Cantor Miriam Fein, BSM, Creator of Resonant Silence Technique
Miriam Fein is the creator of Resonant Silence Technique (RST). Being a singer and drawn to silence for personal rest and renewal, Miriam experienced how restorative group silence can be. Then, using gentle tones leading into periods of silence, she created Resonant Silence Technique for her group work with individuals with dementia and other neurological and cognitive disorders. She continues to see significant positive behavioral change with the individuals she works with. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Comparative Religion from New York University (1972), a Bachelor of Sacred Music (BSM) from The Jewish Theological Seminary (1979) and is certified as a Cantor/Minister/Educator.
Wishing to deepen her understanding of the therapeutic nature of sound vibration on the body, she became a third level graduate of Acutonics (1999), an Acupuncture Sound Therapy program using tuning forks instead of needles on the acupuncture points. She studied and graduated from the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) as a Certified Music Practitioner (2001), trained to play and sing at the bedside in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice. In order to further her understanding of how subtle energy flows throughout the body and to learn how to nurture and tone this energy for optimum health and longevity, she completed a year-long course in Yi Ren Medical Qi Gong for Self Care with Yi Ren founder Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D. at Bastyr University (2013). She is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, composer and songwriter with two recordings, "Soul Calling" and "Come Beloved."
Miriam lives in La Conner, Washington, with her partner, Simme, and their dog, Baxter.