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THE POWER OF SOUND

SOUND as a Medium for Healing

The 7th Annual Symposium of The International Sound Healing Network


OMEGA INSTITUTE
* Rhinebeck, NY

July 1-3, 2011

Top Leaders & Pioneers in the Field of Sound Healing
 

Jeff Strong, Sound Healing Network Conference Jeff Strong
*  The Art and Science of Healing with Rhythm *
 Creator of Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention™ (REI) and the Director of the Strong Institute - a music medicine research center focusing on the effects of musical rhythm on the central nervous system
 
Silvia Nakkach, Vox Mundi, School of Voice, Sound Healing Network Conference 
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT
 * Metta Sound;
Awakening Loving Kindness through Sound  *
A Background in Devotional Chanting, Multi-cultural Sacred Music & Shamanic Arts, Chant, and Sound practices, Music Therapy; VOX Mundi School of Voice
 
 
Lisa Rafel, Sound Healing Network Annual Conference

  Lisa Rafel
 
*  The Power of Intentional Sound for Healing *
A shamanic, music, theater, and performing arts background
President, Resonant Sounds
   
 
 

 Zacciah Blackburn, Ph.D.

 * Therapeutic Application of Sound Practices 
with Instruments and Voice *
Director of Education, Sound Healing Network
Intuitive and Shamanic Arts, studies in world sound cultures
School of Sound Healing Therapies

   
Ruth Cunningham, Sound Healing Network Annual Conference
 Ruth Cunningham
   * An Evening Sound Journey*
A multitude of instruments, and voice
A member of the "Anonymous Four"

Nacho in concert, sound healing network conference
Nacho Arimany
*  World Music, Concert *
 
Master ethnic percussionist, multi-instrumentalist,  composer with a background in Flamenco, World Music, Abstract Jazz, and Shamanic work 
 
General Information & Description (or scroll below)  *  Schedule of Events, Teachers, click here   *  About SHN, click here 
Conference Fees, Registration, Accomodations, Directions, Meals, click here  * Volunteers, * Product Sales
 
Add'l information: (802)674-9585;   
info@sunreed.com

 
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Conference Information (or scroll below)  *  Program Description, and Schedule of Events, Teachers, click here   *  About SHN, click here 
Conference Fees, Registration, Accomodations, Directions, Meals, see link just below  * Volunteers, * Product Sales
  
We welcome you to our 2011 Symposium, open to all, members and non-members
  Join major Sound Healers with international recognition in the field, for a weekend of Science and Sound Healing.    
  Share and learn with a variety of noted teachers their personal innovative Sound Healing techniques.

 
  Examine NEW possibilities of healing with Sound, using the voice, drums, Sacred Sound, ceremony, technology, and other tools for enhancing the profound effects on the body mind and spirit with Sound Healing.
  • Enjoy Saturday night’s concertNetwork with your peers.
 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Sound healing is rapidly becoming a most popular and respected healing modality, simply, because it works.  Andrew Weill, MD, suggests it will be ‘the next yoga,’ meaning it will be used as commonly for wellness and healing as the many forms of yoga we see all around us today.  Using sound to restore wellness, balance and harmony, awaken heightened states of awareness, voicing devotional chant to attune to the mystical, indigenous shamanic healing and journeying, intentional prayer, incantation, and affirmations, all have been used, understood, and accepted for the power and insight they bring, since the dawn of humanity.  The new and growing field of bioacoustics, incorporating technology into the study of sound and its effects on living organisms, brings science directly into the equation, with growing evidence to support the power and use of sound in its many forms.  Science, also, is developing specific technologies to enhance the use of sound, from medical applications, to hemisphere synchronization, balancing hearing and learning disorders, and psychoacoustic therapies.

