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02/26/2019

How the Sounds Help Us In Our Lives

Hi Everyone, 
I thought I would chat to you a little about sound and what an impact it can have on our lives. From the music we listen to, the sounds that grate on us and the sounds that relax us. The different feelings we get from being in a crowded, busy place, compared to when we have got time to relax and listen to our favorite music, sit by a running stream or waterfall listening to the birds singing or chilling out to a lovely piece of meditation music. Sound has been a critical sense for preservation and well-being from the time man first lived on the earth. Man’s ability to sense sound has been key in everything from communicating with others to alerting to imminent danger. The sensation of sound is one of our most primal senses and therefore very deeply embedded in the brain. The brain’s sense of hearing is the first sense to be developed in the womb and the last sense to lose in death. The therapeutic effects of sound and music are natural and an innate part of our being. From a mother’s first words to her unborn baby to the therapeutic effects of laughing and crying, sound affects our physical and psychological state automatically.
Sound Therapy was originally developed by the French ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr Alfred A. Tomatis, who made some very important discoveries about the role that the ear plays in the health of our brain and nervous system. Tomatis specialised in education and took his method into the schools, where his program helped hundreds of children with dyslexia to learn to read. He also helped singers and people with industrial deafness.
Since 1989 Sound Therapy International has been furthering the research and development of Sound Therapy through public education, research, practitioner training and technological advances.
Many cultures recognise the importance of music and sound as healing power. In the ancient civilisations of India, the Orient, Europe and Africa, the practice of using sound to heal and achieve balance from within has existed for many years.
The Tibetans still use bells, chimes, bowls and chanting as the foundation of their spiritual practice. In Bali, Indonesia, the gong and drum are used in ceremonies to uplift and send messages. The Australian Aboriginals and Native American shamans use vocal toning and repetitive sound vibration with instruments in sacred ceremonies to adjust any imbalance of spirit.

Science tells us that everything in the universe is in a state of vibration and the frequency at which an object or person most naturally vibrates is called resonance. The chakras, bones and organs in the body all possess a different resonant frequency. When an organ, or part of the body, is vibrating out of harmony, it is called “dis-ease” or disease. A body is in a healthy state of being when each cell, each organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being. Sound Therapy aims to bring the body and mind back into harmony, re-tuning to the vibrations and frequencies of the different instruments used.

An important part of Sound Therapy is being mindful of the sound, it is taking time out to listen, really listen to the sounds and feel the vibrations. By listening intently, you start to relax the brain.  The logical left side and the creative, more spiritual right side become more balanced.

