Arizona Sound and Music Therapy Institute unites the evidence-based practice of music therapy with the timeless healing modalities of sound and vibration to bring about positive and lasting changes in participants’ lives. Individual and group therapy activities may include musical experiences using the voice in singing, sounding and toning, playing instruments in improvisation and exploration, and experiencing vibrational Tibetan bowl methods. In addition, verbal processing, led by the therapist, supports and clarifies the resulting insight and inspiration, leading to transformational shifts.
Structured sound experiences and time-tested music therapy techniques give rise to the organic process of change. Transcending the ordinary, music and sound evoke creativity, offering an opening for growth. Within this perfect container and with the gentle support of the therapist, negative patterns, health issues, or uncertainty of one’s self worth and lack of direction can be altered and the spirit enlivened.
This therapy is based on the idea that we are all unique beings with infinite beauty and clear purpose in life. Out of music, sound and the therapeutic relationship, a latticework is created, empowering the blueprint of the soul to emerge. It is within this sacred space that the client’s full potential unfolds naturally.
Arizona Sound and Music Therapy Institute also provides training as part of its mission. Classes and workshops using sound and music are offered to both adults and children in the areas of stress management, the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls for personal healing, and the use of sound and music improvisation.
ABOUT / Jane Shallberg, M.Ed., MT-BC
Jane Shallberg, M.Ed., MT-BC is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Teacher -Certified Himalayan Singing Bowls Practitioner who has practiced for over 25 years in the fields of Music Therapy and Sound Healing with adults and children of varied backgrounds and challenges — including physical, mental, and emotional — as well as those who are exploring spiritual and creative realms of development.
She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work with a particularly unique gift; marrying eastern and western philosophies and uses of music and sound in both therapeutic and wellness settings. Applying research-based principles of music therapy with non-traditional, ancient healing modalities, such as the Tibetan Singing Bowls, Jane creates a custom-fit program for every client.
She served on the faculty at Arizona State University in the School of Music, Music Therapy Department for many years and was adjunct faculty at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. A business owner since 1986, she is currently in private practice in Arizona.
Jane has continued to expand her knowledge and scope of practice with advanced training and coursework in Tibetan Singing Bowls and Sound and Vibrational Healing. Jane is a teacher-certified practitioner in Himalayan Singing Bowls.