After 6 years of working professionally as a sound therapist, artist and meditation teacher, 500+ sessions, ceremonies, workshops and performances with many thousands of people around the world I feel now is the time to share all that I’ve learned on my journey with you. I’ve poured all of my life learnings and knowledge into this course with the intention to help you find your unique voice and share your gifts with the world.
I've created this course to teach you everything you could possibly need to practice sound therapy professionally, whether that be specializing in group sound baths, working 1 on 1, corporate wellness, or integrating sound into your massage, yoga, or other holistic practice.
Included is a 3-month mentorship with me so I can work 1 on 1 with you on this journey, as well as, in a private community group where you can ask me questions and connect with others in the course.
I believe in making this work accessible to all and over the past 6 years, I've consciously chosen to work as a bridge. From the opening ceremony for an art exhibition with the Dalai Lama to SXSW to the World Economic Forum and music festivals around the world, I believe in the power of sound to unite and heal.
I believe the universe is more like music than matter and that by learning how to work with vibration and frequency we can make a powerful shift in our world. This course will help you tap into the healer within as I believe we are all healers.
How to effectively use 9 instruments including the voice
How to work with groups, 1-1 sessions & corporate clients
The sacred & scientific details of sound therapy
How to work with energy (yours & your clients')
The practical side (how to setup online sessions, buying instruments etc.)
How to structure your sound bath or private sessions
How to launch, expand & market your business
Guidance with finding your unique frequency & offering
3 month mentorship with Stacey; including 4 x 30 min. personal coaching sessions via Zoom
Over 200 on-demand videos, presentations, documents + assignments
7 x 90 min. group Zoom calls (10.5 hours total, although usually longer)
A certification upon completion
Access to private community area to share with your fellow students & ask questions
1 year long access to the entire course (including newly added content)
Listing on Shift website for potential work opportunities
Opportunity to work as an apprentice at a future Shift event
Introduction to the course
We’ll kick off with the first of our 90 min. live Zoom calls, outlining the whole course and what you can expect. I’ll talk more about my approach, the current landscape, and our home frequency or sonic signature. I’ll explain what sound therapy or sound healing is, the benefits, and give an overview of all the instruments included in the course. Contraindications for working with sound, an instrument buying guide, and a suggested reading list are also included.
Understanding & becoming sensitive to sound
I’ll cover the history of sound healing, give an intro to the physics of sound, explain the brain wave states, psychoacoustics, vibroacoustics, as well as the golden ratio and sacred geometry and how they relate to sound. We’ll delve into entrainment, resonance, binaural beats, the primo vascular system, biofeedback, and the effects of sound on the nervous system. Frequencies and the current debates, including the solfeggio frequencies. The benefits of sound healing and the effects on the body. We’ll also discuss the future of sound including the emerging 3D (8D) ambisonic music creation.
We’ll also deepen your ability for deep listening through various practices, such as mindfulness. Meditations will be provided to assist in this process. We’ll also look at the importance of silence through various practices.
Working with energy
This is an important topic as sound therapy is energy work. The instruments are tools for working with our energy, the energy of the group, and universal energy.
Part 1: Learning to work with your own energy
You’ll be guided through various exercises to become more sensitive to your own energy and develop your intuition. We’ll cover the energetic anatomy, the chakras, affirmations, embodiment, and tapping into your home frequency. You’ll be guided to identify your dominant “Clair” (clairaudience, clairvoyance, etc.) Assignments, meditations, and recordings will help in this process. We’ll also cover the basics of channeling and light language/codes. The importance of self-care is covered, with tips such as vagal toning exercises and energetic clearing and protection.
Part 2: Working with your clients/groups’ energy
You’ll learn various energy field assessment techniques when working 1-1 with clients, how to diagnose imbalances in the chakras, and tapping into the energy of a group using your intuition. & more...
Crystal singing bowls
My personal favourite, we’ll go into all things crystal singing bowls, from how they are made, to the history (fact and fiction), and review all the types of bowls. You’ll learn how to connect with your bowls, how to improvise with the voice, and use your intuition. And of course, there will be many videos demonstrating the various techniques, protocols, and ways to play in various settings. I’ll also go into an area here that may be a little out there for some, but is a core aspect of how I work: channeling and light codes.
Working with the voice
We’ll cover the types of healing with voice, the history of voice as a healing tool and the vocal anatomy. There will be many exercises and assignments, including vocal warm-up exercises, how to extend your natural harmonics and how to find your home tone or frequency. We’ll talk overtones, and do various vocal toning exercises to work with the chakras. We’ll cover the 6 healing sounds, the Bija mantras, nada yoga (the yoga of sound) and the Ayurvedic mantra perusha. You’ll learn about mantras and chanting and how to combine your voice with various instruments. We’ll cover Intuitive singing, as well as, prescribing specific voice work to your clients. Medicine songs and a client demo will help round out this very full module.
