Music and Sound Therapy
The healing power of music has been studied for eons for its wonderful therapeutic properties.
Music can lift you up and inspire you, and music can also do quite the opposite.
Sound healing therapy uses a number of aspects of music to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being of individuals. A person who is being supported through sound and music therapy with a trained practitioner, may participate in the following activities:
- Listening to sounds created specifically to move stuck, blocked energies within the body
- Listening to specific guided meditations, or meditations with sound only to support brain relaxation and physical body relaxation
- Supporting deeper restful sleep
- Playing an instrument
- Singing to music
- Inspired movement to music (moving with the beat of the music)
Any music that can help people to connect with each other, can have profound effects on that individual’s overall health and well-being. Studies have shown that music is a very potent treatment for our mental wellbeing and research has also shown that meditation offers a number of benefits:
- Stress reduction
- Improved Memory
- Reduction in Blood Pressure
- Pain Reduction
- Decrease in feelings of anxiety and depression
Healing with sound dates back to Ancient Greece when attempting to assist people with mental challenges.
A dutch physicist, Christian Huygens discovered the idea of entrainment back in the 17th century. Entrainment being the idea that when you pluck the strings of one guitar, strings on another guitar will “hum” to the same sound.
Entrainment can be found throughout nature. Fireflies as an example, will blink on and off together. When you practice Heart Coherence, the heart brings the other organs and immune systems in synchronization with the Heart so that they are all working together. The heart rate, our breathing and brain wave activity will entrain each other. In order to experience this, take a few deep breaths, slowly (4-5 seconds to breathe in and out) and you will feel this by slowing down your respiration you are also slowing down your heart rate. When you slow down your brain waves, you are also assisting with the slowing down of your heart rate and your respiration system.
The following video was shared by a wonderful sound healer “Jonathon Goldman”. The experiment was performed with a number of metronomes which were initially set out of synch with each other. Look how quickly they shift into resonating in harmony with each other.
Guided meditations are currently being created and will be available to support your overall wellbeing and health in the very near future by wonderful Sound Healers from around the world.