Join with leading practitioners and educators in the field of sound healing to experience a weekend of healing and learning:   Jeff Strong reveals how scientific sound technology creates healing, personal transformation, and awakening of consciousness. Informed by scientific, shamanic, and yogic traditions that use sound formulas and rhythms to transform energy patterns and states of consciousness, .    Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, founding director of Vox Mundi School of the Voice, draws from her internationally renowned music healing modality.  Informed by shamanic, scientific, and yogic traditions that use sound formulas and rhythms to bring about transformation of energy patterns and consciousness states, Silvia has a unique and engaging style that gives us in depth and immediate experience, no matter our level or abilities.  Lisa Rafel, president of Resonant Sounds, from California, has an inherent power in her presenting style, enriched by her expertise in the use of voice to heal one self and others.  She explores, with the authentic sound of one’s own voice, how to maintain boundaries, while developing trust and intuition, with deep listening and breathing skills.  Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, Director of the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies, and Director of Education for the Sound Healing Network, will share practical use of sound healing instruments, and intuitive voice, in therapeutic application, for personal or professional use.  Having taught up to a 3 year curriculum in sound techniques for over a dozen years, Zacciah enters his work with an uncanny ease and expertise, and insight not often experienced, as to the qualities and use of therapeutic sound.  If time permits, he will offer a world sound healing experience (or shamanic sound journey?), utilizing voice and instruments to enter heightened states of consciousness, through one’s own subtle states of being.

Saturday night, enjoy the incredible diversity of sounds generated by Ruth Cunningham, Nacho Arimany, & Friends.  Ruth has gained great acclaim as one of the founding members of Anonymous 4, a world renowned group of a cappella vocalists.  Nacho is a master ethnic percussionist and composer, who has toured with some of Spain’s notable Flamenco artists, and infused abstract Jazz, World Music, and shamanic understandings into his compositions.   They combine their talents to offer an evening of transformative experience, weaving together deeply meditative music and joyful rhythms.  They will draw our audience in, to explore and celebrate the power of music and sound.  

Come, experience, and learn from the expertise of these powerful presenters, sharing with us The Power of Sound!
To Register  TUITION: $395: REGISTER with the Omega Institute, Linked HERE

Zacciah Blackburn, Director of Education at SHN
via:  The Center of LightP.O. Box 389,  Ascutney, VT  05030 
Phone and Fax: (802) 674-9585           e-mail:  info@sunreed.com          
 
SPONSORED BY:    ( SHN) The SOUND  HEALING  NETWORK
in collaboration with The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies 
SHN is a non-profit volunteer organization, furthering the needs of, and collaboration with, those interested in sound, world wide.
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Schedule of Events

 

Speaker & Time

Bio and Contact

Course Description

LisaRafel, Sound Healing Conference

Lisa Rafel

Friday Eve, July 1, 2011
8-10 PM

Opening Comments, Sounds, & Presentation



Lisa Rafel, president of Resonant Sounds, LLC, is a songwriter, sound educator, spiritual teacher, chantress and shamanic practitioner. She teaches worldwide about self-healing, courageous self-awareness, sound healing and compassion. Her music/book giftset, Safe In The Arms Of Love uses psycho-acoustically designed music to support bonding between parents and their newborn babies.  Lisa is on the board of the Sound and Music Alliance, a 501c6 association promoting the use of intentional music and sound.  

 

  

The Power of Intentional Sound for Healing

Lisa Rafel’s Vocal Sound Healing technique offers a unique opportunity to develop your vocal capacities for healing. We begin by joyously learning a selection of impactful vocal sounds. Then you will experience how they affect your body and the body of another. A key part of this training is to learn how to work with your energetic boundary. This will place your client at ease, increase the effectiveness of the sound itself, and deepen your intuitive skills. You will also learn energetic principles that develop your listening and breathing skills. No previous singing or healing experience is required. 




 Jeff Strong, Rhythmic Entrainment Institute


Jeff Strong


Saturday, July 2, 2011

AM  9:00 - 11:35 AM


Jeff Strong
is the creator of Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention™ (REI) and the Director of the Strong Institute - a music medicine research center focusing on the effects of musical rhythm on the central nervous system. A recognized pioneer in the use of auditory stimulation for individuals with neurobiological disorders, including those with AD/HD, autism, and sleep disorders, Jeff’s REI therapy is used by tens of thousands of people around the world through an extensive Authorized REI Provider network. He is a best-selling author of eight books including AD/HD For Dummies (Wiley, 2004) and has created dozens of recordings utilizing REI technology, including the Brain Shift Collection 8-CD set (Sounds True, 2009). Jeff is also a founding board member and Treasurer of the Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA).

