Music can alter the state of the human brain.
Therapists use music to help individuals heal trauma, recall memories and resolve lifelong issues.
Most of us have felt the soothing power of music in general, but the science behind the therapeutic use of sound is truly astounding.
Studies suggest music therapy may be able to:
• Help heal family relationships
• Help Alzheimer’s recover lost memories
• Accelerate language acquisition
• Help reduce Schizophrenia symptoms
• Help individuals affected by trauma and abuse
• Help terminally ill patients process emotion
Therapists in the field draw on a variety of approaches and techniques.
Have you ever thought of becoming a sound and music healer? Here’s your chance to explore this exciting career option at no cost to you and with no further obligation.
The New York Open Center’s Integrative Sound and Music Institute certificate program is a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and highly experiential approach to the study of sound, music and voice and their powerful effect on the human organism.
One of the biggest benefits of the classroom program is the sense of community.
Cori Barger, a graduate, describes it this way, “This program proved to be an eye-opening experience of transformation through soundwork. I am honored to be in a community of such great listeners, musicians, teachers, students, visionaries, master practitioners, wonderful people and great friends!”
The program is a 120-hour Certificate training that goes from October 2016-April 2016. Student will learn things like:
• The technical and theoretical dimensions of musical expression including Sound, Voice, Rhythm, and Music
• Therapeutic use of sound and music including psychoacoustic music, auditory stimulation programs, creative arts/music therapies and scientific research applications
• Sacred Sound and Music—including shamanic, mantric, sound ecology and transformational sound techniques
It is designed for anyone interested in learning about the transformative and healing power of sound, including healthcare professionals, psychologists, clinicians, educators, musicians, clergy, music therapists, yoga practitioners and body workers.
Research from the American Music Therapy Association says these types of therapies promote mental health in eight different ways:
• Reducing muscle tension
• Improving self-image/Increased self-esteem
• Decreasing anxiety/agitation
• Increasing verbalization
• Enhancing interpersonal relationships
• Improving group cohesiveness
• Increasing motivation
• Promoting successful and safe emotional release
Tap into the healing power of music and learn how to use it to help others at The Sound and Music Institute: Integrative Sound & Music Practitioner Training starting in October 2016.
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