Photograph of a Water Droplet being Vibrated by Sound
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“The Complete Guide to Sound Healing”
Physical Healing, Mental Clarity, Emotional Healing, Opening the Heart, and Connecting to Spirit with Sound
Free Sound Healing Workshop and Open House
Sunday February 24th 1-6PM
How Sound affects us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually
with many heart opening meditations with sound.
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Sound Healing and Therapy Certificate
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Root/Soul Frequency Assessment
Find your home note where you are At Peace and get a CD in its key.
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Good for a wide range of issues.
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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.
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The Sound of Love – How Sound Affects Us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually with David Gibson
Sunday, January 20th 2-6PM
East West Bookshop, Mt. View
$40 til 1/19 MORE INFO
An Evening of Sacred Sound Moments and Wellness with Silvina Vergara
Saturday January 26th 7-9 PM $20
A Night of Healing and Comfort for your Soul
Sound for Healing Yourself and the Planet – A Transformative Sound Bath and Workshop with David Gibson and Connie Micale
Sunday February 3rd 5-7 PM $20
Set an intention for yourself and for the planet.
Lay down and bring it into being with sound.
STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS
The Faculty are esteemed scholars and researchers, and Masters in the Field
David A. Gibson
David Gibson is the founder and director of the Institute. He is a leading scholar and researcher in the field of Sound Healing and Therapy.
David is the author of the #1 selling book in the field of Audio Recording, The Art of Mixing. He is also the author of The Art of Producing. As well, David is the author of the #1 selling book in the field of Sound Healing, The Complete Guide to Sound Healing (www.CompleteGuidetoSoundHealing).
David is also a top selling producer of Sound Healing music (www.SoundHealingCenter.com/store), and runs the Sound Therapy Center at the Institute offering over 15 types of sound healing treatments (www.SoundTherapyCenter.com). David has produced 7 International Sound Healing Conference and is also the founder of the Sound Healing Research Foundation (www.SoundHealingResearchFoundation.org) designed to help bring sound healing into the mainstream (homes & hospitals).
David has a unique understanding of how sound and music create deep and lasting effects on the mind, body, and spirit. David’s education in Physics at the University of California at Berkeley gives him a unique basis for understanding and explaining the way that sound affects us physically. Having run the largest Sound Healing Institute in the nation for over 15 years (with 25 instructors), and having put on 7 International Sound Healing Conferences, David has developed a complete perspective of everything going on in the field – particularly how sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He has come up with a theory of how the entire human system works based on a hierarchy of vibration that is found in the entire Universe – frequencies, timbres, musical intervals, music and energy. This theory has been gaining wide acceptance in the healing and medical fields.
David is the primary instructor at the Sound Healing Institute and teaches classes on sound physiology, brainwave entrainment, releasing stuck emotions with sound, the sound of chakras, and the sound of love. He has come up with a full range of powerful techniques for opening the heart and connecting to spirit using sound and music as catalysts.
David currently has 60 CD’s on the market and is one of the top sellers of Sound Healing music in the field. He collaborated with a company called Nutri-Energetics to create his CD’s. Nutri-Energetics has done years of research on remedies based on the frequencies of morphogenetic fields in the body. These quantum healing field remedies are actually incorporated in David’s CD’s – sometimes as the chord progressions of the music and sometimes embedded in the background. His CD catalog includes songs for relaxation, sleep, depression, anxiety, enlightenment, opening the heart, connecting to Spirit, mental clarity, overcoming fear, releasing grief, harmonizing emotions and balancing chakras.
David has been exploring the use of binaural beats for brainwave entrainment for over 15 years and most of his CD’s have frequencies embedded that entrain the brain into various brainwave states
David also has created a dozen “Frequency” CD’s that are played on the body – you don’t listen to them. The CD’s are for muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, endocrine glands, respiratory system, circulatory system, brain, arthritis, asthma, and depression. David also has 7 CD’s for surgery (Pre-op, during surgery, and Post-op) as well as guided meditations for relaxation, releasing anxiety and pain, releasing stuck emotions, and bringing unconditional love into the heart. David’s CD’s are in multiple hospitals around the country including Massachusetts General, Kaiser in the Bay Area, and San Francisco U.C. Medical Center.
