Acutonics ® Practitioner CERTIFICATION
The Acutonics Certification programme ensures that practitioners receive a high level of training in the integration of sound-based tools into a healthcare setting. The program addresses the diverse training needs of health professional by providing a practical understanding of Integrative Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Sound Healing.
The Acutonics® unique curriculum is designed to expand the practitioner's knowledge and competency in the basic principles of sound healing and Oriental Medicine, while taking previous training into consideration. In addition, practitioners engage in a process of self-exploration and self-development to be models of health and healing. Though prior training is not necessary, this non-invasive modality, with a scientific and spiritual foundation, integrates beautifully into an Integrative Medicine Model. Classes are offered in a series of modules that allow you to go at your own pace.
Whether you take just a few classes or follow the path to full Acutonics Certification, you will gain valuable skills that you can immediately integrate into your life and work.
The core Acutonics curriculum is over 400 hours, and includes nine courses, and two electives.
Completion of the Acutonics Certification Program results in the designation Certified Acutonics® Practitioner which indicates the student has achieved a high level of training and demonstrated their mastery of this modality. Each course builds on prior class work, and there is significant hands-on classroom experience.
- Students who do not have a background in Oriental Medicine are required to take a course in Energetics of Points and Meridians to demonstrate competence in point location.
- 100 supervised clinic hours are required
- A student thesis or special project must also be completed.
Level I: SOUND GATES TO meridian HARMONICS
This foundational class introduces you to the philosophy and cosmology of the Acutonics integrative care methodology, while illuminating its scientific and mystical roots. The class explores the cross-cultural use of sound and its healing potential, the relationship between the human body and sound, and how we can use acupuncture points and energy meridians as pathways for vibrational healing. We help you develop your clinical skills by exploring a wide variety of physical, psychological and spiritual conditions. In addition, we examine the concepts of cellular memory, sound imprinting, and the role of the Kidney as the guardian of our primordial Qi, all within the context of an Eastern medical model. The course also introduces the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, which provide a powerful therapeutic gateway for sound vibration.
You will learn how to apply precision-calibrated tuning forks, using Acutonics Earth/Moon Professional and Solar 7th Sets. An introduction to the principals of the Five Elements helps you develop an understanding of the relationship of these tools to the cycles of nature, the organ and meridian systems, the emotional body, and the archetypal qualities of the heavenly bodies. You will also learn to implement effective treatment protocols using the Extraordinary Vessels, the Microcosmic Orbit, the Window to the Sky points, the Three Treasures, and other points rich in therapeutic benefits.
Course Length: 3 days
Note: This is sometimes combined with Level Two into a 6-day intensive course.
LEVEL II: HIGHER HARMONICS & THE INNER NATURE OF TONE
This class expands your knowledge of musical intervals and explores how to "layer" sound on and above acupuncture points. We deepen your appreciation of the cosmic nature of healing as we investigate the importance of the water element in its correspondence to the Kidney, the concept of the Music of the Spheres, the Pole Star, the cycles of Nature, the balance between Yin and Yang, and the spiritual and ancient wisdom traditions contained within Taoist and Bon philosophy. We delve into a deeper understanding of the Five Elements, the Eight Principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Three Treasures, the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, and principal and Ashi points. The importance of listening and understanding clients' narratives and the embedded archetypes are examined in the context of developing more sophisticated treatment strategies.
You will learn to balance, release and transform disharmonies in the meridian and organ systems as you continue to practice with the Earth/Moon Professional and Solar 7th Sets and learn to use Earth/Moon/Sun High-Frequency Set. You will learn more about sounds layering through the integration of tuning forks with indigenous sound healing tools from ancient cross-cultural traditions as you learn how to use Tibetan bowls, tingshas, bells, flutes and drums on and above acupuncture points and in the body's energy field.
Prerequisites: LEVEL I.REQUIRED FOR PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION.
Course Length: 3 days
Note: sometimes combined with Level One into a 6-day intensive course. See Schedule.
Level III: HARMONIC ATTUNEMENT
This advanced training provides an in-depth exploration of archetypes, cross-cultural myths, astronomy and planetary frequencies applied to points and meridians, exploring the more ancient beliefs and traditions of East Asian Medicine. Beginning with an exploration of Taoist concepts of the Heavens, the Wu Qi, the Three Pure Ones and the Five Forces, you will gain a deeper understanding of sacred anatomy, the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, and our Celestial Stems and Terrestrial Branches. We also explore the role of a story, myth and archetype with their physiological and psychological implications to inform treatment approaches. Working in teams, you will conduct assessments to plan and deliver in-depth treatments that incorporate tuning forks, hand chimes and essential oils. You will have the opportunity to develop your therapeutic skills of client assessment, treatment planning and more sophisticated sound layering on and over acupuncture points.
