The Art & Science of Sound Healing
Dr. John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D. is a composer, musician, psychologist, and naturopathic physician exploring multiple mediums of creative expression. His work focuses on the development of tuning forks as musical instruments tuned to precise mathematical formulas to effect consciousness and bring about a healing response via mindful listening.
He is the co-founder of BioSonic Enterprises, Ltd. a company dedicated to “tuning the world”. He currently lectures around the world on sound and healing, and performs special sound healing concerts with tuning forks called Human Tune Ins™.
Dr. Beaulieu is the author of numerous research papers and professional publications including Music and Sound In The Healing Arts and Human Tuning Vol. I: Sound Healing With Tuning Forks and Vol. II: Sound Healing and Values Visualization, as well as a accomplished composer. A graduate of Purdue and Indiana Universities, where he studied psychology and music, he has been a practicing clinical therapist and professor for more than four decades.
Diáne Mandle is an internationally known author, recording artist with Sounds True, Tibetan bowl practitioner, and educator and the only state certified practitioner/instructor in California. She has performed more than 250 educational concert programs throughout the United States and internationally.
Diáne maintains a private sound healing practice in Southern California where she also owns and operates the Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School. She was part of the integrative therapy team at the San Diego Cancer Center and developed a successful sound healing program for incarcerated veterans with PDSD.
Tamara Goldsby, Ph.D., has been affiliated with U.C. San Diego for more than a decade, with academic and research positions in the Psychology and Psychiatry departments, and currently the CERT Integrative Medicine Department. Previously, she held positions with Oxford University and LSE’s Psychology Departments and received a Ph.D. in Psychology. Additionally, her background includes master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Human Behavior with positions in counseling, as well as advising and mentoring students. Strong interest in and practice of yoga and singing bowl sound meditations led to conducting an ongoing study in conjunction with UCSD on the effects of Tibetan singing bowl sound meditations. This study utilizes Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, and other vibrational instruments for the purposes of meditation and healing.
Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar winning film, West Bank Story, was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest and visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg. He was awarded with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago and many others. Yuval has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. Yuval's first book, Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom, won the Gold Medal for Best Book in the Spirituality Category at the Indie Book Awards 2015.
Dr. Richard Gold is a licensed acupuncturist and holds a Doctorate in Psychology. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1972 with a degree in World Religions and a minor in pre-medicine. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1978 and has devoted his professional career to the study, practice, researching, teaching and publishing in the field of East Asian Medicine. Dr. Gold has pursued advanced studies in China, Japan and Thailand.
Dr. Gold was one of the four founders of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a regionally and nationally accredited college of traditional Chinese Medicine with campuses in San Diego, Chicago and New York City. He served on Board of the college for many years and continues to teach there. In recent years, Dr. Gold has studied neuroscience and the evolving understanding of the effects of sound and meditation on the brain. Dr. Gold is a published author and lectures internationally. His book, Thai Massage: A Traditional Medical Technique, was first published in 1998 and is now in its second edition.
Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and music therapist. Holding masters degrees in both social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message of music for holistic health, spirituality, and wellness. A leader in the music and wellness movement, Christine is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, offering diversity training, team building, and wellness presentations worldwide. She has trained facilitators and led workshops in more than twenty countries,
She is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD. She has recorded two play-along CDs; Reviving Rhythms, and Drumming Up Diva.
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD, is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center in Santa Fe. An early pioneer in the research and education of cross-cultural sound and music in healthcare, wellness and education. Her research in crosscultural musical healing paralleled with extensive training and certification in auditory stimulation and sensory integration methods including the Tomatis Method and the Listening Fitness Program (LiFT) and in cross-cultural methods using sound and music-evoked imagery for healing technologies from Southeast Asia and India. Pat is certified in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI) in the United States. Her doctoral work at the University of Washington in Seattle, synthesized ethnomusicology, systematic musicology and music education. She is a Cross-Cultural Musical Healing Practitioner (CCMHP) and is a certified teacher of Vedic Chant by the KrishnamacharyaHealing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and a certified teacher in Vedic Healing Chant by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Madarim (KYM) both institutions are in South India.