The Sound Healing Therapy Center (www.SoundTherapyCenter.com) at the Institute offers over 15 treatments. David has designed most of the treatments including one that finds your home note and natural rhythm where you are at rest. Detailed research has shown and this is where your whole system flourishes. David also now owns the Voice Analysis Harmony software that can find what frequencies are missing in your system and provide a sound remedy. It is also based on 20 years of research.
In order to bring sound healing into the mainstream David has setup the Sound Healing Research Foundation. The most important project is mapping the Frequency Body (www.GeneOM.org). We are looking to find the resonant frequencies of health for every single part of the body in order to create a new powerful healing modality with zero side effects.
The Research Foundation is also involved in a wide range of other research projects including Sound and Music for ADD/ADHD, PTSD (anxiety, anger, grief), autism, pain management, sleep, schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, addiction, brain injuries, Parkinson’s, and dementia. The foundation is currently working with hospitals, autism centers, addiction centers and elderly centers around the country. Kaiser Hospital is referring their patients to us and we are doing training for their doctors monthly.
Two years ago the Research Foundation received a $100,000 grant to take Globe Institute’s curriculum into two local Montessori schools. With our 12 instructors we have now created over 2000 exercises for every age group (3 months to 18 years). The program is not just about Sound and Music, it includes multiple tracks that range from Physics of Vibration to Geometry to Self Expression. 500 of the 2000 exercises are complete. Every exercise includes references from latest books on Childhood Education and Brain Development — that backup the purpose of each exercise.
David has also created a full range of media projects in order to help educate the public about the profound benefits of sound, music and vibration. He has created a Cirque style play and 4 movie treatments – all of which incorporate Sound and Sacred Geometry.
Randy Masters is a master teacher of many disciplines. He combines his expertise as a composer, harmonic mathematician and background in esoteric and exoteric sciences to reveal the precise harmonics of our universal life field. He is an international lecturer, author, and well-known specialist in his field often sought out for his expertise in many projects. Randy is an in-depth researcher on the pyramids, sacred sites, and the mathematical language of light and the harmonics of sacred numbers. His “Not So Mystery School” in Aptos, California, features weekend intensives in Sacred Geometry, (phiometry), Tuning Forks, Sound and Music and Ancient Esoteric Studies. A gifted speaker, his students and colleagues are inspired to study and grow and he is a devoted spiritual and academic mentor to all in his world. His license plate, “High Phi” reminds us, Randy is lots of Phun! He tells us his Universal Song classes help connect the dots of a far more loving and intelligent universe leading to more respect for our, and other worlds.
His earlier life was dominated by music. A professional composer, recording artist and performer since the 1960’s, Randy composed and performed with many world-re-nowned musicians, such as Tito Puente, Charlie Byrd, Cal Tjader, Lou Harrison and Hedzoleh Soundz (Ghana) and Ashwin Batish (India). He has won numerous awards and grants for his original compositions and recordings, including records with his popular Jazz group, Solar Plexus. Among his movie soundtracks is an original Italian music score for Voyage of the Heart and an original Latin American score for The Situation. His specialty is Jazz and World Music styles and he taught Jazz, Popular and world Music styles at UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State University. He regularly teaches at Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA and the California Institute of Psychoacoustics in SF, CA. He plays a variety of instruments- the piano, trumpet family, guitar and select world percussion instruments. As a beloved music teacher/mentor since 1967 his students have gone on to win grammy nominations and other prestigious awards and professional record contracts with major record labels.
Resonant Living, his company, produces products that are tuned to the universal harmonics and the world of geometry, sacred sites, and ancient musical traditions. His specialty products include Tuning Forks, Desktop and Windchimes, CDs, calibrated to specific natural frequencies. His Sacred Geometry jewelry is made with harmonically balanced stones. The company designs pieces that resonate with the harmonics of form, shape, sacred numbers and universal vibration languages. Resonant Living’s mission statement is “Delivering the Nutrients of Sound, Form, and Color.” He and his team of consultants offer a variety of workshops, education and consulting services- product design, architecture, resonant tunings of home, office, property and human energy fields.
