Sound Healing Associates Degree

Online Sound Healing
Certificate Program

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“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Photograph of a Water Droplet
being Vibrated by Sound

UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES

Free Sound Healing Workshop and Open House

Sunday October 20th 1-6PM
How Sound affects us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually
with many heart opening meditations with sound.
Come for all or part.    (Call for a tour anytime)
CLICK HERE for more details

Sound Healing and Therapy Certificate

AT THE INSTITUTE
Semester just began… You can still jump in
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ONLINE – Next start time is October 8th
Ongoing Enrollment starts about every two weeks
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Associate of Occupational Studies in Sound Healing and Therapy

The Certificate Program is the 1st Semester of the Degree Program
AT THE INSTITUTE – Semester just began… You can still jump in
Pay in full and save $1500
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ONLINE – Next start time is October 8th (ongoing enrollment)
Pay in full and save $1000
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Recording Arts and Technology Certificate

AT THE INSTITUTE – Semester just started… You can still jump in
Next Semester begins in January
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ONLINE – Semester just started… You can still jump in
Next Semester begins in February
One day per week.
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Root/Soul Frequency Assessment

Find your home note where you are At Peace and get a CD in its key.
Proven to be helpful for your immune system and all organs.
Good for a wide range of issues.
Online or at the Institute
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VAH – Voice Analysis Harmony Software

Find missing frequencies in your voice that correspond to different physical and emotional issues.
Assessment and Song Remedies $65.
Full Software $888.  Next training is November 9th. Purchase by Nov 2nd to join.
More info at www.VoiceAnalysisHarmony.com

Online Sound Healing and Therapy Classes

Take the course with Live Instructors, or at your own convenience.

The classes work really well online with the live instructors.
We tone, chant and do the full range of sound healings on each other.
It’s just like you are on a conference call on your computer. You can see our computer screen and sometimes you can see us when we turn on our webcam (If you have any fear of computers let us know and we’ll help you get set up).
It’s also nice having students from all over the world taking the classes.

CLICK HERE to see what our graduates are saying about the online classes.

The online Program in Sound Therapy and Healing covers the effect of sound on human beings physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.

The classes are designed to provide students with a broad perspective on this expanding industry, enabling them to focus on their areas of interest. The program gets you to the point where you can utilize a variety of sound healing techniques.

The curriculum begins with an examination of the basic structure of sound and harmonics. We then use the harmonic structure of sound as a basis for understanding music theory and how musical intervals relate to and create different states of consciousness. All of this information is used to explore the human voice as a sound healing tool. We examine the physiology of the body, including a thorough examination of the composition of the human being from the physical to the spiritual. We explore the use of sound to bring people into altered states of consciousness and shift individuals into particular brainwave states, such as delta, theta and alpha. Finally, we look at the intersection of music, sound, vibration, consciousness, color, light, math and science. 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.

ONLINE CLASSES
With Live Instructors

Classes may be taken individually. You may also complete the classes over several semesters.

Schedule
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM. All times are Pacific Time. If you can’t make a class you can watch the video or catch it the next semester.

Office Hours
David will be available by email randomly. Often he will get back to you almost immediately. Maximum time would normally only be 24 hours (except on weekends).

You will also be able to email other students with questions.

Equipment Requirements
– You must have a computer (Mac or PC) with at least DSL or Broadband access.
– You will also need a headset with built-in microphone to be able to communicate by voice through the computer (a mic built in to a laptop is not good enough quality). USB Headsets start around $30. You don’t need to buy any software. We use a meeting software that only requires you to log on. You will be able to see the instructor’s computer screen (if they are using a computer).
– You will receive a 300 page reader and a number of songs to download. CLICK HERE to see the table of contents for the reader.

