A Certificate Program for Medical and Holistic Health Care Providers
Presented by Moira Lo Bianco
Certified by the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute
The Sound Therapy Certificate Program
The Sound Therapy Certificate Program offered by Moira Lo Bianco focuses on two main principles:
1) the role of sound in the activation of the parasympathetic response
2) the impact of sound on the physical and the energetic bodies
Coursework covers ancient healing practices, specifically mind-body practices grounded in sound, that help the body and the mind to auto-regulate, fostering a sense of wholeness. These practices have been rediscovered by modern science, and include yoga and meditation, which are increasingly studied and recommended by scientific evidence.
In line with the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute tenets, the Sound Therapy Certificate Program presents sound as a healing art that is biologically oriented, aiming to activate the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism.
This certificate program is open to any healthcare provider who wishes to integrate sound therapy into their practice.
It is hands-on training, offering a comprehensive curriculum of three modules on different
applications of sound practices that can be used effectively in clinical settings.
• Module 1: Core Principles of Sound Therapy
◦ Healing with sound and vibration
◦ Sound and the parasympathetic response
◦ Musical intervals, frequencies, consonance and dissonance
◦ Introduction to tuning forks, the Himalayan singing bowls, the gong, and the
use of the voice as therapeutic tool; playing techniques
• Module 2: Practical Application of Sound Therapy to the Physical and Energetic Bodies
◦ The art of holding space
◦ Energetic anatomy: a brief overview through different traditions
◦ Detecting imbalances with sound
◦ Treatments with weighted and unweighted tuning forks
◦ Treatments with Himalayan singing bowls
◦ Treatments with the gong
◦ Treatments combining tuning forks, gong, and Himalayan singing bowls
◦ Rationale for building a Sound Therapy session
• Module 3: Sound-Mind-Yoga, merging Sound with Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga
◦ Treatments with the voice in conjunction with breathwork, visualization, and
sound therapy instruments
◦ The importance of silence
◦ Sound-Mind practices (deep listening activities, Mindfulness meditation)
◦ Sound-Mind-Yoga practices (merging Sound with Nidra, Restorative, Yin,
Trauma-Informed, and Vini yoga practices)
The program has two formats: online and in-person. Both the online and in-person programs will run two consecutive days, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a one-hour break between learning blocks. Limited seats available.
The following instruments are required for participation:
• 1 set of Body Tuners C256 and G384 unweighted tuning forks
• 1 Otto 128 weighted tuning fork
• 1 Himalayan singing bowl, any size from 5 to 12 inches
For the in-person program, instruments will be provided, however participants may bring their own. Participants joining the program online must supply their own instruments.
Moira Lo Bianco: Musician and Sound Therapist
Moira Lo Bianco has been immersed in and worked with sound since childhood. She is a professional musician, enjoying a creative practice as a composer and pianist, and a sound therapist, exploring the impact of sound on humans’ health and wellness. In the realm of music, she embraces a multifaceted approach to composition; she traverses musical styles in creating works from concert music to multidisciplinary projects. In the realm of sound therapy, she facilitates listening experiences, helping the body and the mind auto-regulate and restore balance.
As both a musician and a practitioner of the healing arts, Moira brings together sound and music with meditation and yoga. Through her work, Moira reflects on the importance of deep listening as a way to foster a sense of wholeness, while investigating the mind-body connection through the integration of the physical and the energetic, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual bodies. As an educator, Moira has developed several curricula, bringing mindfulness into her teaching approach. She often presents her programs in collaboration with colleges, public schools, and community based arts organizations, reaching diverse populations of different ages and abilities.
Hailing from Italy, Moira earned her B.M. and M.M. degrees from F. Torrefranca Conservatory, and later a B.A. degree from TorVergata University of Rome. Thanks to a scholarship, she attended Berklee College of Music where she earned a B.M. degree. Moira has also pursued advanced Yoga education, and she is a RYT 500; additional certifications include Sound Therapy, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Trauma-Informed Yoga.
If you are interested in the Sound Therapy Certification Program, please contact Moira directly.