Center Of Light
School of Sound Healing
Level 1 Program
Sound Healing Certificate Program
Private and Professional, Therapeutic Sound Healers Practitioner Training
This program is currently offered over the course of 8 months to a years time. The program occurs within four modules, each four days long, happening once every 2-3 months. Some stand alone portions of these programs are available occasionally in other regions of the country, and internationally. We currently require participation in the whole first year of the program in order to attend. If you would like to see what Zacciah's methoda are like look to introductory programs such as the 6 day stand alone introductory programming happening in September, 2017. We are also looking into webinars, as well do one-on-one professional development and therapies. We recommend participation in all trainings for the best and most complete understanding of the nature, use and application of sound therapies. Please read on for general information about Level 1, or scroll further down to see the content of each module, or further to see current logistical information and cost.
Our facilitator, Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, offers a unique understanding, depth, and application of sound work. The program offers 140 hours of training in the first year. We know of no other program on the East Coast with this level of expertise in all areas covered, and none anywhere which provide such an in depth study of sound as a therapeutic application for clinical practice. We will be guided through the process of how sound is used, and what the process of healing is, in oneself and others. We offer the fundamental understanding that the pathway to becoming a healer is the pathway of one's own healing. Thus, we will explore the internal and external dimensions of healing, in ourselves, and in others. We will be given the opportunity to enter and further this path of understanding wherever we are upon it, through practical application. And, we will be given the opportunity to explore how the appropriate and skilled use of Sacred Sound can bridge consciousness into unseen dimensions of experience and understanding. The focus is upon practitioner training, but it cannot come without personal experience and understanding. While Zacciah is an excellent experienced facilitator and educator, he believes we are our own best teachers.
No prior experience is necessary to fully participate in these classes. Intuitive sound healing is a process principally of the heart. No prior vocal or instrumental training of any kind is necessary to participate fully. The classes are appropriate for novice and practitioner, for those whom wish to learn or improve their meditational skills, their practitioner skills, experience healing, and how to heal, in a fundamental, yet potentially profound manner, and those who wish to build community. Skilled practitioners will find moving information, and compelling exercises, to further their practice. Novices will find skilled assistance in comprehending, experiencing, and utilizing skills offered. We are each contributors to this process, in each training. What we bring with us, and how deeply we are willing to be present, to be available, and to explore, will bridge the potential to our own infinite understanding.
EARTH MYSTERIES: SHAMANIC UNDERSTANDINGS:
While all of our programs incorporate ancient, indigenous/shamanic, and esoteric 'wisdom school' understandings of the nature of sound, human consciousness, and our inter-relationship with the living energies of the Cosmos, those wishing to further an Earth based understanding of sound in ceremony, working with Earth based energies utilizing more shamanic methodology, may follow up with our Earth Mysteries programs in the US, Europe, Peru, Egypt, and elsewhere, each year. We work in ancient ceremonial sites, and pristine and powerful natural energy sites, learning how to access and interact with the Living Energies and Spirit of the Place where we visit. We recommend all of our sound healers' training programs for those wishing to understand how to access the subtle realms of consciousness, to attune, create relation with, and express deeper awareness in sacred sound, with voice, or instruments. We also offer advanced Shamanic training for those participating in beginning programs. We, also, occassionally offer our 5 day Sacred Sounds, Sacred Earth, Sounds of the Shaman training, to explicitly experience sound as a healing tool from a more explicitly shamanic understanding, with earth based ceremony, ritual, and private healing therapy training.
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR TRAININGS:
FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS
Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures, and is practicing in Ascutney, VT, at the Center of Light, which he founded. Zacciah utilizes sound coupled with Sacred Intention, as a therapeutic tool, for personal growth and transformation. Zacciah committed to the professional development of sound as a healing modality. Since 2002 he has been a Co-Director, and Director of Education for the International Sound Healing Network (SHN), formerly known as the New England Sound Healing Research Institute (NESHRI,) a worldwide community of healing practitioners broadening the awareness of sound healing through networking, education, and scientific research. He is also co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing Organization, and the All One Now Network of organizations furthering world peace, healing, and transformation of human consciousness through simple ceremony, broadcast live via the internet. And, Zacciah was a Founding Board Member, in the formation and evolution of the former Sound and Music Alliance, a professional association of practitioners, educators, researchers, product makers, schools and organizations, dedicated to the use of the transformative power of sound and music throughout the full spectrum of life cycles.
Zacciah has created a broad range of trainings in sound healing practice, which couples his deep cognitive and intuitive understanding of sound in therapeutic application. These programs are an in depth study of the nature of sound and its healing effect on the human system, with cognitive and experiential training designed to better our understanding of, and therapeutic application in, the use of sound.
Zacciah brings with him a warmth and radiance that exudes through his work.
We invite you to join us in this insightful and uplifting program for personal and professional development.
Zacciah is often oined by his qualified partner Dorothy Stone, who assists us on many levels, offering her insight and wisdom, pure heart, and compelling, transformative voice, as well as in depth knowledge and experience with Sacred Chant. Dorothy also brings decades of experience as a licensed body therapist, with years of applied sound therapies within her practice, and will offer her perspective on sound's use in bodywork.
Dorothy also overseas the needs of individuals in the program, and all logistics. She, also, is a compassionate builder of community, which adds even greater depths to these programs!
