2019 Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound

CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE THERAPEUTIC SOUND
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course aims to teach participants how to work with sound for themselves, their communities or incorporate it into their own therapies. It will cover many aspects of the theory and history of sound as a healing modality; introduce participants to many sound healing tools such as Tibetan singing bowls, overtone singing, drum and percussion, and share skills, techniques and knowledge to ensure that the students become proficient in the playing of these. Throughout the course students will explore the different ways these instruments can be used individually, or woven together for group work.

The course is also a journey of self discovery and is delivered in a ceremonial style i.e each session links with ancient knowledge and traditions and can include plant smudges, resins, and medicine songs.

SUBJECTS INCLUDE:

 
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Creating healing soundscapes 
Dynamics 
Harmonies and dissonance 
Exploring different tools and instruments
Support for emotional release and challenges 
Chakra system 
Medicine Wheel
Sound as an ancient medicine 
Performance and holding the group space 
Sacred space cleansing and preparation 
Preparation of self. ​

This Certificate course is held over five weekends, spread over a six month period, and held in a beautiful hall in Traquair in the Scottish Borders. It will suit therapists, teachers, medical staff, carers, musicians, community workers or anyone who is interested in the course for their own self development. 
​*There is also the option to join a Ceremonial Fire on the Saturday evenings which we would recommend if possible.

Students will be required to do home practice and study (including a written research project and case study report) and will be assessed through ongoing coursework and a final presentation. On completion of the course each student will have a deep understanding of how they can use sound in their own lives and communities, host group sound relaxations or journeys, or blend it with their existing therapies. 

*Course includes Course Manual and ANSU Certificate 
*No previous experience or musical training is required, just enthusiasm! 
*Some therapy experience is preferred

***This course does not teach students how to become Practitioners of Sound Therapy to work with individual clients. If students wish to become practitioners they need to do this Certificate first, and in the second year they are eligible to join the new ANSU Diploma of Therapeutic Sound (also beginning 2019) which develops into working with people individually

WHO WILL THE COURSE SUIT?

Over the years we have been asked by many people to come and work with their school, or Parkinsons group, or Alzeihmers group, or children with special needs to name but a few and we recognise the need for more people to be able to take sound as a therapeutic tool into the wider community. We have also seen the way sound can cleanse, support and energise individuals after even a short session and have developed this course to meet some of those needs. 

We see this course as being of interest to: 
* Individuals who would like to take sound into schools, hospitals, hospices and care centres 
* Existing holistic therapists who wish to add sound to their healing mix 
* Carers, counsellors or support workers who work with different communities 
* Musicians looking to incorporate the healing aspects of sound and music 
*Anyone who wishes to develop themselves and take this journey within a supportive and safe space ​

COURSE DATES
The course is held over five weekends, spread over a six month period. Students will be required to do home study (including written assignments and case studies) and will be assessed through coursework and a final presentation. On completion of the course each student will have a deep understanding of how they can use sound in their own lives and communities, host group sound relaxations or journeys, or blend it with their existing therapies. 
*Course includes Course Manual and ANSU Certificate and ANSU student card giving you 10% discount on any ANSU events for the duration of the course.
​*Students will ideally have some form of therapist training although no previous experience or musical training is required, just enthusiasm!
​Weekend 1:  27th – 28th April 2019
Weekend 2:  11th – 12th May 2019
Weekend 3:  1st – 2nd June 2019
Weekend 4:  22nd – 23rd June 2019
Weekend 5:  14th – 15th September 2019 (Presentation day and closing)

*In order to be awarded the Certificate students must attend all modules. If a student is unable to make any weekends it may be possible to arrange for a private session which will have an additional fee, around £150 per module.

COURSE FEES
The course fee is £950 and can be paid in one lump sum to receive a discount of £50, or in 3 monthly instalments. A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place once you have been accepted on to the course. You will also need to budget to buy equipment and we would suggest around a minimum of £200 – £300 will be needed for that, unless you already have some instruments. It’s up to you how far you go with this one! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING BEFORE THE COURSE STARTS! Part of the journey is gathering your instruments as you go and trying out different types. Sometimes you find them in charity shops and random places (as they find you), plus we will also have some instruments (singing bowls, drums, percussion) for sale via the ANSU Shop onsite and you will no doubt have fun trying out some of the sounds available.


INSURANCE
Once you are qualified you will be able to gain insurance through one of our Insurance partners. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please complete the application form and contact either of us for further information if required.

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