Owner - Lisa Bushman
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the Central Ohio area. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a private counseling practice at Polaris.
Center for Counseling, Growth and Discovery www.counselgrowdiscover.com
Her education and background includes:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - State of Ohio
Graduate School - Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing
Levels 1 & 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
PSYCH-K® Facilitator - Basic and Advanced Training
Sound Therapy - 172 hrs course work
Additional Course Work – OSU, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts – Ohio Northern University
Additional work experience in managing people in a corporate setting
I've spent the last many years helping adults and adolescents with personal problems, personal growth, and mental health issues/disorders. In my practice, I use evidence-based traditional counseling techniques. One of the most challenging engagements was to work with individuals in the Delaware County Jail. No matter which client I'm working with, I often see how a shift in energy levels and perceptions can move people into a more positive state, and improve their lives.
I became interested in sound therapy several years ago while on vacation in Las Vegas. When going on vacation by myself, I typically engage in alternative holistic medicine in order to expand my knowledge, and learn about new techniques which may benefit my clients. While attending a kundalini yoga class, I had my first encounter with how sound and vibration can impact the body. When I first walked in, I had noticed the gongs in the front of the room. However, during the class and the pranayama breathing, we were just listening to soothing music which was being played throughout the room. Towards the end of the class, the instructor had asked everyone to turn and face the back wall, while relaxing into a meditative state. As the instructor guided the class, and the music was still playing, I quickly noticed a shift in the room, my body, and my level of consciousness. Unfortunately, I wasn't prepared for something like this, and my curiosity quickly took me out of the relaxed state. I knew that something very different was taking place in the room and in my body, but wasn't quite sure what was happening. I was feeling a vibration throughout my body that I had never experienced before. I decided to look over my shoulder to see what was happening and caught a glimpse of the instructor playing several gongs. When I left the class, I knew that my physical state had changed and something was very different.
I returned to Columbus, after vacation, determined to find this type of meditation/therapy. Unfortunately, I found none. However, what I did find was a business in Youngstown that specialized in sound therapy. Like everyone else, I had put this on my list of things "to do" in the future, but hesitated for quite some time to make the trip. It was a long drive and I just didn't have time on the weekends, due to seeing clients on Saturdays
During the next year, I took a vacation to Hawaii and once again, decided to book several sessions of alternative medicine to educate myself and experience something new. I set up a full day Maui Retreat with three different practitioners and experienced:
Meridian Energetic Healing and Chakra Clearing,
Zen Shiatsu, and
While experiencing these types of alternative medicine, I felt the same type of sensations in my body that I did in Las Vegas. All were shifting and releasing the negative energies in my body. Afterwards, I noticed that my sleep patterns had changed, my mood was more positive, and I was much more relaxed than I had been in years. A huge shift had taken place in the state of my mind and body. It was a biological upgrade.
After returning from Hawaii, I began making the 2.5 hrs trip to Youngstown, on the weekends, over and over again, to experience sound therapy and learn more about it. The owners had been in business for many years and had mastered the art. I could see that they had a thriving business and were helping many people learn to relax and shift the energy in their bodies.
One weekend, while driving home from Youngstown, I began to zone out on the drive and my mind began to relax. What I realize now was that my brain waves began to shift into a different state and I became receptive to information. A very clear thought came to me... much more like "a knowing" and it was.... "there's nothing in Columbus" As a counselor, you begin to recognize the difference between the chatter in your mind, and the clear messages being sent to you, that usually are intended to be used to help others. The challenge is to learn to trust your intuition and go with it. I had also been searching for a way to have a multi-purpose room and be able to engage clients in group dynamics; like running support groups, group therapy, marriage seminars, etc. Creating this large room would support those ideas, also.
I decided to trust my gut and go with it. I spent many months educating myself about sound therapy, and began purchasing and learning to play many of the instruments that you will see in The Sound Room at Polaris. The birth of this business has been over several months and years, and it has all finally come to fruition. After working with the landlord and construction crew for several months, and re-configuring the new office space, The Sound Room opened it's doors for business on Feb 7th, 2022! It is my intention to make The Sound Room a wellness center, where many different types therapies and modalities can be experienced.