As an Artist in Resonance, Randy lives what he teaches and his life and work reflect his deep love for humanity. He is active in many networking groups and communities that seek to further the on-goingness of life in the highest possible manner. He holds certificates of Ministry in two churches. He wishes you the best life has to offer, and he means it.
Randy has a Bachelor of Arts and Music and Film from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Steven Halpern is a Grammy (R) nominated recording artist, internationally acclaimed composer, master musician, producer, researcher, author and pioneering sound healer. His most recent albums, DEEP THETA and DEEP ALPHA, spent over 36 weeks on Billboard’s New Age charts, a historic first for a brainwave entrainment-enhanced album. His music is used worldwide in holistic healing centers, grade schools through college, massage schools and corporate wellness programs.
After being initiated into a non-denominational ‘ministry of healing music” in a sacred redwood grove in November 1969, and inside the Great Pyramid in 1981 Steven was encouraged to document and scientifically validate the observed healing and relaxational effects of his music. Working with Itzhak Bentov, Marcel Vogel and other world-class spiritual scientists, he organized landmark research exploring the subtle energy and physical health connections between sound, higher consciousness and healing with brainwave biofeedback and Kirlian photography
His 1977 book, “Tuning the Human Instrument” introduced many to the field, and his bestselling “SOUND HEALTH” (Harper & Row 1985) brought sound healing to the mainstream public and the holistic health community.
“Keyboard” magazine profiled him in 1995 as one of the top 12 artists “whose work has strongly affected the way we make and market our music.” His debut album, CHAKRA SUITE (formerly SPECTRUM SUITE) was named ‘the most influential New Age/healing album of all time” by industry peers in 1999.
Since 1975, Steven has presented lectures, workshops and concerts at major healing and spiritual conferences, including the World Symposium on Humanity, Parliament of World Religions, The Mind Can do Anything (with healers Olga Worral), multiple music therapy and massage therapy conferences, virtually all major Whole Life/New Life /Conscious Life expos. Her has opened for Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, Swami Satchidananda, Lama Surya Das and the Dalai Lama.
Steven began his career as a jazz-rock trumpet player, guitar player and bass player, performing and/or recording with Paul; Horn, Paul McCandless, Larry Coryell, Babatunde Olatunji, Rick Derringer, Randy Masters, Michael Manring and David Darling.
Steven Halpern’s contributions have been covered in The New York Times, USA Today, and manyother mainstream and New Age publications. He was profiled in 1991 on CBS-TV’s “48 HOURS), and transfixed national audiences on NBC’TV’s “the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder”.
Steven has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Buffalo.
He has written over 100 articles that have appeared in leading New Age publications, and a monthly newsletter since 1985. For more information on his latest explorations and insights, visit him at www.StevenHalpern.com
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne has received critical acclaim. Her devotional music has been commissioned for film, theatre and DVD. She has enjoyed mainstage billing at festivals such as Wanderlust, Bhaktifest, Burning Man, Boom, Harmony and The World Festival of Sacred Music (hosted by the Dalai Lama). Suzanne is a Priestess, who for more than 20 years, has developed curriculums, teacher trainings and apprenticeship programs combining ritual and activism for numerous communities nationwide. Her Sing Yourself Awake® workshops and circles offer a unique blend of yoga, music, sacred ceremony and activism to events and studios worldwide. Recently she has been a featured speaker/artist at several Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute, Esalen, The Institute of Noetic Sciences. and Earthdance where she led the worlds largest Spiral Dance for 5000 people. Suzanne is also a co-creator, with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri, of Off the Mat, Into the World®, a project offering nationwide training programs combining yoga and sustainable activism. She loves riding the edge where art and ritual meet and is committed to creating sacred community and empowering others to be their authentic, expressive selves. Suzanne studied Drama at San Francisco State University. For more information suzannesterling.com
Silvina specializes in sound work and movement. She holds a certification in Sound Healing and has completed training in Sahuka, a synthesis on Egyptian Alchemy, Taoism and Tibetan Buddhism. With more than 25 years of experience she conducts sound healing classes and seminars utilizing sound, breathing techniques, movement and shamanic work to help facilitate emotional, physical and mental release to reawaken the body’s innate wisdom and deep sense of awareness. The process creates a profound state of peace to access the subtle energy fields of consciousness and transformation. Her multidisciplinary background includes Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Development, Emotional Process techniques, and Vibrational Healing body work. She incorporates Movement Composition to her training by being a Holistic counselor, classically trained singer and dance instructor. Silvina has passionately dedicated her life to the healing arts as a conscious guide and Educator for developing human potential. She works with adults, children and teenagers. She also works as a facilitator in Sound Healing for San Francisco General Hospital, in a special program for cancer patients, and hosts her own Spanish radio show on consciousness. Silvina has an Associates Degree in Sound Healing and Therapy from Globe Institute.
