Sound Therapy Ensemble is a unique adventure in the realm of stress management,wellness and inner-attainment. What makes Sound Therapy unique?
There are several factors that make us a one-of-a-kind experience. Each member of Sound Therapy is an accomplished musician who is also a professional Holistic Health Practitioner and Healer. These Healers are trained and experienced in the Arts and Sciences of bodywork (e.g., Massage, Naprapathy,Accupressure, etc.), Yoga, Qi Gong Tai Chi, Meditation, Nutrition, Martial Arts, Dance Therapy, Spiritual Healing, and others.
These musicians are dedicated to the goal of Peace, Harmony, Wellness and Health for all, andare especially insightful and sensitive in expressing a musical energy that has the power to heal and bring balance to the mind/body complex. The music we create is like no other. Upon hearing this music, the listener is almost immediately transported out of the normal stress filled mode of thinking into a state of calm, centered mindfulness. The heart rate slows down, blood pressure decreases, muscles relax, breathing becomes deep and slow. In this state of biological and mental rest the listener is able to restore vital energy to the mind, nervous system and cells of the body. It is in this state science tells us that the body heals itself, the immune system is strengthened and a rest more refreshing than R.E.M. sleep takes place.
Our music is based upon vibrations that harmonize with the vibration rate of the listener. This vibration is not only pleasing to the ear but also reacts with the cells and atoms to induce a harmonious vibratory frequency. Musicians with training and expertise in the Healing Arts who possess sensitivity and insight can produce such a sound.
Although the power of our music is profound, it is only the landscape through which our other healing modalities are experienced. This is what makes the Sound Therapy experience uniquefrom any other in the world. *****In addition to being able to perform a full musical concert which alone is healing and transforming as well as just plain good listening, we take our audience into deeper realms of healing and stress release by taking them through sessions including Yoga, Meditation, Dance Therapy and Creative Visualization.*****
We even provide delicious wholesome vegetarian meals with our sessions. When our audience finishes this session they are literally walking on air. The effects of this experience last for days, weeks and even bring about permanent changes in behavior, attitudes, stress levels and elimination of anxiety-producing inner emotions. All of this is accomplished in a two to three hour Sound Therapy Session!
Sound Therapy Ensemble also offers programs tailored to the individual needs of a client who can take advantage of the full range of the expertise we possess. In this regard, we can offer packages that include bodywork, nutritional consultations, stress management training,motivational speaking, team building, wellness consultation and many more combinations.
Our format can be condensed into an all day seminar or expanded to include a weekend or full week retreat. We also have packages that encompass training and development of staff to improve wellness, reduce stress, decrease mortality rates and increase job performance. Instruments are employed to measure results scientifically.
THE BASIC SOUND THERAPY PACKAGE
♦ Initial musical interlude to set the tone and create a relaxed atmosphere
♦ Introduction of the group and goals to be accomplished in the session
♦ Dance Therapy Session: Slow movements, easy stretch Isolation of body parts Moderate speed of rhythmic movements Faster paced movements Creative interplay, cool down
♦ Yoga Therapy Session: Relaxation and breathing Stilling the mind and focusing Gentle stretching: flexibility, muscle relaxing, mobilizing joints, energizing Meditation
♦ Creative Visualization Session Color visualization Sound visualization Creating reality Self-realization Deep relaxation/meditation
Breakup into small groups for discussion of topic or issue related to personal growth and development Small groups reassemble into large group Representative from each group shares findings of the sub-groups Closure
♦ Group Dance Therapy Session: The group comes together The group is led through a variety of dance movements: invigoration, emotional release Vocal rhythmic exercises Rhythmic drum and percussion music is played in accompaniment
The above activities take place while music appropriate for each session is performed. After the Group Dance Therapy session, a light, vegetarian meal and beverage is served (optional). Participants are encouraged to intermingle and socialize during this period.
Following the meal and beverage break, a full concert is performed. This concert consists of originally composed music, which is designed to affect the central nervous system and emotions in a positive, healing manner. Our music combines ancient modes and melodic lines with jazz and traditional idioms for a unique and powerful transforming experience. During this therapeutic performance, we provide a variety of visual extravaganzas meant to please the eye and also inform the soul (optional).
Yoga Therapist, a master of his art, performs a choreographed exhibition of advanced Yoga movements. He demonstrates the power, balance, strength, flexibility and control of the mind/body achievable through Yoga in an exhilarating and meditative
Our Dance Therapist or special guests perform ancient and internal dance forms from Africa and Asia to our specially composed and arranged music. This dance is mesmerizing and induces deep relaxation and emotional release in the viewer.
In addition to these performances, the set is enhanced even more, visually, by our light and slide projection of selected images. We stimulate the participants’ senses further by bathing the nostrils with healing scents in our aromatherapy lamps.
The Sound Therapy Session is concluded on a high note with the high energy playing of drums and percussion instruments. Participants at this point are encouraged to participate in any way they choose (clap, dance or however the music moves them).
Sound Therapy Ensemble offers a basic package of a two to three hour workshop that is unique in the field of stress management. More impressive however, is what we offer in terms of stress management training, staff development, team building, health and wellness, behavior modification, substance abuse and many more areas. Our consultants and facilitators are available to conduct workshops, demonstrations and seminars in all of the above areas and more. We are adept at assisting management or other facilitators in the development and planning of retreats, seminars and staff training.
Contact Information: Dr. Khailfani Rivers 7344 South Phillips Ave Chicago, IL 60649 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 773-408-5986