Sound Healing Therapy
Explore the healing power of the vibration of sound in this treatment using the singing bowls of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine,
the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York
Patricia is a qualified Sound Healer using Tibetan Singing Bowls, a one to one treatment usually lasts one hour approx. Sessions are available in Dublin by appointment. Call today to book a session.
How singing bowl therapy works:
This form of sound therapy stimulates the brain to make changes that increase our abilities in the following ways:
- Healing stress related disorders
- Detoxification down to the cellular and “bone deep” level
- Deeper, more profound sleep
- Synchronization of right and left hemispheres
- Increased learning ability
- Management or resolution of learning issues, ADD, ADHD, AUTISM
- Deepening meditative states
- Retrains the body/mind to let go of stress and heal itself
- Balances Chakras
- Achievement of the “relaxation response” effortlessly
- Healing past emotional traumas and break through of limiting
- behavior patterns
- Relief from headache, fatigue, insomnia, menstrual difficulties,
- digestive disorders, emotional imbalances, joint or muscle aches
Everything has a unique vibration or frequency. Even if the frequency is out of our hearing range, it is making sound. From the single celled organism, to groups of cells we know as our bodily organs, to the human organism as a whole, all of these have a frequency unique to them and are generating sound whether we can hear it or not. Therefore, sound vibration is the most basic form of existence.
On the physical level, the simplest way of communicating with cells is through sound vibration. External vibrations cause a sympathetic resonance in the cells. All types of sound from a jack hammer, to an angry voice, to pure simple soothing tones have an effect on the nervous system which in turn affects every cell in the body either creating relaxation or stress. This is why well being and physical health are so inextricably linked to sound. In response to the stressful sounds, cells recoil and hold onto their toxicity and become diseased. In response to being fed soothing tones they let go of their toxicity and naturally begin to function normally again.
Brain Waves are scientifically studied in modern medicine. They have been used to determine a multitude of things about the human being. Modern science tells us that there are four distinct types of brain waves; beta, alpha, theta and delta.
\ Beta brain waves have low amplitude but travel quickly at a rate of 15-40 (Hertz) cycles per second. Our brain produces them when we are awake and alert. Certain chemicals such as caffeine and amphetamines can induce or enhance this state
\ Alpha brain waves travel more slowly at 8-12 (Hertz) cycles per second. They are widely known to be associated with meditation and altered states of consciousness. The brain begins to produce these waves the moment you close your eyes.
\ Theta at 3-8 Hertz and are produced during light sleep, dreams and daydreams. They can also occur with any repetitive activity such as knitting, painting a fence or any task that has become so automatic you can mentally disengage from it. This can happen while driving a car down roads that are familiar and uncongested. Some call this “highway hypnosis”. The brain is producing both alpha and theta brain waves which is producing an aware but relaxed state. The brain uses theta waves to exercise itself, to release tension and to reset the sodium and potassium ratios of the brain cells which are out of balance after a prolonged beta state.
\ Delta waves are even slower at .5-2 Hertz. About two thirds of our sleep time is taken up by this state in which the brain rests and restores it’s balance. The body and brain use this time to repair from the day’s activities. The Delta state is also produced during a coma. The speed of this state in coma can be as low as 1 cycle per month.
The Alpha-Theta border of the brain waves is of greatest importance to healing the body, mind and spirit. It is also the goal of a Tibetan Bowl session. This narrow band of waves, known as the Schuman Resonance, produces waves that travel at 7-8 (Hertz) cycles per second. This is the precise frequency of the earth’s electromagnetic field. When our brain’s produce alpha-theta waves, not only are we in sync with the heartbeat of planet earth, but intelligence, creativity, higher achievement in any area and self-healing mechanisms of the body are activated. This is what is commonly referred to as “being in the zone”. When our brains are in this state, the body is in a state of harmony and the central nervous system reduces input from the peripheral nervous system which allows it to expand it’s range of functioning. This expansion of functioning, yet unstudied by scientists, is where the body’s self healing mechanisms are activated. Though science has yet to delineate and define the actual mechanisms by which the body heals itself it is commonly understood and known from ancient medicine that the body can and does heal dis-ease when naturally supported to do so. Singing Bowl Therapy can effortlessly put you into this special brain wave state that supports your unique goal toward better health.
Producing the Alpha-Theta brain wave state is the goal of Singing Bowl Therapy. This can take time, however. We live in an overstimulated world. Many people have difficulty falling asleep, relaxing or meditating due to an excessively high Beta state. This therapy is “just in time” to help us rebalance and begin to find our self-healing abilities again despite the pace of life today. Tibetan Bowl Therapy can help the individual to rebalance the brain wave patterns through a series of sessions. Some individuals attain this state in the first session. Many, however, require at least 3-5 sessions before they are attaining and maintaining this narrow band of wavelengths during a session or on command in their day to day life. Often clients will fall asleep quickly during a session, skipping over the Alpha-Theta band of waves. Eventually, through regularly receiving this therapy, the client finds their 7-8 Hertz and self-healing mechanisms remember how to function. This “re-education” of balanced brain wave function could be the most important step taken on a path of true balance back to health.
Massage Magazine , in November 2005 published an article called Samvahan, Vibrational Healing from India. The article describes how Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy works to heal the body. ‘The sound waves from the bowls spread, as the concentric waves from a stone dropped in a pond, into larger and larger circles through blood, flesh, organs and even bones, relaxing them and at the same time harmonizing and energizing them. In this way the more than 100 trillion cells that are the building blocks of the human body are receiving a gentle cell massage. A visual example of the cleansing power invoked here is what happens when we put jewelry or dentures into a supersonic bath and see how in a short while all the dirt and grime is shaken loose. The sound therefore is releasing energy blockages through out the body. The bowl vibrations are soothing enough to calm the nervous system yet powerful enough to travel deep into the body to penetrate the bones.’ “Vibrations can travel into places you could never touch with your hands, to effect a healing that would be very difficult to recreate otherwise.”