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Sound Healing

SOUND HEALING

What is Sound Healing?

  • Sound healing is an ancient practice that uses different musical instruments to create healing vibrations around the body while in a meditative state. Most ancient cultures used the power of sound in ceremony and healing. Gongs have been used throughout history as ceremonial and healing instruments from 4,000 B.C. to as far back as 16,000 B.C. Singing bowls have been used throughout Asia for healing, meditation, ritual, and ceremonial purposes dating as far back as the 12th century,

  • Sound sessions help to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment (two separate frequencies merge to become one). When brainwaves merge with specific sound frequencies and rhythms and are combined with healing intentions, deep healing can occur.

How Does It Work?

  • Sound healing penetrates a person's mind, emotions, and body to help bring them to states of deep relaxation. If you suffer from insomnia, anxiety, depression, or grief, this modality can help you to release and restore. Sound healing is also a wonderful way to simply treat yourself to a beautiful experience where you are bathed in drones, musical instruments, vocal toning, and vibrational frequencies that are known for their restorative qualities.​

About My Sound Healing Sessions:

 

  • I offer hour-long sound journeys to individuals (and small groups) whereby people lie down comfortably and receive a "sound bath” that is deep, restorative, and meditative. A session usually begins with a discussion of what the individual is experiencing in their life and what kind of sound experience they would like to have. From there, I incorporate the sounding that is most appropriate for their needs. This session can easily lead to deep, hypnotic, and healing states of mind.

  • I offer monthly 2.5-hour-long sound healing events to small groups (6 people maximum) at my home studio in Guelph, Ontario. These unique events are constantly being updated- Workshops and Events

Cost: $60

  • I also offer private 1 hour long sound healing sessions that are tailored just to your specific needs (expect to be here for approx. 2 hours).

Cost: $120

What musical instruments do I use in my sessions?

  • I have Paiste gongs, crystal singing bowls, Koshi chimes, tuning forks, mbiras, and many other ethereal-sounding instruments to help uplift your emotions into the ethers. I also have didgeridoos, a Native hand drum, an Auracle hand pan drum, rain sticks, and rattles to help stabilize and ground your energy into the earth.

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“Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?” Leonardo da Vinci

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." Nikola Tesla

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 “Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit.” Beethoven 

"There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it." Mickey Hart

Benefits of Sound Healing:

  • Neurological studies have proven that listening to certain types of music makes us more productive and creative. It can relieve stress, improve our moods, and flood our brains with dopamine — the happy chemical. Music also releases oxytocin; a natural painkiller and hormone that allows us to feel more joyful, balanced, and calm.

 

  • The sounds from various healing instruments influence our brain wave frequencies and can help bring the brain to a theta state within minutes. This is the state that occurs when one is experiencing deep and profound relaxation. Seasoned meditation practitioners often are in a theta state while meditating. 

 Benefits of music therapy and sound healing include:

  • Reduced stress.

  • Fewer mood swings.

  • Lower blood pressure.

  • Lower cholesterol levels.

  • Better pain management.

  • Reduced risk of strokes and coronary artery disease.

  • Improved sleep.

Watch my short video/talk about sound healing.

Watch my short video of my Mars Paiste Gong.

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TYPES OF SOUND SESSIONS OFFERED:

Chakra Balancing Sound Journey: 

 

  • This sound journey balances the body's 7 energetic centers known as the chakras. We will start with the root chakra (our feet) and work our way up to the crown (top of the head). 

  • Each of the chakras resonates in a specific musical key and is associated with a specific elemental force (earth, water, fire, air, ether, electromagnetism, mind, and the cosmos). The root chakra, for example, is in the key of C and is the earth element and is musically expressed through low, full musical sounds such as frame drums and didgeridoos. The crown chakra is in the key of B and is the cosmic element and is musically expressed through quiet, high-pitched chimes and tuning forks. As this sound journey unfolds, participants are bathed in a sound healing experience that is grounding, restorative, relaxing, and otherworldly.

 

  • In this sound journey, expect to experience a profound sense of physical and mental relaxation, rejuvenation, and integration of the chakras. Sometimes people feel a vibration in each center and see colors infusing their bodies. This particular sound session is a wonderful introduction to sound healing and is appropriate for anyone seeking balance in their life.

 

Tree of Life Sound Journey:

 

  • This sound journey uses the metaphor of a tree which is often a symbol of life, strength, and immortality. It is divided into 3 sections- branches, trunk, and roots. We start with the "branches" section (the upper realms) which is musically expressed in the key of A. It is ethereal, light, and playful (like the branches and leaves of a tree). Musical instruments such as tuning forks, chimes, shruti box, vocables, and kalimbas are used to elevate and relax the person. The "trunk" section of the sound journey represents stability and is expressed musically in the key of E through rhythmic drumming, didgeridoo, and shakers. These ostinato sounds evoke feelings of inner strength and determination. The "roots" section is the last part of the sound journey. It is ambient and mysterious evoking images of the earth beneath us and the sustaining and nourishing force of Gaia-the mother. Musical instruments such as Paiste planetary gongs, didgeridoo drone, solfeggio steel Oscar drum, rattles, thunder drum, and chakapa spirit cleansing bundles are used to ground the person and give them an overall sense of solidity and connection to what lies beneath.

