Sound Healing Certificate Program
This program is designed to give you an overview of the field, and provide you with skills to be able to do sound healing on yourself and on others. Many skills are taught that you can use to make a living. The program is 3.5 months, 3 nights per week and some weekends and is offered 3 times per year. We also offer an Intensive version over the summer. MORE DETAILS
Sound Healing Associates Degree Program
The Certificate Program is the 1st semester of a 4 semester Degree Program. You may start with the Certificate Program and then continue with the Degree, if you like. The Degree Program is designed to help you become a master sound healer. In addition to the expanded curriculum you will practice in our Sound Healing Therapy Center and perform research projects of your choice. MORE DETAILS
Any of the classes within the Certificate or Associates Degree Programs may be taken individually without being enrolled in the full program.
Online Sound Healing Programs
The Online Certificate Program or Degree Program may be taken online with Live Instructors (2 nights per week and Saturday mornings) or you may watch videos of the classes at your own convenience. Of course, it's always better to be in the same room as the sound, but not everyone can move to San Francisco. Most of the classes work online are as good as being at the Institute. MORE DETAILS
Sound Healing Audio Production
This program is completely separate from the above classes. We teach how to do professional sound healing recording, mixing, and production with ProTools recording software. There is no class like this on the planet. The main instructor, David Gibson, has written the #1 selling book in Audio, "The Art of Mixing,"
and is also the Director of the Sound Healing Programs. The Audio Production classes are also offered online. MORE DETAILS
You may take any combination of the above programs to complete the 4 semester Associates Degree program. Of course, you could take just two semester -- for example, Sound Healing and Audio Production. You may also combine online classes -- for example, you may take the first semester online then continue with the 2nd semester of the Degree at the Institute. If you are local, you can also take some of the classes online and some at the Institute.
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Globe Sound and Consciousness Institute offers complete Certificate and Associates Degree Programs in Sound Healing and Sound Therapy -- the study of the effect of sound on human beings physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. The College provides a comprehensive curriculum that has been designed with careful consideration and experience to provide a full perspective on everything going on in the field -- with due consideration for what students most want to learn, and the skills needed to be able to work in the field.
The Sound Healing Programs at Globe Sound and Consciousness Institute were established in 2002. We are the only school on the planet that offers a Certificate and Associates Degree in Sound Healing and Therapy. Our entire staff are masters in the field, and have years of experience -- some as much as 40 years. They are some of top researchers and educators in the field, and are full of heart felt caring -- dedicated to helping students get what they want out of the program. We set our intention for each student to get what they need for their own highest good, and for the highest good of those that they may help in the future.
The Program is not just one person's perspective. Students receive a variety of perspectives on the use of Sound from a wide variety of Instructors. We also strive to stay on top of new developments and research in the field in order to provide students with the known science available in the field. But we also explore ancient esoteric and powerful techniques that include how to raise consciousness that have not yet been proven or researched.
IS SOUND HEALING?
Sound Healing, through various techniques and technologies, is the educated and conscious use of the energy of sound to reach identified goals and promote wellness in the human system – including the expansion of consciousness. Sound Healing is founded on the premise that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies. Science has proven that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substance. For example, the study of Cymatics has shown how sound creates geometric patterns in matter. Dr. Emoto has proven that sound changes the molecular structure of water. However, more importantly, sound changes consciousness. Many ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and access higher levels of consciousness for thousands of years.
There are a wide range of techniques that utilize sound as a tool for change. The most common and basic use of sound is for meditation and relaxation. Chanting, toning and overtone singing are some of the most powerful methods for resonating sound throughout the body. The use of nature sounds and natural instruments, such as crystal bowls and tuning forks, have specific healing frequencies and harmonics. Drumming and rhythm are now used by corporations to release stress and build team consciousness. Shamanic drumming takes people into altered states of consciousness. Sound is now being using by clinical psychologists to help children with certain learning disabilities. Binaural beat frequencies are used to entrain people into very specific states of consciousness. Sound is used to alter brainwave states to help people with sleep disorders and facilitate creative expression. Listening to one’s own root frequency enables an individual to create a more centered and grounded awareness within their life. Sound and music are also used to help with difficult life transitions, including birth and death. The medical community also uses sound and music in a variety of applications such as during surgery to minimize the use of anesthesia, and to break up kidney and gall stones. Doctors are now finding the resonant frequency of organs in order to help vibrate them back into a healthy state. More exciting is cutting-edge research that shows how sound might be used to disintegrate diseases such as cancer.
