For centuries, numerous cultures have used sound for many different purposes. These uses include in prayer, in celebration, in times of mourning, for entertainment and in many other aspects of day-to-day life. Recently, scientists have started to research the effects of sound on physical and mental health, and studies are starting to show positive benefits to using Sound in treatment for people with anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance dependence and more. Sound Bath and Sound Therapy are growing in popularity in the mental health field.
Sound Bathing is a deeply relaxing, meditative experience which can take participants on a journey of deep relaxation, healing and self discovery. Vibrations and sounds produced by singing bowls, tuning forks and other instruments can “tune” the body, mind and spirit back into alignment by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Research has shown stress to be toxic to the human body, producing negative effects on our physical and mental health. Sound Bath can help the body achieve a state of relaxation which will allow it to heal.
- Review the history of the use of Sound Healing.
- Learn the science behind how and why sound can be used to support the mind and body to heal as well as find focus, clarity, and creativity.
- Review the applications of Sound Healing, including what conditions it can be used to treat. and the benefits of Sound Bath for clients.