5. July 2015

What Should I Expect?

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Phases of the Listening Programme

INITIAL CONSULTATION

The first interview is conducted at my office where I work as a psychotherapist. I am a trained and accredited practitioner of the TOMATIS Method. During this interview, we will discuss what you would like to work on and set goals.

Woman listeningHOW DO YOU LISTEN?

Then I will administer a listening test with a device known as the TLTS. This test helps us to identify your listening potential and any possible dysfunctions. Most of all, it will tell me – not how you hear but – how you listen. From this data I will propose a programme that is adapted to your goals or to an area that proves challenging to you.

THE LISTENING SESSIONS

TalksUP material

Working with a specially designed TOMATIS device, you listen to a programme that I set up for you. We’ll start first in my office and then you will continue listening at home using the portable TALKUPS device. The aim of TOMATIS Method is to stimulate your ear and your brain. You will follow a series of listening modules or cursus – at least two – combined with rest phases. Rest phases are called integration phases, which ensure that your progress is lasting. The duration and number of cursus will depend on the issue in question.

Generally, one listens 1-2 hours every day for a period of two weeks, there is a few weeks rest period followed by a second two-week long module. The overall programme consists of about 60 to 90 hours over a period of 3-4 months.

EVALUATION OF PROGRESS

After the first listening module, we will assess your progress together and compare it with your goals. This assessment serves to gauge how close you’ve come achieving your goals. A second module serves to consolidate the results obtained with the TOMATIS Method and makes sure that they are lasting. The initial 3-4 month period is often sufficient. In some cases, you may decide for additional listening modules either to pursue your identified goal or to work towards other goals. As you move through your programme we will assess your needs and adapt it as needed.


Special rates for families and for those who do two cursus.