Perhaps most exciting is the use of sound and music to transform consciousness - First, to release deep emotional issues; then, to more consistently resonate the vibrations of love and light -- including gratitude, compassion, joy and Universal Love. Ultimately, to use sound to bring us into a state of oneness with everyone and everything in the Universe.
STUDY SOUND HEALING AND THERAPY
Raise Your Own Awareness And Consciousness
The program is designed to assist you in increasing awareness of your own sound landscape, enabling you to feel more grounded, emotionally clear and heart centered. When you become aware of your own root frequency, you feel more clear, grounded and connected to your own center. When life’s challenges move you off center, you will be able to draw upon a variety of sound techniques to bring your self back to a calm and centered place. As you gradually acquire a more stable and clear vibration, interactions with others become smoother, as fear and frustration diminish. You can then add a more uplifting vibration to the world with a true ability to support and heal others -- including yourself.
There are three categories of jobs available in the field.
1. Become A Sound Therapist - Set up your own practice
The Sound Healing and Therapy program is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to become a sound therapist. Additionally, we discuss techniques of clinical psychology to clearly define the “client – practitioner” relationship and ensure safe and ethical practices.
2. Add Sound Healing to Your Own Practice
Sound Healing is a perfect complement to Massage Therapy, Reiki, Chiropractic, Psycho-Therapy, Music Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and a wide variety of Medical practices.
3. Work Within an Established Institution
Provide additional complementary healing services - In Alternative Healing Centers in Hospitals, Private Healing Centers, Health Spas, Yoga Centers, or Retreat Centers. Upon completion of the program, the school assists students in acquiring internships at alternative healing centers, including the Institute’s own Sound Therapy Center. You may also apply to offer your services within our own Sound Therapy Center once you graduate!
SOUND HEALING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES YOU WILL LEARN
There are four main areas of our system where sound and music have been proven to be effective: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Of course, often these overlap - for example, emotional healing might cause physical symptoms to go away.
1. Physically – Based on physics, sound affects matter. At the most basic level sound transmits energy into whatever it comes into contact with. The law of resonance, where a strong vibration will cause a weaker vibration to vibrate at the same frequency, is the core concept of all sound healing. This accounts for how sound can relax a muscle, how it can help to heal an organ or nerve, and how it might even transform a disease such as cancer. In the classes we will not only explain how physical healing occurs, but also explain many techniques on how to do so safely and effectively.
2. Emotionally – Many in the wide field of healing believe that stuck emotions account for, and are at the root of most of the issues and diseases we manifest, with some saying stuck emotions cause as much as 50% of all diseases (environmental causes being another large part). We already know how powerful music can be to transform our emotions. We have now discovered how to use sound to release stuck emotions. In the classes we will share nine simple techniques on how to release stuck emotions – many that you can do in the car, when in the thick of an emotion, or in a professional sound therapy setting.
3. Mentally – There has been extensive research clearly proving that when we listen to frequencies within the range of a brainwave (beta, alpha, theta and delta) our brain will be entrained into that frequency within a few minutes. “Binaural beats” are frequencies that we can create within the frequency range of the brain. Therefore, we can easily use binaural beats to entrain our brain into states that help with things like ADD, ADHD, post traumatic stress, learning disabilities, sleep disorders, including enhancing mental clarity, memory, and creativity. When we listen on headphones these frequencies also synchronize the left and right brain, which is our optimal state. Now there is research showing how to use these binaural beat frequencies to lead us into states of deep meditation, and higher emotions of love and joy. You will learn how to create these binaural beats and how to use a wide range of resources currently on the market.