 

  • In this sound journey, expect to feel grounded, relaxed, and connected to yourself as a powerful, ancient "tree being". 

The Calling Sound Journey:

This sound journey involves 4 separate sections. It begins by getting grounded in the safety of your body, then moving into the watery, reminiscence of the womb experience, then connecting to Gaia and planet earth's resonating frequency of C#, and then ending with a blissful expansion into the realms of angelic beings and expanding consciousness.

  • Gong BathBegin by lying down on a comfortable mattress covered with cozy blankets and a mind fold. I have three beautiful Paiste Gongs- a 34-inch Symphonic gong, a 32-inch Mars gong, and a 24-inch Venus gong. I also have smaller hanging gongs that are played directly over your body.

  • Prenatal State: Get immersed into recorded music (composed by Gary Diggins) and live musical instruments that connect you to the womb state (drone in D, gentle rattles, thunder drum, didgeridoo, Native drum, vocables, and other inner-worldly, watery sounds).

 

  • C# Drone & Hand Pan: Connect to the resonating key of planet earth C# through pre-recorded cello drones, C# Hand Pan

       (handmade by Micheal Dragoman), and C# tuning forks.

  • Drift Into Bliss: End with a steady heartbeat sound and beautiful and delicate air and fire Koshi Chimes that softly take you deeper into theta brain states. A perfect ending to expand and merge your consciousness with that of the Divine.

  • In this sound journey, expect to relax and be vibrated by the most complex and rich sound vibrations and harmonics generated by some of the most pristine musical instruments in the world.

528 Hz Solfeggio Healing Sound Journey:

  • Just like certain frequencies bring about disease, there are other frequencies that stimulate healing and regeneration. The  Solfeggio Scale, which was used in ancient sacred music and Gregorian chants, was designed to balance the body's energy in order to keep it in perfect harmony. The 6 main frequencies are:

  • 528 Hz is known as the frequency of health and longevity. This vibration lifts and tunes your heart in harmony with all of creation and nature. There is a very close link between nature and 528 Hz. For instance, the 528 Hz vibrations are utilized by chlorophyll, thereby allowing plants to draw energy from natural light which gives the leaves their green color. Bees pollinate the flowers by buzzing at a 528 Hz frequency. Oxygen is a carrier of the 528 Hz resonating electrons.

  • In this sound journey, expect miracles to occur. This 528 Hz frequency will help to calm and heal a grieving heart while vibrating your cells and DNA into cleansing states of harmony and balance. 

Paiste Gong, Crystal Singing Bowl, and Sacred Mantra Sound Journey:

  • This sound journey involves 3 separate sections. It starts with a grounding and stabilizing gong bath, transitions into an uplifting and expansive crystal singing bowl bath, and finally unfolds into a beautiful expression of vocal toning and mantra singing. 

  • Gongs have been used for over 5,000 years for healing, ritual, ceremony, communication, music, and as status symbols. When struck, gongs produce an intricate synthesis of blended overtones as the returning waves of sound build upon one another. Often, the gong sounds become so complex, that they resemble a variety of instruments played simultaneously. Our brainwaves “entrain” to the lower frequency and the sounds literally slow down our thoughts and harness our minds into deep, meditative states where new neural pathways and patterns are created. Paiste Gongs are handmade in Germany and carefully crafted and tuned giving each one a unique note and cosmic sound.

  • Crystal singing bowls help to bring our bodies and minds into a state of sympathetic resonance with their crystal quartz vibrations. Quartz is a powerful conduit for amplifying energy. One can magnify the effects of a personal healing intention when meditating and listening to a crystal singing bowl. Furthermore, the mesmerizing, soporific effects of the crystal singing bowl’s pure tone and oscillations can ease our mind and body into an alpha or theta brainwave state effortlessly. This process is called entrainment, and it allows a person to experience restorative benefits including deep relaxation, lowered blood pressure, and the release of the body’s natural opiates.

  • A Mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of “creating transformation”, The word mantra is traditionally defined as, "that which liberates the mind from its troubles and limitations." The mantras used in this sound journey include the Ayuvedic chakra vowel and bija (seed) sounds, the Om mantra, and whatever spontaneously arises.  

  • In this sound journey, expect to be grounded, relaxed, and deeply transported to both the physical and ethereal realms. You may need to take time to rest in complete stillness after the session.

Custom Sound Session: 

 

  • You can request and create the type of sound healing session that you prefer. Perhaps you want something playful or activating or calming (or a combination). Just let me know and we can take it from there. Contact me at breathetrue@gmail.com

Please check out my blog page on this site to read more about the power of sacred sound.

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