International Sound Symposium
The Pre- and Post-Symposium Intensives

Friday, March 1, 2002 - Pre-Symposium Intensives

The Voice, Music and Imagery
In societies throughout the world, chanting, hymn singing and vocal improvisation have been integral keys to health and well being. Studies now show that music and imagery provide essential elements for releasing stress, relieving pain, expressing emotions, activating memory and focusing concentration. Join best-selling author of The Mozart Effect® Don Campbell for this in-depth, highly interactive "ears on" workshop. Experience first-hand how the transformational powers of music, imagery and the voice can be applied to your personal and professional life. Discover the art of listening vs. hearing, and the pioneering work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis. Explore the many fascinating functions of the ear and its influence on the multiple intelligences. Learn about the powers of inner and outer speech and the importance of posture and its effects on the experience of the listener. Learn about the dominant ear and how to work in harmony with this phenomenon. See how the power of music with imagery can be used to quicken recovery from surgery, trauma and injuries. Learn how to choose music for clinical settings. Vocalization of emotional states can assist the awareness and integration of imagery and inner guidance. Learn how the voice and the sounds of vowels improve emotional well being, enhance mental stimulation, release stress and reduce pain.

The Shamanic Voice--Primordial Voices of Power
Chant, Trance, and Magic -The way of the shaman is based on being in touch with many dimensions of reality, chasing metaphors to bring in healing and release. Sound healing modalities required the same kind of attention, devotion, and knowledge. Experience and understand the power of vocally induced trance from different traditions of contemplative singing ( Shabda Yoga, Bhakty Yoga, Nada Yoga, Tibetan healing music), and more expressive styles of chanting from many parts world ( Kirtan Yoga, Shakty Yoga and Raga, Amazon chants, Pygmies and African call and response, and Norwegian and Scandinavian yodeling and indigenous songs ). Learn a systematic approach to sound and music healing to understand the progression and involvement from opening to healing sounds -sacred syllables - toning - tuning - invocation -prayer - mantra - song making - and clinical improvisation.
Monday, March 4, 2002 - Post-Symposium Intensives


Explorations in Sacred Sound
In this one-day Intensive experience, Tom will guide participants into a direct experience of sacred sound as a means to enter the luminous aspects of consciousness. These luminous aspects of mind are reported by nearly every religious or mystical tradition. Tom will share some of the findings in neuroscience that relate these experiences of light to biochemical processes in the brain. Furthermore, he will discuss the basic neurophysiology of sound as a means to alter awareness and demonstrate how ancient shamanic and mystical traditions used these principles to alter awareness and enter other worlds of being. One of the benefits of entering these relaxing non-ordinary states of mind is that there is a decrease of stress factors, including decreased blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, and muscle tension. In addition, there is often a decrease in stress hormones such as adrenaline. As a result, participants can expect to leave the workshop with an increased sense of health and well-being. In addition, participants will leave with an appreciation and understanding of how to use sound and music to access the non-dominant hemisphere and the creative aspects of mind that it opens.

Behavioral Psychoacoustics & Neuroacoustic Therapy
This intensive will be presented in four segments:
Segment 1: The physics of acoustics and the underpinnings of sympathetic resonance - as it effects the body. The physics and neurophysics of entrainment - as it relates to physical and brainwave entrainment. Segment 2: Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of hearing and vibration sense processing in the brain and body - to build an understanding of how sound and vibration can cause change in physiology and behavior. Segment 3): An in depth study of "Primordial Sounds" and their effect on the body and the mind. The use of human body recordings, vocal recordings, nature sounds and NASA Space Sound recordings in therapy. Segment 4): Modern, high-tech equipment for measuring physical responses to sound therapy in the central nervous system, acupuncture meridians, brainwaves and post-ganglionic energy centers.

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