4. Spiritually – Spiritual healing can mean a lot of things. In the classes we start by using sound to clear emotional and physical blockages. We then focus on raising your consciousness and vibration by using sound to resonate you into higher emotions such as gratitude, compassion, love and joy. Some say that higher consciousness is simply being in the frequency of these higher emotions. Sound can also be used as an avenue to connect us to the higher energies of Universal Love, or Spirit and Source. Even if you already know how to open your own connection to Spirit, the right sounds and music can enhance that connection and make it even stronger.
On a much deeper and far more esoteric level, sound can be used to connect us more directly to our Soul. Many believe that when we listen to the sound of our Soul (instead of our ego and personality) and develop a direct connection to it, we receive guidance on how to live our lives more fully.
Throughout the classes different instructors will explore and provide techniques on how frequencies, timbres, musical intervals, music and rhythm can be used to create positive changes in us, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
| Skills Learned in the Sound Healing and Therapy Program
Skills you can use to open a business, or incorporate into your work
We have defined specific skills and accepted treatment modalities that students learn and practice upon graduation from just the Certificate program. We also explain the full range of possibilities and give you the resources to explore them in more depth if you would like to go further. We also hope to inspire and safely guide students who might be interested in coming up with their own creative treatment modalities.
1. Assessment Techniques based on sound – You will learn how to do an assessment on yourself or a client using your voice, intuition, or voice analysis technologies. These techniques can be used as part of a Sound Healing treatment.
2. Voice Healing -You will learn a detailed technique using the voice for assessing what is going on in a person at multiple levels, then connecting to source, and using the voice to affect resonant changes in the person. Many students take this skill and open a business around it. You can also use Voice Healing as one part of a whole treatment.
3. Treatments with Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, and other Natural Instruments - You will learn various techniques for performing a live treatment on someone with natural instruments. You will also learn how these instruments affect a person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This will also give you an understanding of the effects of these sounds when playing back a CD.
4. Tuning Fork treatments – You will learn various techniques for using tuning forks on the body and acupuncture points, including a variety of tuning fork types and frequency combinations for different issues. This is another technique that a student can build an entire business around.
5. Performance and Channeling Techniques for Singers - You will learn a wide range of subtle techniques for making sounds with your voice to help yourself and others. You will also learn and become aware of where your tongue and lips are when creating precise sounds. You will learn to free your voice and how to find your soul song and use it for healing.
6. Leading Chant and Kirtan – You will learn a wide range of chants, mantras, and overtone singing techniques.
7. Discerning a Person’s Root/Soul Frequency –You will learn how to find the “signature” frequency, for yourself and others. It has been shown in research that when you resonate this frequency you are more grounded and centered. This is our most popular treatment in the Therapy Center. It also works well to be able to then play a CD on the Sound Table in the key of the person's Soul.
8. Clearing Stuck Emotions and Pain with Sound –You will learn 9 techniques for using the voice to release stuck emotions. This is one of the most powerful and important techniques because stuck emotions account for approximately 50% of all disease. You will also learn how to use sound to release pain. This a very powerful technique around which you could build a business. It is also often used by Psychotherapists as a supporting modality.
9. Chakra Treatments with Sound – You will learn the frequencies of the chakras, and how to do a clearing on yourself and others. A number of students have created a business around this treatment.
10. Voice Analysis - You will learn the basics of using the VoiceBio system. We will show you how to find missing frequencies in a person’s voice and the organs and diseases these frequencies are associated with. There are about a dozen voice analysis systems that you will learn about -- all of which could be the foundation of a Sound Healing business.
11. Brainwave Entrainment with Binaural Beats - (Using other’s CD’s or creating your own) - You will learn how to create and use Binaural Beats to entrain the brain into different brainwave states - gamma, alpha, theta, and delta. These states help with ADD, ADHD, memory, mental acuity, creativity, sleep and higher states of consciousness. You will also learn how to use you’re your voice to create a binaural beat oscillation to breakup any stuck energy or issues in a person. You can sell CD's for specific issues, or with a complete EEG unit you could do some serious targeted work with patients.
