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DEEP FLOW: Sound, Silence, Story, Song
March 30-April1, 2012
For more information or to sign up see http://www.rowecenter.org/events.php?event=90 or call Rowe Center at 413-339-4954
SPIRITUAL KINSHIP: Soul Journey with Horses
May 25-27, 2012
For more information or to sign up see http://www.rowecenter.org/events.php?event=90 or call Rowe Center at 413-339-4954
February 12, 2011 at 7PM
SCOTT & SCOTT IN CONCERT
Molly Scott, well known area singer/songwriter and practicing therapist will join with Jim Scott, renowned acoustic guitarist, singer and composer to offer two ValentineÕs Day concerts called Valentine for the Earth, Saturday, February 12 at 7:00pm at Unity Church, Greenfield, and Sunday afternoon, February 13th, at 3:00 at the Charlemont Federated Church in Charlemont. Tickets will be available at the door. In addition the pair will be providing the music for the February 13th 9:30 am morning service at the Charlemont Federated Church in which the choir will perform several of Jim Scott’s choral arrangements.
Although not related, the two Scotts have known each other for many years. A passion for peace, ecology and social justice runs deep in both their musical lives. Both Scotts have performed internationally and have recorded an extensive bodies of work. Molly Scott notes “it's intriguing to me that we have been on parallel musical tracks all these years, but not done concerts as a duo until now. Though our music has a lot of common roots, Jim's music is harmonically complex and rhythmic, while my music tends to be melodic and lyrical - a kind of art song my kids used to call 'classifolk.” Jim and Molly both see their music as a catalyst for change, and music which people can sing together is a high priority for them both. The concerts promise to be highly participatory and people are invited to come ready to sing.
Both performers come from classical music roots: Molly at Smith College, and Jim at the Eastman School of Music and later Berklee College. Molly pursued theater and voice studies in New York where she gained national attention as a performer in the seminal 60's Greenwich Village folk scene, and hosted her own television show on WCBS. Settling in Western Massachusetts Molly performed and recorded with her group “Sumitra” for many years. She earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at U Mass, Amherst and has integrated music into her psychology practice in Shelburne Falls. The result is a unique form of treatment using the voice called “Resonance Therapy.”
Jim Scott performed in many genres from classical to jazz and folk before joining the Paul Winter Consort. He's the voice on their eco-anthem “Common Ground,” and was co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia /Earth Mass.” Widely respected for his many powerful songs of ecology and peace, Jim now has a growing line of choral pieces. His hymns are in the Unitarian Universalist hymnbooks and he compiled and arranged the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of songs by many contemporary composers including some of his own.
Both Scotts have a number of recordings to their credit: Molly Scott's most recent albums are Honor the Earth, We Are All One Planet, and Sounds of Light, on the Sumitra Label. Jim Scott's recordings include: Earth, Sky, Love and Dreams, Sailing With the Moon, and Big and Little Stuff- Songs for Kids. A new release, Gather the Spirit, includes a dozen choral arrangements around Jim's lead vocals. All will be available at the concerts.
Tickets will be sold at the door: $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and children. For information contact: Creative Resonance Institute/ Molly Scott, 413-339-5501.
OPENING TO THE CHANGE WE NEED
with Sacred Sound, Drama and Inner Story
April 4, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Led by Molly Scott, Ed.D.LMHC & Kippy Isham Phelps M.A.
How do we live wisely and well in this rapidly changing landscape of economic, environmental and social ferment and change? Our old ways of being and knowing seem to be falling away and new ways, not yet arisen.
We invite you to join us in exploring intuitive and interactive ways to center and come to balance in this new time. We will use ancient technologies of transformational voice and drama to help access and activate our capacities as empowered change-makers.
Insight creates wider options - we can choose to be active, not reactive players. Using techniques of dramatic enactment we will explore our common concerns and shift them into images for dialogue and discovery.
Using our voices in the power of the circle, we will weave new stories that lead us into the future.
Come, bring your voices, stories, and creative energies to sing, move, sound and celebrate our lives together. No experience in acting or sounding is necessary.