Homework Assignments
Various Homework assignments to be completed (not a huge amount of work)

Final Exam

ONLINE CLASSES
By Video

These are videos of the online classes that you can watch at your own convenience. The videos sometimes include webcams of the instructors. You will normally be seeing the computer screen of the instructor (Graphics, videos, white board drawings, word documents). You will still have homework assignments, final paper and final exam. DSL required. You may watch the classes online or download them for later viewing. You will receive a 300 page reader and a number of songs to download. CLICK HERE to see the table of contents for the reader.

DSL or Broadband required (Mac or PC).

Schedule
You may start whenever you like and watch at any pace you prefer. We recommend that you do three classes per week, but you may take a break whenever you like.

Office Hour
Check in every other week with David at a set time at your convenience to see how things are going and to review what you’ve learned the previous week. You may send email questions whenever you like. We will try and respond within 24 hours.

Live Class Access
Join the live online classes whenever you might be available. See the Equipment Requirements in the column to the left.

Homework Assignments
Various Homework assignments to be completed (not a huge amount of work)

Final Exam

OTHER BENEFITS
(For Both Live and Video Versions of the Classes)

Free Access to BBSRadio.com Broadcasts for One Year.
This includes over 50 radio broadcasts with David Gibson, often interviewing well-known Sound Healers. It also includes access to all the other 100’s of program archives on BBS

TUITION
If you commit to the full program in the beginning the cost is $2000. if you would like to pay per class, the cost per class is listed below. Individual classes are $30 each for a 2 hour class; and $40 each for a 3 hour class. If you end up taking the whole program while paying for classes individually, the total cost ends up being $2800.

If doing a payment plan for the full program you must pay in full within 4 months ($500 per month). If you are more than 2 weeks late on a payment, then you will be charged as if you are taking classes individually (Total $800 extra for the full program).

Refund Policy
Classes by Video
Once a student has enrolled, a student may receive a full refund (minus the registration fee) if the student has not received any of the class materials. The student must cancel in writing (email is acceptable). The refund will be processed and sent out within 45 days of the time of cancellation. Once the student has received the class materials (readers and videos of the classes), there is no refund. If the student has trouble downloading the material we will provide detailed assistance.

Classes with Live Instructors
Once a student has enrolled, a student may receive a full refund (minus the registration fee) if the student has not received any of the class materials. The student must cancel in writing (email is acceptable). The refund will be processed and sent out within 45 days of the time of cancellation. Once the student has received the class materials (readers and videos of the classes) and taken 4 classes, there is no refund. If the student has trouble downloading the material we will provide detailed assistance.

Depending on the instructor’s assignments students will have homework and assignments to turn in. All students must turn in a Final Research paper for the whole semester. Students must complete a Midterm and Final Exam. The final exam is sent to the students once they have completed all the assignments and attended all of the classes. Students get two weeks to take the final exam and email it back. All materials are returned to the student within ten days.

Sound Healing and Therapy Certificate Program – 186 Hours
Classes start three times per year – January, June and September.

Certificate Program
(Same as 1st Semester of the Degree)
COURSES Hrs Credits
SH100 Sound Healing and Therapy Overview 48 3
SH101 Applied Sound Healing Instruments 15 1
SH110 Inner Awareness & Transformation through Sound 33 2
SH120 Inner Music 15 1
SH130 Voice, Toning, Chant and Mantra 45 3
SH140 Sound, Consciousness and Spirituality 30 2
TOTAL 186 12

 

The Overview gives 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 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 Applied Sound Healing Instruments focus on using the Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Tuning Forks, and a full range of other instruments for healing and raising consciousness. You learn about archetypal frequencies and how different tonal qualities affect us. You also learning how to play each instrument and various ways to use them in a sound healing session or event.

The classes on Toning, Chant and Mantra focus on how to use the voice for healing others and yourself and to create a field of coherent sacred space. We practice toning, chants from all over the world, the power of mantra, and overtone singing.

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 Sound Consciousness and Spirituality are designed to give you an 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 reality of nature, and the natural flow of spirit, the more powerful your sound work will be.