This comprehensive class introduces you to the Planetary Mid-Frequency Tuning Forks and Chiron Sets, the Planetary Gongs, the Planetary Hand Chimes, and the Harmonic Essentials Planetary Oils.
Prerequisites: LEVELS I AND II.
Course Length: 4 days
LEVEL IV: ADVANCED HARMONIC APPLICATIONS
This advanced class synthesises concepts from previous levels by offering new insights into the scientific and psychological impact of sound and vibration. We discuss the relevance of dynamic rather than static models in science, culture and health care, introducing universal laws and principals, time-space synchronisation, and theories in physics that address the bridge between mind and matter. We discuss Western conceptions of synchronicity developed by C.G. Jung and Wolfgang Pauli alongside Eastern conceptions of the relationships between psyche, synchronicity and the Tao. Binary star systems, precessional cycles and ancient civilisations provide a context in which to understand the history, relevance and physiological implications of Nibiru, the Planet of the Crossroads, one of the most potent frequencies used by advanced Acutonics practitioners. The history and science of asteroids, meteors, and comets provides a foundation for the introduction of the archetypal qualities and healing attributes of the asteroid goddesses: Ceres, Pallas, Athena, Vesta and Juno.
Through extensive hands-on experience you will broaden your understanding of the interplanetary intervals and learn how to integrate Chiron, Nibiru and Asteroid Sets into clinical practice for advanced applications in a clinical setting. You will continue to work in teams -- conducting assessments, planning and delivering in-depth treatments that incorporate interplanetary intervals and a range of advanced sound layering techniques on and over acupuncture points.
Prerequisites: LEVELS I,II AND III. REQUIRED FOR PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION.
Course Length: 3 days
LEvel V: ETHICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
This class is designed to deepen our awareness of the energetic relationship that is shared between a client and a practitioner. What does it mean to create an energetic container-- or sacred space-- that enhances the ability to establish and maintain healthy energetic boundaries and appropriate connections in the therapeutic environment. Regardless of background, experience, or prior ethics training, this class is designed to stimulate discussions on a number of topics that relate to clinical practice and how to address these sometimes complex and challenging issues with grace.
Prerequisites: LEVELS I, II, III AND IV. REQUIRED FOR PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION.
Course Length: 3 days
Level VI: CASE STUDIES, CLINICAL DOCUMENTARIES
This class provides an in-depth opportunity to explore and synthesise case studies for a variety of complex conditions. We will discuss the theory, method, intention, creativity, could healing research and practical skills that come together in clinical practice as an Acutonics Integrative Medicine practitioner. You will have the opportunity to respond to instructor-presented cases as well as present your own case studies, share clinical stories, techniques and a range of diagnostic approaches with your colleagues.
Prerequisites: LEVELS I,II,III AND IV. REQUIRED FOR PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION.
Course Length: 2 days
NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A DAY OF CLINICAL PRACTICE MAY BE ADDED TO THIS COURSE.
level VII: HARMONIC PATHOLOGY
This course examines the textures of disease and the pathology of many of the most current and least understood illnesses of out time. We will explore the epistemology and ethology of a disease from an Eastern and Western biomedical model, and examine common pathologies encountered in clinical practice. You will learn treatment protocols using Acutonics Integrative Medicine to balance and harmonise the disease process.
Prerequisites: LEVELS I,II,III,IV AND IX.
Course length: 3 days
Level VIII: THESIS development & Presentation
In this course, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of Acutonics Integrative Medicine through the development and presentation of a special project, research study or thesis that explores topics associated with this profound healing modality. You may complete this requirement over a six-month period under the direction of a teacher/mentor.
Prerequisites: ALL OTHER LEVELS
Course length: 6 month independent study.
level IX: SEDNA superconductor
This advanced course provides you with e vehicle to explore the many faces and attributes of the Planet Sedna. This newly discovered planet has deep ties to indigenous cultures, Hopi and Mayan prophecy, the Inuit, and the taproot of Oriental Medicine. Sedna acts as a superconductor, representing non-duality, super-creativity, paradigm shifts and synchronicity. You will learn about the science, morphology, mythology and archetype of Sedna, and the key healing themes that unfold for humans, animals, the environment and the planet. The class also examines the latest theories in physics, pole shifts, and astrobiology. You will learn new intervals that use the Acutonics Sedna Tuning Fork Set as a new fundamental or home tone that supports highly transformational journeys. This class provides an opportunity to deepen and synthesise previous teachings while expanding your understanding of the application of tuning forks to the extraordinary Vessels, points and meridians.