HLH Institute : Harp Training
Harmonious Life and Health Institute, LLC provides the opportunity for advanced harpists to further their skills and enlarge their scope as Therapeutic Harp Practitioners by becoming Sound Script Therapists with RTOT.
This is a physician-partner-based work -- with physician insights, and monitoring. Thus the name: The Sound Prescription®. Physicians write prescriptions for the therapist to follow. Physicians receive frequency tracking for further insight into their patient’s individual recovery process - which is followed by a medically based protocol or course of action set by the physician to facilitate the patient’s recovery. However, individuals may pursue body attunements and insights for relief of stress, pain, or support of healing.
Harmonious Life and Health, prefers that applicants do their foundational training for hospital protocol, psychology and harp therapy with one of the established programs below. The Sound Prescription® should be viewed as a further study of a definitive form of Vibro Acoustic Therapy with Frequency Tracking through the use of Requested Tone and Overtone Reinforcement (RTOT).
BELOW PLEASE FIND A LIST OF APPROVED PROGRAMS THROUGH:
THE NATIONAL STANDARDS BOARD FOR THERAPEUTIC MUSICIANS -(NSBTM).
International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP) with Christina Tourin,
International Healing Musicians Program with Stella Benson
Music for Healing and Transition Program ( MHTP)
Clinical Musicians Home Study Courses by Laurie Riley,
Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Training Course with Sara Jane Williams
NOTE: Harmonious Life and Health Institute recognizes the benefit of physicians, psychologists, musicians and scientists studying the potential of The Sound Prescription® and welcomes non-harpists to a tailored program of study for their use or enjoyment.
Please contact our office: 386-767-7862.
Educational Pre-Requisites for Sound Script Applicants:
- Must have completed study with or be presently enrolled in one of the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) programs listed above.
- Must have had 4 years of standard musical studies (including theory) in a private studio or a musical school.
- Must have 4 letters of recommendation: 2 from qualified musical persons and 2 from personal references of character.
- Must present an Audition CD or video of your playing. Please choose pieces that show that the musical requirements below, are already present or beginning a presence in your playing.
- We are seeking service oriented personalities for healthcare and an inquisitive minds for science..
- Wonderful if any nurse, psychology or medical training are present, but not mandatory since the preparatory programs will do some of this, as well as our medical portion of Sound Script Therapy Training with Frequency Tracking.
Musical Pre-Requisites for Sound Script Applicants:
- Applicants must be ready to perform advanced- intermediate to advanced harp repertoire and have played harp for 7 years. Exceptions can be made for gifted individuals with a petition for acceptance or trial acceptance into the classes.
- All applicants must demonstrate a steady rhythm and smooth, even play in their music.
- Applicants need to have a basic understanding of major and minor scales as well as modes.
- Applicants must be ready to perform advanced rapid overhand arpeggios as they train. (Minimum of 3 octaves)
- Applicants should have the ability to play with hands 2-4 octaves apart or be at the developmental place where they can work toward this to achieve it.
- Applicants should ready to learn advanced improvisational skills
Class Requirements for the Music Study and Composition Portion
of Sound Script Therapists:
- Advanced Improvisational Skills
- Etude Studies for each chakra
- Classical Studies with Sound Script Repertoire - includes an excerpt- study in Harp Classics for usage and insertion of musical ideas into new material.
- Honing your perceptual awareness into the proper Sound Script for the patient
- Memorization of glissandi combinations
- Study of rhythm and breath
- Study of Musical Form
Class Requirements for the Medical Portion
of the Sound Script Therapist:
- Study of Anatomy and Physiology as related to frequency and body function
- Frequency Tracking through graphing Requested Tone history
- Requested Frequency and body systems implications (medical)
- Requested Frequency and psychological and emotional implications
- Reporting Methods used in: Patient Profile Sheet, 24 Hour Survey, Patient Data Sheet, Physician Referral Form (w/ Physician Script Area), General Referral Request Form, Patient Quality Survey, Frequency Tracking Chart with Body Systems Implications.
Students Paperwork, Composition and Final Musical Submission
Requirements for the Sound Script Therapist:
- Seven compositions and a recording: One etude or musical compositions in musical notation for each charka as well as a recording of the same. Sound Script Length 5-7 minutes each. Notations may be in lead sheet format for improvisation, but improvisational recorded submissions must be full blown 5-7 minutes per chakra.
- A short module review after each module printed and e-mailed in to Harmonious Life and Health Research Department. This should include practical, technical, medical, emotional, spiritual and musical growth you experienced from the module.
- Media or book reviews are due every 2 months. You may add to the reading list (see below) with books that follow your research into our area. A total of 12 book reviews will be required.
- 120 hours of clinical work from a sponsoring health institution. Paperwork for this stage of Clinical Studies are due for review by a Harmonious Life and Health Research Department after each clinical week. Frequency Tracking will be monitored while not yet certified. *HIPAA laws will be followed.
- E-mail testing done every 12 weeks. These are tests that will reflect each modules focus. They will be hypothetical case studies. They will include music theory as it pivots in and out of fundamental tracking and building multiple scripts around a fundamental; your hypothesis for clinical implications of Requested Tone through frequency tracking rules and a report of your findings to your administrator. Tests begin after the second module and continue to the end of the program.
- Final paper reflecting the 120 hours of practicum or internship. This is separate from the weekly reporting. In this paper we will be looking for clinical outcomes that are proof-in-practice to new findings and trends of recovery with frequency encouragement.
- Continuing education of 40 hours every 4 years through approved programs offered by or accepted by the National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians and or the medical facility for which you work.
- Periodic reports of any interesting / defining clinicals for continued research for the Harmonious Life and Health Research Department.
Reading List Required for Study:
- The Sound Prescription® Introductory Text and Training Manual(s)
- Frequency Tracking and Clinicals with The Sound Prescription
- The Human Body Book ...An Illustrated Guide to Structure, Function and Disorders with DVD interactive ROM
- The Harp Therapy Manual "The Cradle of Sound" by Christina Tourin
- Eight more books that further your work in the understanding music as a medical modality in Sound Script Therapy.
Other Suggested Reading:
- The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, M.D.
- Beyond the Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, M.D.
- Timeless Healing the Power and Biology of Belief by Herbert Benson, M.D.
- Brain States by Tom Kenyon, M.A.
- The Complete Book of Color Healing by Lilian Verner-Bonds
- The Triumphant Patient by Greg Anderson
- Music Physician for Times to Come by Don Campbell
- The Mozart Effect by Don Campbell
- E-mc2 by David Bodanis
* "HIPAA, which stands for the American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a set of rules to be followed by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. HIPAA took effect on April 14, 2006. HIPAA helps ensure that all medical records, medical billing, and patient accounts meet certain consistent standards with regard to documentation, handling and privacy.
In addition, HIPAA requires that all patients be able access their own medical records, correct errors or omissions, and be informed how personal information is shared used. Other provisions involve notification of privacy procedures to the patient. HIPAA provisions that have led in many cases to extensive overhauling with regard to medical records and billing systems."
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