What Is Sound Healing?
A beginners guide to sound therapy
Sound healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual aspects of our being. It is also the use of sound to effect change in one’s physical, psychological or spiritual wellbeing.
In the Studio
In the Garden of Common Ground studio, compassion is the foundation of individual sessions and group gatherings. My desire to connect with others who also are seeking to live compassionately inspires the layers of the offerings I create.
Sound healing has many nuances; there are many different ways it can interact with and/or influence the energetic frequencies within your being. The tapestry of healing being woven will reveal itself to you as you immerse yourself in the lilting harmonies of the Crystal Tones singing bowls. Let the primal call of the gong awaken the sleeping creativity within you. Rest deeply as soft chimes and the rainstick soothe your cares away while you sink into a soft cushion in a candle-lit space designed for the sole purpose of relaxing.
I consider this soul work and every gathering to be SACRED. Whether the connection you seek is deeper within yourself, or with others who are also doing this type of important work, there is something here for you. I would be honored to support you in your practice of compassionate living.
In my own desire to deepen my compassionate living practice, I have learned that sound is an effective, gentle tool to help shift energy. Being able to shift energy can enhance the healing process in our quest to feel whole.
The benefits of sound healing a recipient can expect:
- Deep states of relaxation.
- Decreased stress response, anxiety, nervousness.
- Pain relief and healing.
- Heightened creativity and mental clarity.
- Increased feelings of optimism and happiness.
Every one of these benefits feel health-enhancing to me. It inspires me to share these practices with others because they have made my own life so much richer and meaningful.
Sound has helped me to feel empowered to act as a conscious co-creator in my life rather than feeling like life is happening to me.
Neuroscientists have discovered that sound therapy used in mindfulness and meditation practice can help increase brain wave patterns that stimulate creativity and reduce depression. Sound therapy can also enhance neuroplasticity and neurogenesis (which alters the connectivity between brain regions) leading to improved cognitive function!
I happen to also believe that music is the universal language. I don’t have to speak another language to recognize sorrow or joy in its music. This is why I believe sound is an accelerator in terms of its healing ability – it has a unique ability to touch several energetic layers at the same time.