A New Center for the Study of Sound Healing, Music and Consciousness Presents:

 Art & Science of Sound Healing Workshops

Why Study Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts?


A Message from Program Director Silvia Nakkach, MA, MTT

Vibration and sound permeate our entire universe, connecting us to deeper aspects of our self, and the spirit world. Sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. Sound supports the process of transforming energy patterns, reveals measurable effects in the physical body, and facilitates the connection between mind-body-spirit. 
 The California Institute for Human Science (CIHS) is currently the only academic institution to offer a program that can teach you how to understand and apply sound healing in your personal and professional life. CIHS’s graduate programs are at the forefront of research on the intersection of science and spirituality.
The Sound Healing workshops offer a unique integral approach, blending face-to-face learning with online materials, and individual support, to help evolve you and your practice. The integral approach works on all levels of the human being, including the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions of our being. 


In these events, you will experience firsthand sound’s irrefutable power to inspire, create, and heal. Introduced to a variety of sound healing modalities, students in this program will develop a valuable practitioner’s tool-kit; and take home both a theoretical and a practical training that will enrich their personal, spiritual, and professional growth. The immersive nature bridges science and spirituality, injecting vitality into an already thriving field of Sound and Music Therapies.
The innovative curriculum of this program is the result of 15 years of experience designing and creating training Certificates within academic institutions. We have learned what is most essential to contribute to the future of the sound healing arts and its practitioners. 


This curriculum connects the latest findings in the field of sound healing with topics such as: perception of vibration through intuition, consciousness, transcendence, shamanism, creative expression, cosmology, and social change.  Throughout the program we attempt to advance and foster a higher level of professional application in individuals and communities. In the section below we offer a more detailed description of the unique benefits and professional applications of Sound Healing.


Whether new to the field, or as an experienced practitioner, The Art & Science of the Sound Healing programs, have something to offer as you continue to grow on your personal and/or professional path. We will guide you in discovering, developing, or defining your life purpose, and it will surely be a rewarding journey, helping you truly create the work you love!  

Hope to see you at the new CIHS Center and look forward to the deeper dialogue with you all,

CIHS Arts and Science of Sound Healing Director  

Academic Programing Consultant 

Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is a Grammy-nominated musician,  vocal artist and educator. She is the creator of the CIIS Sound, Voice and Music in the Healing Arts certificate program, a former psychotherapist, and a leading voice in the field of music in consciousness and shamanic practices. She is the founder and the artistic director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice dedicated to preserving sacred vocal cultures as spiritual practice. She has recorded and released  15 albums, and the author of Free Your Voice.



By enrolling in CIHS’s Sound Healing programs you will have the rare opportunity to:

  • Have access to a series of virtual sessions offered by experts that will enrich and support your studies.

  • Become part of a cohort learning model; a vibrant community of practitioners, and the opportunity to foster lifelong creative partnerships.

  • Receive individual mentoring attention by program directors and coordinators who are pioneers in the field of sound and science.

  • Build professional collaborations and networks with those who share your passion for sound and healing.

  • Begin preparation for an advanced degree or further specialization.

  • Receive professional tools to build a solid private practice.

  • Receive professional advice for further research in the field of sound.

  • Inquire if interested in Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

  • Receive ongoing discounts on select CIHS Programs and Conferences.

What makes this program unique and professional?


The program is professional in that it is sponsored and hosted by an academic institution, bringing together leading master teachers and musicians of the highest caliber in the field. It offers a unique integration of theory, science, and practice in a comprehensive curriculum built upon both scientific research and spiritual wisdom traditions. Students not only gain a solid academic foundation in sound and music healing—one that can enhance intellectual growth and their careers—but experience firsthand sound’s tremendous power to transform and heal. 


The program is a groundbreaking course of study addressing the ever-growing need for the healing modalities of sound and music. Science is proving what ancient cultures fully embraced: sound and music can become the most powerful agents of transformation in every facet of our life. Now more than ever the complexity of health care demands this powerful merging of healing philosophies from around the world.


The program is based on a multicultural, multidisciplinary and integral approach to the study of voice, music, and sound—and explores their effect on the human mind, body, and spiritual development.


To create and support a community of growth and learning, the program’s curriculum is structured around an innovative “cohort model” whereby a group of students attend the same classes together throughout the year. Several academic programs at CIHS follow this model, and it has proven to enrich students’ learning experience, to create a vibrant learning community, to inspire original ideas, and to provide the solid foundation towards gainful employment. 


Today, the field of sound and music in healing and therapies is rapidly gaining recognition as an essential component of health care in our society. Many physicians, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and psychotherapists, nurses, yoga teachers, educators, to name just a few, have integrated sound and music into their practice. In view of the fast-emerging fields of sound and music in healing, it is increasingly important to understand how sound, music, and group singing can support therapeutic and growth processes, becoming a beneficial and creative alternative in a society that is experiencing widespread behavioral addictions and degrees of depression. Sound helps individuals to disengage from unfavorable habitual patterns and to empower positive cognitive change.


As part of the core mission of CIHS, scientific research and development of innovative sound healing topics and modalities will be encouraged throughout the duration of the workshops. 


What Can Students Do with Sound Healing?

Students are better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary research or/and treatment team within a health center or a community agency, a private healing or counseling practice, and in creative performance. Many students create their own Sound and Music Wellness Centers. 

The many clinical and wellness settings where there is a growing need for practitioners with a background in sound and music healing include:

•    Psychiatric Hospitals
•    Rehabilitation Facilities
•    Mental Health Clinics
•    Pain Clinics
•    Pregnancy and Birth Centers
•    Stress Treatments
•    Sleep Treatments
•    Outpatient Facilities and Substance Abuse Programs
•    Correctional Institutions
•    Hospice Programs
•    Geriatric Centers 
•    Children’s Health Centers
•    Facilities for People with Developmental Disabilities
•    Bodywork Clinics
•    Yoga Studios & Wellness Centers
•    Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine Centers
•    Ecology Centers/Organizations for Sustainability
•    Private Sound Healing Centers and Immersive Sound Performances
•    Community Building Programs for minorities or communities emergency
•    Educational programs in schools

The question is not whether there are applications available, but “Where do you want to take your practice?

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