The Science behind Sound Healing

Sound Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well being and better health. Sound has also been shown to be a vital part of our healing process following illness, injury or surgical intervention.
A fundamental principle of sound healing is that our body supports an underlying energy field which generates symptoms of emotional, physical and mental behaviours; if we change the energy field we change the resulting behaviours.
Equally every part of our body displays synchronistic frequencies, if part of our body is out of sync with the rest that part may become, or already be, dis-eased. Sound has the capacity to synchronise our body frequency. “Continued and sustained harmonies fed into a field of disharmony will harmonise the field”. Correcting and rebalancing our body frequencies empowers wellness.

Certain frequencies are very healing for the human body and when two systems are oscillating at different frequencies there is an impelling force called resonance that causes the two to transfer energy from one to another. When two similarly tuned systems vibrate at different frequencies there is another aspect of this energy transfer called entrainment. Entrainment causes those systems to align and to vibrate at the same frequency.

Because Sound does not appear solid in nature but expresses as vibration, it has the ability to carry right into our cells and even rearrange our molecules. Correct sound frequencies can enhance the resonant frequency of our body, restoring balance, health and harmony to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves. Sound Healing is totally non invasive, there is no touch, no ingestion or no injection involved.
Optimum wellness results when we are vibrating in harmony at our natural and inherent resonant frequency. When one of the resonant frequencies of our body begins to vibrate out of sync dis-ease or ill health occurs. When this happens, an imbalanced sound pattern or vibration has been established within one or more levels of our being. Sound Healing can help us to restore the inherent vibration via sympathetic resonance.

Sound Healing works through entrainment, which is a law of physics. Entrainment occurs when two or more oscillating bodies lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony with one another.
This law of physics also applies to other more complex structures such as the brain. Brain wave entrainment relates to the brain’s actual electrical resonance to rhythmic sensory stimulation, such as pulses of sound or light. When the brain receives stimulus either through the eyes, ears or any other of our senses, it emits an electrical charge, a cortical evoked response. If the brain receives a repeating stimulus, it responds by synchronising these electric cycles to the same rhythm. This is called Frequency Following Response, or, FFR.

FFR is used in sound healing to stimulate special brainwave frequencies that are associated with positive well-being. As brainwaves are intimately related to mental states of consciousness, by creating sounds associated with brainwaves that lead to peace, calm and healing, we bring about positive changes. FFR is also linked to the creation of deep spiritual states including deep meditation, lucid dreaming and moments of realisation. An example of this can be found when working with 4-8Hz, Theta brainwave frequency. Theta is associated with both sleep and deep meditative states. Working with 4-8 Hz sound pattern is extremely helpful in manifesting the sleep/meditative state and can be used as a basis for any Sound Healing delivery for any person suffering from insomnia, stress, tension and general anxiety.

“Since the human body is over seventy percent water and since sound travels five times more efficiently through water than through air, sound frequency stimulation directly into the body is a highly efficient means for total body stimulation, especially at the cellular level. Direct stimulation of living cellular tissue using sound frequency vibration has shown marked cellular metabolism and therefore a possible mobilisation of a cellular healing response”. Jeffrey Thompson, Director of the Centre for Neuro-acoustic Research, California Institute for Human Science.Speakers/Performers

Dorothy Coe has been studying and practising Sound Healing in Perth for more than 20 years. Dorothy founded Echoes after working for some years with Indigenous Elders and leaders learning sounds used by them for as far back as oral history carries.
Echoes provides a dedicated Sound Chamber, purpose built to suit its delivery in the discipline of Martial Arts..Echoes is an accredited provider of Complimentary Medicine.

Dorothy has been teaching Sound Healing through accredited channels continues teaching Sound Healing as a Martial Art. The Martial Art of Sound Healing in Perth will this year present five new black belt artists and has others in higher ranks. Intake into Black Belt program continues.