WHAT IS SOUND WELLNESS?
Sound Wellness is a holistic modality that uses techniques based on sound and music to bring your body, mind, emotions and spirit back into harmony. It is from this place of harmony that healing takes place. And it is from this place that you can maintain and support your health, prevent illness and extend the quality of your life.
Wellness is about thriving in every aspect of your life. Our purpose is to restore the body’s natural patterns which then enables it to heal.
The best definitions for wellness include the ‘being’ part of your existence, like physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, mental wellbeing, spiritual wellbeing, social wellbeing - including intimate relationships, friends, family and the larger community, wellbeing at work, financial wellbeing, and the wellbeing of your environment or home.
This ancient flute has been dated at 35,000 years old. It is very possible that we had music before we could speak with words!
When Sound is used as a noun, it refers to an energy wave that you hear, like a bird singing, traffic noise, thunder or your phone ringing. This energy wave we refer to as sound also has profound effects on every part of your being.
When Sound used as an adjective, it means strong, like a sound heart; or valid, like sound judgment; or enduring, like sound moral values; or deep, like sound sleep.
When sound becomes an art form, it is called music. Two flutes, found in Europe, are believed to predate our use of spoken language. Music may have been humanity’s first language and sound was perhaps our first healer.
Sound Wellness incorporates all three definitions in the use of specific sound wellness techniques that support the creation of health, harmony, wholeness and balance in peoples’ lives. The methods used by Sound Wellness Practitioners connect with the body’s innate ability to recognize, incorporate, transmit and respond to sound.
In Canada, and in fact throughout most of the world, the fields of Sound Healing, Sound Therapy and the use of Specialized Music designed for healing have had no standardized training that offers certification at a level of verifiable competence. Until now.
Sound Wellness Practitioner Training is a certification program of verified competency of the practitioner. To become a Sound Wellness Practitioner, candidates must first complete required courses, participate in mentoring calls, complete appropriate case studies, and demonstrate their competence to an independent verifier. Once complete, an application is filed with the Sound Wellness Competency Panel for review. Only if successful, will the applicant be granted the status of Sound Wellness Practitioner.
WHO IS SOUND WELLNESS FOR?
Sound Wellness Practitioner Training was created to support holistic health practitioners. Sound Wellness is for practitioners who are looking for powerful tools to support their clients’ wellbeing to the fullest - tools that complement their own talents, skills and gifts.
There are also many people who take our Sound Wellness programs, including practitioners, who are looking for powerful tools to support their own wellbeing – creating health, harmony, wholeness and balance in their own lives.
Through the ripple effect of its certified practitioners, Sound Wellness influences community wellness through awareness and practice.
HOW IS SOUND WELLNESS DIFFERENT FROM SOUND HEALING OR SOUND THERAPY?
Sound Healing is the use of sound in the form of tones, rhythms, repetitive patterns, and other sound techniques, to create a change in body rhythms, and the body’s energy patterns.
Sound Therapy uses specific frequencies of sound (which may include specific musical notes) to change specific energy patterns in the body.
Sound Wellness, as a modality, uses both ancient and modern practices that are best defined as sound healing. However, these sound healing practices are not used exclusively.
To be of the greatest service, practitioners need many different tools, and many different concepts and practices to support their clients to the fullest.
To that end, Sound Wellness also incorporates practices that are in the realm of Sound Therapy. Sound Wellness also includes an understanding of the healing properties of specialized music that has been designed to stimulate a specific physiological, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual response.
Science or Art?
Sound Wellness is both Science and Art.
Science is defined as “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.”
We define the Art of Sound Wellness as “the ability, derived from intuition and experience, to select the appropriate strategy and techniques of Sound Wellness, and to skillfully apply them in your practice.”
It is the knowledge of the Science behind the tools and methods employed by Sound Wellness, coupled with the Art of successfully integrating those tools and methods that characterizes a Sound Wellness Practitioner.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES SOUND WELLNESS TREAT?
Sound Wellness doesn’t treat anything. A treatment is medical care given to someone for an illness or injury, and Sound Wellness was specifically designed to provide a holistic approach, rather than traditional medical care*.
Your body knows how to heal. If it didn’t, you’d never recover from a cold and a cut, scrape, or bruise would be with you for life. Obviously, that’s not the case. You do get over a cold. Your cuts and scrapes do heal.
The Sound Wellness Practitioner’s purpose is restore the body’s natural patterns which then enables the body to heal itself.
* That said, do not discontinue or suspend any medical treatment without first consulting with your medical professional. Do not hesitate to seek medical care for serious illness or injury. Sound Wellness is an excellent complement to traditional medicine in many cases, but it is not intended as a replacement for it.
WHY SOUND WELLNESS?
Imagine a world where your natural healing response is stimulated holistically, where your emotions are calm, your mind focuses easily, your spirit connects freely and you radiate health!
Sound Wellness was created to support this vision of holistic health. Sound Wellness is a safe, effective way for people to create health, wholeness, balance and harmony in their life.
At Sound Wellness, we view ourselves as partners with our clients and the community. By providing programs and experiences with sound and music, we help practitioners incorporate Sound Wellness within their practice, so that they can better serve the needs of their clients, while supporting their own health and wellbeing
With Sound Wellness, we can work together to bring the vision of a healthy, harmonious world into reality.