The Tomatis Method, Auditory Stimulation Programs, and Cross-Cultural Healing Music with Pat Moffitt Cook
Since the 1940s, auditory stimulation has been used for the re-education of the ear. This field has grown to include methods that address listening and learning disabilities, including dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, speech problems, and poor reading comprehension and communication skills. This workshop explores the research on and clinical applications of the Tomatis Method and related auditory stimulation technologies used nationwide in learning centers, schools, clinics, and homes. The workshop includes lecture, audiovisual presentations, and demonstrations; individual, dyad, and group exercises; and discussions. Participants will learn about both indigenous and traditional cross-cultural therapeutic techniques and sound/music repertoires used in Western healthcare settings today. Emphasis will be placed on transcultural themes and the needs of a multiethnic client/patient population. Students will investigate how sound and music are used as diagnostic tools, healing agents, and connectors to spiritual domains.
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD, FAMI, CCMHP, is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She has pioneered the use of cross-cultural sound and music in healthcare. Her doctoral work in music paralleled extensive practical training and certification in methods of auditory stimulation, sensory integration (Tomatis Method), and guided imagery and music. She is the author and producer of the book and CD, Music Healers of Indigenous Cultures: Shaman, Jhankri, and Nele; and the CD Brainwave Symphony.
Saturday and Sunday
October 5 and 6, 2013
$240/$260/$280 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.