Bio: Jacqueline Spring; B.A.Mus, C.M.P. BA Pastoral Care and Health Promoting Palliative Care, Veriditas trained Labyrinth Facilitor.
Jacqueline Spring’s work as a therapeutic musician in both Australia and the US began in the mid 1990’s, when she was introduced to therapeutic music concepts by Laurie Riley, a therapeutic music pioneer and the co-founder of the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) in the US. Further important studies with Tina Tourin in the International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP) followed. This important background work and study overseas led to the formation of an Australian program, Resonance Therapeutic Music Training that trained Australian musicians to work in this field during 1998-2000, and offered educational programs for staff and volunteers in aged care and hospice settings. Jacquie then returned to the US for seven years, continuing to work in elder care and hospice facilities as a therapeutic musician, and was certified as a national teacher for MHTP during 2003-2004. She also undertook Interfaith studies at The New Seminary in New York during 2005. From 2006-2008 she studied, then graduated from the Anamcara Project at the Sacred Art of Living Center. This unique two-year program provides practical training in traditional and holistic skills of the ancient anamcara tradition of spiritual accompaniment. In 2007, Jacquie returned to Australia to commence university studies in the area of spiritual care. She obtained a Bachelor of Pastoral Care and in Health Promoting Palliative Care through the School of Health Sciences La Trobe University in 2012. Recently graduated from Phoenix Institute Advanced Dip of transpersonal Counselling in 2015. Currently trained with Veriditas in Labyrinth Facilitation now undergoing full accreditation process. Her Transpersonal Consulting business in The Soul Listener and utilizes healing music and sound scapes and Transpersonal Tools including Labyrinth Walks for individuals, groups and communities (two portable labyrinth sizes).
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