Sound Spirit Synergy Method


18 CMTE’s for Music Therapists

Medicinal Melodies LLC CBMT Approved Provider



















About the Course:

This deeply healing and integrative modality combines philosophies from meditation and Reiki/energy
work with the evidenced based and established Western Music Therapy approach. This specialized
approach to healing embraces concepts from other traditional psychotherapy models yet is a culmination of several modalities into one. This method is a merging of the intentional use of Sound along with the active tuning into the Spirit. The result of this integration is a powerhouse Synergy that provides an incredibly supported self-realization, awareness and journey to wholeness.

The SS Synergy method examines the elements of the human experience that can not necessarily be
seen but are felt. This method focuses on the self-care and protection of the Music Therapist and also
expands the clinical lens and reach of traditional music therapy interventions all with the overarching
philosophy of mind, body, spirit integration for both the healer and the recipient.

Courses and Certification in the Sound Spirit Synergy Method teach Board Certified Music Therapists how to protect themselves energetically and harness the spiritual components of their clinical work.
Board Certified Music Therapists may take the Medicinal Melodies Sound Spirit Synergy Method course
and earn certification as a Sound Spirit Synergy Music Therapist.

Becoming a SS Synergy certified Music Therapist provides clinicians with tools to assist clients in
reaching a deeper state of relaxation and an enriched self-awareness.


Learning Objectives 

1. Participants will be able to describe​ compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, and be able to

conduct​ a self-assessment of the energetic, psychosocial, and emotional tolls that clinical

work can have on the practitioner.

2. Participants be able to articulate the correlation between Reiki philosophies/principles and Music

Therapy philosophies and will be able to describe how Reiki can be used as a complementary modality to inform Music Therapy clinical work.


3. Participants be able to articulate the correlation between mindfulness and meditation philosophies and Music Therapy philosophies and will be able to describe how meditation techniques can be used as a complementary modality to inform Music Therapy clinical work. Participants will be able to articulate a

deeper understanding of transpersonal and existential Music Therapy philosophies.


4. Participants will be able to actively demonstrate and practice learned Sound Spirit Synergy interventions (using meditation and Reiki within music therapy sessions) by leading group experientials during the second half of the SSS training. Participants will also be able to actively demonstrate learned interventions for self-care and self-preservation use.


Participants must submit proof of Reiki certification upon course enrollment.


Reiki Certification course is offered through Medicinal Melodies LLC (not for CMTE credits) or

participants may provide Reiki level I & II certificates from alternate training programs upon

enrolling in Sound Spirit Synergy Course.

Certified participants will be invited to join an online support community for continued supervision support as they continue on in their practice with the Sound Spirit Synergy method.

Course Cost

$300 for full weekend course.

Breakfast, lunch and coffee provided.

No lodging or transportation provided.

Participants who received level I & 2 Reiki certification from Medicinal Melodies LLC receive a $100 discount on the Sound Spirit Synergy course. 


The certification requires one full weekend training in Los Angeles, CA. Also stay tuned for course offerings at regional and national Music Therapy conferences.

The option to video conference in for the training is also an option-please email us to find out more. 


9am-10am introductions and breakfast/discussion of participant’s interests in the Sound Spirit Synergy method.

10-11 group Music Therapy, meditation and Reiki experience facilitated by provider followed by discussion of

participant’s current coping methods and existing potential integration of transpersonal philosophy within their music therapy work.

11-11:15 break

11:15-12:00 Tools for self-assessment provided/participants take self-assessment tests (regarding compassion fatigue and burn out symptoms/warning signs)

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:00pm Connecting Reiki Philosophy to Music Therapy philosophies (via powerpoint and videos)

2:00-3:00pm Music Therapy interventions combined with Reiki philosophy introduced (power point and experiential).

3:00-4:00pm Considerations of environment, exploration adaptations of sound spirit synergy interventions to fit medical setting and other health care settings.


3:00-3:15 Break


3:15-4:15pm Examine the correlation between mediation and mindfulness philosophy and Music Therapy philosophies.

4:15pm-4:30pm introducing Sound Spirit Synergy interventions which integrate meditation and mindfulness philosophies.

4:30-5:00pm exploring guided relaxation/reiki and meditation in the hospital environment/for patients in isolated environments/reviewing the obstacles, hazards and limitations of these settings.

5:00-5:15pm Ending meditation/intervention modeling from facilitator


Individuals leave this certification course with a deepened understanding of our energy systems and a more holistic approach to their clinical work as Music Therapists. Course graduates will also leave the course certified in Sound Spirit Synergy (​contingent on passing the exam).


Participants will also receive training packets with course materials at time of the trainings along with suggested readings and self-care guides and tips to continue post-certification.


The Sound Spirit Synergy Method helps clinicians to incorporate transpersonal/existential philosophies into their Music Therapy work and invites the merging of eastern and western healing methods into our practice.


9:00am-10:00am review of Sound Spirit Synergy interventions and session plans which integrate meditation and reiki.

10:00-11:00am break into groups and select an intervention to practice.

11:00 am-12:30 group demonstrations and leading of interventions.

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 review of meditation/music therapy research

2:30-3:00pm review of transpersonal music therapy philosophes/discussion of “world view”

3:00pm-3:30pm further discussion of self-care and self-preservation, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization in the music therapy field/how to integrate these modalities as a tool for our own resiliency.

3:30-4:30pm Participants demonstrate an example of learned SSS method intervention for self-care purposes/create action plans utilizing these interventions and techniques for their own self-care.

4:30pm-5:00pm Participants take written test on Sound Spirit Synergy method materials.

5:00-5:15 extra tips for self-healing in-between sessions in a medical setting and other clinical work settings provided.

Members directed on how to sign up for online support community. Certificates provided.

5:15-5:30 Closing music meditation/intention setting and reflection exercise.

Cancellation policy: registrants may receive a full refund if canceled a minimum of 2 weeks prior to scheduled

workshop date. No CMTE credits will be granted if registrant does not complete the course.


Sound Spirit Synergy Method Certification training is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists

(CBMT) for 18 CMTE credits. Medicinal Melodies LLC maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to

CBMT policies and criteria.

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