Meet Our Sound Practitioners
Bringing Innovative Hypnogogic Sound Therapy & Education to the East Coast!
Sound Therapy At the OM Shoppe
The OM Shoppe & Spa is a leading sound therapy and education facility based in Sarasota, FL. A pioneer in bridging hypnosis with music and sound therapy, our facility offers classes, workshops, certifications, and public & private sound therapy sessions for individuals and groups!
All of our sound therapy professionals are certified in foundational principles of sound and music and/or are professional musicians.
Come see how we are changing the game for professional sound therapy standards, as we explore the relationship between neuroscience and sound in our sound therapy practice! Our mission is to continue up-leveling how sound therapy can transform the mind, body, and spirit in our community, locally and online.
We have the East Coast’s largest selection of crystal singing bowls & professional, high-quality sound therapy instruments.
Meet Our Sound Therapy Practitioners
Beth A. Snyder,CCHt
Owner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Master NLP Practitioner, Educator
Beth A. Snyder, CCHt, is a certified Clinical, Transpersonal & Interpersonal Hypnotherapist and Certified Sound Healer. Beth studied at The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and has over 550 hours of comprehensive State-Licensed hypnotherapy education. She holds certifications from The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, Sound Healers Academy and is a Master NLP Practitioner.
Since taking over as co-owner of The OM Shoppe in 2014, Beth has been focusing on merging her knowledge as a hypnotherapist with her lifelong passion for music, as a means to deeper self-discovery, emotional transformation, and wellness. With her gift of vision, commitment to this art form, and a knack for creating beautiful musical/educational collaborations from local and touring musicians and practitioners, she continues on her journey to champion the advancement of HypnoSoundTM as a powerful holistic therapy, both locally and globally.
Owner, Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Certified Integrated Energy Therapist, Educator, M.A.
With a psychology degree from Purdue University and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, Nancy brings a vibration of warmth and compassion to every sound she channels, coupled with deep insight into the field of emotions (energy patterns) and disposition (auras). She has been key in keeping the vibrational flow of the sanctuary cleansed and charged with clear intention.
Naturally, she brings this energetic gift as one of the pillars to The OM Collective (The OM Shoppe’s musical ensemble) and the OM Shamanic Sound Journeys. She specializes in creating ambient soundscapes and anchoring the atmosphere with powerful drones.
Creative Director, Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Professional Musician/Recording Artist, Educator, M.A.S.S.
Zooey Seraphine brings her passion for music, sound therapy, and emotional transcendence to her professional practice at the OM Shoppe. A classically-trained musician, well-practiced in entrancing audiences with music since childhood, she continues to perform music of many world persuasions, as well as original compositions. With a blood-bonded interest in the shamanic traditions, she has spent years developing her inner journeying meditations, where she pulls from universal shamanic traditions as well as modern applications of music theory and mindbody practices.
Her Master’s in Applied Anthropology (and specialty in cross-cultural wellness practices for overcoming trauma) informs her professional practice at the OM Shoppe, bringing both a scientific and artistic approach to all things Sound. She is passionate about progressing current understanding of frequency, intention, and musical composition in bringing the transformative power of sound therapy to a world that so much needs its channeling of love and grace.
Recurring Featured Artist, Member of the OM Collective, Professional Musician/Recording Artist, Educator
As one of the OM Shoppe’s house musicians and a member of the OM Collective, Pedro Arevalo brings an expertise in stringed (and other) instruments from around the world, as well as a deep experience of musical performance and composition for invoking trance.
He has toured around the world and performed in over 32 countries with various acts, including Dickey Betts & the Great Southern, and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe. His collaborations and learning from various cultures, including the beautiful musicians of West Africa that he spent ample time with, have allowed him to expand his musical voice and performance style. He brings this level of nuance and dynamic to the OM Shamanic Sound Journeys and concerts, as well as a strong intention to inspire in others the accessibility and beauty of this artistic medium.
What makes the OM Shamanic Sound Journey™ different than other Sound Bath or Sound Journey experiences?
Besides having a guided imagery and hypnosis induction (performed by our certified clinical hypnotherapist), Shamanic Sound Journeys at the OM are very intentionally composed to take one deep into an exploration of their inner world.
A group of experienced sound therapy practitioners and professional musicians use various rhythmic and melodic elements designed to lower your brainwaves into a theta state and keep you in a light trance.
Their musical expertise inspires a whole voyage of imagery and invites resolution as they bring you back to conscious waking reality.
Each composition is based on ancient shamanic techniques that have been used for centuries and updated with the latest in mindbody and neuroscience research.
With the powerful intention of unconditional love, guided imagery, and waves of sonic channeling, you will be gently entrained into a state of deep calm, setting the tone for the expansion of consciousness, and triggering the body’s relaxation response and self-healing capacity.
What makes a good Sound Bath or Sound Therapy Experience?
While every sound bath will be experienced differently for each person, there are universal elements that are important to have in order to create a relaxing, transcendental sound & meditation experience.
The following all make a significant impact on how effective the sound bath experience can be:
- The quality of the instruments performed,
- How the instruments are approached,
- How the instruments blend together, and
- How knowledgeable the practitioner is with music theory, composition, and improvisation
- Framing with appropriate hypnotic language or neuro-linguistic programming
Having a professionally trained clinical hypnotherapist or certified hypnotic guide to help you achieve a state of hypnosis or trance is key to deepening the experience even more.
The more skillful the practitioner is in creating harmonious soundscape and mood, the easier it can be for the recipient to relax the mindbody and have vivid inner imagery activated for a deep journey within.
This empowers the participant with the time and space to:
- Do their inner work,
- Clear emotional blocks,
- Do forgiveness work, and
- Find their own answers within.
The skilled practitioner has one foot in ordinary reality and the other in non-ordinary reality, acting as both a channeler and a guide.
By maintaining this state, the practitioner carries the freedom of inspired movement and playing while recognizing his role in shaping the participants’ inner journeys, and gently bringing them back to a safe space of energetic resolution.
What can a Sound Journey Experience Do for You?
Among the many benefits of sound, these are a few of the ways a sound journey can impact you:
Through the celestial sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, tibetan bowls, sacred percussion, nature sounds, chimes, violin, and other instruments, intuitively composed just for you, you will be led into a journey to reveal a message from your higher self, and to induce a state of sympathetic resonance between sound, body, and mind.
Music is the language of spirit and can be a powerful visual stimulant that opens a gateway into our subconscious.
By making a connection between the nervous system and visual cortex, a guided sound journey impacts your emotional and physical states, making desired change more possible.
It allows the bypassing of the conscious mind, so that the subconscious can unveil its discomforts and deeper blocks, and shift into a more empowered state of flow, creation, and possibility.Join Us!
Why are Sound Journeys at the OM Shoppe & Spa so special?
In a deliberately mood-lifting atmosphere with low, colored lights from selenite & himalayan salt lamps, intention-based aromatherapy, and a crystal-gridded room, each of only 16 participants relax back on a zero-gravity chair with an eye mask to float on the sounds all around them.
In the carefully-cultivated atmosphere of our shop & spa, energy is constantly flowing, charging, and renewing.
This is an atmosphere that is difficult to recreate elsewhere, although we certainly do our best when we are called to.
Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. None of our products is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for educational purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your treating doctor. The OM Shoppe does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional information expressed by The OM Shoppe are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition, see your physician of choice.