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The Sound of the Genuine

"If you cannot hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls."
~Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman, 1899 - 1981, Scholar, Theologian, Civil Rights Leader

How can we hear the sound of the genuine in ourselves and others amidst the growing cacophony of our times? How can we quietly decipher inner truth when throngs of voices compete for our attention, dollars, 5-star reviews? How do we develop friendly technologies for the future when it's so easy to forget analog befriending today?

"The sound of the genuine makes the same music,” Thurman hints

Join us at Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships for this intimate, interactive, analog, interdisciplinary “concertshop” matinee, where you'll develop awareness skills based on music, mindfulness, neuroscience, and design to:

  • Still and quiet the noise
  • Listen and attune to yourself and others
  • Identify and embody personal values
  • Leverage emotional tension into empowered practical steps

This will be a safe yet dynamic and inclusive learning space informed by anti-oppressive practice. Come yourself or bring friends and colleagues. You’ll gain tangible and immediately useful skills applicable to personal, professional, philanthropic, and activist roles and relationships.

Please note, this is not a sound healing workshop, per se. It’s a workshop that uses music as a teaching tool. There will be spoken listening and reflection exercises in pairs, a demonstration involving participant volunteers, and a chance to embody awareness through gesture and movement. You are welcomed to participate at your own comfort level, you will not be pressured into any activities.


Anna Schaum, LPC, TEP, Founder, Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships

Violist, Licensed Counselor, Psychodramatist, Conflict Transformation Facilitator

Assisted by:

Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director, Fear No Music

Violist, Composer, Educator, Music-centered Social Activist

Leah Payne MFA Candidate, Collaborative Design, PNCA | Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships

Coordinator, Designer, Collaborator

At Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships we aspire to mitigate the loneliness and stress epidemics of our times through a myriad of training events, seasonal gatherings, concertshops, and consulting engagements. Our focus on holistic, creative, trauma-informed embodiment includes the emerging field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, where musical terms like resonance, attunement, and synchronization describe the intrinsic qualities of the human nervous system in relationship with self and others. Please join us in our elegant brick and mortar training studio in the NW Industrial area.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships


Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships

We are a professional training ground and consultancy for personal, professional and social harmony.