The many types of tuning forks are explained as well as the different approaches to using these in your sound work. We’ll cover Sonopucture, which is the application of tuning forks on reflex points of the meridians, hands, feet, and spine, based on acupuncture. These ortho forks include the 128 hertz, the 64 hertz, and the 32 hertz. We’ll look at how to remedy specific health issues using various techniques. We’ll also go into using the harmonic spectrum set that is played off the body with 1-1 sessions and in group sound baths. The human biofield approach will be demonstrated, as well as using 1, 2, and 3 forks at the same time. And the details of putting together a treatment plan.
Drums & Rhythm
This module delves into the history of healing with drums in various cultures. You’ll learn about types of drums and beaters and how to ground with drumming and rhythm. Techniques for playing the frame drum, the ocean drum, and small metal drums are included. We’ll go into shamanic healing with drums and rhythms, and the medicine wheel rhythm patterns.
Tibetan singing bowls
We begin with the history, culture, and composition of the bowls. This module covers ways of working with both groups and 1-1. We’ll cover the association with the endocrine system, how to trigger the relaxation response, and how to both replenish and release energy from the body. Many techniques will be demonstrated for: working off the body, on the body, with clients laying face up and face down. There will also be a demonstration of how to give a full body vibrational massage. And details on using the musical intervals with these bowls.
We’ll go into the history and types of gongs and ways to work with them. You’ll learn how to prime a gong, how to use different types of mallets, flumis, and about gong dynamics. The placement of gongs in various situations, gongs and phi, as well as, demonstrations of many different techniques will be covered. Techniques for working over the body, around the body, and from a stationary position are also included. Techniques using 1 mallet, and 2 mallets will open up the possibilities for you.
Introduction to and working with the four elemental Koshi chimes. How to use various rattles, shakers, a rainstick, as well as, the tingsha. We'll also cover the Sansula/Kalimba, the newest versions of ancient African instruments, as well as, demonstrations of playing styles and how to incorporate them into your practice.
Creating & holding space
What does “holding space” mean? Space clearing techniques, as well as, ritual and ceremonial settings are covered. We’ll touch on appreciation vs. appropriation as it relates to traditional wisdom cultures. The practical side of how to choose your venues for both in-person sessions for groups, 1-1 and corporate, as well as, the technical details and various options for setting up a virtual sound therapy practice. Examples and best practices will be shared. We’ll also go into the importance of intentionality in your sessions and the practical elements to set up your space.
Ways of Working & Putting it all together
We’ll dive deep into the various styles and services you can offer from working 1-1 privately, with couples, with small groups, in retreats, mass meditations, and in corporate environments. I’ll share ways of integrating sound therapy into your current holistic businesses, such as yoga, acupuncture, massage, and even how to work with children. We’ll also go into ways to collaborate with artists and musicians to create innovative offerings both offline and online. Also covered are the various ways of how to structure your sound baths or 1-1 session and other modalities to potentially integrate, including working with plant medicines.
Demonstration of a full sound bath for you to see all the elements come together. I’ll also show an example of a 1-1 client session where we address a specific issue. Pre and post-sound bath and 1-1 session communication and expectations are explained.
Creating your business
Coming from a marketing and brand strategy background, I want to help you find your unique voice and create or expand your brand. Guidance to find your niche, tell your story, and fine-tune your offerings are provided. We’ll look at aligning your values, how to create a business plan, your target audience, your way of working, how to set pricing, and more. Also how to market, be your own publicist, create collaborations and events to amplify your offering. You’ll also learn best practices for your online presence and the various channels to reach your audience. Building community, pitching to corporate clients and an overview of the practical side (administrative, insurance) round out this section.
I’ll go into the details here of what you need to complete in order to receive your certification. Tips and best practices for creating case studies, as well as template documents to help you along are included. You’ll have up to one year from the course start date to finish all the certification requirements.
* This price is excluding sales tax (within EU 21%, outside not applicable)
* Group size is limited
* Free cancellation possible up to 2 weeks before the course start date
*50% refund to cancel within 2 weeks of the start date
* No refunds after the course has started
* The certification is not mandatory if you just want to expand your knowledge & self-care
SCHOLARSHIP: I will be offering one person free tuition for this course. If you're in a tough situation financially but feel aligned and committed to this training, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]
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How long will students have to complete the assessment?
You'll have up to 1 year from start date to complete your case studies and assignments in order to earn your certification. I suggest aiming for 3 months after the end of the course.
Will we be able to meet in person to practice our new skills?
I'm planning to create an in-person additional level to this course when the current Corona restrictions allow it. For those able to come to Amsterdam. You can also arrange with your fellow students to practice together online or in-person.
Do I need to own all of the instruments taught in the course?
No, you don't need any instruments to start the course. It may be best to learn about all the instruments first to find what resonates with you. You will eventually need at least 3 (includes voice) though in order to complete the case studies.
Is this course open to beginners?
Yes, you don't need any previous experience. This course is designed to teach you everything you'll need to know. It's also advanced enough for those who have been working with sound healing and want to deepen their skills and business.
Will you help us buy instruments?
Yes, I can guide you to the best sources for each of the instruments offered in the course.
What if I live in another time zone and can't make one of the live group calls?
No worries, all the live video group calls will also be recorded. I will base the timing of these calls based on the group and the dominant geographic region.