What Is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is the use of any sound, including voice, instrument or nature, which is produced or directed with the intention of healing. Healing vibrations are created when one connects or grounds to the earth, listens deeply, and develops presence and technique to bring the sound and music through one's being. Healing sound is an external expression of vibratory essence flowing from the higher realms.
Sound is vibration and vibration is the essence of the universe. Sound is a medium for encoding and transmitting information. "If you wish to understand the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." (Nikola Tesla) You could call vibration Vitamin V! Sound is considered a prime organizing force of all matter. Healing sound can have the effect of organizing your being, your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Dr. Emoto did studies on water crystal patterns exposed to various sounds. Heavy metal music caused disorganization of the water structure, while classical music or beautiful love songs caused beautiful, coherent organized crystals.
All indigenous cultures include(d) sound in their ceremonies. Creating sound is among the most ancient of human traits! Pythagoras said "the highest goal of music is to connect one's soul to their Divine Nature." Healing sound expands the human biofield and brings deep relaxation and connection with one's spirit and soul.
Sound heals through sympathetic resonance. Resonance is the vibratory rate of an object. When a crystal bowl is chiming, it creates a beautiful vibration that resonates with the human being and tunes that being to a higher vibratory rate. Each cell, organ, system, chakra, has its optimum, healthy frequency or rate of vibration. Illness occurs when some part is not vibrating harmoniously with itself or other parts.
Research demonstrates healing sound or music . . .
*Reduces anxiety and depression
*Reduces agitation in dementia
*Reverses neurological deficits
*Leads to dopamine release
*Creates beneficial changes in genes
*Improves cardiovascular measures
*Improves premature infants behaviors
In a sound healing session, the sound creates SPACE to heal. Difficult, traumatic moments are compressive events, resulting in constriction and guarding. Healing vibration shifts compressed energy, and opens the SPACE between atoms. This can restore a beautifully orchestrated rhythm in your body and biofield.
If you would like to learn more about sound healing, Kathleen teaches a workshop on Healing Yourself with Sound Medicine. She also offers private and group sound healing sessions and sound baths.