Soundsation Conference – A Conversation with Jonathan and Andi Goldman

The first-ever “Soundsation Conference” featuring nationally recognized authors and speakers who will focus on how sound can improve physical, emotional and psychological health will be on May 20- 21 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Normandale Community College in Bloomington.

This two-day sound extrava- ganza – sponsored by Normandale’s Integrative Health Education Center — features internationally-known sound and healing experts Jonathan and Andi Goldman, Cyndi Dale and Kay Grace. They will provide insight and powerful tips and techniques on how sound can influence individuals on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level to help people lead happier, healthier lives.

Registration is $195, and the fee includes lunch on Saturday. Visit normandale.augusoft.net or call 952.358.8343.

“Our speakers tell us that anyone can learn these techniques — it is not necessary to have a background in music or singing to effectively use sound to enhance energy and mental clarity, reduce stress, heighten consciousness and create a greater sense of well-being in our body, mind and spirit,” said Sunny Ainley, director of the Integrative Health Education Center at Normandale Community College, one of the largest centers of its kind in the U.S.

The Goldmans will share their research, wisdom and insight on enhancing one’s life through sound at the “Principles of Sound Multi- Media Presentation” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 20. An internation- ally renowned writer, musician and teacher, Jonathan Goldman is a sound exploring how sound can improve health & wellness healing expert and a pioneer in the field of Harmonics. Recently he was named one of the “100 Top Spiritually Influential Living People” by the prestigious British magazine Watkins Review. His wife, Andi Goldman, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy.

The “Sound Healers Seminar” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Led by the Goldmans and Cyndi Dale, this session will be packed with rich, experiential sound. Attendees will learn about sound tools that can help to heal and empower them, so they can make positive changes in their lives. As an international speaker, educator and business consultant, she is the author of more than a dozen bestselling books. Dale — a natural intuitive since she was young — will explore the Quantum Diamond, a model for healing, transformation and manifesting.

Kay Grace, CAEH, will be presenting Taste of Sound, an experience of various forms of healing with sound (at seven different stations): drums and didgeridoo, to Tibetan singing bowls, tuning fork treatments, sound & color washes, voice & harmonic (overtone) singing, gems & crystals and crystal singing bowls. Each of the stations, loosely related to the seven chakras or energy centers, will be manned by various teachers and healers experienced in Sound Healing and related complementary and holistic integrative wellness modali- ties.

“Participants will learn about the power of sound to create change in order to lead happier, healthier lives,” said Jonathan Goldman. “Sound affects us on a cellular level and has the ability to rearrange molecular structure and return what is out of balance into a state of health. Sound goes into our brain and affects our heart rate, respiration and nervous system.”

Scientific data on the physiological benefits of sound shows that it can: increase oxygen in the cells; lower blood pressure and heart rate; increase lymphatic circulation; increase levels of melatonin; reduce levels of stress- related hormones; release endorphins — self-created opiates that work as “natural pain relievers”; and much more.

The first-ever “Soundsation Conference” featuring nationally recognized authors and speakers who will focus on how sound can improve physical, emotional and psychological health will be on May 20- 21 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Normandale Community College in Bloomington.

This two-day sound extrava- ganza – sponsored by Normandale’s Integrative Health Education Center — features internationally-known sound and healing experts Jonathan and Andi Goldman, Cyndi Dale and Kay Grace. They will provide insight and powerful tips and techniques on how sound can influence individuals on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level to help people lead happier, healthier lives.

Registration is $195, and the fee includes lunch on Saturday. Visit normandale.augusoft.net or call 952.358.8343.

“Our speakers tell us that anyone can learn these techniques — it is not necessary to have a background in music or singing to effectively use sound to enhance energy and mental clarity, reduce stress, heighten consciousness and create a greater sense of well-being in our body, mind and spirit,” said Sunny Ainley, director of the Integrative Health Education Center at Normandale Community College, one of the largest centers of its kind in the U.S.

The Goldmans will share their research, wisdom and insight on enhancing one’s life through sound at the “Principles of Sound Multi- Media Presentation” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 20. An internation- ally renowned writer, musician and teacher, Jonathan Goldman is a sound exploring how sound can improve health & wellness healing expert and a pioneer in the field of Harmonics. Recently he was named one of the “100 Top Spiritually Influential Living People” by the prestigious British magazine Watkins Review. His wife, Andi Goldman, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy.

The “Sound Healers Seminar” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Led by the Goldmans and Cyndi Dale, this session will be packed with rich, experiential sound. Attendees will learn about sound tools that can help to heal and empower them, so they can make positive changes in their lives. As an international speaker, educator and business consultant, she is the author of more than a dozen bestselling books. Dale — a natural intuitive since she was young — will explore the Quantum Diamond, a model for healing, transformation and manifesting.

Kay Grace, CAEH, will be presenting Taste of Sound, an experience of various forms of healing with sound (at seven different stations): drums and didgeridoo, to Tibetan singing bowls, tuning fork treatments, sound & color washes, voice & harmonic (overtone) singing, gems & crystals and crystal singing bowls. Each of the stations, loosely related to the seven chakras or energy centers, will be manned by various teachers and healers experienced in Sound Healing and related complementary and holistic integrative wellness modali- ties.