Cost: $90-$125 sliding scale.
For more information & to register call Kippy Phelps (413) 625-2166 or Molly Scott (413) 339-5501
Molly Scott, Ed.D. LMHC is a psychotherapist, educator and poet who leads sound workshops internationally. She has a therapy practice in Shelburne Falls and
can be reached through The Creative Resonance Institute, Charlemont, MA 01339, Ph 413-339-5501, www.mollyscott.com.
Kippy Phelps MA is an expressive arts therapist, social change theatre director, astrodramatist and educator. She is an adjunct faculty member at Springfield College and practices in Northampton and Shelburne Falls. She has taught in and learned from many cultures: www.kippyphelps.com
Dear Friends, Family & Colleagues, February 6, 2009
I have a wonderful opportunity to take part in a potentially important act of service and I need your help. I've been invited to join a research delegation for healthcare professionals, traveling to Cuba March 14 -28 under the auspices of the Witness for Peace organization.
My request is two-fold: 1) I’m asking for your sponsorship in helping me to cover the expenses for this trip and 2) I would like you to participate with me by sharing questions you may have about the healthcare system in Cuba which might give me a framework for my own inquiry.
Some of you know me as a singer and poet as well as a psychotherapist, and I will take all these hats on this journey, investigating not only how the Cuban universal medical care system compares with our own in its treatment of mental illness, but what kinds of alternative treatments they have developed which might be of use to us as our own healthcare system in the U.S. undergoes much needed restructuring.
The focus of this trip is for full-time healthcare professionals to research Cuba's urban and rural health and social service systems, meeting with other professionals, families, elected officials, neighborhood committees and visiting clinics and hospitals. While this trip calls upon me in my professional role as a psychotherapist and educator, my background in the arts and social justice work gives me a special lens with which to witness how, in a culture which honors its poets and musicians, Cuban clinicians use the arts in their healing practices. Delegates have a mandate to share our findings on our return and I will certainly do that with every means possible to me. To that end, I also invite you to consider ways in which I might make a presentation in your community about my findings. I see this delegation as a perfect opportunity for me to deepen my understanding of therapeutic practice and also give something back to society.
As you know, Cuba is still under embargo and travel there is extremely limited. For all the constraints this imposes upon their society, Cuba has developed a universal health care system at least on a par with our own, and has trained doctors and medical professionals to work in service programs all over the world. At a time when our own country is undergoing radical transformation and there is a possibility of more open communication between Cuba and the United States, we have much to learn from the Cuban models of healthcare. In a broader context, the work of this delegation might have some effect on structuring more effective and egalitarian healthcare in this country.
Witness for Peace, the sponsoring group, is a politically independent grassroots non-profit organization committed to nonviolence, and to the advancement of just policies and human rights. Since 1983 they have worked to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in Latin America and the Caribbean by changing US policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression. This delegation is part of WFC's work to establish a cross-border network for the flow of information between educators, healthcare professionals, advocates and activists.
The cost of my trip includes $2,000 for basic accommodations and ground transportation for ten days in Cuba. Since travel to Cuba from the continental United States is still prohibited, we are flying out of Cancun, Mexico and are responsible for that leg of the trip and ancillary expenses - an estimate of $700 for airfare and related fees. In addition I need to cover some of the expense of my time lost from work.
Because this is more than I can afford on my own I am requesting sponsorship to bring this opportunity to reality for me. Witness for Peace has suggested a donation of $100 or more but I understand that not everyone can do that. Please know that whatever you offer will be deeply appreciated, including your prayers and good wishes for my journey. You may make a check out to me, Molly Scott, or if you would like your contributions to be tax deductible, you may write your donation to The Sumitra Foundation, my non-profit arts for peace organization “for the Cuba project”. My address is
Dr. Molly Scott, 127 Warner Hill Road, Charlemont, MA 01339.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Please feel free to call me with any questions at 413-339-5501. You can read more about my work at mollyscott.com and Witness for Peace at Witnessforpeace.org.
