Healing Sound Vibrations Academy.
Training In Healing Sound Vibration Methods.

Healing sound vibrations Academy Overview

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Healing Sound Vibration Methods Practioner & CoachIng Program

Why a Healing Sound Vibration Methods practioner & coaching program and not a Sound Healer or Sound Massage Practitioner program? Isn’t it all the same?

Based on my personal experience the answer is a resounding NO. But don’t take my word for it. Instead, make your own decision based on the information I have included below.

Why I created this program?

After much back and forth, I have separated the feedback I received into two parts. Part one is about the trainer’s competence and part two is about the lack of support once the training is over.

Each has  fundamental questions you should ask yourself before committing to a training program to ensure you achieve your goals?

Part One:

  • Does the program/trainer “offer ongoing support” after the training? Or, are they too busy to answer your questions after the training is over.
    • Not offering support after the training is a coming practice in this field. After all, how will they fill their other courses.
    • It is time to raise the free line and offer initial support as part of the training.
  • Are they available to help you implement and integrate what you learned into your work? Or, do they leave you “hanging” and you have to figure things out through trial and error.
    • While the basic sound technique components, as well as the basic sound massage, look simple, learning the technique components can be challenging. It is the total technique that makes the difference. For example, giving a sound massage aka sound vibration session to a healthy person is different than when working on someone with fibromyalgia or arthritis (speaking from personal experience and available research).
  • Wanting you to take more training than necessary. While attending a sound intensive is an awesome experience, it isn’t necessarily the most efficient way to spend your time and money. For example, a teacher who wants to use the techniques in the class room —unless he/she intends to offer sound sessions as a side business. A smarter way is to take the beginner, intermediate and a specialty course. The same rational applies to a few other areas.(If you have questions, please contact us)
  • Assuming one learning style fits all. I could go into all the details of learning styles, but a friend of mine several years ago said it best, “Do they expect us to learn this by osmosis?”

This covers the most common Answers and Questions.

After much back and forth, I have separated the feedback I received into two parts. Part one is about the trainer’s competence and part two is about the lack of support once the training is over.

Each has  fundamental questions you should ask yourself before committing to a training program to ensure you achieve your goals?

Part One:

  • Where did the trainer receive his/her training?  Because the field is not grounded in science, there is a lot of “woo woo” out there. Two common themes come up.
    • “I have trained with many gurus,” but nothing specific. Who are the gurus? Holding back here to defend your turf is a sign of a “scarcity mentality.” You are unique and, hence, you attract people who are in alignment with you.
    • “I have read many books on the subject.” Reading a book does not make you an expert! At least not in this, yet. There are not enough books out to acquire the knowledge that is passed on from teacher to student.
  • Do the trainers “practice what they teach” within there specialty of sound healing? Or, are they more interested in offering training, but have little practice working with clients.
    • It is said that the fastest way to learn something is to teach it. This may be true in some fields, but not in this one. Learning the techniques is one thing, understanding what you’re doing is another.

Part Two:

  • Does the trainer “offer ongoing support” after the training? Or, are they too busy to answer your questions after the training is over.
    • Not offering support after the training is a coming practice in this field. After all, how will they fill their other courses.
    • It is time to raise the free line and offer initial support as part of the training.
  • Are they available to help you implement and integrate what you learned into your work? Or, do they leave you “hanging” and you have to figure things out through trial and error.
    • In some professions it is easy to integrate the methods, but in others it takes a little more. For example, while the basic sound session is straight forward, one can assume it works on everyone. This is not the case. Working on a pregnant woman, for instance, is not a smart thing unless you know what you’re doing. Similarly, working on someone with fibromyalgia or arthritis is also different (speaking from personal experience and available research).
  • Wanting you to take more training than necessary. While going through the sound intensive and becoming certified is a wonderful thing, it isn’t necessarily the most efficient way to spend your time and money. For some individuals it makes more sense to take the beginner, intermediate and a specialty course. For example, a teacher who wants to use the techniques in the class room doesn’t need to learn how to develop a individual sound session unless he/she intends to offer sound sessions for extra income. The same applies for a few other areas.(If you have questions, please contact us)

This covers the most common Answers and Questions.

Why A Healing Sound Vibration Methods Practioner Program

You may have heard the words “Sound massage,” “Sound healing,” “Vibrational sound,” “Vibrational Healing,” and other derivatives. But they do not necessarily mean the same thing to different people. This is due to the lack of a uniform definition and hence, the meanings are vague and confusing.

As a matter of fact, the only term that has made it into a dictionary so far is “Sound therapy.”

…” refers to a range of therapies in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. One of these therapies is music therapy , which can involve a person listening to music for conditions such as stress and muscle tension.

Music is one component of this therapy. Others use sound wave vibrations to treat physical and mental conditions. In general, this therapy is based on the theory that all of life vibrates, including people’s bodies. When a person’s healthy resonant frequency is out of balance, physical and emotional health is affected.

Treatment by sound waves is believed to restore that healthy balance to the body. Healing is done by transmitting beneficial sound to the affected area. The healing sound may be produced by a voice or an instrument such as electronic equipment, chanting bowls, or tuning forks.

Because of this, clarification of the terms is essential.

Let’s look at the common definitions/meanings of the afore mentioned terms.