FREE VIDEO EXAMPLE OF AN ONLINE CLASS
Even though this is from an online class, it will give you a good example of how the classes work. This class was an introductory overview class. Normal classes are way more interactive.
CLICK HERE to watch online. Class is 2 hours.
(if, perchance, the video does not play on your computer, you can call tech support at 866 229-3239. They normally pick up quickly and are really helpful)

Each student receives a 300 page Reader. This Reader is an amazing collection of materials from all of the Instructors — there is no other document quite like it on the planet.
Check out the READER TABLE OF CONTENTS HERE

CLICK HERE FOR TESTIMONIALS FROM GRADUATES

Certificate Program Schedule
15 Week semesters begin January, May, and September.
The Certificate Program is the first semester of the Degree Program.

Winter/Spring Semester
Individual classes also available… No need to take the whoe Certificate Program
Next 3.5 month Semester begins January 24th
CLICK HERE to see the detailed schedule for Winter/Spring 2018.

Summer Intensive
June 6th – 17th – $1485; 2nd 1/2 August 4 – 14th $1115
Class is totally immersive – 10-9:30 each day (with ample breaks). You go into the zone and go deeper and deeper. It’s a very powerful workshop. The Intensive in June is 1/2 of the full Certificate Program.
Though not required you can do a second summer intensive in August to complete the entire Certificate Program.

CLICK HERE to checkout feedback on the Summer Intensive from our graduates.

Class Size
Classes are limited to 25 people, so classes are small enough to receive personal attention and address specific questions and concerns of each student.

Tuition
The whole Certificate Program is $2600 CLICK HERE for more info on tuition and payment plans.

You can take any of the Courses below individually. Cost for each is listed below.
Individual Classes are $40 per 3 hours.

Course Descriptions
Below are short synopses of each course. Click on “MORE DETAILS” at the end of each course synopsis to get to the detailed descriptions. Not all classes are offered each semester.

Course #
Hours
Tuition

Course Descriptions

Core Course – Sound Healing and Therapy Overview

SH100
48 Hrs
3 Credits
$800

Sound Healing and Therapy Overview
16 Classes

This Course covers the full perspective of everything going on of the field of Sound Healing and Sound Therapy. It gives you a good overview of the basic structure of sound and how it can be used for meditation, relaxation, learning, productivity, healing and raising consciousness. We also look at the history and ethics of music and sound healing.

We begin with the basic concepts of Sound Healing including the Law of Resonance, Entrainment, the Harmonic Structure of Sound, the effect of different Volumes on people, and the powerful effects of Phase Cancellation on us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Steven Halpern brings his years of experience and information gathering to the class.

We also discuss how Voice Analysis systems work and we perform Voice Analyses on each of the students.

We look at the importance of tuning systems based on nature. And, we go through all of the archetypal healing frequencies that have been used since the beginning of time — from 1 – 400,000 Hertz.

We discuss binaural beats and how they entrain the brain into different brainwave states (gamma, alpha, theta, delta and subdelta), and synchronize the left and right brain.

We then look at all of the techniques for releasing stuck emotions with sound. These techniques are extremely important, because many say that 50% of disease is as a result of stuck emotions.

We discuss how nature sounds heal and we listen to the secret world that you find when you slow them down electronically. Nature is the most amazing sound healer of all.

Susanne Runion covers how to market your Sound Healing Practice in the Sound Healing Marketing. Susanne has written the main book in the field on Alternative Therapies Marketing. She shares over 100 detailed practical techniques for attracting and retaining clients with little or no money — and doing it with integrity.

For those taking the full Certificate Program, this class is like “homeroom” for all of the other classes.

