SOUND AS A HEALING TOOL
Supporting the body's natural healing ability through meditation, relaxation and vibration.
Maria J. Maier
The benefits of sound as a healing tool for relaxation and stress relief has a basis in science. Research shows that sound can have a positive effect on the autonomic nervous system, endocrine and immune systems. Sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The field of science known as psychoneuroimmunology states that our thoughts affect our nervous system on a physiological level creating physical changes within our body and our immune system is constantly monitoring what is going on. Holding an intention, as in a prayer, creates a frequency via the quantum field. Lynn McTaggart in her book, The Intention Experiment, has shown the effects of intention in many clinical studies. “When Intention is coupled with sound, it can have a profound effect on the physical body” (The Complete Guide to Sound Healing pg.14).
Sound affects us mentally through brainwave entrainment. There is extensive clinical research showing that when we listen to certain frequencies within the ranges of brainwaves (beta, alpha, theta and delta) our brain will entrain into that frequency. This has been shown on EEG machines. Binaural beats created by crystal singing bowls can entrain the brain into the theses ranges of brainwaves states. The various brainwave states help with a variety of issues including ADD, ADHD, posttraumatic stress, learning disabilities, and sleep disorders, as well as enhancing mental clarity, memory, and creativity. Quartz crystal singing bowls create binaural beats that entrain the brain into the delta state, our deepest relaxation state. The delta state accesses our unconscious mind. In this state healing and pain relief take place, reduction in cortisol and increase of DHEA occur.
We know the key to our emotions is to keep them flowing. Just like music flows, sound helps stuck emotions to be released. Sound keeps our emotions flowing. Through the use of sound many experience emotional releases that transform their lives.
Sound can entrain us into the frequency of what many call Spirit, Source or God. Through sound many experience spiritual awakenings, healing and harmony accessing altered states of consciousness. Through the use of various sound tools, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks and chimes participants will be led on a sound journey to a place of deep relaxation.
Thank you for the opportunity to share sound as a healing tool.