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Peter Blum, Ch.T. MSC

Peter Blum, C.Ht., C.I., M.S.C.is certified in Ericksonian hypnosis by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and the NY Training Institute for NLP. From 1993 to 1998 he was Director of the Stress Management Department at the Rhinebeck Health Center, working under the supervision of Kenneth Bock, M.D., and Steven Bock, M.D.

Peter has co-facilitated Whole Brain Functioning (WBF) trainings around the country. WBF combines Neurolinguistics, adventure-based learning (high and low ropes courses), Native American healing ceremonies and nutritional education. Since 1993, he has been a Certified Instructor in Basic and Advanced Clinical Hypnosis for the NGH, and has trained hundreds of counselors in these skills. He was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 1995. He has offered lectures and private sessions on a monthly basis for the past decade to guests at the New Age Health Spa in Neversink, NY. Since 1995 he has also led sweat lodge purification ceremonies at the Spa.

The son of an operatic baritone, Peter has also been involved with the study of voice and music all of his life. Some of his teachers have been Ustad Jamaluddin Bhartiya (sitar), Karl Berger (rhythm and improvisation), Jill Purse (vocal), Pauline Oliveros (listening skills), and Beautiful Painted Arrow (shamanic use of sound). In 1999, his four-CD set, "Sounds For Healing" featuring the Tibetan Singing Bowls was released on the EnTranceWays label.

Peter has presented seminars at the NGH National Convention on topics such as "Developing a Hypnotic Voice," and "Sound and Music for Hypnosis." Since 1992 he has presented workshops on "Sound Healing" and "Breath, Voice, Rhythm and Trance." In 1994 an expanded five-day version of this was offered at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. His current work combines his training and skill as a practitioner of NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis with ancient techniques of healing with sound and music.

For more information visit: www.soundsforhealing.com

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