The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
* School of
* Earth Mystery /
pioneers and leading innovators in the field of Sound
Healing, to explore the latest developments in this growing arena of
new and age
old healing modalities. Don Campbell,
Joshua Leeds, Christine Stevens, Layne Redmond, and Zacciah Blackburn
us into deeper understanding and experiential relationship with sound
as a transformative,
and therapeutic tool, for personal growth, and professional
New awareness of the power of sound is emerging
via scientific research and ancient practices, showing the benefits to
mind, and spirit, from simple attention to our everyday sound
environment, to easy
techniques we can incorporate into our own lives for greater wellness,
as specific, non-invasive therapeutic tools for helping others.
Drumming (& community building,)
intentional healing music, voice & toning, sacred chant, and
practices take center stage in this weekend extravaganza of music and
Speaker & Time
Bio and Contact
Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker and music therapist. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, CBS and Living Better TV. She is the author of The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. She has drummed with many Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and most recently, led the first ever drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq.
More information at UpBeat Drum Circles www.ubdrumcircles.com
The Science and Spirit of Group Drumming
Now more than ever, people need cost-effective, accessible tools for stress-reduction, wellness, and creative expression. Author, speaker, and researcher Christine Stevens will show you the ten health benefits of drumming in this interactive experience in science and spirituality. This session will feature a drum blessing so bring your drums or rattles. Additional drums and percussion instruments provided by REMO. No prior musical experience necessary....everyone was born a drummer!
“I have personally experienced Christine’s work. It’s inspirational and healing!.” Bernie Siegel, author of Love Medicine and Miracles, Prescriptions for Living.
“Christine Stevens ....can introduce you to the magic, fun, and healing power of drumming. I recommend it.” Dr. Andrew Weil, MD
Joshua Leeds is a sound researcher, educator, and music producer. He specializes in the field of psychoacoustics—the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system, and bioacoustics— how human sound affects other living beings.
He is the author of Through A Dog’s Ear (2008), The Power of Sound (2001), and Sonic Alchemy (1997). His 30+ psychoacoustically designed recordings are used in homes, clinics, classrooms, and animal shelters around the world.
Joshua teaches the therapeutic applications of music and sound
to musicians, healthcare, and education
professionals internationally. Recent positions include
He resides in
Music, Sex & Chocolate: Finding Balance in an Over-Stimulated World
Music and sound are essentials of life - similar to air, water, food, and the process of inter-relating. When living a conscious life, essentials require discernment and awareness of consequence. Music, Sex & Chocolate is an inquiry into the intentional use of
Humans hear sound from 18 weeks in utero until after the heartbeat stops. Sound, like other essentials, is so ubiquitous that we usually take it for granted. Many of us binge on music - using sound as sonic caffeine, as a habitual companion. However, recent European research confirms that the constant intake of sound actually contributes to over-stimulation of the nervous system, weakened immune function, and diminished concentration and focus.
In Music, Sex & Chocolate, we explore auditive cognition, the craving of sound for emotional distraction, music hunger as addiction, and the necessity of a cultural paradigm shift in sonic awareness.
The goal of this
workshop is to explore the effect of sensory over-stimulation in 21st
2:30 - 5 PM
Don Campbell is an expert
on the transformational powers of music. A classically trained
musician, composer, scholar, and consultant to symphony orchestras, Don
is known for his energetic, empowering, and often dazzling
style of music teaching. He's traveled to over 40
countries, founded the Institute for Music, Health, and Education, and
wrote the 1997 best-selling The Mozart Effect,
translated into 26 languages. He is
presently music director of Aesthetic Audio Systems, a company that
provides acoustic design and music for healthcare facilities. He has been part of the
From the Big Bang to Harmonic Healing: Awakening the Spirit of Sound
Sound has a dynamic impact on the mind, body and spirit. By understanding the components of sound waves and brainwaves, we can explore the powers of music from extended tones to sophisticated compositions. Don Campbell will guide us through the newest explorations in research with music and sound therapies in the new HATTS project for sound and science. He will also update us on the twenty five hospitals that are using his "Harmonic Healthcare" program for patients, staff and visitors in healthcare settings.
Through Don's recent trip to the Antarctic, we will learn about shifts in musical and energetic perception and sensations while at the tip of earth's energetic fields. Exercises from Don's newest book, Sound Spirit, will highlight this keynote.
Goals: To demonstrate and experience efficient and practical ways to use sound and music to bring harmony and focus to the mind, body and spirit.
• To articulate how music, movement and imagery can be used to balance brainwaves, release stress and open the mind to spiritual awareness.
• To explore the spiritual roles of music through chant, rhythm and deep listening
• To show how multiple levels of listening change mental, physical and emotional experiences.
Layne RedmondSat eve Concert 8-10 PM
Layne Redmond is an
composer, percussionist, recording artist, author and clinician who has
performed at music festivals worldwide, teaches internationally.
Here work includes the highly acclaimed When The
Drummers Were Women, Invoking
the Muse, and award winning Trance Union. She
has created a series of therapeutic and healing rhythmic entrainment
some of which she brings tonight!
with Layne Redmond
with special guests Tommy Brunjes, Hollie Marron and Deb Reed
The Power of the First Sound: The Rhythmic Path of Self-Transformation
Join us for an evening of rhythmic meditations and breathing practices, along with chanting and humming sacred sounds to the rhythms of the frame drum -- an ancient technique for directly synchronizing the mind/body, creating conditions for psychological, physical, and spiritual healing. The first sound we hear is the pulse of our mother's blood and drumming is the musical expression of this primal truth. The frame drum is the oldest known drum traditionally played by priestesses in transformative religious rites throughout the ancient Mediterranean world. Layne will not only perform, but guide us through a multi-media presentation with mantra, breath exercises, and more.
Bring your drums for consecration, and sharing in this ceremony
Blackburn is a gifted
intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and
shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. He teaches
internationally, and practices in
Between Worlds: The
Sound Healing Meditation
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Zacciah is currently
planning a Vermont Sound and
Earth Healing Conference in Burlington, VT, June 20-21, 2009.
Join us there.
SHN is a volunteer organization, and your help is appreciated. We need volunteers to assist with adding & managing content to our website, boosting our membership, hosting fundraising events, writing articles, and assisting with our teacher communications and teleconferences. We are working together to raise awareness about the power of sound and music in healing and building community. The SHN family is growing!
We currently have over 600 registered members on line. We will also be looking for a number of volunteers for our next conferences to assist in planning, admin, doorkeeping/ticketing, and general overall conference assistance. Please let Zacciah know if you are interested.
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The Center of Light in Vermont
P.O. Box 389
Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT 05030 USA
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Sunreed World Musical
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Sound Healing tools: Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Tingshas,
Shamanic Drums, African Drums, Flutes, Bamboo flutes, Shakuhachi
Native American Flutes, Didgeridoos, much more
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