Advanced Synergy Method

Reiki, Meditation, Therapeutic Animal & Nature Experiences Weaved into the Western Music Therapy Model

18 CMTE Credits

About the Course

Learning Objectives

The Advanced Synergy Method is an expansion of the Medicinal Melodies, Sound Spirit Synergy Method. This modality is a myriad of Reiki, Meditation, Animal-Assisted Therapy  and Ecotherapy inspired techniques that have been mindfully melded into the Western Music Therapy model for the purpose of a deepened clinical and self-care practice. This certification course allows participants to integrate techniques and alternative modalities into their existing practice while still upholding appropriate code of ethics as a Music Therapist and remaining within scope.  The Advanced Synergy Method provides a deeper understanding of existential and humanistic psychotherapy philosophies and explains how these philosophies connect to related fields. Course participants will receive a packet full of Advanced Synergy Method interventions which can be adapted to meet the needs of any population in any setting and will have the opportunity to practice these interventions and create their own action plans for future integration of the modality into their practice and self-care routine.

Prerequisites 

Upon course enrollment, participants must provide proof of Reiki Level 1 & 2 certification and provide proof of completion of the Medicinal Melodies LLC’s Sound Spirit Synergy certification course.

  1. Participants will be able to articulate the correlation between therapeutic animal healing philosophies (animal-assisted therapy) and Music Therapy philosophy.

  2. Participants will be able to articulate the correlation between therapeutic nature healing philosophies (ecotherapy) and Music Therapy philosophy.

  3. Participants will be able to actively demonstrate and lead Advanced Synergy Method interventions (which integrate animal and nature healing philosophy, the Sound Spirit Synergy method and Western Music Therapy techniques) within various case scenarios which explore common Music Therapy settings.

  4. Participants will create an action plan which will utilize the Advanced Synergy Method for their own self-care in addition to creating a hypothetical  Music Therapy session plan.

Program Cost

Course cost is $300 for the full weekend certification. Participants who receive their Reiki certification I & 2 through Medicinal Melodies LLC receive a $100 discount on the Advanced Synergy course.

To sign up please email: jennabollardmusic@gmail.com .

Official sign up requires a $100 deposit which is applied to the course total cost.

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.

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Schedule 

Saturday 9am-5pm

9am-9:30am group introductions and general review of Sound Spirit Synergy course

 

9:30-10:45  (lecture component) gaining an understanding of the parallels and commonalities between Animal Assisted Therapy and humanistic/existential Music Therapy philosophy.

 

10:45-11:00 Break and time for notes/further questions

 

11:00-12:30 introduction of Advanced Synergy Method interventions which integrate concepts from Animal Assisted Therapy into the context of Music Therapy Sessions.

 

12:30-1pm Lunch -head to animal sanctuary

 

1:30-2:00 pm Reviewing suggested adaptations for interventions depending upon common Music Therapy environments and populations. Multiple Case scenarios provided.

 

2:00-2:30 Experiential modeled/additional interventions presented

 

2:30-3:30 group practice, broken into smaller groups and practice interventions/receive feedback.

 

3:30-4:00 Sample action plans provided/case scenarios provided. Participants must create mock action plans with provided interventions and adapt them according to the case scenario.

 

4:00-4:30 pm safety tips, do’s and don’ts of the interventions, refresher of Music Therapy psychotherapy and Animal Assisted Therapy philosophy comparison chart.

 

4:30-4:45 pm Quiz

 

4:45-5:00 pm closing group experiential (combining Music Therapy and animal healing techniques)

 

Sunday 9am-5pm

 

9:00-9:15 group check in

 

9:15-9:30 morning meditation

 

9:30-10:45  (lecture component) gaining an understanding of the parallels and commonalities between EcoTherapy (nature healing philosophy) and humanistic/existential Music Therapy philosophy.

 

10:45-11:00 Break and time for notes/further questions

 

11:00-12:30 introduction of Advanced Synergy Method interventions which integrate concepts from EcoTherapy (nature healing) into the context of Music Therapy Sessions.

 

12:30-1pm Lunch -head to mountains

1:30-2:00 pm Reviewing suggested adaptations for EcoTherapy inspired Advanced Synergy Music Therapy interventions depending upon common Music Therapy environments and populations. Multiple Case scenarios provided.

 

2:00-2:30 Experiential modeled/additional interventions presented

 

2:30-3:30 group practice, broken into smaller groups and practice interventions/receive feedback.

 

3:30-4:00 Participants create a self-care action plan which utilizes these new interventions and also creates a hypothetical action plan for a client utilizing the Advanced Synergy Method interventions.

 

4:00-4:15 Quiz

4:15-5:00 pm group experiential, practice and review. Advanced Spirit Synergy packets, research, interventions and information provided.

The “Advanced 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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