Ryan has been studying drumming, dancing, and singing for the past 17 years. Originally beginning with body percussion, hiphop dance, and spoken word with Be The Groove (https://www.bethegroove.com/) in Chicago, he went on to study Capoeira and learn berimbau in the midwest.
In 2011 he traveled to Australia to study TaKeTiNa, (http://taketina.com/) spending two years there before settling in the Bay Area of California. These days he teaches here at the Institute, studies Circle Singing with Dave Worm, (http://sovoso.com/) and is simultaneously mentoring with Bruce Silverman (http://brucesilverman.org/) acquiring in-depth hand drum teaching geared toward psycho-spiritual leadership.
In addition to his sound healing work, Ryan has spent many years studying the body, anatomy, movement, and dance, and so brings a well-cultivated somatic focus to all of his work. He currently trains and teaches at Athletic Playground, (http://www.athleticplayground.com/) and also dabbles in Qi Gong, Contact Improvisation, Blues Dancing, and many other body-based movement modalities.
Ryan has an AA in Liberal Arts from Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois.
For more information or to contact Ryan directly, please email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org.’
Richard Feather Anderson
Richard Feather Anderson, B.Sc. Architecture, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the revival of feng shui, geomancy, sacred geometry, and labyrinths. He started one of the first geomancy training programs in America in 1985, and has been designated a feng shui master by Feng Shui Institute International. He was feng shui advisor for Esalen Institute’s sustainability plan, and design consultant for Grace Cathedral’s labyrinths in San Francisco, the first permanent replicas of the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in an American church. He was one of the first people in America to talk about walking labyrinths for spiritual development and to develop techniques to lay them out on the ground – starting way back in the early 1980’s. He conducted the seminal study of the benefits of walking labyrinths at the West Coast Conference of the American Society of Dowsers at UC Santa Cruz from 1986 to 1989.
Richard is on the faculty at the Globe Institute in San Francisco and the Golden Gate Feng Shui School in Oakland. He previously taught in the EcoDwelling program at New College of California, and led sacred geometry tours at Chartres Cathedral in France.
He originally trained and worked as an architect, but then moved on to explore spiritual development through metaphysics, shamanism, Earth Mysteries, and Goddess religions. As a result, he was ordained as a priest in the feminist Faerie Tradition and a minister in a Mystical Christian order.
Introduced to geomantic wisdom in childhood, he continued his studies in Feng Shui with the late Grandmaster Lin Yun, Rinpoche, the lineage holder of Tibetan Tantric Buddhist feng shui largely responsible for bringing feng shui into the mainstream in the western world; in sacred architecture with Dr. Keith Critchlow, Professor Emeritus of the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture, who is regarded as one of the greatest living masters of sacred architecture, sacred geometry, Islamic sacred art and the Platonic-Pythagorean Mystery School teachings; and in Earth Mysteries with the world’s leading experts, especially the researchers of the pre-eminent Dragon Project in the U.K.