  • The term “Sound massage,” while widely used, is overused, vague and confusing. The word “massage” implies a hands-on-treatment. This is not the case: instead of hands singing bowls are used and when tapped the bowl emits a sound and begins to vibrate. The vibrations gently stimulate your body— as inside so outside.
  • “Sound healing,” as defined by Wikipedia, is the process by which participants play or listen to live or recorded sounds, in order to have a positive experience… and differs from music therapy in significant ways.
  • Similarly, the term “Vibrational sound,” is vague. As stated in the Scientific American Volume 50 Number 14 (April 1884),“Sound is vibration, transmitted to our senses through the mechanism of the ear, and recognized as sound only at our nerve centers.” (You will learn more on this topic in the future).

Here, at the Healing Sound Vibrations Academy we like to call it sound vibration methods because it is an elementary term (Kera.pbslearningmedia.org) as taught to our children.

But, since I started this topic, I give you a short explanation how it relates to singing bowls. A singing bowl, in it’s natural state is just a bowl. It needs something to start to vibrate. So we tap it with a mallet. The impact of the mallet creates a friction and the bowl starts to vibrate—than, and only than does it make a sound. For example, a person who is totally deaf will not hear the sound, but feels the vibrations.

Based on this premise,  you now know why I called the program “Healing Sound Vibration Methods.”

So let’s move on!

Career Outlook

Presently, there isn’t a classification for the work we do. Because of this, we have to use data from related professions including, recreational therapy, massage-oriented professions like acupuncture and other holistic professions like life coaching.

According to NatualHealers.com,

  • Music and sound healing professionals are classified as recreational therapists in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook. This field is anticipated to grow by 12% (faster than average) between 2014 – 2024. Most of the growth will come from an increase in demand for recreational services due to an aging population.
  • Massage-oriented professions, like acupuncture/acupressure can anticipate a 22 percent increase in employment through 2024, faster than average for all jobs, according to the BLS’ 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook. The growth in those fields is due to increasing popularity of massage therapy and the ongoing wellness boom across the United States.

Similarly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not collect data on life coaches. Instead, BLS counts these professionals among  educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors (8% increase); rehabilitation counselors (9% increase);and personal care and service workers, all other. According to the US Department of Labor, the number of Health Coaches employed in the US is expected to grow 21% by 2022[1], This increase is due to several reasons including, people want more from life, traditional education doesn’t prepare people for real life and work values are changing.

Income

At this point you may wondr how much you can earn in this field. While there are statistics out for massage therapists ( 2016 Median Pay $39,860 per year; $19.17 per hour) and recreational therapists (2016 Median Pay $46,410 per year, $22.31 per hour ), the average annual income from coaching was about $61,900 in 2015 (The median annual wage for all workers was $36,200 in May 2015).

is this Program For Me?

Whether you’re intent is to pursue a career in sound healing, or to integrate the techniques into your current profession, means influencing the health and well-being of others with your love for the magical sound of singing bowls and other sound instruments. Our programs combined with your willingness to work closely with both, people enduring a wide range of emotional, mental and physical health conditions, and people seeking out a holistic lifestyle, will help you find success in this incredibly rewarding career.

To find out if our program meets your personal and professional needs, we offer a free consultation as well as some free webinars where you can explore my training style. During the webinars you will also be able to ask additional questions.

What Others Say.

   “Without Margit’s ongoing mentoring I would be totally lost. I attended a sound intensive with someone else in 2015, but had a hard time of getting help afterward. I had so many questions…questions I didn’t know to ask during the training. When I tried to contact them to get some clarification, they either were to busy to answer my questions or never returned my call. In my frustration I reached out to Margit. Even so I wasn’t one of her students, she was always very helpful and explained things in a way that made sense to me. I plan to spend a whole month with her next year to deepen my knowledge.”   Karin S.

To learn more about us, read our about page and timeline.

Healing Sound Vibration Academy Overview:

The Program

Healing Sound Vibrations Academy - Playing a Singing Bowl

The Members Area

Membership has its benefits. As a member you have access to articles not published on the blog, online courses before they are released to the public, and several case studies.

Membership is free, but we reserve the right to limit free resources and/or charge a small amount for online courses.

Core Training

Sound Vibrations Academy core training consists of complete sound immersion courses. You learn the necessary skills, techniques and fundamental knowledge that form the thread of any successful sound vibration aka sound massage session.

You’ll learn

  • how to play a singing bowl,
  • what, when and why of mallet use,
  • when to use other sound instrument,
  • how to give a sound vibration session,
  • Why creating a “Sound space” is important, and
  • numerous components to create a successful sound vibration session.

In addition, student have access to the Facebook student community and additional resources not included in the members area.

Coaching & Mentoring

Sound Vibrations Academy coaching and mentoring component is the clue that makes everything you learned during the training stick.

Training alone doesn’t make you a good sound practitioner.

To become good at it you have to practice and ask lots of questions.

Let’s look at each a little closer.

We all know that “practice makes perfect.” Right.

But, there is a right way to practice and a wrong one. Let’s look at an example.

Meet Jerry! Jerry took his training many years ago. During his training he was repeatedly told by the trainers that he played the bowls to hard. Further, he focused more on counting between strikes than paying attention to his client. Today, many years later, Jerry still does things the way he did back then. During the coaching and mentoring sessions we address this issue, because we want you to develop good habits from the beginning.

The next area is to ask questions. Without asking questions you are not learning. Everyone can do the techniques as we teach them. And, many students do just that. They follow the same routine over and over and over. And, it doesn’t matter if the person comes for help with ISB problems or back pain etc.

To prevent this habit, one has to ask questions.

The more the better.

When you ask questions it tells me you are practicing.

It also prepares you for certification. Instead of giving you a certificate after completing the training,  or expecting you to prepare for certification on your own, we provide you with everything you need to know to become a competent practitioner. A skill level you can be proud of.

So let’s get started.

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