Water. Students will learn how to smudge their healing spaces as well as themselves and their participating clients. Students will also learn about and experience many of the sound tools that can be used for clearing space with sound including Angel Tuners, Tingshas, Tibetan Bowls, and the Crystal Pyramid.


The Power of Intention with Guest Instructors:  Michael Krajovic and Lucy and Lucia
Those who are familiar with different forms of energy healing can probably agree on the importance of intention.  Intention is the first and the most basic rule of using sound in healing work.  The three equations essential for personal healing as taught by Jonathan Goldman, a very well known contemporary sound healer, will be discussed and practiced during this workshop. There is no limit to the possibilities of healing when intention is combined with sound or with any other form of energy healing activation tool.  Being positive and in the right state of mind when working to manifest your intent is extremely important.

 

How to Play a Tibetan Singing Bowl
Students will learn the history and uses of the Tibetan Singing Bowls and will begin to learn the basics of playing a singing bowl. They will learn techniques of properly positioning a bowl using their hands and fingers, how to awaken a Tibetan bowl, how to activate it, and how to tune-in to the energy of the bowl.  Why “tuning in” is important to the sound the bowl creates will be an experiential part of this class.  Students may bring a bowl if they have one or use a bowl from the Sound School’s inventory.  They will have an opportunity to actually play the bowl and will be guided by the instructor to facilitate a successful outcome for their first bowl experience.  Students will activate their singing bowls by using the Power of Intention. 

 

How to Use a Tuning Fork in Healing
This class is an introduction to the use of tuning forks and will include the history of tuning forks as used in instrument tuning and complementary healing practices, the science behind the use of tuning forks, and the modern uses of tuning forks in sound healing. Students will be involved in a visual introduction to four Otto (weighted) tuning forks that can be used in a healing practice and learn about their practical applications. Students will be guided through the process of how to hold, activate, clear, and care for a tuning fork. Students will listen to the sound frequencies of the four Otto Tuning forks. They will also participate in a discussion of the precautions and contraindications when using tuning forks.


Closing Circle and Meditation

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Using Tuning Forks and Essential Oils to Balance the Chakras with
Guest Instructor, Monica Latus
Students will learn how Essential Oils can be used in a Sound Healing Session to assist clients to a deeply relaxed state of consciousness. Opening and closing procedures will be demonstrated for a Sound Healing session using tuning forks and aromatherapy.  Students will be instructed in techniques to balance and harmonize the auric field and chakra energy centers using essential oils, colors, crystals, and sound. Students will create their own essential oil Aura spray.
 
Introduction to Gongs with Guest Instructor:  Michael Bettine
Students will learn about how Gongs can be used in Sound Therapy to achieve deep relaxation, peace, and a meditative state that can connect to sound frequencies that reduce anxiety, stress, and provide an avenue for healing. Students will be introduced to the gongs, including the history of gongs, the many different types of gongs available, and the various ways to play the gong. They will also watch a demonstration on how to create different sounds and sound effects using the gongs with a variety of different mallets and sound tools.


Gong Bath:  Michael Bettine
The Gong Meditation is so much more than just gongs. It is gongs, singing bowls, bells, and other percussion instruments, combined into a pulsating soundscape that is designed to help slow down and invite stillness within. There’s no hurry, no destination — only the breath and being in the moment.  Michael has a way of playing that delves into the soul of his instruments, allowing them to help transform stress, fatigue, and the challenges of everyday life into a journey of deep relaxation and peace
 

Closing Circle and Meditation

 WEEKEND 2:  December 8-10, 2023

Requirements: Completion of Sound Healing Foundations Weekend

Friday Evening, December 8

Manifesting with Intention with Guest Instructor:  Kristina Nez Begay
Intention can be defined as “the projection of awareness, with purpose and efficacy, toward some object or outcome.” This class will teach students how to measure the strength of the human energy field. Students will discover how they can influence physical matter via positive versus negative thought, intentions, affirmations, and sound. They will discover how they can influence physical matter via highly motivated and targeted thought projection. This class involves active participation and will provide students with the basic components for creating their own intention statements that have a healing focus for self- and/or other’s healing. 

