The Power of Sound"Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul." Plato
Sound therapy has been used with very positive results for a wide range of illnesses such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety. Ideally, it is used as a preventative therapy as it is so nourishing, relaxing and de-stressing, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Individuals with fertility issues, chronic pain, cancer, stress-related illnesses, IBS, ME, tinnitus, mild depression, anxiety, arthritis and so much more can benefit from therapeutic sound. It can really help you to enjoy a better quality of life.
I initially trained with the British Academy of Sound Therapy to Practitioner level. Using the BAST method, I use sound to scan and diagnose imbalances in the energy field. I use Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls, voice (toning and overtoning) and crystal bowls to balance the system. I then use grounding instruments (rattles and shakers) to bring you back into the “here and now” following the treatment.
When you arrive at my treatment room for a Sound Therapy session, I will take a short history and discuss current issues. All information is of course completely confidential.
We will decide together on an intention for the treatment. Intention is very important and affects the outcome of the treatment. With a strong intention, transformation through the sound can be allowed to occur, leading to healing. You will be made comfortable on the couch (or a chair if necessary) and then all that is needed, is for you to take a few deep breaths, relax and enjoy as healing sounds wash over and through you. There is no need to trawl through old painful issues or memories as the imbalances are dealt with at the level of vibrational energy.
I will hold you in a very safe and nurturing space that allows for any reactions or responses that may occur.
After the treatment, there will be time to come back to full alertness, ask questions and share experiences. I will also provide aftercare advice and suggestions for exercises to do at home if appropriate.
It is advisable to have at least three consecutive sessions, and if suffering from a long-term chronic imbalance more sessions may be needed, as this allows me to work at a deeper level and allows the power of the transformational energies to build. Every treatment is unique and tailored to your specific needs at that moment.
Sound Therapy treatments are not suitable for you if you have any of the following conditions:
· Less than 3 months pregnant
· Frequency induced epilepsy
· Seizures of any kind
· Metal implants (excluding dental fillings)
· Schizophrenic, psychotic, dissociative, depressive disorders
· In an altered state due to alcohol or recreational drugs
Sound therapy is a complementary medicine that works really well alongside conventional medicine and is not intended to replace any medical treatment or medication that you are taking.
I have also attended courses with Fabien Maman, which have deepened my knowledge of the power of sound and how it can be used in conjunction with colour and Qi gong to deepen the process of transformation. I qualified as a Sacred Drumming Practitioner under the loving guidance of Steven and Renata Ash and have also attended a number of courses with Eeshira Hart in using Solfeggio Frequencies. I am qualified in the use of Tuning Forks which can be useful in releasing negative beliefs and patterns of behaviour amongst other benefits.
“The art of sound healing is to create a resonance between the higher self and the body. This resonance initiates recognition, understanding, knowledge, restoration, re-centering and finally self healing.”
Traditionally, sound is considered a prime universal force in the creation of matter. This concept is echoed in all faiths and traditions. Everything in the universe is made up of vibrating energy. Every object in the universe has its own unique resonant frequency. Trees, rocks, the chair that you sit on, your own body, essentially everything in the universe, is made up of tiny vibrating particles that are all emitting unique frequencies. These frequencies are essentially all sound, although with our range of hearing (16 – 22,000 Hz) we are not able to hear most of them.
Our organs, chakras and different areas of our bodies, all resonate at many different frequencies, which when blended together produce a symphony, that is as unique as a fingerprint. As we live in a dynamic world of external and internal forces, we are subject to all sorts of stress and pollution which can, over time, pull us out of balance. This can eventually lead to illness and disease.
How does Sound bring the body into balance?
Sound can be used to correct imbalances in the energy field and bring the person’s body/mind back into energetic harmony. If one ‘C’ tuning fork is struck and placed next to another ‘C’ tuning fork, the second tuning fork will begin to resonate together with the first tuning fork. The sound wave from the first tuning fork has imparted some of its energy to the second one. This is called “Sympathetic Resonance” and is one of the principles used in Sound Therapy.
Secondly, vibrations tend to synchronise (to the strongest frequency) and this law is also employed in Sound Therapy as a method to balance the chakras and energy systems of the body. This is called “Entrainment” and is demonstrated by clock pendulums synchronising over time, birds flying together in migration and womens’ menstrual cycles becoming aligned.
More Information on Sacred Drumming Treatments:
The sacred drumming treatment I carry out consists of a diagnosis of any imbalances in your energy at that time and a beautiful relaxing sound session to restore balance. Before a drumming treatment, I will smudge your energy field with white sage to clear away any superficial dense energies and attachments to allow access to the deeper imbalances. I will work within the safety and protection of the sacred medicine wheel which has been used by cultures worldwide in ceremony, healing and meditation. By drawing in the energies of the sacred directions we are able to ask for special guidance, help and healing from the spirit world. We can form special connections with guides, angels, allies and animal helpers. From this place of safety and love, the drumming can proceed to clear away stagnant energy and bring in new fresh healing energies.
I can carry out the treatment lying on the couch or sitting in a chair if that is more appropriate for you. All you need to do is relax and receive the sounds and vibrations. I often use my voice too to bring in healing toning, overtoning (extra harmonics), chants and songs. The voice is a very powerful tool and brings in an extra dimension to the treatment. Rainbow essences (made from flowers and crystals) are also used to anchor in changes made to your energy system and support you in the transformation.
More Information on Tuning Fork Treatments:
I use Chakra Sound Tuning Forks which correspond to the frequencies of the chakras to cleanse and balance them. The tuning forks are excellent for releasing holding patterns and limiting beliefs which can really hold us back despite all our best intentions and positive affirmations. I use simple kinesiology (muscle testing) to test for which combinations of frequencies are needed. The tuning forks are just placed near to and around the energy field of the client. The frequencies of the body’s organs, systems and energies are entrained to optimum levels for health and well-being.
We are all subject to various forms of patterning due to evolutionary, tribal, ancestral and cultural influences. We can form negative beliefs about ourselves (especially as children) if we receive a negative comment or point of view from someone else eg a parent or teacher. These core messages can, in turn, stop from us from achieving our full potential and even lead to stress and illness. With the tuning forks, we can focus on releasing these limiting beliefs and replacing them with positive core messages.
Examples of limiting beliefs:
· I need love and approval from those significant to me, and I must avoid disapproval from any source.
· My unhappiness is caused by things which are outside my control, so there is little I can do to feel any better.
· Events in the past are the cause of my problems, and they continue to influence my feelings and behaviours now.
I also work with Brainsound Tuning Forks which are specifically designed to work with Binaural beat frequencies to help to address imbalances through working with the brainwave frequencies. With these tuning forks, your brainwaves can be entrained to drop to very low frequencies and the right and left hemispheres become balanced. This aids relaxation, healing, creativity and insight.
The Brainsound tuning forks are especially helpful for anxiety, sleep disturbances, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and learning difficulties. They are also great for treating children as they are relaxing and fun for them to experience.
“There will come a time when a diseased condition will not be described as it is today by physicians and psychologists, but it will be spoken of in musical terms, as one would speak of a piano that was out of tune.”
Sound was used by many ancient civilisations as a powerful tool for healing and transformation. I merge ancient and modern techniques to produce an effective healing tool that combines research, intuition and thousands of years of knowledge. It is a field of therapy that is expanding and gaining in respect and popularity each year. Why not try a session, it is wonderfully relaxing and uplifting!