Through seminars, feng shui consultations, and building designs, Richard continually creates modern applications for ancient wisdom. He is well-known for generously sharing his knowledge in an experiential way with passion and humor.
Richard has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from University of Cincinnati.
Lis Addison is an innovative Composer, Circles of Light magazine says her music “paves the way for a new genre of music,” a powerful singer, her last CD The Grace of the Green Leaf won Best Vocal Album of 2010 and a masterful dancer, Conscious Dancer magazine says her dance practice “KiVo: The Kinetic Voice® is a path to embodiment and self-realization.” She is a passionate and visionary artist, performer and teacher who is in service to the practice of music and dance a transformational tools. She is the creator of various families of healing chants which she composes music for. This music can be heard in healing, yoga and movement centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe and on Internet radio. KiVo, which incorporates her music, chants and choreography is an embodied spiritual, healing and empowerment practice which she teaches at the Institute and globally. It allows the participant to become confident, grounded in their purpose and in command of the very vibration they entered the world with and is a community building tool. A skilled energy mover, Addison has had in-depth training and practice in the Shamanic and Yogic traditions and is a certified Akashic Records Consultant. She travels to Africa to do tree-planting service work and learn and share KiVo and the song/dances of communities in Eastern Africa. She offers group and solo sessions and is known around the Institute as “The Happy Shaman.” She is a certified Yoga, Nia & Zumba Instructor and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mills College. www.lisaddison.com
Dr. Anne Katherine Hege is a San Francisco based composer, conductor, independent researcher, and vocalist. She began her musical studies singing with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir and the Oakland Youth Chorus’ touring ensemble Vocal Motion. She completed her undergraduate studies in music at Wesleyan University, CT and an MA in composition at Mills College. In 2014, she completed her PhD in Music Composition at Princeton University where she studied how embodied cognition theory can be applied to musical multimedia analysis. She has founded and directed various vocal ensembles including the Albany Community Chorus (California), Cuatro Vientos (Mexico City), and Celestial Mechanics (New Jersey). Hege performs as a vocalist, composer, improviser, and electronic musician in her performance duo New Prosthetics, the laptop ensemble Sideband, and in her own productions. She currently teaches voice at Mills College and directs Level IV of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Deb Follingstad retired from a long career in the music industry to start down her path in Chinese Medicine. For the last five years she has built a thriving Chinese Medicine practice, specializing in oncology, facial acupuncture and fertility. Deb takes great pride in being the acupuncturist and Chinese medicine specialist at Smith Integrative Oncology. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are her passion. She has studied the lost art of channel palpation and sports medicine. Deb has a Masters of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Lakshmi is an eclectic musician, singer, songwriter, Kirtan leader and voice and sound teacher. Since 2000 she has been performing her original folk rock music and leading Kirtans across the United States & Internationally, including Bali and Thailand. While she was performing at festivals and yoga studios she also began to follow up her performances with Vocal Sound Healing workshops and private lessons. She teaches her brand of Vocal Sound Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.
Lakshmi as a Bachelors Degree in Humanities (Anthropology and Music) from New College of San Francisco.
Vickie Dodd, Director of Sacred SoundWorks, is an internationally known pioneer in the field of Sound as a Bodywork. She is an Aston-Patterning Teacher, author, poet, nutritionist, herbalist, workshop leader and musician. She started using sound as a healing modality in her work with her clients over 40 years ago. She has trained with many master teachers in the art of body therapies and spiritual purification tools.
The essence of Vickie’s work is a multi-dimensional approach to using Sound as an evolutionary tool, emphasizing maturation of the emotional body. A few of her teachers that have been crucial to her evolving this work are: Dr. Joseph Liss, Dr. Ramurtri Mishra, William David,(Elias De Mohan) and Judith Aston.
Vickie has the rare ability to “sense” the subtle rhythm, vibrations, and tones that all matter produces. She uses her remarkable gift of “sounding” to match the unique soundprint of a person. To this sensitivity Ms. Dodd has added serious study and exploration into the curative aspects of sound, color and movement. She has designed a system, which integrates emotional memories within the physical body and facilitates the release of long held emotional distress. She has consulted with organizations and professional groups, assisting them to address specific issues they encounter in their work and life responsibilities.