 

Manifesting with Sound:  Kristina Nez Begay
This experiential class will include scientific evidence of brain wave states with focus on the Theta Brain Wave which is considered a shamanic state of consciousness or luminous awareness. Students will explore why the Theta Brain Wave state is the frequency that people are striving to achieve through mediation, yoga, and other types of energy work. Students will also explore rhythmic drumming as a tool to relax and release any heaviness causing energetic blockages.
 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2023

Drum Wash:  Kristina Nez Begay
Students will participate in a Drum Wash to clear chakras and energy fields.

Healing Song and Chant:  Kristina Nez Begay
Our mind, body, and soul are interconnected and what occurs at one level affects the others.  Students will explore accessing deep energetic levels of healing through self generated sound.  Vocables, including mantras, songs and chants, or even using a language that is unfamiliar to you, are all ways to bypass the logical, linear mind and enter a state of consciousness conducive to greater healing. 
 
Sound Healing and the Chakras
Students will continue their study of the chakras with an in-depth exploration of the Hindu Chakra system and its relationship to the vital energy of the human body. They will learn about each of the seven basic chakras including the traits of each chakra, their ruling organs and glands, age of development, related senses, and colors. Students will explore the basic human emotions as they relate to each of the chakras and the subtle energy field. This class will lay the foundation for using Singing Bowls and the Solar Harmonic tuning forks which have a direct relationship to the frequency progression of the basic 7-fold chakra system.


Solar Harmonic Level I – Basic Tuning Fork Techniques Experiential
This course is an experiential clinic and designed to teach students to effectively use three different protocols (horizontal, vertical & spiral) to clear and balance each chakra in the 7-fold chakra system using the Solar Harmonic tuning forks.
 
Solar Harmonic Level II - Double Tuning Fork Techniques Instructional
This experiential course will assist students to a deeper understanding of the use of the Solar Harmonic Tuning forks and begin their work of using two tuning forks simultaneously in a sound healing session. They will learn the importance of working in intervals (sequences) of fifths when using tuning forks to clear and balance the chakra system.
 
Energy Diagnosis 101
Students will learn the basics of body scanning using the sensing mechanisms of their hands. They will learn how to “tune in” to the energy of the different chakras and participate in an exercise that will lift stagnant energies from the physical body. Students will also be instructed in how to use tuning forks and tingshas to scan a physical body and its corresponding energy field. They will participate in a scanning exercise with a partner followed by a discussion of their experience. The session will end with a demonstration of how to clear an energy field using crystals and sound. 

Student Experiential Group Sharing
Students will return to the instruction area to share their group experience with each other.


Closing Circle and Meditation


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023

Dissonance and Resonance – Deep Listening Skills for Effective Energy Assessments
In order to use tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, or other sound and healing instruments, students must be able to listen deeply to the subtle tones and harmonics that sound instruments can make. Learning the skill of deep listening involves learning how to recognize the unique sound of instruments and how those sounds alter when played with and without intention. Students will also learn how to listen to the pitches, harmonics or overtones of the instruments and how these change once the instrument is placed in a client’s energy field.
 
How to Conduct a Treatment Session from Beginning to End using one or more Sound Tools
Students will be guided through an entire sound treatment session.  This start to finish workshop will include the introduction, observing your client’s facial and body movements and understanding what they signal; the ever so important pre-treatment discussion and how it plays a crucial  role in the outcome of a session; leading a client into a deep state of relaxation through guided meditation and sound; the session itself, using multiple sound tools; wrapping up the session and leading a client into an awakened and fully conscious state, plus suggestions for your client’s continued healing after your session. 


