Sound healing therapy is for everyone. Whether you are seeking a little relaxation, suffer from chronic illness, or having difficulty sleeping, sound therapy has had proven results for all.
Sound therapy is a proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce the symptoms associated with but not limited to:
- Chronic Pain
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sound therapy has also been shown to be a vital part of the healing process for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and the side effects caused by chemotherapy.
Ancient Tibetan singing bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation. The harmonics they produce move through our body in vibrant waves, calming, aligning and healing our energy centers. Bringing body and mind back into a state of balance.
The synergistic effects of Himalayan singing bowls provides us with a means to restore the body on the physiologic as well as the psychospiritual levels.
Over the years I have refined my practice and have developed techniques to regularly achieve “altered states of consciousness.” Altered states, simply defined, are any brain wave pattern that is significantly different from our normal waking “beta” wave state.
The therapeutic use of sound waves transports us from the everyday, alert, problem solving beta wave state and gently guides us into the more reparative, restorative, transcendent brain states of “Alpha, Theta and Delta”; All with their own unique benefits.
- Delta waves are the slowest and are generated in deep, dreamless sleep. When your brain is in Delta, the body is working on healing and restoration, which is why deep sleep is so important for your overall health.
- Theta waves mainly occur when you are drifting off to sleep, waking up from a deep sleep, or daydreaming. Your senses are withdrawn from the outside world and you start to dream and see vivid imagery. The upper end of the theta brainwave range is of great importance to healing the body, mind and spirit. At 7-8Hz our deeper intelligence, creativity and self-healing mechanisms of the body are activated. This is what is commonly referred to as “being in the zone”.
- Alpha state, in adults, this frequency is dominant when you are relaxed, like after a warm bath, massage, or during meditation. Adolescents exhibit more Alpha than adults because it also aids in learning, memory, and imagination. Our subconscious beliefs are formed while we’re in an Alpha state.
This process takes us beyond the immediate experience of our physical pain & emotional suffering, and puts us in touch with a reality greater than ourselves. We are given the chance to penetrate the veils of mystery to find our true essence, which links us to the essence of the universe.
It is in these altered states where we can begin to cultivate a deeper understanding of who we truly are. With practice, one can begin to connect with the subconscious mind and really start to heal from potential suppressed emotions and past experiences.
Effects of Stress on the Body
Numerous studies have shown how the degree to which stress & feelings of hopelessness depress every aspect of our immune system. In fact, the American Medical Association released a statement saying, “80% of all health issues are related to stress.”
Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work, but stress may actually be the culprit.
Common effects of stress on your body:
•Muscle tension or pain
•Change in sex drive
Common effects of stress on your mood:
•Lack of motivation or focus
•Irritability or anger
•Sadness or depression
Common effects of stress on your behavior:
•Overeating or undereating
•Drug or alcohol abuse
Stress can affect your body, your thoughts, your feelings, and your behavior. Stress that is left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Stress even interferes with our ability to learn.
We carry in our bodies every trauma, every negative idea, or emotion that we choose to embrace. In energetic terms, we become “out of tune” when negative mind states rule the body. By listening for the sounds of disharmony within ourselves in the form of negative feelings and emotions, whether due to stress, illness or environmental factors, we allow ourselves the possibility of transforming those emotions.
Scientists have determined that there is a tendency in the universe toward harmony, a phenomenon known as entrainment. Entrainment is simply defined as the synchronization of organisms to an external rhythm.
We human beings also react in resonance with the vibrations and fluctuations in our surroundings, so it makes sense that our physiological functioning can be altered by the impact of sound waves.
Through the process of entrainment, sound transforms negative, repressed emotions into a state of psychological equanimity that has direct immediate effects on our physiology. Entrainment can alter our energetic states, leading to physiologic transformations. Entrainment can affect us emotionally, which can influence us on a cellular level. Entrainment can restore harmony between our innermost selves, our essence, and the universe, reawakening our spiritual consciousness.
In terms of sound & how it relates to healing, sound waves entrain the human organism, causing us to vibrate in resonance with those waves, in a variety of interconnected ways. This is sometimes referred to as “sonic entrainment”.
Sonic entrainment can alter our energetic states, leading to physiologic transformations. Sonic entrainment can also affect us emotionally, which can influence us on a cellular level. Numerous studies have shown how the degree to which stress and feelings of hopelessness depress every aspect of our immune system.
Virtually every bodily action occurs simultaneously with thoughts, feelings, hormonal changes, immune system modification, the release of neurotransmitters & neuropeptides, changes in cell receptors, fluctuations in biologic energies, and countless other transformations.
We function most efficiently when all our systems are in fine tuned balance. In this state of harmony, our cells, organs, hormones, and other biochemical factors work together to maintain healthy defenses against disease and proper functioning of all our broader biological systems, cardiovascular, endocrine, lymphatic, and immune.