Sound Healing is a Holistic Therapy that works on all levels of our being simultaneously. Sound affects our Mind, Body, Soul & Spirit and so is a great modality for helping us to recognise and understand our inherent wholeness and ability to heal ourselves.
There is a growing tendency to look for the underlying causes of illness and disease and to use preventative measures to stop them occurring in the first place, rather than just treating the symptoms with medication when they arise. More and more people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceutical medicine and methods.
Sound Healing can be a great way for you to start a healthy regime or lifestyle. We will look at some of the many benefits towards the end of the article, but for now lets look at the term ‘healing’.
Definition of Healing
From the Oxford English Dictonary:
noun : the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again “the gift of healing”
adjective: tending to heal; therapeutic. “a healing experience”
“time will eventually heal the pain of grief”
I particularly like this definition because it uses the word ‘sound’. We use musical terms a great deal when talking about our health – In tune, In harmony. We talk about other people being on our wavelength. Something rings a bell.
Obviously, Sound Healing is not a substitute for professional medical care and when you are experiencing acute or chronic symptoms you should seek professional medical advice from your GP.
However, many people have experienced relief and improvement in symptoms by using Sound and Sound Waves on a regular basis.
Health and Lifestyle
It has long been understood that to be in very good health we need to lead a healthy lifestyle. So rather than going on a crash diet once in a while, or starting a new healthy exercise regime only to give it up a short while later, a more balanced and considered approach is needed.
Modern life takes it’s toll. The fast pace of a modern lifestyle with all it’s demands on our time, it’s stresses and frustrations, the materialistic world and the images sold to us by the media about what a great life we should all be aiming to achieve, the convenience , processed and fast foods etc etc. You get the idea. Despite all the advances in technology, medical science and the availability of information, most of us could still improve our lifestyles in one way or another . So if you want to change your lifestyle, where do you start?
Where to start
Have you noticed that when you are feeling good about life, positive about the future and everything is going well, that it’s easier to make good choices?
Similarly, when life seems difficult, when you are upset, unhappy, angry, frustrated, stressed, worried, anxious, depressed, that you tend to make worse choices?
So what you need to do is reduce all the negative aspects of your life and start to make choices that make you feel better about yourself and your life.
Foundations and Choices
If anything you do is to be a success, it has to start from the right place and be on a solid foundation. You then need to make the right choices to keep yourself on track.
Being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not just a fad you do for a few months every year. But there are a few simple and small steps you can take to make sure you are starting from the right place. Then it is simply a matter of keeping on making the right choices and making small changes over time.
You are much more likely to succeed by taking small steps over a longer period of time and accepting that you will not always see results overnight.
Many aspects to a healthy lifestyle.
So in my opinion, the foundation of a healthy lifestyle is all about Relaxation, Grounding, Your Mindset and the Great Outdoors. Once we have the foundations sorted, we can start to make changes to the other core elements such as exercise, healthy eating, creativity etc
It’s important to find the time to relax and restore yourself. This is not just chilling out on the sofa of an evening, but Deep, Restorative, Relaxation.
To feel ‘Grounded‘ – meaning that you feel centred and balanced in your life, and are at peace with yourself, no matter what is going on around you.
Your Mindset – as in there are no quick fixes to good health. It’s about taking a long term view, making small changes that over time will reap big rewards, being patient and allowing everything to unfold.
Stress is believed to be a major contributor to illness and disease, so creating a lifestyle of calm, ease and joy is a great way to help you stay healthy.
The Great Outdoors – getting more in tune with yourself and nature, universal intelligence and the cycles of life and creation.
Sound Healing & Sound Therapies
One of the main benefits of Sound Healing & Therapies is their ability to help you feel deeply relaxed, totally at ease , whilst providing a sense of inner peace. This is a great place to start and a good foundation to build on when creating your healthy lifestyle.
Sound Therapies can also help to make you aware of, explore and transcend any blockages that you may be experiencing in your life. Blockages could be physical ailments, feelings, emotions, self limiting beliefs or behaviours, bad habits or cycles, anything that is self defeating.
Instruments and their benefits
Individual instruments and combinations of instruments are chosen according to the aims of a particular session. The instruments chosen, how we play them and the different sequences we use all have different effects on our being.
Sound affects all levels of our being at the same time; mind, body, soul and spirit. You can read more about this on the home page: www.soulshine.life
Sound Healing & Sound Therapies
Unlike the medical professions, sound healing is not about treating individual or specific symptoms, ailments or conditions. We take a holistic approach to our health and well-being, acknowledging that all levels of our being contribute to our overall health.
Sound Healing is about encouraging our own inbuilt ability to heal ourselves. Whether that is physically, emotionally, spiritually or mentally. Calling on universal intelligence and the power of universal creation to guide us on our path to greater health.
Using the energies of sound and sound waves we can encourage healing to take place. The sound waves help to calm our mind and slow down our brainwave frequencies. Taking us into Deep, Restorative, Relaxation.
The sound waves are also felt on our body. These sound waves permeate our bodies and vibrate our internal cells, organs, bones, muscles and other structures that make up our physical being. Bringing them back into balance and into harmony. Providing a ‘sonic massage’ to our being.
The sound waves also affect our subtle energy systems and help to remove blockages and increase flow. They have been found to ease the effects of stress and tension, to soften and remove blockages and to promote an overall sense of well-being.
Sound Healing – Summary
Using sound to promote health and well-being can be a powerful and energising experience. Our hearing is the first of our senses to develop and the last to leave us when we die. Sound is hardwired to affect us on a deep level. This goes back to primeval times when sound and our hearing where an essential aid to survival.
For centuries, many cultures have used sound as a healing tool to promote health and well-being. More recent scientific research is backing up much of this ancient wisdom and Sound Healing is growing in popularity as a result.
If Sound Healing is appealing to you, then a Sound Relaxation Session is a good place to start. Try it out and see what benefits you experience. We can then have a chat and you could start to ‘work on’ your individual healing within other Sound Sessions and Workshops.