International Sound Symposium
Billie Thompson, Ph.D.



Dr. Billie Thompson
Dr. Billie M. Thompson is the Director of Sound Listening & Learning Center™ in Phoenix, Arizona, founded in 1987, and Pasadena, California, founded in 1994. Dr. Thompson's work has focused on helping people of all ages‚gifted through learning disabled‚to expand their potential and achieve their goals. She has researched, trained in, and integrated a number of innovative and effective educational programs, and worked with several thousand people, providing a foundational program of Sound Listening™ Training, an educational application of the Tomatis Method. Dr. Thompson received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico and my M.A. and Ph.D. from Arizona State University, where she researched and developed a theory of change. She continued her search to find effective methods of change and transformation, which she could use in a private educational setting. Sound Listening & Learning Center™ is the result.



Dr. Thompson received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico and my M.A. and Ph.D. from Arizona State University, where she researched and developed a theory of change. She continued her search to find effective methods of change and transformation, which she could use in a private educational setting. Sound Listening & Learning Center™ is the result. Dr. Thompson trained and worked closely with Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, founder of the Tomatis Method, before his retirement in 1994. In 1991 she organized and Dr. Tomatis' International training in the U.S., and she has to promote his innovative work by publishing articles and giving presentations at dozens of conferences. After co-editing the anthology About the Tomatis Method, she edited and co-published the English translations of Tomatis' autobiography, The Conscious Ear, and his first book, The Ear and Language. Dr. Thompson continues to be involved at the national and international levels of the evolution and expansion of the Tomatis Method. Dr. Thompson continuues to update and expand my professional training; working with founders of such integrative methods as Rubenfeld Synergy® Method (winner of the Humanistic Psychology Pathfinder award in 1995), Structure of Intellect, and Neurolinguistic Programming® and she actively seeks out new approaches and processes. In addition to raising two children, Billie has worked as a teacher, administrator, consultant to businesses and educational districts, professional writer, and entrepreneur.

For more information about Dr. Thompson's work, visit her website at www.soundlistening.com

 

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