Therapeutic Listening Course

Therapeutic Listening – Listening With The Whole Body

Thursday 28th March – Friday 29th March 2019

at The Solas Bhride Centre, Kildare Town, Ireland

A Two Day Workshop Presented By Sheila Frick OTR/L

Sheila Frick is an esteemed clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy, Creator of Therapeutic Listening and has taught to 10,000+ therapists worldwide. Sheila is passionate about educating therapists in an integrated approach to sensory processing disorder.


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, in-person, international training course, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening® modulated audio selections (available on CDs, digital music players, and some mobile devices) to create individualized, 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 participants from assessment through treatment outcomes, creating complete Therapeutic Listening programs. Case-study video presentations will be used to illustrate points and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, apraxia, anxiety, and Down’s Syndrome.

This course will be especially meaningful for practitioners who have a background in sensory integration, including therapists in schools, hospitals as well as public and private clinics. This course will provide a strong emphasis on practical application and explore the use of Therapeutic Listening within the context of multiple case studies. Participants will gain the necessary background information to begin using Therapeutic Listening right away.


*Hall, L. & Case-Smith, J. (2007). The effect of sound-based intervention on children with sensory processing disorders and visual-motor delays. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(2), 209-215.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop the relationship between listening and sensory integration.
  • Identify individuals with sensory processing and listening difficulties who may respond well to Therapeutic Listening.
  • Create Therapeutic Listening programs that are adapted to meet specific needs of individual clients.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of postural, respiratory, and sensory strategies that are part of the Therapeutic Listening program.


Sheila Frick OTR/L

Course Presenter

Sheila Frick, OTR/L is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  Since 1980, Sheila has taught internationally as a clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. Sheila has well over 30 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation, and home health before specializing in pediatrics. Sheila expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration, and auditory interventions.

Sheila has explored the links between Sensory Integration and developmental movement patterns through many avenues including the teaching of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen at Body Mind Centering, Marcia Monroe and Donna Farhi on developmental yoga training, and Peggy Hackney on Bartenieff Fundamentals.

In addition, Sheila has collaborated with well-recognized leaders in the field of Sensory Integration including Mary Kawar, Patricia Wilbarger, Julia Wilbarger, Patricia Oetter, Eileen Richter, and Mary Fiorentino.

Sheila created and continues to expand Therapeutic Listening®, which has been taught to over 14,000 therapists worldwide. She also lectures on topics such as clinical neurology, respiration, the vestibular/auditory system, and various auditory interventions.

Sheila is the author of Listening with the Whole Body: Clinical Concepts and Treatment Guidelines for Therapeutic Listening, and co-author of Core Concepts in Action; Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol; and Out of the Mouths of Babes. Recently, Sheila served as a contributing author for her section on Therapeutic Listening in the upcoming 3rd edition of Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice.

Sheila’s interest in further exploration of the impact of traumatic experiences on sensory processing and overall participation in daily life led her to training and later teaching with the TRE® organization. Her recent work in TRE® has influenced Sheila’s interest in expanding techniques and activities appropriate for children and young adults aimed at reducing stress, tension, and anxiety through movement and auditory based tools (Quickshifts).

Sheila continues to lecture on clinical, practically oriented, treatment focused workshops worldwide along with seeing clients in her private practice in Madison, Wisconsin.



Who Should Attend

Occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, physicians, educators, social workers, mental health therapists, and human services professionals. Graduating students or graduate students of the aforementioned fields are also welcome




Day 1 Thursday 28th March 2019: 8.45am – 5pm

Day 2 Friday 29th March 2019: 8.45am – 5pm


Hear from people who have taken our Listening with the Whole Body course

Everything was great. The instructors were very inviting, clear in their presentations. They handled the flow well and vetted the questions properly and with sensitivity to how people might feel if their question wasn’t answered. Very well done! ~ANGELA

I felt like it was well targeted for variety within audience. Good prep and planning. I felt I benefited from the videos and then opportunities to make suggestions for music. ~ANNABELLE

I enjoyed the instructors. It was A LOT of information but I think it is a program, like Tracy explained, that will become easier once we dive in and explore with our kiddos. The videos were great! ~CASSIDY

I really loved the thoroughness and thoughtfulness of the instructors without being too much info to digest. I liked that concepts were presented in a meaningful way with lots of good, real life examples. ~CHRISTY

I’ve seen the value of Therapeutic Listening in the clinic where I work, so eager to use it myself. Well prepared, thorough responses to questions, helpful bridging from concepts to clinical applications. ~ERIN



Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road, Kildare Town, Ireland, Phone 045 522890, Email

Conveniently located just a 3 minute drive from Exit 13 at Kildare Town/Kildare Village



Local Accommodation Suggestions:

Solas Bhride Self Catering Hermitages

Kildare House Hotel

Hotel Keadeen

Lord Edward B&B At The Silken Thomas

Castleview Farm B&B

Eagle Hill B&B

Course Cost

  • €450 Regular Rate
  • €475 Late Booking Rate for bookings after 24th March 2019

Places are strictly limited. Early booking recommended.


Included In Your Ticket Price

  • Registration includes course handouts
  • Certificate of Completion complete with your unique Therapist Number to allow prescription and purchase of modulated music.
  • Inclusion of your details on the register of clinicians trained in Therapeutic Listening **
  • High Quality Professional Development Training
  • Hot Main Course Lunch
  • Refreshments on arrival and during break times
  • Car Parking

**Please note that Sensational Kids will provide the Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address and Profession of each participant to the course trainer so that they can maintain the register of clinicians who have successfully completed Therapeutic Listening Training. The personal information stated above is required to maintain record of a participant’s successful completion, however, participants have the right to decline providing personal information.


Book Online

Event Date: 28-03-2019
Event Price: €450.00
€ 450.00