Dr. Molly Scott, Ed.D, LMHC
Friday November 17 through Sunday November 19, 2006
Science, Spirituality & Sound
The New England Sound Healing Research Institute (NESHRI)
Third Annual Conference on Sound Healing
at the Rowe Camp & Conference Center, Rowe, MA
Join Sound Healers, from across the Northeast for a weekend of Science and Sound Healing. Share and learn with a wide variety of noted teachers their personal innovative Sound Healing techniques; using crystal bowls, gongs, sound tables and tuning forks, working with the voice with intention.
Examine NEW possibilities of healing within Sacred Sound, using the voice, instruments, Sacred Ceremony and tools for enhancing the profound effects on the body mind and spirit with Sound Healing.
Enjoy Friday and Saturday night’s healing concerts, Kirtan.
Join the NESHRI forum and network with your peers.
Dr. Molly Scott, Saruah Benson, Dr. John Beaulieu, Zacciah Blackburn, Jeff Volk, Erik Larsen & Live Cymatics and others
For further information contact The New England Sound Healing Research Institute at www.neshri.org, or call 802.674.9585
Please forward this news to those interested in the growing field of sound healing. We are a volunteer, non profit organization dedicated to the development, networking, education, and growth of sound healing, including the support of your practice!
(Image Credit: Harmonic "soundform" from Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration © 2001 MACROmedia. Used by Permission. www.cymaticsource.com )
January 20-22, 2006 - Deep Flow: Sound, Silence, Story, Song
A workshop with Molly Scott at Rowe Conference Center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Register Online: www.rowecenter.org
This write-up is from the Rowe Conference Center Catalogue:
In a sense, we are sound. We are energetic frequencies as dense as bone and as subtle as spirit. The sounds we make, the sounds we are, affect us at every level of our being: from the resonance of our molecular structure to our thoughts and emotions and our sense of self and soul. Working with sound is an ancient technology, now coming into exciting potential in modern science.
Our voices are instruments of great subtly and power, capable of changing the balance of energies in our own bodies and in our relationship with others. We are constantly tuning ourselves through the instrument of our voices. Sighs relax us and our cries of ecstasy and sorrow align our inner feelings with the outer world.
In this workshop, we will use the alchemy of group resonance to come to heightened awareness of the vibrant power of our own voices. In the safety of the sound circle, we will explore our capacity, beyond language, to enter into that luminous realm of spontaneous sounding. Old stories of wounding can be transformed into our present experience of radiant creativity, energy, and joy.
Our work will be grounded in the theory of the psychobiological aspects of sound. However, the main focus of our time together will be on our spontaneous experience of sound, within ourselves and in the group. We will work and we will play with sound and silence, movement, singing, and meditation. Bring your voice, your stories, your willingness to listen in and to sound out.
Molly Scott is a licensed psychotherapist, singer, poet, and educator who has presented her work with psychology and sound in Europe, North America, and Asia. Her early career in television, theater, and film led her to be active as a performer and composer in the social justice and peace movements. A pioneer in the field of sound therapy and the creator of the Deep Story treatment for trauma, Dr. Scott directs the Creative Resonance Training Institute, teaches at Antioch New England Graduate School, and maintains a therapy practice in Western Massachusetts. Her recordings include “We Are All One Planet,” “Honor the Earth,” and “Sound of Light,” which was recorded in the chapel at Rowe. Molly has been offering workshops here since 1977 and is one of our dearest, oldest, and smartest friends.
March 4th: 9:30-5:00
TUNING OUR STORIES: Standing Ground in a Shifting Time,
Dr. Molly Scott with Kippy Isham Phelps
An interactive workshop using drama, sound, song, and sacred ceremony to help us move into a new time. Bring your voice, curiousity, and open heart and mind
At The Synthesis Center, Amherst, MA, Cost: $90-$125 sliding scale. For more information and to register, call Kippy at 413-625-2166
August 19-22, 2005 - Flow - Sound~Silence~Story~Song
A Creative Resonance Training Retreat in Labyrinth and Stone Circle led by Dr. Molly Scott with special guests, Dr. Bethe Hagens, Anne Skillings, & Mahka, the horse in Charlemont, MA, USA.