“Participants will learn about the power of sound to create change in order to lead happier, healthier lives,” said Jonathan Goldman. “Sound affects us on a cellular level and has the ability to rearrange molecular structure and return what is out of balance into a state of health. Sound goes into our brain and affects our heart rate, respiration and nervous system.”

Scientific data on the physiological benefits of sound shows that it can: increase oxygen in the cells; lower blood pressure and heart rate; increase lymphatic circulation; increase levels of melatonin; reduce levels of stress- related hormones; release endorphins — self-created opiates that work as “natural pain relievers”; and much more.

A conversation with… Jonathan & Andi Goldman.  From Edge Magazine May 2011.

Jonathan, you’ve been a well-known pioneer in the field of sound healing for over 30 years, and you and your wife Andi have been working together in this field for over fifteen years. What can we expect?

Jonathan: We’ve very excited to be coming to the Twin Cities. I’ve been here personally to teach over 15 years ago. Back then, the awareness of sound and music for healing was restricted to a very small segment of the population, but over the years I’ve seen it grow and grow. Last summer, I was interviewed by Woman’s World. Later, I was in my local grocery store check out line and saw the magazine and opened it up to their article on sound healing. I was so very pleased to see mainstream awareness of this powerful subject opening up.

People are beginning to understand about the power of sound — how sound can literally create healing and transformational shifts and changes for us on so many different levels — from creating resonance and affecting us on a molecular level to being able to work with us energetically, creating balance and wellness. Sound also goes into our ears and our brain, affecting our heart rate, respiration and entire nervous system.

Andi: It’s amazing all the shifts and changes that can occur through using sound as a healing modality. I’m trained as a holistic psychotherapist. Before I began working with Jonathan, I was using sound with my clients as an experiential modality to help enhance the therapy. When we come to Minneapolis, we’ll be focusing on what we consider to be the most powerful aspect of sound that we’ve encoun- tered — the human voice. We’ll also be focusing on utilizing tuning forks, which were developed specifically to create balance and alignment. We have specially designed aluminum tuning forks that generate precise frequen- cies that are extremely calming and healing — they’re really excellent at reducing stress. And with regard to the human voice — it just may just be the most powerful healing instrument on the planet.

How is that possible? How can sound and particularly our own voice be used to heal?

Jonathan: The actual principles of sound healing are easy to understand. Scientists are now in agreement with what the ancient mystics had been telling us for eons — that everything is in a state of resonance — a state of vibration. From the electrons moving around the nucleus of an atom to planets moving around stars in distant galaxies — everything is in a state of vibration and, therefore, putting out a sound. This includes, of course, our bodies. Every organ, bone, tissue and part of the body is in a state of vibra- tion.

When we are in a state of health — sound health, if you like — our bodies are like this incredible orchestra that is playing this wonderful “suite of the self” and putting out this harmonic of health. However, what happens if the 2nd violin player loses his or her sheet music? They begin to play out of tune, out of harmony. Pretty soon the entire string sections sounds off, and soon enough, the entire orchestra sounds off. Keeping with this metaphor, when a particular part of the body is out of ease or out of harmony with the rest of the body, we call it disease. A counter frequency has somehow encoded itself upon the body and that part vibrates out of tune, out of harmony, out of ease.

Now, going along with this concept of the body being an orchestra, most allopathic, traditional medicine would either give this violin player enough drugs so they pass out, or perhaps more effectively, cut their head off with a broad sword (analogous to surgery, of course). And this does take care of the situation: The string player is no longer playing the wrong notes. But also, the orchestra is now without this particular musician. What if it were possible to give this string player back their sheet music? What if it were possible to restore the correct resonant frequency to that part of the body that was vibrating out of tune and create a condition of health?

This, on a very simple level, is the basis principle of sound healing.

Does someone need to have a background in music or be a trained singer in order to understand and work with sound healing?

Jonathan: Absolutely not. The sound exercises we’ll be sharing at the Soundsation Conference are techniques that anyone can do. Here, we’re talking about using sound for entrainment (the ability to synchronize our nervous system and energy fields) — not for entertainment (singing songs for the enjoyment of others). The difference is huge.

We all have an extraordinary, divinely given gift within ourselves of manifesting the healing power of sound through using our own voice. It’s not about getting up to sing “Strangers in the Night” or whatever in a night- club, but learning to use your voice to resonate your physical body and your chakras. We’re not concerned with performance, but rather, learning to use our own self-created vocal sounds to change our vibrational rates and put ourselves into states of health and harmony.

Andi: This is not a workshop on learning to sing, but rather learning to use self-created sound for healing. Many of us are “wounded singers” who may have had some unfortunate experi- ence in our younger years, such as a well-meaning choir teacher telling us to “sing softer,” “mouth the words” or even “try out for a sport instead,” or we’ve been told that we can’t “carry a tune in a bucket!”

Neither the tune nor the proverbial bucket is necessary to experience the benefit from learning to work with self-created sound. The information and exercises that we’ll be sharing have nothing to do with making “pleasing” sounds for others and everything to do with making “frequency shifting” sounds for ourselves.

One Response to “Soundsation Conference – A Conversation with Jonathan and Andi Goldman”

  1. jane Says:

    I totally agree with this article! When I am frustrated or upset, or even in pain, all I have to do is listen to some soothing music and I feel so much better. I also insist that the car radio be on a Christian station. The music is good, but the words are even better!

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