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Healing with Sound: A Sonic Modality for Mental Health (2 Hours)

  • Friday, February 21, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Pine Ave Community Center, 3209 Harding St, Carlsbad 92008
  • 9


  • Special registration for SDNC board members only
  • Our colleagues that are members of the San Diego chapter are offered a special discount and a warm invitation to join us for our chapter meetings
  • Non-Member Registration
  • Must be a member of the SDNC-CAMFT chapter. Membership of CAMFT alone does not qualify.

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Course Description:

For as old as human civilization, sound has been used as a healing tool for physical and mental disease. From the tribal villages of Africa and the Americas, to the ashrams and monasteries of Asia, the combination of frequency and vibration have served as medicine to individuals and communities suffering from physical and psychosomatic ailments, spiritual malaise and mental anguish.

With the advent of the shrinking-world and the convergence of East and West, what was once relegated to religion, myth, hocus-pocus, or snake-oil, is now being validated by the sciences of physics, geometry, biology, psychology and more. In short, sound has the capacity to heal; to balance, to reduce stress, to bring harmony.

Join Mark Carter & Jeny Dawson from Zen Soul Balance and Gretchen Mallios, LCSW for an educational presentation that will include both a Sound Bath experience as well as an interactive lesson that explores the history, science and practice of Sound Healing, and its therapeutic application and efficacy for mental health. Pre-registration for this event is required.

Course Outline:

  • 9:20am – Welcome, Introductions & Expectations
  • 9:25am – Sound Bath Experience
    • Breath and Simple Body Movement: 5 Minutes
    • Sound Bath: 35 Minutes
  • 10:05 – Break
  • 10:15 – Course Presentation
    • What is Sound
      • History and theory of Sound Healing
        • Sound Meditation
        • Sound Therapy
    • The Therapeutic Benefits of Sound
      • Science of Sound Healing
      • The physiological, mental and energetic impact of Sound
    • Sound Healing and Mental Health
      • The nervous system, stress reduction and Sound Healing 
      • Integrating and identifying 3 Sound Healing techniques that can be used in treatment of clients with presenting symptoms
    • Conclusion:
      • Sound Healing – an alternative mind-body therapy for mental health
  • 10:45am – Q&A
  • 11am – Conclusion 

Educational Goal:

Possess an introductory grasp of Sound Healing definitions, theory, science and technique.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Experience personally the powerful effects of frequency and vibration through the use of quartz singing bowls, brass singing bowls, gongs, drums, chimes, and other auxiliary percussion instruments 
  2. Understand the impact of frequency and vibration on the nervous system and how it can be used to lower the stress response
  3. Explore ways to incorporate and combine Sound Healing with other mind-body therapies into work with clients
  4. Identify 3 Sound Healing techniques that can be used in treatment of clients with presenting symptoms

About the Speakers: Mike Carter, Jeny Dawson, and Gretchen Mallios, MPP, LCSW, RYT

Mark Carter co-owns and operates Zen Soul Balance, a holistic wellness company based in San Diego specializing in yoga, sound therapy, mindfulness, meditation and nutrition. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, he holds a certification in sound healing and has dual-graduate degrees in education and spirituality. He has completed post-graduate work in the disciplines of spiritual formation and leadership and has been a retreat leader for over 15 years. As an artist and yogi, his interests focus on the intersection of meditation, asana and sound therapy as a catalyst to inspire others to live healthy lives - to embrace the unity of body, mind, and spirit.

Jeny Dawson is the Founder of Zen Soul Balance in La Jolla, California. She is E-RYT 200 & YACEP certified and possesses a heart for ZSB to inspire others to live healthy lives by encouraging them to reach beyond nutrition and exercise, and to consider the whole person – a lifestyle that acknowledges and embraces the unity of body, mind and spirit as the catalyst for optimal health and wellness. She has practiced yoga since 2002 and studied the science of Hatha Yoga in Bali, Indonesia as a dedicated student. She has a certification in yoga for children of diverse abilities, is an Integrative Nutritional Health Counselor and draws from a vast array of educational modalities and life experiences to help others heal and transform their lives.

Gretchen Mallios is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in San Diego. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and specializes in treating trauma and stress-related conditions. Gretchen has been studying and practicing yoga since she entered graduate school and thus, her understanding of how yoga can be a pathway to healing began at the same time as she initiated her professional career. A decade later, she enrolled in a Yoga Training program in San Diego to deepen her understanding of the practice. Since then, she has been seeking further learning and studies to explore how the Yoga traditions can be used to assist and support the healing journey. Gretchen is the founder of Positively Yoga, a unique yoga practice space specifically designed for those seeking therapeutic yoga to address emotional health & nervous system disorders. Her vision is to demystify Yoga in order to expand what it has to offer anyone looking to release emotional pain and experience health and peace.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Licensed and Pre-licensed clinicians and educators. 

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  SDNC-CAMFT CEP#128622

SDNC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CEP#128622. SDNC-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Following the event, Course Completion Certificates will be emailed to each participant who has completed sign in and sign out procedures at the event.


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