This four day intensive is designed to provide Creative Resonance body/mind/spirit experience for people who wish to interact with the energetic flow in life systems with enhanced empathy and awareness.
The concentration of this gathering at the full moon will be on FLOW: feeling and moving within high frequency life current, invoking it with our breath, bodies, and sounding voices. In sound and silence we will work within the ancient geometric forms of the labyrinth and stone circle land temples formulated to enhance earth resonance.
- With Molly Scott, Ed.D, LMHC, therapist, musician, poet and educator we will learn and practice the comprehensive practices of voice/breath/body awareness in the Creative Resonance entrainment model including work with Deep Story and Sound as Touch. *There will be a follow-up opportunity August 23-24 for in-depth mentoring/supervision with Molly, by arrangement.
- With Bethe Hagens, PHD, cultural anthropologist, artist and musician, we will explore and use Bullroarers and Sacred Spinners, potent instruments found all over the world, researched and recreated by her for entrained group trance experience.
- With Anne Skillings, MS. educator and equine learning specialist, we will invite horses into our circle, interacting with the intelligent awareness of these intuitive creatures and learning more about our common natures.
- The retreat will be held in a lovely, private forest setting. We will hold each day’s beginning and end in meditation with song, silence, and the resonance of sounding bowls. Acknowledging our role as change makers in these troubled times, we will hold the intention that our work and play contribute to the well being of others. This is a certified CRI training appropriate for therapists, body workers, teachers, health, and human service professionals.
Enrollment is limited. Please apply early
Cost: Four days including meals.............. $465
Aug.23, 24, Mentor/retreat days – by arrangement with Molly
Deposit of $150 due by July 29, refundable up to a week before the workshop. Early bird discount, $410 if paid in full by July 15. Because group balance is important, applicants need to call and talk with Molly to apply. Call 413-339-5501, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Molly Scot, Ed.D.LMHC, is a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness. Trained in music and theater with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Scott teaches internationally and has created sacred ceremony in stone circles and sacred sites all over the world. She directs the Creative Resonance Institute, maintains an active clinical practice, and teaches at Antioch New England Gradate School. Her recordings include “We Are All One Planet”, Honor the Earth”, “Sanctuary”, and “Sound of Light” on the Sumitra label.
Jan 8-16, 2005 - Costa Rica Guaria de Osa Rainforest Beach Center, Come to the Garden:Tuning into Peace in Costa Rica with Breath, Voice, and the Deep Wisdom of Nature
- With Molly Scott, Sarah Benson & Prue Berry
- For information and registration call Prue Berry at 413-339-4468, or email@example.com. , Molly Scott can be contacted at 413-339-5501
June 3, 2005 - Friday night concert, 9:00 PM, Songs for Relay For Life, Greenfield Fair Grounds, Greenfield, MA. Cancer relay luminaria ceremony as people walk through the night to raise funds for cancer.
- Concert with Molly Scott and friends, Bruce Kahn, Ferne Borke, Dan Tinen
- contact: Cathleen Carr, event chair- 413-367-2323 or Evie Bohonowitz, 413-625-2242
June 24-June 26, 2005 - “The Science and Spirit of Sound”, 2nd Annual NESHRI* Conference on Sound Healing
- First Churches, 120 Main Street, Northampton, MA. New England Sound Healing Research Institute
- Join Sound Healers, from across the Northeast and West Coast, for a weekend of Science and Sound Healing. Share and learn with a wide variety of noted teachers their personal innovative Sound Healing techniques; using crystal bowls, gongs, sound tables and tuning forks, working with the voice with intention; includes a worldpuja.org live web broadcast part of a week long world wide sound healing event, world healing music concerts. Additional information, including costs, schedule, registration, accomodations are available at: http://thecenteroflight.net/NESHRIConf2005.html. Early Registration discounts apply until June 7!!
- Contact: http://thecenteroflight.net/NESHRIConf2005.html, Zacciah Blackburn , Phone and Fax: (802) 674-9585