Vickie teaches others how to listen to themselves and to use their voices to recapitulate the memories and history that resides in their bodies. These teachings empower and educate the serious sound student to direct and evolve their emotional and physical maturation. She is the author of “Tuning The Blues To Gold: Soundprints” and has several recordings available. As director of Soundbody Productions she lives in Port Angeles, Washington, and teaches in Europe and many locations around the USA.
Vickie has a Certificate from Aston Patterning, and Nutritional Therapy from the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Janis Arch has been a practitioner in Bodywork, Massage Therapy and the Healing Arts for over thirty years. She is a BioAcoustic Research Associate with Sharry Edwards using Vocal Analysis and Frequency Presentation to clear harmonic faults in the bodies processing and she holds two Certificates in Sound Healing. She is also Certified in Hypnotherapy and Bioenergy Balancing. Janis has led workshops on chant, and the healing power of trance drumming.
Janis Arch has an Associates Degree in Sound Healing and Therapy from Globe Institute.
Rabbi Steven Fisdel
Rabbi Steven Fisdel is the founder of the Center for Jewish Mystical Studies in Albany, California. Rabbi Fisdel has first hand experience with both the esoteric and practical sides of Kabbalah, studying the original texts, clarifying the ideas and subsequently teaching the traditional doctrines to people of all spiritual backgrounds. He focuses as well on the relationship of Kabbalah to the nature of consciousness, to meditation, to healing and to the practical application of mysticism to the process of inner repair and soul development. He has been visiting scholar at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He is the author of two books, “The Practice of Kabbalah” and “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Understanding Their Spiritual Message”. He has written and produced two CD sets, Meditations on the Tree of Life and The Katriel Deck: The Original Kabbalist Tarot. Steven has a Bachelors Degree in Judaic Studies from Spertus College of Judaica.
Gerald is a teacher/administrator and Department Chair of the Vocal Department at Pittsburgh CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) 6-12; a Blue Ribbon School recognized by Newsweek magazine, and one of the top 21 schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also a keyboardist, director/conductor, arranger/composer, trombonist, and ethnomusicologist.
He is a strong advocate for using the magnificent healing power of sound and music with both children and adults. Utilizing the support of findings in neuroscience research, he is adamant in assuring that children are provided with arts, music, and sound as essential components of educating the whole child.
· Fulbright-Hays Scholar (2009), Brazil; An education collaborative project between the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and a joint effort between The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), and The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (Museum of Contemporary Arts, Niteroi, Brazil).
· Classroom without Borders (2014) , Teacher/music facilitator in Poland, to learn and teach about the atrocities of the Holocaust.
· Bridging Cultures (2016) Educational collaborative through the State Department, in conjunction with the African Studies Program at the University of Illinois, which consisted of 20 international educators and 7 educators from the United States; discussing issues pertaining to international and multicultural education.
· Ethiopia: Indigenous Wisdom and Culture (2017) Fulbright-Hays scholar in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh African Studies Program
Through his training in ethnomusicology, Gerald came to the realization that sound and music have been functional tools for millennia by ancient cultures throughout the world in bringing frequencies to rituals, and in the realms of healing and well-being.
Bachelors degree in music, Indiana University, Bloomington; Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh. Doctoral degree studies in Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh. Sound healing certificate, Globe Institute.