12. Use of Sound Technologies (in case you might be interested) – You will learn how to use a Sound Table (massage tables with speakers built in). You will also learn what music is the most effective on a sound table for different issues. You will also learn about Cymatherapy, one of the most effective and well researched sound technologies for healing. Many students have gone into business using the Cymatherapy technologies.
13. Accessing Higher Vibrations - You will learn how to find the frequency of higher vibrations such as love, joy, gratitude, and spirit. You will learn how access Universal Love with sound and how to bring this energy into your work and life more consistently. This a powerful technique that can dramatically amplify the results of whatever work you choose to do.
Other Techniques, Information and Skills
Power of intention - You will also learn how to consistently hold your intention in a healing session, and how effective a consistent intention is.
Bringing someone to a relaxed state (activating the parasympathetic) - You will learn a wide range of techniques including sound, color and geometry for bringing someone into a relaxed state of being.
Setting a Sacred Space and Atmosphere - You will learn how to set a sacred space with sound, color, light, and geometry. You will also learn specific techniques using your intention to energetically set the space.
Archetypal Frequencies - You will learn a full variety of specific frequencies that have either been proven to create certain effects, or those that have been used for thousands of years in ancient traditions.
Find frequency of Organs and the Spine - You will get a list of the frequencies of various organs (and the spine) so you can use those frequencies on the organs in order to facilitate healthy functioning. You will also learn how to intuit the frequency and harmonic structure of a particular organ or disease.
Healing Music - Throughout all of the classes you will learn the wide range of differences between healing sounds and music. This will give you a clearer idea of how any music you come across is affecting you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Natural Tuning Systems - You will learn how important it is to use natural tuning systems based on the harmonics in nature in the music you use or create. Tuning systems such as Just Intonation and the Pythagorean Tuning systems.
Musical Intervals and States of Consciousness - How different musical intervals (the relationship between two notes) can affect your consciousness. This helps you to understand the best music to use for someone or yourself.
Sacred Geometry and Color - Different Sacred Geometry images may be placed around the body, or visualized inside the body to create specific changes. The classes teach which images are used for what purposes. Different colors may be placed around the body, visualized inside the body to create, or used with corresponding sounds to affect specific changes in people. You will learn which colors are best and how to intuit which is the best for yourself and others.
Students practice these techniques in our Sound Therapy Center.
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SOUND HEALING CAREERS
1. Sound Practitioner - To heal or harmonize physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually -- using voice, crystal bowls, tuning forks, other instruments and CD’s. This also might include a wide range of technologies such as sound tables, Cymatherapy, or voice analysis, to name a few.
2. Sound Therapist
- Correction of learning disabilities including ADD and ADHD. Correction of auditory tonal processing difficulties. Abatement of hearing sensitivities.
3. Medical Uses - This includes reduction of anesthesia and medications, pain control, birthing assistance, and hospice. Sound is also being used extensively for Autism, Alzheimers and Parkinsons. It is being used to help restore tissues to a healthy state of being. Working with doctors. sound can be used to disintegrate and transform diseased cells. Sound is being used to break up kidney and gall stones, and malignant cells. It is also being used to break up plaque on teeth.
4. Corporate World - Relaxation, stress reduction, team building and creative inspiration. It also includes designing and setting up office and treatment room ambiances.
