Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy Certificate Training (100 hours)

“Sound is the force of creation, the true whole. Music then, becomes the voice of the great cosmic oneness and therefore the optimal way to reach this final state of healing.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

ITM is excited to launch the Sound Therapy (for Health & Wellbeing) Certificate Training developed by Philip Jacobs, R.TCMP, Therapist, Integrative Health Practitioner.

The program was developed to bring the healing qualities of sound to individuals, organizations, treatment facilities & health centres, particularly those focused addiction, trauma and mental health recovery and end of life care.

This training introduces a wide range of techniques for anyone interested in learning how to facilitate a variety of sound healing sessions or workshops. These include sound baths, relaxation and healing sessions, therapeutic sound healing for a variety of groups, therapeutic voice work, voice-scapes.

After successfully using sound therapy for decades, Philip Jacobs combined his love of music with his training in Integrative Health, Eastern Medicine and Mindfulness & Contemplative Psychotherapy to create a program that would equip healthcare professionals, therapists, and those with an interest in wellness with the tools to share sound as a form of therapy and healing.

This 100 hour certificate program introduces students to the unique techniques and system of sound therapy, drawing on both ancient and modern systems of sound healing, that can be used for individual healing, in hospices, group sessions, hospitals, addictions and mental health facilities, companies, organizations.

This program is ideal for those working with PTSD, Trauma, Addictions, End of Life Care, Stress and Anxiety, Spirituality/Emotional/Mental/Physical Healing, Social Isolation or for individuals seeking to add another modality of healing to their repertoire. Weekend I is open to those seeking personal self-healing/experience of sound therapy.

*No prior musical training nor experience in Eastern Medicine is required.


Through a variety of tools – singing bowls, voice, mantra, drums, chimes students first experience, then learn the techniques of sound healing. For those who have training in Acupuncture or bodywork – additional advanced techniques will be learned.

From Philip Jacobs’ training in Mindfulness and Contemplative Psychotherapy he has developed a system of sound therapy which uses specific techniques to affect the brain and nervous system. These techniques create a therapeutic effect for the entire being – mentally, physically, emotionally.

LEVEL I: RETREAT I : FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, Times: 3-10pm, 9-9pm, 9-2pm (Total Hours 24 Hours)

TORONTO: June 21-23, 2019

Sound/acu demonstration/experience.
¥ Course Overview
¥ Introduction to Sound as Therapy
¥ Overview of various sound elements for healing – body & mind.
¥ Introduction to the Brain, the parasympathetic, sympathetic, central and peripheral nervous systems.
¥ Introductions and Overview of stress, trauma/pain and addictions.
¥ How we can use the Eastern medical correspondences/emotions to relate to these systems.
¥ The three ways we can approach client: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual
¥ Introduction to Sound & Voice baths, instruments and applications.

Assessment, Protocols
Sound/acu demo/experience
¥ Pulse assessment with emphasis on emotional content, relations to physical and spiritual
¥ Introduction and explanation of the 5 point trauma protocol and how it addresses all TCM organ systems, invokes homeostasis, and how it relates to the nervous systems.
¥ Practical component needling/acupressure/vibration to the 5 points (those who do not have acupuncture training may use only sound or acupressure if they choose)

Toning, Using Voice in Healing (Medical Qigong Tones, Theory & Practice)
¥ Introduction to the Therapeutic Voice
¥ Organ System Tones Theory
¥ Organ System Tones Practical
¥ The Journey of the Practitioner
¥ Demonstration & Practice of Various Therapies : Singing Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, Chimes, Drums, Mantra

*After Retreat I Students will leave with ability to begin basic sound baths for groups and individuals.

*+10 hour requirement of practice (including 10 case study/reflection submissions)

Total Hours Level I: 44 hours

LEVEL II: RETREAT WEEKEND II: FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, Times: 3-9pm, 9-6pm, 9-6pm, Total – 24 hours

TORONTO: October 25-27, 2019

Clinical Integration of Tones/Medical Qi Gong Theory
¥ Introduction and explanation of how to use Qi Gong organ system tones, Purging, toning and regulating on physical, emotional, and spirit levels
¥ How trauma acu-protocol supports the qi gong tones, and what is happening with the combination of sound and acu.
¥ Practical component with using pulse dx and client story to determine sound therapy TX
¥ Demonstration

Clinical/Practical integration LIV/GB, HT/SI
Sound/acu demo/experience
¥ Warmup Exercises
¥ Clinical Integration Part 1 – LIV/GB – Partner up practical
¥ Discussion/Feedback
¥ Clinical Integration Part 2 – HT/SI – Partner up Practical

Clinical/Practical Integration
¥ What to do when client is releasing Trauma Part 1
¥ Clinical Integration Part 3 – SP/ST & Practical
¥ Clinical Integration Part 4 – LU/LI Partner up Practical

Clinical Integration, how to ground and clear yourself
¥ Using Qi Gong to ground and clear yourself
¥ What to do when client is releasing Trauma Part 2
¥ Clinical Integration Part 5 – KI/BL & Practical
¥ Clinical Integration Part 6 – SJ/PC & Practical
¥ Closing Sound Therapy Experience

*Full certification requires +10 hours of practice (including 10 case study & reflection submissions)

Level II Total Hours: 44 hours

Total Hours for Level I & II: 88 hours

+ 20 hour capstone – developed for specific group. – trauma, addictions, womens, mens, corporate – implementation of project.

Total Hours of Certificate: 100


Philip Jacobs is a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal/Nutritional Medicine, and Mind-Body Medicine. Graduating from Toronto’s Institute of Traditional Medicine with extended training and practical experience in China and Guatemala, Philip incorporates his personal experience, training and wisdom in the psycho-spiritual realm of being. Through his experience and training, his belief is held in the fact that the ability to heal comes from within, and that we inherently know what we need for ourselves. Philip is deeply committed to helping create the necessary space and connectivity to allow clients to draw from their own inner wisdom in order to facilitate self-healing. Philip currently practices at one of Toronto’s leading Addictions and Mental Health Facilities – Helix, and offers both group and private sessions. He has over 30 years of experience as a musician.

Philip is joined by a number of other students in training as well as guest faculty members – bio’s to come!

Certification & Tuition

Upon successful completion of both levels and all required homework and practice sessions, students will receive a Certificate in Sound Therapy.

TORONTO: Level I: $650 + HST, Level II: $650 + HST. Discount for registration of full program $1200 + HST. ((Includes accommodation & meals for Level I at Retreat Centre). Level II takes place onsite at ITM.