16. November 2020 - 9:00
Hamilton House
United KingdomLondonMabledon Place

Therapeutic Listening - Listening with the Whole Body, Hamilton House, Monday, 16. November 2020

What is Therapeutic Listening®?

Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges. Therapeutic Listening can impact sensory modulation, attention, behaviour, postural organisation, and speech and language difficulties. Trained therapists learn to use modulated CDs to set up programs for clients in homes, schools and clinics. Listening is a function of the entire brain; when we listen, we listen with the whole body.

Who can benefit from Therapeutic Listening?

The Therapeutic Listening programme is appropriate for all individuals with Occupational Performance difficulties linked to difficulties with:

- Attention    - Organised behaviour   - Self regulation    - Postural control   - Bilateral coordination   - Praxis   - Fine motor control    - Oral motor/articulation   - Social skills/communication    - Visual motor integration

It is a tool to promote functional independence in all activities of daily living at home, at school and at work.

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to therapy professionals.

Course Summary

Listening plays a vital role in the sensory integration process. In fact, some believe that the auditory system is the ‘missing link’ in sensory integration modalities. Both research and clinical experience have shown that using sound-based interventions for clients with sensory processing difficulties can increase treatment effectiveness.

In this two-day workshop, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening® Modulated CDs to create individualised, home-based programs for clients. You will also learn how to implement Therapeutic Listening strategies in conjunction with postural, respiratory, and sensory activities. The course will take you through all of the steps--from assessment to outcomes--for creating complete Therapeutic Listening programs. Video case presentations will be used to illustrate points and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties.

This workshop will be especially meaningful for practitioners who have a background in sensory integration, including therapists in schools, hospitals, and private clinics. This course provides participants with the necessary background information to begin using Therapeutic Listening right away. Specialised headphones and CDs are necessary and are available for purchase upon completion of the course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, participant will be able to:

• Describe the history of listening therapies.

• Identify individuals with sensory processing and listening problems who might respond well to Therapeutic Listening® strategies.

• Administer a Therapeutic Listening® protocol and/or adapt it to meet the specific needs of a client.

• Demonstrate Therapeutic Listening® strategies with postural, respiratory, sensory diet and other sensory processing treatments.


Anna Richardson, B.Sc.(Hons) in Occupational Therapy. Anna is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has experience of working with children of all ages and diagnoses but specialises in the assessment and treatment of with children with complex sensory, physical and communication difficulties aged 0-5 years. Anna works with adults with sensory processing difficulties. Anna works part time in the NHS and part time in private practice. She has acts as a consultant in supervising therapists in a range of contexts and advising on service planning and delivery. Anna first trained in Therapeutic Listening in 1999 and is part of the Vital Links faculty supporting delivery of training both in the Uk and abroad through Brain Sense Therapy. 

Elaine Mc Mahon, B.sc.(Hons) is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with experience of working both with children and *****. Elaine trained in Therapeutic Listening in 2009 and uses Therapeutic Listening across a number of settings including the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice. Elaine has special interests working with individuals with autistic spectrum disorders; emotional and behavioural difficulties, developmental difficulties and delay; and children with hearing impairments. Elaine is part of the Vital Links faculty supporting delivery of training both in the Uk and abroad through Brain Sense Therapy.

Course Agenda - Day 1

08:45  Check-In 

09:00  What is listening? 

09:45  Anatomical structures and neurological considerations 

10:30  BREAK

10:45  Anatomy and neurology (continued) 

11:30  Listening as a SI process & Sound as a Tool 

12:30  LUNCH (Not Provided)

13:30  Programming with Therapeutic Listening® 

14:15  Understanding the elements of music as clinical tools 

15:15  BREAK

15:30  Descriptions and clinical use of music selections available

17:00  End of Day

Course Agenda - Day 2

08:45  Check-In 

09:00  Descriptions and clinical use of music selections available 

11:00  BREAK

11:15  Descriptions and clinical use of music selections available 

12:30  LUNCH (Not Provided)

13:30  Assessment tools 

14:15  Core activation and development

15:30  BREAK 

15:45  Clinical case studies & problem solving

17:00  End of Day


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nearest tube stations:

Russell Square - Piccadilly Line (10min walk)

Kings Cross - Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City & Metropolitan Lines (5min walk)

Euston Square - Circle, Hammersmith & City & Metropolitan Lines - (10min walk) 

Note: There are is no parking available at the event.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email any queries to email and please allow up to 1 - 2 days for reply.

What's the refund policy?

Cancellation by You

You are asked to let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a Brain Sense Therapy event.  In the event of you having to cancel your booking, our refund policy will depend on the type of event you were booked on and how much notice we are given. In general:

• More than 14 days' notice - Provided you let us know a minimum of 14 full days before the day of the event, you will be refunded 100 percent of the course price.

• Between 14 and 7 days' notice - If you let us know between 28 and 7 full days before the day of the event, you will be refunded 50 percent of the course price.

• Less than 7 days' notice - If you let us know less than 7 full days before the day of the event, we will not be able to offer you any refund.

Transferring a Booking

In cases where a refund is not possible, or where only a partial refund is possible, you may opt instead to send a friend in your place for no additional charge.

Cancellation by Us

Cancellation may be necessary in exceptional circumstances and Brain Sense Therapy reserves the right in its absolute discretion to cancel an event. If this occurs you will be offered a full and prompt refund of all monies you have paid. However, if cancellation of an event occurs, Brain Sense Therapy will not pay any compensation, nor be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result.

Monday, 16. November 2020, Hamilton House, Therapeutic Listening - Listening with the Whole Body

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