The Equipment we use in Sound Therapy
Tibetan Chimes
Tibetan chimes are traditionally used by Tibetan Buddhists to mark the beginning and end of meditation. They are also used by a Buddhist master to bring a student back into focus when his mind wanders during meditation. The sound is penetrating and lacks harmony, unlike the harmonic tones of the Tibetan singing bowls. By gently tapping them together you can make a soft sound, or by holding the leather cord at its centre and swinging the chimes together so that they strike each other strongly, you can make a louder sound.
Tibetan Singing Bowls
Tibetan bowls were originally designed for eating bowls; but it was discovered that they also had healing qualities, used for centuries by the Tibetans and beyond. Each bowl has its own innate sound. No bowl is the same. Each bowl has a different musical note which corresponds to the body. By using the bowls, it allows the body to synchronise back to its natural state. Everything vibrates, so the Tibetan bowls vibration will affect your body in a positive way.
When the bowls are struck they produce tones. When there is a difference in tone over a certain area of your body, that part of your body is not running naturally. It is corrected by keeping the bowl over that point until the tone returns to its natural state. It allows all the energy centres in the body (chakras) to become balanced.
Crystal Sound Bowls
The pure and beautiful tone of crystal bowls produces a vibrational sound that helps to align your chakras and are frequently used for chakra meditation. When using multiple bowls like this set of Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls the different notes that each bowl creates corresponds to a certain chakra and physical center on the body. The noises resonate and correspond to the seven chakras or energy centers on the body and help to heal the listener by bringing pure light though sound and the effects are multiplied when played through a high quality quartz crystal bowl. Crystal Quartz Singing bowls can help to enhance your quality of life and overall mental health and sense of wellbeing. It is so important to keep your chakras aligned and energy flowing freely throughout the body and using these Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls will help to balance your energy field.
Drums
Drums have been used for thousands of years to promote healing and well-being.  The vibration of the rhythm resonates on a deep soul level raising your vibration, and the higher vibration brings body and soul into balance. Drumming works by entrainment.
Repeating a specific rhythm moves the lower vibration up to match the higher vibrating rhythm. 
The longer the rhythm is played the strong the entrainment.  Changing or raising your vibration changes your moods, increases your consciousness, and can bring your physical body back to its healthy state.
Brainwave entrainment is a method to stimulate the brain into entering a specific state by using a repeating / pulsing sound, light, or electromagnetic field. The pulse elicits the brain’s ‘frequency following’ response, encouraging the brainwaves to align to the frequency of a given beat. … This is called Brainwave Entrainment.
Most Binaural beats work on the principle of Entrainment. That is, the external sound will try to change ‘brain-waves’ in a way to match itself. Thus, the binaural beat of a particular frequency will enhance a certain frequency in the brain which will then have a particular outcome.
Some of the benefits include deep relaxation, stress relief, clarity & deeper self awareness, acceleration of physical healing, accesses the whole brain, doubles alpha brain waves (calming), quiets the mind. Drumming benefits all areas of your life: Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Communication, Consciousness, Synchronizes both sides of the brain. This is one of the most important benefits of vibrational healing.  Bringing both hemispheres of the brain into balance leads to transformation of blockages, heightened awareness, new insights and different ways of thinking. The practice of drumming has been with mankind for millennia and is still a mainstay of many tribal cultures. Drumming allows an individual to relax and release, finding a comfortable rhythm and influencing personal vibration. When groups drum together, known as a drum circle, a harmonious beat is found that all can join. The group energy is enhanced as harmony is achieved, and each participant grows from the experience. We hold a monthly drum circle here if anyone fancies it. The key element of drumming is the sound, which carries the rhythm. Sound is energy. Sound travels in pulses and ripples, carrying vibration.
One hand holds the drum by the strings, and the other hand holds a mallet and beats the drum. By striking a consistently paced rhythm, a growing sound wave is formed, rippling like waves in a pond. Once the drumbeat is steady enough, the drum will begin to hum continuously, even between the beats. A rhythm played repetitively and harmoniously can amplify sound beyond its original volume, creating a hum that raises the level of vibration. You can drum alone, to learn your own harmonious vibration. Begin with the heartbeat sound (thump-thump-pause-thump-thump-pause) and continue at an even pace. The speed of the beat should be adjusted until it feels right, and until the drum carries a constant humming vibration. When played properly, a drum makes more sound than just the drumbeat. As you drum, relax into a meditative state and find your balance and rhythm. As you drum, hold the drum over your heart and feel your chest vibrate from the drum energy.
- We will do a short meditation in class, but this can be practiced more at home.
The drums can be used on a patient, the recipient is encouraged to relax to the rhythmic sound of the drum, and then the healing session process is followed.  
Tuning Forks
Tuning forks have been used for over 300 years to bring about a state of harmony.  They bring harmony between voices, instruments and people.  On a personal level, they help us to achieve balance, they relieve pain and help to dissipate blockages in our energy system and promote the sense of ‘Love, Harmony and Healing’ we all strive towards. The healing vibrations of the tuning forks can alter the body’s biochemistry and bring your nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. Healing with tuning forks brings our body into natural rhythm, helping to induce deep relaxation. They can also be used with the energy system in our body, connecting on the cosmic multi-dimensions of our chakras, our subtle bodies and other energy gateways & pathways. When a tuning fork is struck, it not only vibrates the fork, but also vibrates the surrounding air space with the same frequency of vibration. This sends the vibration as an impulse through the air. This vibration can be harnessed to help increase the healing energy inside us.
A healing session using tuning forks is a very individual and gentle treatment.  The healing vibrations of the tuning forks, penetrate deeply into our being, healing us on every level as needed: Body, mind, emotions & spirit. Using specific pitches, sounds and vibrations to relieve stress, pain and bring about homeostasis within the body.  

The benefits of using tuning forks?
Tuning Forks benefit the human body at all levels as sound and frequency affects every atom & every cell to:
• Improve overall physical health.
• Relieve pain and stress. • Balance Nervous system.
• Reduce Inflammation.  • Induce relaxation.
• Uncover & balance emotions.
• Induce relaxation. • Facilitate inner harmony
. Balance chakras and release energy blocks.

With the tuning forks you strike them and place close to one ear, listen right until the sound fades and then strike the tuning fork and listen with the other ear.  By tuning into the forks, it tunes the body in various ways. For example: the OM allows a real sense of peace, soothing and nurturing to be felt, the weighted OM is a sonic sound bath for your body, especially when you stem the end of the tuning fork onto your body & the 528hz tuning fork completes the sound experience, it is known as the DNA fork and gets in right at a cellular level. 