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR TRAININGS:
FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS
Certificates of training are given to those completing each phase of this training, with a special presentation at the end of each series. Certificates will indicate the level of training completed. The Level I programs are a foundation for, and a requirement of, higher level studies, which will integrate deeper experiential practical application in therapeutic settings. See Advanced Level II program information here. Level III participation will incorporate a more in depth process of coherent process, applications of technique, intake, and supervisory guidance as a sound therapist.
Additional Program Information
What Others Are Saying About These Programs
Level I Module Information
This Year's program will be in Ottawa, Canada
The program is expected to return to the US in 2018.
Please note our Sept, 2017 6 day Sound Healing Training Retreat in W. MA.
Costs, HOW TO REGISTER
For All 4 Modules including Meals and Lodging:
$4460 USD (approx 6200 CAD)
Early Registration Discount
If registered and paid in full by July 20th, only pay :
$4220 USD (approx 5600 CAD)
Minimum $1165 USD (approx 1550 CAD) deposit required to hold space with full payment by September 1st.
All charges made through The Center of Light will be in USD.
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GRANTSWe have been an approved Adult Education program provider for the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), a state sponsored non-profit organization providing grants, loans, scholarships, career and education planning for Vermont residents, and are re-appling for this service at this time.
You may qualify for VSAC or other adult education grants. Ask for information, or visit vsac.org.
If you are approved for a VSAC grant, you may automatically assign it to use in our school programs.
If you live outside of Vermont, you will need to speak to your own state adult education program providers.
We will co-operate in providing information to your state agency as to the nature and content of our program.
HOW TO REGISTER
We accept debit and credit cards, PayPal, cash or checks for payment:
By Credit Card
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To register by check, please fill out and either fax or mail in this Registration Form. You can send check to:
PO Box 389
Ascutney, VT, 05030
To register by paypal, please fill out and mail in or fax in this Registration Form. Please send payment through paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or, you can as well contact us by email at email@example.com and we will then send a paypal invoice to your email.
Registration & Acceptance Guidelines,
& Cancellation Policies for these trainings
Registration in this program is a commitment to attend and to follow all guidelines and policies regarding this program, including taking personal responsibility for understanding the nature of, and participation in, this program or programs, and for taking personal liability for any harm, or damage, to persons or property while attending said programs. Registration is open until that program is full. Registration is limited. Acceptance into the program or portion of each program you are registering for, will be formalized, when we charge your credit card, or deposit your check into our bank. We will not cash a check, nor charge your credit card account, if space is not available, or your registration is not accepted for any reason, and we will contact you regarding that, as well as any possible wait list, where appropriate. Discounts only apply for payments in full. You may seek registration at any time, but once accepted, in order to guarantee space, the following payment schedules must be met:
For those registering for the entire program:An $800 deposit will hold space for you for the entire program, until 60 days before the first program, or $1000. until Sept. 1st, 2016. Full payment for each Module is due at that time. A refund less a $200 non-refundable deposit will be given up until 60 days before the program start date. After that time, refunds are no longer offered. We will discuss possible payment plans for those in need of further time.
For Single program participants:A $400. deposit holds a space for you in any single program until 60 days prior to program start. Payment in full is due at that time. For individually registered programs, a refund less a $100 non-refundable deposit will be given up until 60 days before the program start date. After that time, refunds are no longer offered. We will discuss possible payment plans for those in need of further time.
For all participants:Credit toward future programs may be extended at the discretion of Center of Light staff. If a program is rescheduled, or cancelled, for any other reason, a full refund will be made. Programs are held regardless of weather conditions. Please plan accordingly. During potential winter months, we recommend those traveling long distance, plan travel at least one full day before, and after, the program dates, to insure weather does not impact your attendance. The Center of Light, and its staff, and all affiliates, shall be held harmless in case of rescheduling, or cancellation of any program, for any reason. This policy may change without notice. We will honor the policy in place at your time of registration. We will discuss possible payment plans for those in need of further time.
and Logistical Information
398 John Stree North,
Arnprior, ON, K7S 2P6
Meals and Lodging
Most rooms singles with shared baths, but a sink in each room. There are 4 or 5 double rooms on the property. This is a chemical free environment.
All meals are provided with fresh, natural oriented foods. Gluten free and vegetarian diet is available.
There is wifi in the main areas and good cell coverage.
There is a sunroom, patio, a beach and nature areas on Ottawa River.
Typical schedule format:
(All Times are EST.
Exact times may vary.)
First day: Arrive and register by 12:00 noon.
Program begins at 12:30 PM
No lunch break
Breaks every 1.5-2 hrs.
Practice ends 6:30 PM
1-2 evenings we will offer practice for up to 2 hrs.
Starting at 7:30-8 PM
2nd and 3rd day:
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch break at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 1/2 hrs
Afternoon session ends 6:00 PM
Program begins between 9:45-10:00 AM
Lunch at 1-1:30 PM
Lunch Break 1 1/2 hrs
Program Closes 4:00 PM
Sound Healing TherapiesZacciah accepts appointments for individual healing work or training in sound healing therapies. This work is an eclectic blend of spiritual counseling and shamanic and sacred sound therapy, designed to help one connect with inner guidance and spiritual nourishment, clarify life issues, work with deep healing where needed, and to find one's own voice and authenticity in the world. The work is to help you find and establish your path in your own sacred journey, to help you identify and remove obstacles to obtaining your own greatest good. We whom have been on this journey, best understand it, and can best assist others. Click here for more information.
You may call or e-mail Zacciah to discuss your personal needs.
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