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 10, 2023

Road Trip to SYINTHESIS® Sound

Special Sound Demonstration and Instruction using Lydian tubular chimes with Lee Ann Dzelzkalns
Spiritual development can be facilitated through the use of sacred sound.  The inner path of purification requires that we undergo a process to clear, blend and synthesize dissonant tones of the personality into the resonant tones of the soul.  To become the living embodiment of one’s sacred presence, we must peel back the  petals of oneself into the One-Self. 
 
Students will take a short road trip to Syinthesis® Sound to learn about the Lydian Tubular Chimes (chakra chimes); the D Overtone Series and the Solfeggio Chimes (all made in Germany by Wolfgang Deinert) and how to use them to create a rich sound healing session which fosters internal adjustments, awakens insights, and elicits psycho-spiritual integration.  


THE WEEKEND ENDS

 

WEEKEND 3:  January 5-7, 2024

Requirements:

Completion of Sound Healing Foundations & Level II Weekends

Recommended:  One Singing Bowl for Experiential Use

(1) C & G Tuning Fork Set (1) Ohm Tuner with Crystal Head

 

FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, 2024

Humming for Healing:
Humming is among the simplest, yet most profound sounds that we can create.  It has amazing beneficial abilities that affect us on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.  Students will explore the many aspects of how and why humming works and they will learn about and experience several exercises that demonstrate the power of their own “hum” and how they can effectively use their “hum” to create balance and harmony within body, mind, and spirit. They will learn why humming can become a practice to enhance health and wellness for everyone.


Breakout Groups for the Development of Group Presentations:  Session I
Instructors will explain the Group Presentation requirement. Students will then meet in groups to design their Sound Healing Group presentation that will be delivered on Sunday. Group presentations will incorporate the following learned elements:  Intention, Breath Work, Creating Sacred Space, Opening and Closing a Sound Healing Session, Tibetan Bowls, Tuning Forks, Drums and other desired instruments. Students are encouraged to the include knowledge and experiences gained through their individual life experiences.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2024

Singing Bowls on the Body with Protocols
This class will begin to advance the student’s knowledge about singing bowl applications. Students will be instructed in the placement and playing of singing bowls directly on the body, above the body, and below the body during a treatment session.  Students will also learn to incorporate techniques to clear the energy field of the physical body using singing bowls prior to the start of a sound therapy session. 
 
Singing Bowl Protocols Demonstration
In this advanced techniques class, students will learn additional singing bowl protocols to
facilitate balance in the physical body and the auric field.  The protocols are designed to enhance meditation, deepen relaxation, reduce insomnia, relieve headache, lower blood pressure, and relax the internal organs.
 
Singing Bowl Protocols Experiential                                                                                         
Beyond the instruction, there will be a hands-on practice working with the bowls.  Students will break up into small groups to apply and experience the techniques they learned in the Singing Bowl Protocols demonstration class. 

 

Solar Harmonic Level 111 Chakra Tuning Fork Experiential
Students will experience the use of five additional basic double tuning fork protocols designed to balance and calm the nervous system, relieve anxiety, center and ground the client, stimulate the release of nitric oxide, and promote joint mobility.

 

Test your knowledge – Basic Tuning Fork and Tibetan Bowl Quiz followed by Class Discussion of Answers

Breakout Groups for the Development of Group Presentations:  Session II

Group discussion and Closing Meditation


SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2024

Group Presentations using Tuning Forks, Tingshas, and Tibetan Singing Bowls
Presentations should include Creating Sacred Space, Clearing Space Techniques, setting of Intention, opening a Sound Healing Session, conducting a Complete Healing Session Protocol, and Closing a Sound Healing Session.
 
Using Tuning Forks and Tibetan Bowls to Open the Heart Center
This class overviews the physical Heart Center and its functioning, including the heart, lungs, and thymus gland. Students will be presented with materials that describe the potential emotions that can be held in the Heart Center. They will also examine the thoracic vertebrae behind the heart and learn how physical and emotional toxins can be released through a technique called the Spinal Flush. Students will also be presented with a Heart Healing protocol using different sound tools including weighted tuning forks, a quartz crystal tuning fork, Tibetan singing bowls, and meditative suggestions to help release and heal the emotions of the Heart Center.
 

