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Training in Sound Therapy and Sound Healing

Dear Friends in Sound:

Some of you have been waiting for the announcement of new dates for 2024.  Due to some unexpected developments I will not be able to offer a new Certification Training in 2024.  Stay tuned for other offerings on this page to be announced soon.

 Dr. Shelley Snow

This training in Level 1 and 2 is open to mental health (music therapists, creative arts therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists and counselors) and holistic health professionals interested in incorporating Sound Therapy/Sound Healing into their work.  Individuals from other backgrounds are welcome to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. 

The following content will be covered in the training:

Level 1

Introduction to Sound Therapy and Sound Healing

Short-Forms using the Voice and using Singing Bowls

Participants will:

Be introduced to the theory and research pertaining to Sound Therapy and Sound Healing.  Included in this is the original research conducted by Dr. Snow and a team of neuroscientists at the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research at McGill University and l’Université de Montréal.

Learn a foundational method of vocal sound work known as ‘Toning’ and experience a range of benefits for their own health and well-being.

Learn how to apply Toning to work with clients in a variety of forms; specific client presentations for which Toning is appropriate.

Learn about Vagal Toning, Toning and Mindfulness, and the ‘Calming Breath’ used in Trauma Work.

Be introduced to Singing Bowls.

Learn an intervention using Singing Bowls to bring immediate relief of stress and to help with emotional regulation.

Level 2

Group Work with Sound

Participants will:

Experience the unique benefits of group sound work focused on the Voice.

Learn clinical applications.

Learn how to structure and lead a group.

Learn how to create safety and set ground rules.

Learn how to process experiences.

Engage in practice sessions.

Learn how to conduct a Sound Bath with Sound Healing instruments.

To register for this Level 1 and 2 Training, please go to the bottom of this page.

The following Level 3 Training will be offered in August or September of this year.  

Specific dates to be announced later this Spring.

Level 3

Long Forms of Sound Healing/Sound Therapy

Long-Form Sound Healing with the Voice

Participants will:

Learn about the research Dr. Snow conducted in a formal study, on a long-form of Sound Healing which will be taught in this weekend.

Learn effects of sound healing on the Holistic Spectrum.

Learn clinical indications.

Learn about case studies.

Learn how to conduct a full-length session of Sound Healing using the Voice.

Learn how to combine Toning with Singing in a session.

Learn how to work with the chakras.

Learn how to set effective intentions for sessions.

Learn how to structure a session and series of sessions.

Learn how to determine the focus of a session through dialogue with a client.

Learn how to process material.

Long-Form Sound Healing Combining Singing Bowls with the Voice

Participants will:

Learn about case studies.

Learn how to combine singing bowls with voice work in a full-length Sound Healing Session.

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of Himalayan Singing Bowls and Crystal Singing Bowls in their application to Sound Healing, and how to make decisions regarding their use and application.

Learn how dialogue with clients during sessions can help to guide these and other decisions regarding Singing Bowls.

To receive a Certificate as a Certified Sound Therapist/Sound Healer, participants must complete all 3 levels of the training.  In addition, they must complete and submit reports on 5 practice sessions for Level 1 and Level 2 respectively, and complete 12 practice sessions for Level 3.  Supervision will be available on an as-needed basis post-training, for an additional hourly fee.


Participants in the Training will have opportunities to experience the effects of the models of sound work they are learning, on themselves.  This is a vitally important part of the Training.

Dates of Level 1 and 2 Training: May or June dates to be announced soon.

Cost of Training:  Level 1 and 2 Spring Training (20 hours) - $1000.00 tax included

Deadline for Registration:  April 1st  2024

For more information or to Register, please email us from this site, or call (514) 688-0398.

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