The Art and Science of Healing with Rhythm

Experience the power of rhythm. Jeff Strong will guide you on a journey into ancient rhythmic healing practices from around the world and demonstrate how these practices are being used today for a variety of conditions. You will explore the three universal traditional rhythm practices and feel the power of these techniques for yourself:

 •Experience how the shamanic rhythm can aid not only mediation but also problem-solving and creativity
 •Feel the stress-reducing and synchronizing power of the rhythm circle
 •Explore the deeply transforming effects of rhythm-healing.

By explaining the science behind these practices, Jeff will demystify the core mechanisms involved in their power and show you how you can employ therapeutic rhythm to improve your life.

 

11:45-12:15 PM 
SAMA:  Sound and Music Alliance
Lisa Rafel and Zacciah discuss the direction of sound healing and the new professional collaboration, the Sound and Music Alliance
12:15 - 2:30 PM
Lunch Break

Silvia Nakkach, Sound HealingConference

Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT

Saturday afternoon
2:30 - 5 PM

 


Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is the founding director of Vox Mundi School of the Voice, an international project devoted to preserving sacred music with schools in Brazil, Argentina, India, and around the USA. She has created and is in the faculty of the Sound, Voice, Music Healing Certificate at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Metta Sound;
Awakening Loving Kindness through Sound

Engage in a momentous musical journey and experience the interconnection among the somatic, the therapeutic, the creative, and the spiritual dimensions of sound, as Silvia introduces the Yoga of the Voice, her internationally renowned music healing program informed by shamanic, scientific, and yogic traditions that use sound formulas and rhythms to bring about transformation of energy patterns and consciousness states, to conveying a liberating sense of openness, clarity, and vitality. Participants explore a world of divine inspired chants from the Nada Yoga to the Afro-Brazilian incantations. Focus will be given to the rendering of the Indian classical ragas, - magical medicine melodies inspired in the yearning of the heart to unite with the Divine.

 

  Saturday Evening Concert 

Ruth Cunningham, Sound Healing Conference

Ruth Cunningham,
Nacho Arimany, & Friends!  
Saturday evening
Concert  8 -1 0 PM
 


Ruth Cunningham is a classically trained musician and a sound healing practitioner.  She combines these skills to improvise music that connects people to the healing and spiritual power of music. She is a member of the vocal quartet Anonymous 4, has performed in concerts and festivals throughout the world wide, and made eleven recordings.  


Nacho Arimany
Master ethnic percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Nacho Arimany has toured with many of Spain’s notable Flamenco artists. His playing has evolved to include World Music, abstract Jazz, and Shamanic works.    Arimany currently resides in NYC, where he plays with his avant-garde World Jazz trio, ArimaNY Trio, and is directing THE JOY OF SOUND, a Cross-cultural Sound Work Service.


Concert: An Evening Sound Journey with Ruth Cunningham, Nacho Arimany and Friends

With the audience both receiving and participating, Ruth Cunningham (member of Anonymous4), Nacho Arimany (world percussionist) combine their talents to offer an evening of transformative music. Weaving  together a program that includes deeply meditative music and joyful rhythms, they will draw the audience with them to explore and celebrate the power of music and sound.  

 
Nacho, Sound Healing Conference



Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
Director of Education,
The Sound Healing Network
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Sunday, July 3, 2011
AM  9:00 - 11:15, up til 11:45

Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, teaches programs internationally in human consciousness development, sound healing therapies, and Earth Mysteries.  He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, a working Board member of the Sound and Music Alliance, and Director of The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies in Vermont, where he conducts up to 3 year trainings in therapeutic sound.

