What is sound healing?
"A fundamental principle of sound healing is that physical, emotional and mental symptoms are being generated by an underlying energy field. Thus, if we change the energy field, then the physical, emotional and mental patterns will also change...." from Human Tuning by Dr. John Beaulieu
The sound healing therapy that I practise is called Integral Sound Healing. This means that I choose from a variety of instruments in order to bring about a change in a client's energy and well-being and thus start the process of self-healing. Some of the instruments I use are tuning forks, Himalayan singing bowls, quartz singing bowls, gongs, chimes, shamanic drums and stringed instruments. A very powerful instrument is the voice which can be used subtly as in humming or chanting sacred sounds such as mantras.
Integral Sound Healing also attends to the different energy layers of our being, including the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual layers. It also works on the 'chi' flow of energy through our meridian channels and on the energy centres of the chakras.
And finally, an essential component of Integral Sound Healing is a conscious and intentional heart connection between client and healer formed at the beginning of the session, along with a stated intention for the healing outcome.
How do the instruments have an effect?
An example of the effect of sound healing can be shown in this brief case study of a client presenting with....... Tuning forks were chosen as the main healing instrument along with a few others to augment nascent changes. Towards the end, in order to deeply ground the healing intention when the client had fully relaxed into the Theta state, I also used a gentle rhythmic drum beat while softly repeating the intention.
The problem presented was that of