The practice of sound and music for health and well-being is
ancient. It can easily be traced back 3,000 years and more than likely, it
stems from thousands of years earlier.
Throughout history, the use of music and sound have been
used successfully to reduce stress, control pain, to entertain, provide a shift
in mood and emotion, induce and enhance awareness, as well as provide
complimentary techniques to medical practices.
Using the tools of the voice, the singing bowl, and
prescriptive music, we can help bring about increased health and well-being.
Some of the benefits of using sound, music and voice include...
Focus, clarity and calm
Stress and emotional relief
Increased breath and lung capacity
Synchronize and balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain
As well as...
Balance the chakras or energy centers
Improvement of overall health, energy and well-being
Enhance meditation or spiritual practice
Our own practice of sounding and exploring healing sound will deepen our understanding of why music was used by ancient and traditional physicians. Seeing and feeling the effects of sound and music will enrich and deepen your own understanding of how they influence us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
-Pat Moffitt Cook, Ph.D., Director, Open Ear Center, Santa Fe, NM
Your own inner sound system - your ears, voice and choice of music or self-generated sounds - is the most powerful healing medium available.
-Don Campbell, Founder of the Institute of Music, Health and Education, Boulder, CO and author of, "The Mozart Effect"