Crystal Bowl Healing:
Students will be instructed in using the sound healing potential of the Chakra Tuned Crystal Bowls. They will be presented with the history and uses of the crystal bowl, its modern day production techniques, and examples of how quartz crystal bowls can be used in sound healing. Students will learn how quartz crystal acts as an oscillator, magnifier, and transmitter of pure tone and why it is used in all of our most advanced communication systems, medical equipment, computer systems, and digital devices

 

Crystal Bowl Experiential:
Students will learn how to use crystal bowls to open the different gateways of consciousness, how to release “stuck” energy, and how to rebalance the physical and subtle bodies using crystal bowls. They will learn how to synchronize their energies to that of the bowl they are working with, along with the protocols for creating harmonious sound. This class will incorporate the use of Guided Meditation along with the frequencies of the Chakra Singing Bowls 

Closing and Guided Meditation


WEEKEND 4:  FEBRUARY 23-25, 2024 – projected dates

Requirements: Completion of Sound Healing Foundations, Level II, and Level III Weekends.  Attendance and the completions of Course requirements are mandatory for students seeking a full Certificate in Sound Healing.

 

Friday Evening, February 23, 2024
BECOMING A THERAPEUTIC PRACTITIONER
With Graduation Weekend Guest Speaker, Robert Keehn
In this talk we’ll explore what it means to be a therapeutic practitioner. When we’re becoming healing arts practitioners of any genre’, we rightfully find ourselves focused on the method of healing. However, it’s so important to remember that the person administering the healing is as essential to the process as the remedy itself. In this discussion, Robert Keehn will share an overall philosophy & mentality of approaching pain alleviation & healing.  He will discuss how he approaches clients & how to establish a therapeutic environment safe enough for emotional release while relating these principles to your sound healing work.


About your Guest Speaker:  Robert Keehn
Robert Keehn is a psychotherapist with over a decade of experience ranging from the psychiatric hospital to private practice. Rob incorporates classic depth psychology & spirituality to help people heal physically, emotionally & spiritually. His lifelong passion for the healing & intuitive arts integrates Jungian Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Neuroscience, Hypnotherapy, Alchemy, & Tarot. Rob uses regressive hypnosis to help people conclude unfinished business, resolve current or past life trauma, remedy physical ailments & alleviate emotional pain. An intuitive himself, he’s found hypnosis to be a doorway for connecting clients to passed loved ones, guides, and their higher self.


SATURDAY:  FEBRUARY 24, 2024

MEDITATION TO SET THE INTENTION FOR THE DAY

FINAL PRESENTATIONS:  ½ HOUR PER STUDENT WILL BE ALLOTTED FOR EACH PRESENTATION WITH A15 MINUTE SETUP TIME BETWEEN PRESENTATIONS.

END OF DAY WILL INCLUDE COURSE EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM, FINAL EXAMS, AND A CLOSING MEDITATION

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024

Graduation and Celebration Day

Forms and Permissions for a Healing Session:
Students will be provided with sample intake and disclaimers forms and learn about the importance of having insurance when opening a sound therapy practice. Information for contacting the websites of reputable and affordable insurance companies and obtaining a minister’s license will be included in this class.


Sunday Afternoon

Graduation Speaker

Student Representative/Speaker


Kirtan Celebration:  Russell Strelnick/Swami Prem Aamod
Kirtan is the ancient tradition of chanting mantra in the rhythms of call and response waves of prayer to the God/Goddess of transformation, love, joy, bliss, creation, peace, sustenance, transcendence, and to the remover of all obstacles. This Kirtan will be a student celebration of completion and graduation. Teachers and students and facilitators will open their hearts through these drum driven sacred, timeless prayers to receive healing energy directly from spirit. Tears, laughter, release, dance, singing, celebration, and meditation are entered freely to co-create collectively this blessing ceremony.

Presentation of Certificates and Closing Ceremony

Graduating Class Celebration