Many types of holistic alternative medicine may be very new to many of you, and for starters, may appear to be "way outside the box" But just remember it's all about energy, frequency, and vibration. We are energetic beings with electrical impulses throughout our brain, heart, and body. That brain that you have is a combination of electrical impulses and chemicals (don't ever take all those thoughts too seriously). Even when I'm counseling individuals, with traditional talk therapy and counseling techniques, I'm still just helping the client shift the energy in their brain and body. Using sound therapy in The Sound Room at Polaris is just one more way to help keep the energy of the the body, mind, and spirit aligned and healthy. It gives you one hour to just be, wind down, shift on that parasympathetic nervous system, and release that negative energy that we accumulate day after day. Give it a try.... you won't be disappointed.
Practitioner - Carmen Cassell Dillinger
Carmen Cassell Dillinger comes to The Sound Room as a Certified Reiki 2 Practitioner. Through personal experience with her own auto immune illnesses that physicians were unable to cure, Carmen became proficient in self-discovery, stress reduction, mindfulness, relaxation, and other healing modalitites. Carmen's passion is to assist people that are facing health challenges, both mental and physical. She uses guided meditation, spiritual coaching, crystals, and the chakra energy system to heal her clients. To schedule a Reiki session with Carmen, click here
Practitioner - Lainie Downs
Lainie is a passionate yoga teacher and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She recognized the transformative power of yoga both on her body and her mind. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2018. Lainie strives to create a safe and supportive environment for her students to explore their practice. She combines breath work, meditation, movement and sound to help students find balance, strength and flexibility both on and off the mat. In addition to teaching yoga classes, Lainie completed her Master level Reiki training in 2014. She has been providing Reiki sessions to help release blockages, reduce stress, and restore energy levels. She enjoys creating a peaceful and calming environment where clients can relax and allow the energy of Reiki to flow. Lainie is also a certified Hypnotherapist and is committed to supporting her clients on their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth, using hypnotherapy to connect clients to their inner wisdom and to release negative emotions., thus finding a sense of peace and harmony within themselves.
Practitioner - Laurie Sanfillipo
As a long-time follower and believer in holistic healing and medicine, I began to feel the dramatic improvements that a variety of alternative wellness practices were making in my life. I began to think about how fun it would be to have some kind of science based proof to show that these changes were occurring. Proof of energy, proof of nutritional benefits, proof of the benefits of recommended interventions such as breathing exercises, body movement, vibration healing, music therapy. I
continued in the pursuit of these modalities because I could tell they helped. But did they? Well, yes
of course, but I wanted to know more.
Through my own personal journey I began to immerse myself in the subject of energy healing. My own life required a hard “reset.” Stress, anxiety and uncertainty had derailed my inner peace and I was seeking a way to restore balance, nurture growth, and quiet the noise around me, to allowing for conscious healthy choices. I discovered that technology is available to visually reveal and record the energy state in the human mind and body. I was consumed by videos on the subject following Joe Dispensa, Bruce Liption, Andrew Huberman, Sue Morter and many more. I have been thrilled by this ongoing and fascinating journey, intertwining spirituality and science.
Through my own personal journey, continuing research and pursuing of trainings and experiences, I have became a student and now a Certified Practitioner of the Bio-Well GDV camera. The images revealed by the Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technology show real-time conditions of the state of energy within the human body. Truly amazing. This device and it’s capabilities has now become my focus and I am very excited to share this information through my role as a Bio-Well
Certified Practitioner. I am excited to share this cutting edge technology and supporting research with others looking to connect or improve their health and wellness journey with science that can help support and encourage their best life.
Additional certifications include.....
REI (Rhythm Entrainment Intervention) Drum Healing Course - Strong Institute
Music and Wellness Leadership Training - Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Level 1 Certificate in Integral Sound Healing - The Academy of Sound Healing
UpBeat Drum Circle Certified Facilitator