For most, ‘silence’ or ‘silencing the mind’ is almost impossible to achieve. Even when we think external silence is possible, there is always likely to be a background noise somewhere – as we are never truly without a noise or sound. As I sit in perceived silence, I can hear distractions of birds chattering, the keyboard tapping and the constant flow of traffic outside to name but a few. My mind is full and bursting with mindless chatter - but is it the right sound, is sound good for me and what can the right sound do for me?
How does Sound Therapy work?
First and foremost, we are vibration. When sound and vibration penetrate the energy system it enables several functions to take place.
It ensures good internal communication of our cells and organs, so that we can be well and feel well. All of the organs within our body are tuned to one another and they all have a working ‘rhythm’. If one of these organs loses its rhythm, then the organ can experience a restriction in its functioning and we can become off balance and ill.
All of our tissues, cells, organs and emotions have their own unique frequency - including the not so nice stuff as sickness, disease, depression and stress - which causes us humans to vibrate at a lower frequency.
Good health, wellness, balance and harmony is achieved when sound penetrates the body and its energy field. Sound enters the ear canal and passes through the ear into the auditory cortex, which is the part of the brain that processes sound. Working alongside the Autonomic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic system, when sound is received, feel good/happy hormones are released such as endorphins – which elevate our mood, Dopamine for feeling focussed - and serotonin. Serotonin helps regulate mood, appetite, digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire. Oxytocin counter balances ‘cortisol’ (which is the stress hormone) and Oxytocin has a calming effect which leaves you feeling tranquil.
At the cellar level, vibration and sound will help with the transference of oxygen and nutrients through the body - aiding circulation and making cells larger and healthier - boosting our immune system. Damaged tissues and cells are repaired thus enhancing cell vitality, vascular flow and improve stress levels.
For those of you who have yet to experience a sound therapy session, here is one way to understand how it works.
During winter, we go ‘within’ to hibernate - in preparation for the spring renewal. If you can, picture a tree, a huge tree - the tree is virtually bare - with just a few old leaves remaining. Any remaining leaves are brown as they have no life or energy left. They are hanging onto the tree for no good reason, maybe out of fear of landing somewhere else or maybe because they just can’t let go. A sound therapy session/sound bath will shake that tree from within, permitting the old leaves to fall away naturally - so that the tree can encourage new growth, an abundance of healthy leaves come the spring.
You are, that tree. A sound therapy session/gong bath is going to give you a little vibrational shake to clear away anything that is no longer serving you, so that you can renew, nourish and oxygenate your cells and experience new growth in order to move forwards.
The Sound and Gong bath will help all of your internal organs to find their rhythm once more – one that is harmonious and balanced. Your mind will clear, rest and repair and wellness and abundance will be restored once more. To find out more about the benefits of a Sound Therapy session, click on the link below.