Sound Medicine Workshop: Sound, Healing, Consciousness. Vibration is the language of consciousness (Laszlo, 2017)
Sound Medicine is the science of using audible vibration to release stored energy with conscious intent towards healing. Sound Medicine can be used for the reduction of stress and illness through its properties of unity, synchronization, regulation of our emotional and physical body, and the expansion of consciousness.
Come learn how sound affects your nervous system and how to use sound in order to bring about a state of peace and calm, reducing the stress in your life and easing your journey. We will use a technology that measures your heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), to guide us. After a brief overview of the science of vibration, in this workshop you will experience how to measure your nervous systems response to sound using your heart rate and to select sounds to achieve a state of uplifting calm and expanded consciousness. We will explore sound techniques such as Crystal Bowls, Toning, Tuning, Chanting, Singing and Drumming.
I started the new year giving a podcast interview on Jan 6 to Dr. Ivy Margulies of Angels Born Still. Dr. Margulies is a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles specializing in maternal mental health, including postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, reproductive challenges, miscarriage, and newborn loss and grief. I loved this interview. It was refreshing to speak with such a devoted practitioner, seeking always to find ways to help her clients, and expand her awareness as a pioneer in her field. There is a special place in my heart for those who hold the more difficult moments of our human experience.
On Dec 3, 2018 I gave a presentation at GATE Academy to K-8th graders on Seven Tips on Speaking to the Hearing Impaired. It was exceptionally rewarding and inspiring, as addressing children always is. This topic is dear to me as I have struggled through classrooms and life with only half my hearing. It took me a lifetime to learn how to advocate for my needs, or even just to understand that I had special needs and not to be ashamed about that. In teaching these kids how to speak to someone with special needs hearing, I hoped to accomplish two very important things.
To teach them that we all have needs, and some of us special needs, and that that’s ok.
Getting an early acceptance of yourself and ability to speak up for what you need is a gift. This is healthy self-advocacy.
At this school, every six weeks the children deliver an oral presentation on a topic they have researched and written a presentation on. It turns out that these same seven tips are also excellent public speaking guidance! As I listened to their presentations the week after my presentation, I certainly heard a difference. This is the gift of accepting and presenting yourself.
Please read below to learn more about the 'Seven Tips' and Thank you GATE Academy for a wonderful experience!
Seven Tips On Speaking to the Hearing Impaired
Look right in the eyes of the person you’re talking to, so they can read your lips