Daniel Lappin is a Certified Massage Therapist with training in trauma bodywork and somatic psychology. He incorporates aspects of Integrated Health, and Oriental Medicine well as Western neuroscience, immunology and child development. His clients include adults with complex medical, physical, psychological and emotional trauma that have an origin in early childhood trauma. His treatment protocols draw from a wide range of therapeutic interventions, including: touch therapies mind-body skills, movement, yoga, and voice. He integrates a wide range of consciousness and esoteric principles. The breath and depth of his skills have been cultivated from his own personal journey recovering from a complex childhood illness. Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Don Estes is a professionally trained neuroscientist who has lectured worldwide on sensory science and vibrational medicine. He is founding CEO of InnerSense Inc., and inventor of VibraSound®, Sensory Resonance™ and other transformational technologies which have been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, ET, Beyond 2000, Next Step, Science Frontiers, and many other national and international media. In addition, he has created a next generation biometric based on breath that can optimize a person’s resonance. This supercomputer software is also used to power a futuristic alembic that makes a vapor, which has survived the experience of transformation rather than being charged from an outside source like lasers, coils, crystals, magnets, etc. This new paradigm of healing enhances what’s right rather than fixes what’s wrong and represents the state of the art in transformational technologies. Recent publication of his book, “Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration,” and its master illustration, “The Absolute Scale of Relative Cosmic Reality,” are the basis for this class. www.vibrasound.com
Lisa Rafel helps people to change their lives. She is a sound and energy educator, spiritual counselor, gifted intuitive, singer, harmonic overtone chanter, shamanic healer and a practitioner of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing. Her chanting, rooted in the tradition of vowels as the sacred language of God, has been called “music from before the languages divided” and engages the listener at the deepest levels. Lisa’s international teaching program, “Resonate with the Soul”, encourages development of the psychic senses as well as personal transformation. Utilizing sound, body awareness and ancient wisdom, the classes teach multiple levels of self-awareness, and deepen one’s relationship to courage and compassion.
Lisa guest lectures and performs at conferences and in concert. Events include: Deepak Chopra’s Alliance for a New Humanity, Puerto Rico; The Gather the Women Congress, SF; The State of the World Forum, New York; San Francisco State University; the Collective Heritage Institute; The Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Jonathan Goldman’s Healing Sounds Intensive. She has performed at The World Festival of Sacred Music, Los Angeles in honor of HH the Dalai Lama; in Chartres Cathedral in France, Sakya Monastery in Tibet, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, ancient stone circles in England, and many temples in Egypt including The Great Pyramid in Giza.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, D.C., B.F.A., C.N.S.T.
Diplomate is a physician, scientist, educator, musician, composer, and visionary. He is Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research in California, a world-class Center for cutting-edge research into the effects of sound in healing and consciousness. His pleasant, non-invasive, holistic modality – Bio-Tuning® – is a global tri-body healing, personal transformation, and awakening consciousness force. His 60+ audio programs on CDs are used and sold globally, healing and transforming lives wherever used. Visit www.neuroacoustic.org for more information.
Eileen Day McKusick, MA. has been experimenting with tuning forks for the last 21 years and has pioneered exploration of the tonal landscape of the human biofield. She is a researcher, writer, educator and practitioner who has been studying the effects of audible sound on the body and its biofield since 1996. She is the originator of the Biofield Tuning sound therapy method, the founder of the Biofield Tuning Institute, and the author of the best selling and Nautilus Award winning book, Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy.
Karl Maret, MD
Karl Maret, MD, M.Eng. is a holistic health practitioner with 20 years of experience working in alternative health care. He is clinic director at the Tree of Health clinic in Aptos, California. He is a medical doctor who specializes in complementary and alternative medicine, nutritional and orthomolecular medicine as well as the practice of Energy Medicine with special emphasis on Sound Healing modalities. Dr. Maret received his B.Sc. with Honors in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, and holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Doctor of Medicine both from the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed a four year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California in San Diego. He has privately undertaken extensive training in complementary and energy medical approaches in Europe and the United States. He also serves as president of the nonprofit Dove Health Alliance located in Aptos, California.
Dove Health Alliance is a California nonprofit private operating foundation with the vision of encouraging greater awareness and practice of Energy Medicine including healing with sound and acoustical modalities. The foundation is proud to co-sponsor the first International Sound Symposium in San Jose and encourages innovation and excellence in the field of Sound Healing. The Dove Health Alliance is committed to researching, developing new technologies and methodologies for monitoring and treating the state of health of the human body. The foundation is also committed to education, publishing, and general dissemination of this information for the benefit of all.