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MENTORING & LESSONS

"The study of sound, as the ancients discovered, provides a key to understanding the universe". Robert Lawlor

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JOURNEY INTO THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

Whether you are keen on facilitating your own sound meditations, integrating sound into your practice, or seeking tools for personal self-care at home, let Gentle Earth Sound Therapy guide you through this transformative learning process. Benefit from working privately with someone who possesses experience, expertise, and a deeply enriching practice. One-on-one Mentoring and Lessons are conducted through Zoom or in person within my home studio. The process is organic and spontaneous, tailored to meet your individual needs.

 

Below, you'll find some of the most requested mentoring topics:

  • Music and the brain

  • Therapeutic effects of sound

  • Using various sound therapy instruments

  • Purchasing high-quality instruments

  • Caring for instruments

  • Traveling safely with instruments

  • Guiding group sound meditations

  • Setting up instruments

  • Tools of the trade: strikers, mallets, wands

  • Furthering education

  • Building a website

  • Insurance

  • Marketing

  • Working with yoga studios and community organizations

 

If you already own a therapy or meditation instrument and wish to explore it further, I can provide insights and assistance.

 

For those fortunate enough to reside in the greater Michigan area, lessons may include hands-on experience with a variety of instruments such as large/small gongs, crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, monochord, harp, shruti-box, drums, strikers, wands, mallets, and more.

60-Minute Professional Mentoring or Lesson Session - $120

Mentoring and lessons are scheduled based on the availability of this practitioner and can include both daytime and evening options, with most sessions scheduled on Tuesdays through Thursdays. Occasional Saturday sessions are also offered.

Gentle Earth's Mentoring & Lesson slots are currently full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for a future opening, please contact Betty.

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Practitioner Note: In the United States, numerous providers of educational services in the field of sound therapy use the term “Certification” or "Licensed" in relation to their in-person and online course offerings. It is important to understand that “Certification” or "Licensed" implies a legal term, which requires a professional organization to register and be overseen by a State-Approved Professional Board of Ethics and Efficacy in their established field. 

 

There are extraordinary hurdles to this reality. For instance, each state in which a therapeutic method is practiced must have a State-Approved Board of Certification and Oversight Board for the ethics and efficacy of practitioners in that organization. To date, this practitioner is not aware of any sound therapy courses or organizations that meet the legal requirements for “Certification" or "Licensing." It is, however, legal to offer a “Certificate of Training” for someone who has paid for and attended so many hours of training and what the content of that training was. However, this has no legal weight as to the certified efficacy as a practitioner nor obedience to a State-Approved Professional Board of Ethics. 

In today's modern world, anyone can purchase instruments online or through local retail shops and label themselves a "Sound Healer." For a financial investment, one can take a short class foundationally designed to sell participants instruments. Regretfully, this does not entail actual academic learning, nor does it further the legitimacy, research, field study, or factual education in the field of Sound Therapy. As a practitioner, I join colleagues nationwide in continuing to improve the professional efficacy and ethics of this field through peer-reviewed published scientific studies while educating those that would seek my services.

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