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The Use of Instruments and Voice in Therapeutic Practice
Sound healing, or sound therapy, can be defined as the intentional use of sound or music to bring about enhanced states of wellness in our physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual being.
Sound healing therapies are being incorporated into traditional and non-traditional healing practices, from one’s own home, to practitioners integrating sound practices with traditional massage, reiki, acupuncture, shamanism, nutrition, psychology, and standard medical practices.   

We will explore fundamental and enhanced methodologies for utilizing basic sound instruments in therapeutic application, from one's authentic voice, to Tibetan and Crystal bowls, bells, drums, rattles, tuning forks, and other simple instruments.  We shall also add basic awareness practices with clear intent, which has been shown to enhance the effectiveness of sound and wellness exercises.

As we build our our awareness through the first two hours of practice, we will close by coming into a group sound ceremony, with a focus on deeper levels of personal and planetary healing.

 

Closing Sound
Ceremonies

Sunday AM  11:30-12:30

    

 

 



Zacciah will close with a world sound healing ceremony utilizing voice and instruments to enter heightened states of awareness.


Conference Information (or scroll below)  *  Program Description, and Schedule of Events, Teachers, click here   *  About SHN, click here 
Conference Fees, Registration, Accomodations, Directions, Meals, see link just below  * Volunteers, * Product Sales
  All registration takes place with the Omega Institute;  Linked HERE
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About SHN   
The Sound Healing Network
(SHN) is a worldwide network of sound healers with the goals of sharing experience and knowledge, coordinating workshops and educational programs, and conducting informal and formal research into the effects of sound and music on healing, and building community.

Formerly known as the New England Sound Healing Research Institute (NESHRI), SHN has a growing membership, worldwide, with benefits including practitioner/directory listings on our web site, web pages (soon available), article publications, event listings and publications, event discounts, and more.  One of SHN's primary goals is to further research into the nature and effectiveness of sound healing modalities.  We will be assisting members in creating and participating in research opportunities.  Membership currently costs $40/year.  Benefits include individual web pages on our highly ranked web site, (improving your exposure,) discounts at SHN and supporter programs, submission and listings on our web site calendar of events, news, and articles, and more.  

SHN
is a non-profit volunteer organization. 
Please forward information about this conference to your friends, clients, & colleauges interested in sound healing!

Download a full color flier at:  SHN Web Site
and share it with friends and clients or place in your practice/center.

The SHN family is growing!
We currently have over 600 registered members on line.


For more information on this organization, visit http://www.soundhealingnetwork.org 
or ask Zacciah
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Registration Information
Tuition is $395.  Call us with Questions; 802.674.9585
REGISTER with the Omega Institute 
Linked HERE
or call


Directions 

See http://www.eomega.org/omega/visitors/travel-directions/
 
MEALS & ACCOMMODATIONS
All Meals and lodging are available through Omega   
see:   http://www.eomega.org/omega/visitors/accommodations/



Sales

The Omega Store will handle sales of presenters books, CD's, and other materials.
If Omega does not provide sound healing instruments, such as crystal & Tibetan bowls, drums, tuning forks, gongs, bells, didgeridoos, etc, we may have some available for you to select from.  You may always visit our sister site:  http://www.sunreed.com for a full body of instruments and expertise to assist you!



Other SHN Events:
Check out our News/Events for sound healing trainings and workshops, ongoing sound healing circles, and performances.  If you are a member, POST YOUR EVENTS and articles!!
We shall be informing you of additional Gatherings. 

Join at www.soundhealingnetwork.org

Volunteers Needed
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.
We have no volunteer positions available at this conference.


Conference Information (or scroll below)  *  Program Description, and Schedule of Events, Teachers, click here   *  About SHN, click here 
Conference Fees, Registration, Accomodations, Directions, Meals, see link just below  * Volunteers, * Product Sales
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Zacciah Blackburn, Director
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
P.O. Box 389
Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT  05030  USA


Phone: (802) 674-9585
Fax:
  (802) 674-9586
e-mail: info@sunreed.com
 

               Visit our partner site: Sunreed World Musical Instruments            
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