5. Sound Healing Music - There is a growing community of musicians dedicated
to the creation of application-specific audio programs -- Including relaxation, stress relief, meditation, sleep, accelerated learning, pain control, neurodevelopmental remediation, enhanced productivity, and consciousness raising. There is also a large number of musicians that
are incorporating Psychoacoustic techniques into the production of commercial albums. In the Sound Healing Program you will learn many concepts that you could use to design a wide range of Sound Healing Music. If you would like to actually record, mix and produce Sound Healing Music, we recommend you also take the Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate Program
6. Researchers - There is a large number of funding resources including Government and Private grants. There is a wide range of research going on in the industry including
studies of the psychological and physiological effects of music and sound. There is work on how sound and music affect emotions, and how to use binaural beats to entrain a person's brain into particular brainwave states of consciousness. There are a large number of companies doing research on energy medicine technologies. There is also some very interesting research focusing on how sound and resonance within a cell trigger chemical reactions and cellular processes, and how cells and organs communicate with each other using sound. Perhaps the most exciting is the research on how resonance works at the Quantum level. Students may collaborate with our own Sound Healing Research Foundation.
7. Inventors - Many people are simply creating new technologies. Once you learn the wide range of information contained in the classes, the future is ripe with possibilities. We are interested in supporting creative technologies that will help large numbers of people.
8. Educators - There is an increasing number of people who are working in soundwork education. More hospitals are now open to classes for nurses.
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specific uses of sound
A SOUND CURRICULUM
The Curriculum has also been designed to be cohesive. There several overall threads and themes that are consistent throughout the Program -- particularly that of raising consciousness. Our Instructors are aware of what the other instructors are teaching and often sit in on their classes.
The overall program is divided into five areas:
1. Core Courses
2. Inner Awareness and Transformation through Sound
3. Natural Acoustic Sound Healing Instruments
4. Sound Consciousness and Spirituality
5. Sound Therapy and Healing Labs and Practicum
The core courses give you an understanding of the basic structure of sound, and how sound can be used for various intentions --physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We look at the history of sound healing and where the future is leading. We begin with the physics of sound, resonance and the harmonic structure of sound. We do a thorough examination of the physiology of the body and it's relation to the emotional and spiritual bodies -- and how they work with sound and energy. We also explore the use of sound to bring people into various states of consciousness and shift individuals into particular brainwave states, such as delta, theta, alpha and gamma.
The classes on Inner Awareness are about doing your own inner work. The clearer of a vessel you are, the cleaner the energy that you transmit when working on people or clients. This work is about releasing deep patterns emotional and mentally. It's about healing yourself physically. It's also about learning how to use love and spirit in your work. As they say, "Spirit is much smarter than we are." As you experience these techniques for yourself, you also learn how to use them to help others heal themselves. We look at the structure of Music and Rhythm and experience how they can be used for healing, life enhancement, and raising consciousness. We then embark on many experiential and transformative workshops using sound and intention -- including those that combine sound with movement.
The classes on Natural Acoustic Instruments focus on using the Voice, Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and a full range of other instruments for healing and raising consciousness. We particularly focus on how to use the voice for healing others and how to set sacred space. We practice toning and chants from all over the world, the power of mantra, and overtone singing. We also focus on the various types of tuning forks and sets, and how to use them in a healing session.
The classes on Sound Consciousness and Spirituality are designed to give you a deeper understanding of how healing occurs, and what higher consciousness is in the first place. We look at how everything is connected at the quantum level, mathematically, and spiritually -- sound, music, color, light, geometries, chemistry, physics, consciousness and spirituality -- and how you can add these components to a Sound Healing session. By studying the correspondences between all of these areas we see the interconnectedness of all human beings to each other, to nature and to the universe. Understanding things at a deeper level helps you to be more in alignment with the true nature of reality. The more you are in alignment with the natural harmonic patterns found in nature, and the natural flow of spirit, the more powerful your sound work will be.
Students take all this information into the lab where they begin their own exploration of the effect of sound upon themselves and others. We practice creating and performing treatments on ourselves and each other. In the Sound Healing Labs we play with various technologies that give us a glimpse of how sound is affecting us physiologically. Students get to work with heart monitors, galvanic skin response, scientific software and voice analysis. Students get to practice in our Sound Healing Therapy Center to refine their skills and learn ethics and safety when working with sound.
Each student receives a 500 page Reader of collected materials from all of the Instructors. This Reader is an amazing document of collected materials that you won' find anywhere else in the world. To give you an idea -- CLICK HERE to see the Reader Table of Contents. It also gives you more detail about the type of information covered in the various classes.
