MYS2011 CDTAPE1

A more convenient Sound Therapy

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Have you had any of these experiences?

How are you going with your Sound Therapy? Recently we have been in contact with many of our customers over upgrading their equipment and I have been struck by one thing. A significant number of people were unwilling to return their player for replacement until they received a new one first, because they couldn’t stand to be without Sound Therapy for even one day! It’s certainly good to know that for these people Sound Therapy makes such a big difference to how they feel every day.

Did you get through the healing process?
I have also spoken to some people who have had challenges with their listening such as making some progress and then having a set-back, finding the more highly filtered albums too stimulating, experiencing some symptoms they didn’t understand such as temporary ear pain or dizziness. Having a conversation with a consultant is always a good way to clarify and understand what is happening and gain reassurance for the next steps forward. Your listening program includes telephone support, so please take advantage of this if you have not spoken to us before and have come to a standstill for some reason.

Has your listening lapsed?
Many people let their Sound Therapy listening lapse after a time, either because they get out of the habit or their CD or tape player breaks down and cannot be replaced. As someone who has used Sound Therapy now for over 25 years, I encourage you to give it another go. As we get older, our need for Sound Therapy increases. Just as you may have a fitness blitz every year or so, have another blitz on ear and brain fitness, and give yourself that extra energy and zing. Sometimes the 2nd or 3rd time round the results are even better!

New ultra convenient technology for Sound Therapy is here!

As one of our experienced Sound Therapy listeners who has been with our company and product for some time, we are excited to now offer you a great new advance in Sound Therapy. Now is a great time to upgrade as we have a whole new range of music programs, a portable player that is the best technology ever for Sound Therapy, plus a very attractive stock take sale.
Our new range of Sound Therapy Programs is now available with all new music on our compact and convenient MINI MX2 player. Our listeners have been delighted with this new light weight player. 
“I never thought Sound Therapy could be so portable. This new player makes listening so much easier, I don’t think twice about putting it on.”

Here are some of the things people have said to us about the MINI MX2
“The sound quality is so clear”
“No more worrying about scratching the CDs or tapes unwinding”
“Recharging the player saves the bother of buying or changing batteries. And I love the way the whole program plays through all four albums so I don’t even have to stop and change the tape of CD.”
“There’s no problem with movement if I wear it jogging or moving around. I’m even going to try playing tennis!”
“No more messing around with the bulky carry pouches around your waist. I wear it in the garden or working around the property, just on the lanyard tucked into my clothes and its no bother at all.”
“It can even fit into an ipod case on your arm which is great for jogging or going to the gym.”
“I listen to my Sound Therapy much more now because its so convenient.”
Read more about the MINI MX2 2.7mb PDF

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Has the Analogue to Digital Problem been solved?
Yes, new advances in technology have meant that we can now provide a superior quality of sound on this remarkably compact player. We still use original analogue music and analogue Sound Therapy processing. Then in the final process the music is converted to digital sound using the highest quality digital files possible, and preserving all the essential high frequency and therapeutic harmonics. This results in a sound quality that is superior to any other current commercially produced recordings, either analogue or digital. 

Which new Program should I start with?
We recommend that all listeners who have used our original programs, now start the new series with the Listening Foundation Program. This program has been made with new recording techniques that make the music easier to listen to but also more effective. Less of the hissing sound is heard because the limitations of old technology have been removed and the high frequencies are presented to the ear in a clearer form in this new series.

Are You a Media Star?
We are planning some media promotion in the next couple of months and may need people who are willing to talk about their experience on TV. If you have had good results with Sound Therapy and would like to share your story, please let us know. Our particular focus is the Family and Children’s programs, though if you have benefited in other areas we will keep you on file for the future.


As one of our VIP Sound Therapy listeners we would like to offer you a special bonus if you purchase a new program on MINI MX2 before July 31st
1. Receive a $100 VIP New MINI users discount on your purchase now
2. PLUS Receive a $100 discount voucher to be used on a future purchase before Dec 31st

Order now and get $100 of any package in the New listers or Experienced listeners section
Use the Special Code  MYS2011CT in the cart checkout to apply the discount

                            

Here are a few of the latest programs

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MINI MX2
Support Page

Here you will find all the latest tips and tricks to getting the most from your MINI MX2 player

If you’ve lost or misplaced your instructions here is a PDF of the current Instructions V4

 

New MX2 Tips Video   

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If the unit is non responsive (No lights or sound) doesn’t even light up when on charge.

