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SOUND as Past and Future Medicine

The 6th Annual Conference of The Sound Healing Network

* Rhinebeck, NY

July 30-Aug 1, 2010

Top Leaders & Pioneers in the Field of Sound Healing

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, M.D.
* A Physician's Sound Healing Journey *
Therese Schroeder-Sheker
 * Contemplative Musicianship *
  Dr. John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.
* The Art and Science Of Sound Health *

 David Newman, Mira, and Guests
  * Kirtan Concert *

Zacciah Blackburn, Ph.D.
  * The Spirit of Sound *

Rich Goodhart
  • * World Music, Concert *

Add'l information: (802)674-9585;    info@sunreed.com
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Conference Information (or scroll below)  *  Program Description, and Schedule of Events, Teachers, click here   * 
About SHN, click here 
Conference Fees, Registration, Accomodations, Directions, Meals, see link just below  * Volunteers, * Product Sales
Join major Sound Healers with international recognition in the field, for a weekend of Science and Sound Healing.   Share and learn with a variety of noted teachers their personal innovative Sound Healing techniques.
Examine NEW possibilities of healing within Sacred Sound, using the voice, drums, Sacred Ceremony and other tools for enhancing the profound effects on the body mind and spirit with Sound Healing.
  • Enjoy Saturday night’s concertNetwork with your peers.

 COST $375: REGISTER with the Omega Institute, Linked HERE

Zacciah Blackburn, Director of Education at SHN
via:  The Center of LightP.O. Box 389,  Ascutney, VT  05030 
Phone and Fax: (802) 674-9585           e-mail:  info@sunreed.com          
in collaboration with The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies


We welcome you to our 2010 Conference, open to all members and non-members

  SHN is a non-profit volunteer organization, furthering the needs and collaboration of those interested in sound, world wide.
Please forward information about this conference to your friends, clients, & colleauges interested in sound healing!

Download & print a full color flier  HERE or Here for the most printer friendly version
and share it with friends and clients or place in your practice/center.
Or, call us and tell us how many fliers you'd like us to send you for free!
We thank you in advance for your support!

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Schedule of Events


What is sound healing, and why is it such an effective therapeutic tool?  Join leading authorities, including Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, of Weill-Cornell Medical Center, who shares simple sound practices which have significantly improved recovery rates of his cancer patients.  Engage with Dr. John Beaulieu, an early pioneer in the use of tuning fork therapies, used effectively for depression, arthritis, and other conditions.  His recent studies on the molecular effects of sound show markers which may decrease chronic aging and disease.  International concert, recording artist and clinician Therese Schroeder Sheker, founder of the Chalice of Repose Project, demonstrates with harp and song effective tools for assistance in the difficult crossing for dying patients and their families, taught in hospitals and universities throughout the world.  Chantmaster Chloe Goodchild explores with us our authentic voice, touching ancient and contemporary sounds.  Zacciah Blackburn, Director of Education for the Sound Healing Network, guides us through the inner realms of human consciousness, exploring the innate nature of wellness, and human awakening, through coherent emotions and traditional esoteric practices.  David Newman, with master improvisational musician Rich Goodhart, blend their unique talents, voices, and world instruments, weaving music and participatory chant, in an enriching evening concert.  


Speaker & Time

Bio and Contact

Course Description

Zacciah Blackburn
Director of Education,
The Sound Healing Network

Friday Eve, July 30, 2010
8-10 PM

Opening Comments, Sounds, & Presentation

May be accompanied by SHN staff musician(s)

Zacciah Blackburn, Ph. D., teaches internationally in human consciousness development, sound healing trainings, and Earth Energies mysteries.  He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, Board member of the Sound and Music Alliance, and Director of The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies in Vermont.   


The Spirit of Sound
Sound has, throughout the ages, been used to enhance, to heal, to provoke, to invoke the Divine; to embrace, to embody, to realize greater realities than are commonly perceived; to open doorways to otherwise impenetrable states of consciousness. Spiritual cultures the world over still practice such ages-old traditions, which are the foundation of modern music and sound practices, from rock music to gnostic chants, and aboriginal trance states. 