With Acu Sound Therapy we use tuning forks in a non-invasive way to re-align and balance the body’s natural energy fields and to help clear energetic blockages, working on specific Acu points in the body, as well as on the chakras and within the aura.
Harmonic sound, both audible and vibrational can locate and resolve energetic disharmony. This supports self-healing and is complementary to other therapies, often being used alongside or within other treatments. This gentle and enjoyable method is opening up fascinating new areas of subtle work.
Acu Sound Therapy can be used to treat any illness or ailment be they physical or emotional, as it works at a fundamental energetic level. This treatment is non-invasive as it is applied through clothes and therefore can be performed anywhere.

At my clinic I am taking bookings for Sound & Acusound treatments as well as running regular sounds baths/meditations:
Friday 15 March 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 3 May 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 7 June 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 5 July 2019 – 8.15 – 9.15pm
Friday 9 August 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 6 September 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 11 October 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 1 November 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm
Friday 6 December 2019 – 8.15-9.15pm

I am also running various workshops and courses in the next few months:

4 Month Course
During this 4 Month Sound Therapy course, you will learn about the different aspects of sound and sound healing, such as Tuning forks, Sound Bowls, Gongs, Flutes, voice & Drums.. We will look at the different frequencies and what they do and you will be taught a few different methods of tuning fork treatments. There will be lots of practice and case studies to complete.
One Sunday a month from 29/9 – 11am-5pm or
One Saturday a month from 2/3 – 11am-5pm or
Tues weekly (Term Time Only) from 12/3 – 10am-1pm

One to One Intensive Qualification courses
These are the same as the 4 month courses, just taught on a one to one basis.

10 Week Basic Sound Course
Over the 10 weeks we will teach you opening up, tuning in, grounding and protection techniques along with closing yourself down. We will look at Meditation,, Absent healing, Aura & hands on healing, the Chakras and Chakra healing, The Aura colours and meanings, Crystal Healing, Colour healing, Polarity Healing, Energy work and the energy systems of the body. To enable you to use these on yourself, family and friends. There will be plenty of practice & lots of material to take away with you.
Tues weekly (Term Time Only) from 12/3 – 10am-1pm

One Day Workshops
Workshop 1
During this workshop, you will learn about different aspects of sound and sound healing, such as Tuning forks, Sound Bowls, Gongs, Flutes, voice & Drums..
We will look at How Sound Therapy works - the science, Meditating, Cleansing & Energising with sound, using sound on the chakras, Sound Chakra treatment on yourself Tuning forks
Aura cleansing, Chakra Testing using your pendulum/ Chimes/ Bowl/ tuning forks.
Saturday, 2 March 2019 from 11:00-17:00
Sunday, 29 September 2019 from 11:00-17:00
Workshop 2
During this workshop, you will learn about Acusound Therapy, The Benefits of Acu Sound Therapy, The Acupressure points we use in this treatment & a basic Acu Sound Therapy Routine.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 from 11:00-17:00
Sunday, 20 October 2019 from 11:00-17:00
Workshop 3
During this workshop, you will learn about Various Tuning Forks & what specific areas & ailments they target, First Aid Forks, Sound Baths – Gongs, Chime Pipes, Drums, Flutes.
Seated Treatments, Environmental uses, Using Forks on food & drink, Treating Plants and Animals.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 11:00-17:00
Sunday, 9 November 2019 from 11:00-17:00

For One Day Only
Self-Healing with a variety of Tuning Forks Day with Stuart Kipling
A Tuning Fork resonates with another that has the same natural frequency.  
Humans are a kind of tuning fork that resonates with the universe.
Hiroshi Doi, In A Modern Reiki Method of Healing, 2014

The focus of the Workshop is on how to use these simple, gentle, but precision instruments in your own life; for Health, Relaxation and Spiritual Development.
From this perspective Stuart likes to give an Introduction giving a personal view of what Sound Healing is and aspects of how/why it works. Then looking specifically at a wide variety Tuning Forks in depth. These forks are not covered in detail in Jo’s other workshops.
The Tuning Forks That will be covered are:
1.Harmonic Spectrum
2.Chakra Tuning Forks 
3.Otto Tuning Forks (128 Hz, 64Hz and 32Hz)
4.Nerve Tuning Fork
5.Angel Tuning Forks/Crystal Tuner
6.Sharp Set
7.Energy Fork

Stuarts approach is to try and be flexible to the needs of those attending within this basic framework and answer any questions. The size of the workshop is kept small to facilitate this. This results in a practical, interactive, one-day hands-on workshop. This provides you with simple guidelines and methods to enable you to use Tuning Forks easily and with confidence. 

A range of Tuning Forks will be available to use on the day and for sale at a discount of c. 20% compared to my normal web prices.

If any of these are of interest to you or you would like to ask any questions then please feel free to message me or call 07854014411. 

Wishing you all universal abundance until next time.
Jo
Angelrose Holistic & Spiritual Centre

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