The Healing Powers of Sound.
Sound Therapy refers to a range of therapies in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. Indigenous societies around the world have traditionally used sound in healing ceremonies, including drumming, hand-clapping, singing, dancing, and pulsating since the beginning of time.
Sound Therapy techniques vary but all involve the application of sound waves and harmonic vibrations to the body through the use of instruments, including the human voice. Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
Imagine receiving a gentle bath of sounds allowing your body to let go and move into a deeper state of relaxation.
Sound Therapy is effective in not only achieving a state of relaxation but it also has a way of moving through blockages in the body. Sound Therapy has been known to help treat such conditions as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, sleep disorders, pain and autism. It is also well known to help achieve clarity and balance, relaxation, improved memory and concentration, improved sleep, a stronger immune system, improved creativity, heightened awareness, both of the self and the environment. Ultimately, it feels good.
The Top 10 Benefits Of Sound Therapy
1. Stress Relief
One of the greatest benefits that a person feels from sound therapy is relief from stress. The soothing sounds help to re-tune your brain to cope with stress better by replenishing brain energy with high-frequency sound.
2. Fewer headaches
Many people use sound therapy to get relief from chronic headaches and migraines. It can also address the underlying cause of many headaches like stress and high blood pressure. One study reported that adults who suffered from migraines got relief from their symptoms after two weeks of therapy.
3. Boost in confidence
Creating new, positive patterns in your brain with sound therapy can also give you a great confidence boost. You will be able to take charge of new challenges and have the confidence to make necessary changes in your life.
4. Gives you more focus
Sound therapy can also help you regain focus in your life. This is achieved by lowering brain wave frequency to help you focus more. This can help you, not just in coping with day-to-day activities; sound therapy can even be used to achieve better athletic performance.
5. More energy
Much of the way you feel is connected to signals that your brain sends throughout the body. A body under stress feels tired and fatigued and one of the main organs that affects stress levels are our ears. Sound therapy feeds the brain with stimulating sounds that motivate the brain to release latent energy.
6. Improved relationships with others
Too much stress is one of the major causes of breakdowns in relationships within the family, workplace, and anywhere else where we interact with others. With the help of sound therapy, your stress levels get reduced and to are able to focus more on building and strengthening relationships.
7. Think more clearly
By using specific frequencies to help re-balance brain function, sound therapy can help you think clearer and avoid the temptation to rely on self-destructive and addictive habits. A healthy mind promotes a healthy body and you can break the cycle of negative thinking and habits to enjoy a much calmer and focused life.
8. Improve organization skills
Obviously, when your brain is more focused and there is ‘less going’ on in it, you are able to take control of your daily tasks on a whole new level. You will find that a course of sound therapy will help improve your organizational skills which will benefit your work and family life.
9. Improved attention span
Many parents who have children that suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), speech or language difficulties have found many benefits from sound therapy. This is because sound therapy can help retrain the brain to listen more efficiently and help focus attention on tasks.
10. Get relief from common ailments
Because many of the ailments and health problems that we face in the modern age are stress-related, you can get relief from these by regularly using sound therapy. For example, problems like hypertension, stomach pain, depression, and joint pains are all related to stress and anxiety. When the correct sounds vibrate around the body, it creates a healing environment where the body and mind start to heal itself.