In modern science, the intentional use of sound has been shown to enhance wellness through the use of coherent emotional states.  Adding guided imagery practices brings about even greater states of well being as measure by science.

We shall explore the nature of coherence, and contemporary and ancient sacred sound practices, coupling this with meditative practices, used to bring about heightened states of wellness, or awakened states of consciousness, by modern practitioners, and traditional spiritual societies, such as Tibetan Buddhist, or indigenous cultures.

Therese Schroeder-Sheker  

Saturday, July 31, 2010

AM  9:00 - 11-30 AM

11:40-12 noon 

Therese and Zacciah discuss the direction of sound healing and the new professional collaboration, the Sound and Music Alliance

Harpist, singer and composer Therese Schroeder-Sheker has maintained dual careers in music and palliative medicine.  She made her Carnegie hall debut in 1980, and concertizes all over the world.  She founded the palliative medical modality of music-thanatology and the Chalice of Repose Project.
Contemplative Musicianship

Harpist/singer, international concert and recording artist, lay Benedictine and musician-clinician, the founder of the palliative medical modality of music-thanatology will speak about the past and future of hospice medicine from within the gesture of contemplative musicianship.  Drawing upon history, clinical narrative, story, image, song, and her more than three decades of clinical care of the dying, the artist will present the voices of patients and their caregivers through time, with special emphasis upon the gifts of monastic medicine, Ficino, and the prescriptive music that Chalice of Repose Project associates bring to the bedside of the dying.  Her session will be experiential and didactic, will include music and open dialogue, and will emphasize the contemplative practices underlying the commitment of music-thanatology



Mitchell L Gaynor, M.D.

Saturday afternoon
2:30 - 5 PM


Mitchell L Gaynor, M.D., is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology, Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College.  He has held numerous prestigious positions in the medical field of oncology, is an author, and lecturer. A Physician's Sound Healing Journey

As a physician, I have never found a more powerful and transforming healing modality than music and sound.  This workshop will use the sounds of metal and quartz crystal singing bowls with guided meditation, imagery, and chants, to help you create a harmony within.  This harmony allows you to experience inner silence.  Silence is not, as commonly believed, the absence of sound.  Rather, it is like an empty vessel that allows you to behold and connect with your own divine essence, which is the source of  healing and well-being.  These are the techniques that have benefited thousands of my patients over the last 15 years, and I am happy to share them with you in this workshop.


David Newman, Mira, and guests, with Special Guest
Rich Goodhart

Saturday evening
Concert  8 -1 0 PM

Rich Goodhart is a multi- instrumentalist, composer and recording artist working with world music in non-traditional forms as well as both a Qigong and Sound Healing practitioner/teacher. He has created six albums of progressive celebratory World Music, which have been described as "...a modern spirituality expressed in sound”.
David Newman
or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan Chant Artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing Kirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of Yoga. David's music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India's ancient chant tradition. David records for the Nutone Music Label. His CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Love Peace Chant, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss and his latest release To Be Home. His live Kirtans are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting and exploding with energy. A dedicated Chant Troubadour, David tours throughout the world with his wife Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist. He is also the author of Merging with Grace and the founder of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia.

Kirtan Concert with David Newman (Durga Das), Mira and Guests

with Special Guest

Concert; open to entire Omega Campus

Join us for a heartfelt evening of ecstatic call and response chanting, devotional music and sacred song with renown Kirtan Chant Artist and Sacred Singer Songwriter, David Newman (Durga Das).  David’s distinctive approach to Kirtan embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy.  Prepare yourself for are a joyous and spiritually uplifting journey into bliss!  David will be joined by his wife Mira, a gifted devotional vocalist/percussionist and guests.  

 Multi-instrumentalist & composer Rich Goodhart will add depth, dimension, and complexity to the concert with his musical mastery, and diversity.

All are welcome!

Dr. John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
AM  9:00 - 11:15, up til 11:45

Dr. John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of sound healing. He is the founder of BioSonic Repatterning™, author of Human Tuning, Music And Sound In The Healing Arts, and numerous research papers on the molecular effects of sound.  He teaches a practical approach to sound healing with forty years of clinical practice integrating science, spiritual traditions, and energy medicine.

