Welcome to ISTA – The International Sound Therapy Association
Promoting the Benefits of Therapeutic Sound
The Pain Free Living Campaign
Help us reach our goal of reaching 20,000 people through sound therapy sessions, educated conversation, and storytelling as we embark on a new path for wellness. With your help, we hope to establish sites around the country offering therapeutic sound.
If you or someone you know is dealing with pain, please volunteer for ISTA’s Pain Study. Volunteers will receive free 30 minute sound sessions every Thursday and Sunday for six weeks. For details: contact us here.
ISTA in the News
Mandara Cromwell is the Founder and Board President of ISTA , producer of Cymatics – The Science of Sound and Vibrational Healing Annual Conference, CEO and President of Cyma Technologies, Inc., and 2013 Nominee for the Thomas Edison Award for Innovation in the fields on Science and Medicine for the AMI 750.
In addition to educational and community outreach, ISTA maintains a medical research board for data collection proving the efficacy of sound therapies. The ISTA research database serves as a bridge to western medicine and gives medical professionals the confidence they need to refer their patients to qualified sound therapists.
ISTA’s Sound Certification Program
ISTA offers participants a fully supervised, immersive, intensive, and integrated process that equips them with the tools, guidance, and experience to ethically practice sound modalities with individuals and groups, directly upon completion of the program. This Therapeutic Sound Certification (TSC) training is a skills-based, process-oriented educational model that offers a thorough exposure to, and experience of, the fundamental principles of sound healing as well as the physiological, neurological, and psychological effects of sound on the human organism. The TSC training provides critical instruction in the application of these principles through the modalities of the voice, sound meditation practices, singing bowls, tuning forks, and a thorough grounding in the science of advanced sound technologies. Recurring practicums and assigned work with both individual clients as well as groups afford participants ample opportunities to develop skills and hone conveyance methods. In addition to academic rigor, this integrative program is designed to awaken and enhance your inner knowing of sound and promote the cultivation of your unique capacity to implement sound as a tool of healing in your own life and in the lives of others.
- Personal Mentoring / Apprenticeship
- Intensive, Immersive, & Integrative Curriculum
- Supervision throughout the entire program
- Ethical preparation for becoming a sound practitioner
- Practicums with real clients