Individual 3 hour classes available
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Instructors: David Gibson, Steven Halpern, Susanne Runion

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SH110
33 Hours
2 Credits

Applied Sound Healing Instruments

SH101
15 Hrs
$200

Applied Sound Healing Instruments – Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Tuning Forks…
5 classes

The use of sound as a personal tool for your own creative development. An exploration of your sound landscape and consciousness. Techniques to access a deeper awareness of your own inner sound world. Students express themselves sonically by exploring the relationship of sound to thought forms, feelings, and emotions. How to use your voice to heal and raise consciousness – your own and others.
Instructor: David Gibson Randy Masters

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SH110
33 Hours
2 Credits

Inner Awareness and Transformation through Sound

SH110A
15 Hrs
$200

Inner Awareness
5 classes

The use of sound as a personal tool for your own creative development. An exploration of your sound landscape and consciousness. Techniques to access a deeper awareness of your own inner sound world. Students express themselves sonically by exploring the relationship of sound to thought forms, feelings, and emotions. How to use your voice to heal and raise consciousness – your own and others.
Instructor: Silvina Vergara

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SH110B
6 Hrs
$80

Sound and Movement
2 classes

This class helps to cleanse the physical and energetic bodies using healing tones & movement vibration in order to bring increased light into the physical and energetic bodies, thereby causing healing and transformation. KiVo offers the sound healer a new palette by adding the dancing body and opens the way for spirit healing in the Shamanic tradition.

Specific learning goals:

In-depth study of the Chakras, Vocal Chakra Healing Tones (VoCHeTTM) and their associative Choreography

Introduction of select Body Chants (BoCha!TM) and associative Choreography

Extended vocal production techniques to increase resonance

Exploration of rhythmic patterns to create a trance state
Integration of earth & celestial energies/body & voice

Instructor: Lis Addison
Individual 3 hour classes available
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SH110C
12 Hrs
$160

The Sound of Love
4 classes

A truly transformative workshop designed to open your heart. You will learn sound techniques for connecting with people from a heart center, creating more intimacy in relationships, and connecting to spiritual love.

In this unique 2 day workshop you will use sound to open up and access deeper levels of connecting through love. This workshop will open your heart to others and spirit (love from above or within). When you reside in your heart with one another a resonant field is setup that not only transforms your every communication, but also adds to a planetary resonant field that affects the entire planet.

Instructors: David Gibson, Silvina Vergara
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SH120
15 Hours
1 Credit

Inner Music

SH120A
9 Hrs
$120

Inner Music Theory
3 Classes

This class covers the fundamentals of music theory with an emphasis on how each aspect affects human beings on all levels. The course uses creative techniques to help students acquire a deeper understanding of the nuances of intervals and musical composition. The course uses the harmonic structure as the basis for the exploration of the underlying meaning of musical intervals.

With a basic grounding in the terminology and mechanics of music we will explore how to apply emerging knowledge and ideas in Psychoacoustics to actual pieces of music and live healing sessions.

  • Harmonic Series and Intervals
  • Rhythm and Groove
  • Tuning Systems
  • Toning, Seed Syllables, Mantra
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Live flow of a healing session
  • Resonance of relationship

This course will provide some fundamentals of concepts in music, the association of these concepts to developing healing music and a safe place to explore the various modalities of psychoacoustics through active listening and creative projects.

Additionally, this course will emphasize the development of the student’s abilities of discernment around the inner experience of sound. This ability is key to understanding the nature of the effects of different modalities of healing and styles of music. It also provides the foundation for a truly meaningful exchange between the healer and the client- the very basis for that conversation is an ability to understand how these tools affect us- how sound and music affect our consciousness and our bodies.

Instructor: Ryan Moore Lis Addison
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SH120B
6 Hrs
$80

Rhythm and Healing
2 classes

This course will provide an experiential and conceptual introduction to rhythm and its role in healing. You will experience and learn about the basic building blocks of rhythm and sound, and gain an appreciation for their effects upon human perception and health. In this course, you will learn why rhythm and sound facilitate healing, as well as some practical applications of how to integrate them into your healing work.

