~Sound as Healing~
Have you ever stopped to think about how the sounds around you affect you, how they make you feel?
Are there certain sounds that immediately make you cringe or put your back up? Are there certain sounds that make you feel light-hearted and cheerful? Are there certain sounds that make you feel relaxed and even sleepy?
Music is an easy example of how different sounds can affect our moods. Notice how you use different music for different things/tasks, perhaps upbeat music playing while cleaning your house or exercising, and how listening to your favourite song can make everything feel right for a moment?
Some music can make you happy, some can make you sad, others can make you anxious (think of the music in horror movies), others can make you feel angry.
Sound is very powerful, and very influential over our bodies and minds.
We are bombarded with sound/frequency/vibration at all times whether we realize it or not, and those sounds/frequencies/vibrations are all having an affect on us, again whether or not we are aware of it.
Becoming conscious of the sounds that we are exposed to on a regular basis will help us to be able to make adjustments were we can to introduce and influence a healthier sound environment in our surroundings for better health and overall well-being.
Sound healing is a beautiful ancient modality, that can assist in bringing our bodies, minds, and energies back into wellness, harmony, and balance.
An example of healing with sound can be traced all the way back to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, who utilized sound as a form of medicine to treat a variety of aliments. Research will uncover many other examples of long used sounds to aid in healing.
As a therapist I use crystal singing bowls as my primary tool in my sound healing therapy, combined with compliments of, drums, rattles, chimes and my own vocal toning.
The sound frequencies generated from crystal singing bowls, drums, rattles, chimes and vocal toning work to clear energetic blocks within the body, enabling the body to heal trauma and illness. The sound frequencies also slow down brainwaves, shifting you from a more active state (beta) to a more relaxed dreamlike state (alpha), facilitating a deeper state of consciousness and an unplugging from the hyperactivity experienced in our daily lives. This allows one to reconnect with themselves and gain perspective of whats going on within and without.
Sound therapy is effective in achieving relaxation, moving through blockages in the body, treating stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, sleep disorders and pain to list a few.
Our body, mind, and spirit hold the energetic imprints of all of our experiences. The sound vibrations in a healing session have a way of shaking things up, they can induce a sense of bliss one moment and then a feeling of unease the next. If these feelings arise it's happening because the environment is promoting a release. Clients are encouraged to simply breath through it, with gentle breathing techniques to allow release of any discordant energy that is ready to be dislodged and processed. The experiences vary greatly form client to client, and also from session to session, from gentle and relaxing to the opposite end of the spectrum of deep profound emotion release, sound healing has it's divine way of delivering to the client what they need most in that moment. Sound healing is powerful and truly moving.
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