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Sound Prescriptions for Health, Learning, Productivity and Brain Functioning
South African Centre for Sound Therapy
ADVANCED INTEGRATIVE SOUND THERAPY
Welcome to the South African Centre for Sound Therapy.
The information below is an excerpt from the Kormorant newspaper printed on 26 August 2010. Click here for the full article.
Meerhof, at Hartbeespoort Dam, is home to the most fascinating venue: the South African Centre for Sound Therapy. You just have to walk through the doors of the Centre to feel immediately nurtured by the most soothing and nurturing sounds you have ever heard and to detach yourself from your stressful, fast-
Founded in 2007 by Dr Wilna Dirkse van Schalkwyk (BMus, MSc, PhD, Dip.S.T.(BAST)), the Centre offers specialized individual sound-
The Centre also offers the only professional training course in sound therapy in South Africa and clients as far afield as Alberton and Bronkhorstpruit travel to the Centre to receive its sonic prescriptions.
All programs are developed and tailored to the clients' needs by Dr Wilna herself. She offers the perfect combination of knowledge and expertise in the use of sound and music in therapy. Upon earning her first degree in music from the University of Pretoria, she spent nine years in England where she gained an MSc in the Psychology of Music (Keele University) followed by a PhD on Holistic Approaches to Healing with particular reference to stroke patients (Liverpool John Moores University). While completing her doctorate, she also qualified as sound therapy practitioner through the British Academy of Sound Therapy and ran a successful sound therapy practice in Birmingham (England). She is also an ABT (Advanced Brain Technologies, USA) Certified Provider of The Listening Program (TLP). This program is a music-