Learning Objectives:
· Begin to learn how to feel and embody rhythm
· Gain inspiration in rhythmic/polyrhythmic phenomena
· Learn a simple rhythmic notation/visualization system
· Become conversant with basic rhythmic terms and relationships
· Understand human perceptual limitations as they pertain to rhythm
· Understand basic relationships between patterns, flux, freedom, and chaos
· Understand the role and effects of entrainment in learning and healing

Instructor: Ryan Moore
Individual 3 hour classes available
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SH130
45 Hours
3 Credits

Voice, Toning, Chant, and Mantra

SH130
30 Hrs
$400

Toning, Chant and Mantra
10 classes

When used with intention, our own voice can be a miraculous healing tool. It is a primordial pathway into our body and soul. In this workshop we will explore how sound vibrates our inner body. With toning techniques, we will experience where sound resonates and how to use that vibration to massage from the inside out, clearing the chakras, relaxing the body and releasing old outdated imprinting. We will learn chants from several ethnic traditions and feel the commonality and differences of rhythm and pulse. Through Vocal Meditation we will discover how to create our own sacred chant.

Instructor: Suzanne Sterling, Janis Arch
Individual 3 hour classes available
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SH130B
15 Hrs
$200

Voice
5 classes

When used with intention, our own voice can be a miraculous healing tool. It is a primordial pathway into our body and soul. In this workshop we will explore how sound vibrates our inner body. With toning techniques, we will experience where sound resonates and how to use that vibration to massage from the inside out, clearing the chakras, relaxing the body and releasing old outdated imprinting. We will learn chants from several ethnic traditions and feel the commonality and differences of rhythm and pulse. Through Vocal Meditation we will discover how to create our own sacred chant.

Instructor: Vickie Dodd, Anne Hege, Lis Addison
Individual 3 hour classes available
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SH200
30 Hours
2 Credits

Sound, Consciousness, and Spirituality

SH200A
18 Hrs
$240

Resonant Connections: Sound, Light, Color, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics, and Consciousness
6 Classes

An exploration of the connections between sound and healing from an esoteric perspective with an eye toward the current scientific research being conducted in this field. The understanding of the interconnectedness of the multidimensional levels of sound, vibration, music and consciousness.

I. Harmonics of Sound
II. Harmonies of Color and Light
III. Harmonics of Form

– Cymatics: Forms and Shapes create by sound. Geometry of Music – Music of Geometry
– How does music convey emotions? Music of the Golden Mean – Music of the Phi Ratio Universe.
– Relationships of Sound and Color. Sounds of our solar system.
– Survey of Ancient Musical Scales. Understanding acoustical foundations of harmony.
– Chakra systems and applied tuning forks.
– World music rhythms and archetypes.
– The relationship of sacred geometry to musical intervals.
– Living in Unity Field Consciousness

Instructor: Randy Masters
Individual 3 hour classes available
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SH200B
12 Hrs
$160

Sacred Geometry – Harmonics of Space
4 Classes

In the ancient mystery schools, the study of the harmonics or proportions of Nature, the human body, architecture and music were considered to be a single subject. The intention of this course is to bring awareness of the proportions of spaces and natural forms to those studying the harmonics of sound, so you can see the harmonics you hear, and to explore how the knowledge of the symbolic meaning of geometrical shapes can support the art of healing with sound.

Geometry is the ultimate basis of harmony;
it guides the growth of the human skeleton and all material forms

Goals:

• To familiarize those who are studying the harmonics of sound with the parallel subject of the harmonic ratios found in two- and three-dimensional space, via the ancient discipline of symbolic geometry.

• To provide a visual and kinesthetic avenue to understand the laws of natural harmony – to see and touch the harmonic ratios that one hears in music, to create a more multi-sensory understanding of harmonics.

• To stimulate renewed exploration, beyond the limits of this introductory session, into the ancient concept that architectural environments possess vibratory qualities, depending on their proportions, which can affect human consciousness. (“Why does this space feel good?” is a similar question to “Why does this music move me to tears?”)

Instructor: Richard Feather Anderson

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186 Hrs
$2600

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OTHER PROGRAMS
Sound Healing Audio Production – Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Producing on ProTools from a Sound Healing Perspective
148 hours over 15 weeks at the Institute – $3800
This Program is completely separate from the above Certificate Program
(You may take both in one semester)