BioSonic Repatterning™
The Art and Science Of Sound Health

Dr. Beaulieu will teach the theory, art, and science of sound healing and the clinical application of BioSonic tuning forks. Topics will include  the science of wave phenomena, molecular sound research, stress theory, and energy medicine. During class special emphasis will be given to the relationship of modern stress science to ancient spiritual principles. Through an understanding of sound students will be able to make a connection between modern research and ancient spiritual practices.

As part of that connection  each participant will learn how to use tuning forks and vocal sounds for balancing the autonomic nervous system, inducing still points, and stimulating movements in alignment with the concept of a “primary organizing wave”.  Each participant will learn practical sound healing skills that will easily integrate into their life and professional practice.


Closing Sound

Sunday AM  11:30-12:30




Due to personal reasons, Chloe Goodchild will not be able to present this weekend.
We will fill this hour with additional work with Dr Beaulieu, and end with closing sound healing ceremonies with SHN Directors

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About SHN   

The Sound Healing Network
(SHN) is a worldwide network of sound healers with the goals of sharing experience and knowledge, coordinating workshops and educational programs, and conducting informal and formal research into the effects of sound and music on healing, and building community.

Formerly known as the New England Sound Healing Research Institute (NESHRI), SHN has a growing membership, worldwide, with benefits including practitioner/directory listings on our web site, web pages (soon available), article publications, event listings and publications, event discounts, and more.  One of SHN's primary goals is to further research into the nature and effectiveness of sound healing modalities.  We will be assisting members in creating and participating in research opportunities.  Membership currently costs $40/year.  Benefits include individual web pages on our highly ranked web site, (improving your exposure,) discounts at SHN and supporter programs, submission and listings on our web site calendar of events, news, and articles, and more.  

is a non-profit volunteer organization. 
Please forward information about this conference to your friends, clients, & colleauges interested in sound healing!

Download a full color flier at:  SHN Web Site
and share it with friends and clients or place in your practice/center.

The SHN family is growing!
We currently have over 600 registered members on line.

For more information on this organization, visit http://www.soundhealingnetwork.org 
or ask Zacciah

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Registration Information
Cost is $375.  Call us with Questions; 802.674.9585
REGISTER with the Omega Institute 
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SHN Membership information is here.


See http://www.eomega.org/omega/retreats/dstyjdstyjes/TravelDirections/

All Meals and lodging are provided by Omega    see:  http://www.eomega.org/omega/workshops/23f058d8836f004f4b69a01ef8934b42/


All Meals and lodging are provided by Omega   see:  http://www.eomega.org/omega/workshops/23f058d8836f004f4b69a01ef8934b42/


The Omega Store will handle sales of presenters books, CD's, and other materials.
If Omega does not provide sound healing instruments, such as crystal & Tibetan bowls, drums, tuning forks, gongs, bells, didgeridoos, etc, we may have some available for you to select from.  You may always visit our sister site:  http://www.sunreed.com for a full body of instruments and expertise to assist you!

Other SHN Events:

No additional events are currently planned by the Sound Healing Network this calendar year.

Check out News/Events now and periodically for sound healing workshops, ongoing sound healing circles, and performances.  If you are a member, POST YOUR EVENTS and articles!!

We shall be informing you of additional Gatherings.  Join at www.soundhealingnetwork.org

Volunteers Needed

SHN is a volunteer organization, and your help is appreciated. We need volunteers to assist with adding & managing content to our website, boosting our membership, hosting fundraising events, writing articles, and assisting with our teacher communications and teleconferences. We are working together to raise awareness about the power of sound and music in healing and building community. The SHN family is growing!
We currently have over 600 registered members on line. We will also be looking for a number of volunteers for our next conferences to assist in planning, admin, doorkeeping/ticketing, and general overall conference assistance.  Please let Zacciah know if you are interested.
We have no volunteer positions available at this conference.

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Zacciah Blackburn, Director
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
P.O. Box 389
Hidden Glen Rd.
Ascutney, VT  05030  USA

Phone: (802) 674-9585
  (802) 674-9586
e-mail: info@sunreed.com

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