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Institute, through its Sound Healing and Therapy Program, is committed to fostering
an environment that supports personal healing,
inner transformation and scientific research.
The Institute promotes inquiry, raises conscious
awareness of sound and builds community. The
College maintains openness and enthusiasm
for both ancient and new techniques, in order
to provide a complete perspective on all possible
positive applications of sound. A leader in
the emerging field of Sound Healing, we seek
to bridge the gap between the experiential
benefits of sound upon human beings with quantifiable
and qualitative scientific findings. Our commitment
to researching new technologies and techniques
extends to our students, creating a learning
environment ripe with challenge, openness,
exploration and new ideas. We support the
therapeutic sound community by sponsoring
events that bring together students, practitioners,
educators and researchers in the field to
share findings, resources and further the
field as a whole. Through the dissemination
of information, the school seeks to create
increased awareness and acceptance of the
powerful effects of sound and music - in all
manifestations - and the impact they have
upon individuals, alternative healing centers
and the entire medical industry.
The Sound Healing Research Foundation - Bringing Sound Healing into the Mainstream
The Sound Healing Research Foundation has been setup to help with one of the core missions of the school -- to bring Sound and Energy healing into the mainstream (hospitals and homes). The Foundation is here to educate students and the public on how to access funding for Research Projects. The Foundation has also been designed to help attract funding for important Sound Healing research -- crucial to bringing Sound Healing into the mainstream. Students in the Degree Program get to do sound healing research projects on their own, or join with others who are doing Sound Healing Research within the Foundation. We also look forward to working on unique and world changing research projects that any student might come up with. The Foundation is a clearing house for creative research ideas.
The Foundation is the center of the ongoing research being done by the Virtual Reality Sound and Light Healing company, which is creating a wide range of new sound technologies. Our first research project is on The Sound of Love. We are doing research on the frequencies, musical intervals, and musical components that most open the heart to love -- particularly Universal Love. Once we have the research data, this information will be used within a Virtual Reality system to more effectively open people's hearts. The research will also be included in David Gibson's book, "The Sound of Love."
Realizing that research will only go so far in the mission of bringing Sound Healing into the mainstream, the Institute has also created a wide range of mass media entertainment projects with the underlying goal of educating the masses about the effectiveness of sound and energy healing. We have created a major Cirque style play that incorporates Sound and Visual healing in 3D. We have also created a major movie that also incorporates a full range of Sound and Light healing components. We feel that once the masses know about the effectiveness of sound, the masses will demand it, bringing it into the mainstream.
LATEST IN CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY - Bringing Science and Esoteric Wisdom together
The program is focused on Natural Sound Healing but we also have a wide array of technology. If interested, you may experience and experiment with some of the technology. Even if not interested in the technology, you still receive the benefits of the research being done with our technology as we learn more about how sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Monitoring of Physiological Responses
Institute uses Biofeedback Equipment such as:
EEG, Heart Monitors, and Galvanic Skin
Response to monitor physiological responses
to frequencies, musical intervals and music.
Research is designed to help bring effective
esoteric techniques into the mainstream. Students may
use the equipment in labs and may use the equipment
on their own research projects.
Use of unique sound transmission
The Institute utilizes sound chairs and tables,
each with built-in speakers, to effectively
transmit sound through the human body. Students
utilize the equipment during labs where they
experience the wide range of sound healing products
currently available in the market place, as
well as offering them the opportunity to test
the efficacy of their own projects. Additionally,
the Institute utilizes the Neurophone which
transmits ultrasonic sound directly into the
brain. New, cutting-edge technologies for the
transmission of sound into the human body are
currently being researched and developed at
Use of the latest sophisticated sound
Using the latest sound analysis program,
Raven, from Cornell University, you will be
able to see the underlying physical structure
of nature sounds. Not only does this give you
a deeper understanding of sound, but you can
also use this information to add subtle power
and magic to sounds used in your sound projects. CLICK
HERE for more information on Raven.
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