What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?
Skille refined the concept of VAT to the use of one, amplitude modulated, sinusoidal sound. In best clinical practice, VAT is a combination of low frequency sound vibration and music listening supported by therapeutic alliance and interaction. With this combination, it is possible to address a client’s emotional, cognitive, and social problems, supporting the exploration of one’s own body and sensations.
Other pioneers in the field of VAT are Tony Wigram, Petri Lehikoinen, Saima Tamm, Riina Raudsik, and Eha Rüütel. Tony Wigram’s first VAT programs were a mixture of music and low-frequency sound, which he named ”vibroacoustic music” (VAM).
VIBRAC’s two main trainers, Dr. Marko Punkanen and Dr. Esa Ala-Ruona, have been developing the practice and research of vibroacoustic therapy for decades, systematically building up training and practice models based on clinical experience and expertise in areas such as addiction, trauma psychotherapy, and music psychotherapy among others.Click me!