The unit may go into this protection mode if it runs out of charge and is started again with too little charge to boot.

Perhaps you were not sure if it was out of charge and tried to start it again after it was already flat. The unit goes into this mode to save just enough power to reset itself and prepare for recharge.

Solution:

Simply press the reset button (with a toothpick or paperclip) and the green light will flash back on. Then get the unit onto charge for 1.5 hours or until the solid green “Fully Charged” LED appears. Return to normal use.

MINI MX2 FAQs

Q. I can’t work out how to use the player. I’m not very technical.
A. 1. Have you read the instruction leaflet that came inside your case? Have you opened it right up to a single piece of paper? All of the instructions are inside.
A. 2. If you are still having trouble, please get a younger person such as a son or daughter, grandchild or carer to help you. Show the m the instructions. This is usually much more practical and easier than trying to have it explained to you over the phone by Sound Therapy staff.

Q. How can I make sure it doesn’t play on and drain the battery when I’m not listening?
A. An easy way is to unplug the earphones when you’re not listening. The player will automatically switch off after a few seconds when you unplug the earphones.

Q. When I first plug it in to the charger the light comes on green, even though the player stopped and I thought it was flat.
A. When you first put it on to charge, the green light will come on for up to 20 seconds or a minute or so. Then it will go red once it starts to charge.

Q. I have charged the player and pressed play but it’s not playing.
A. It can take a few seconds for the music to start after you press play. Also look to see if the green light is flashing. If so, turn up the volume, in case the music is just too quiet to hear.

Q. I’m not sure how to work the charger.
A. When you slide the wall-plug power pins unit onto the charger, be sure it clicks into place. Then just connect the player to the charger with the connector plug provided. Again, make sure each end is clicked into place. The light shows red while charging, which takes about an hour and a half. Then it goes green to indicate that the player is fully charged. It has a circuit breaker to prevent over charging but best to save electricity and take the player off the connector, then power off at the wall.

Q. Which setting should I use with the MENU BBE button? (The one with the circular arrow.)
A. This button allows you to choose from a range of sound enrichment processes. Normally there is no need to change this setting. The therapy will work on any setting. However, if you want to check that you have it on the very best setting, cycle through the settings until you hear the announcement for BBE Headphone 3. This is the best setting for Sound Therapy.
CAREFUL – If you press and hold this button for too long the voice will say “Shuffle On” or “Shuffle Off” You want “Shuffle Off” for Sound Therapy.

Q. what do the different sound enrichment processes do, which are controlled by the MENU/BBE button?
BBE Makes it easier for the brain to interpret the sound
MP  Enriches the high harmonics
Headphone  settings Adapt the sound to be conveyed more effectively through headphones
The difference between settings 1, 2 & 3 is that the added filtering is more pronounced in setting 3.
Do not choose Normal or Mach 3 Base as they are not so suitable for Sound Therapy.

To read more about the enrichment sound processes BBE and MP visit http://rafaelejoudry.com/Blog/?p=77

 

 

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Chapter 2 Excerpt

Chapter Two

Plugged into the Cosmos

If you put an oscilloscope on the sounds of Gregorian Chant, you see that they all come within the bandwidth for charging the ear.

Dr. Alfred Tomatis

Looking back, it doesn’t seem strange that I should have been one of the first people in the country to find my way to a sound therapist’s door, as most of my life has been lived off the beaten track. For example, you can read about my experiment in allowing my children to educate themselves at home (as distinct from ‘educating’ them at home) if you care to see my book, And the Children Played, reprinted by Tundra Books, Montreal, Spring, ’84.

One of these children, Rafaele (formerly Melanie), having graduated from college (her first experience of school) was continuing her self-education and spending the year 1977 in Paris to perfect her French. There, by chance as they call it, she met a French-Canadian doctor who was studying Sound Therapy with Dr. Tomatis. Rafaele spoke to him about her mother’s hearing problem, a matter of great inconvenience to the family, though they were always very nice about it.

An anti-social hearing problem

My problem was this: I couldn’t carry on a conversation if there were other people talking in the room. If I had to talk against the voice background, or listen to someone speaking to me, the cross vibrations of sound simply broke up my focus. At home I was constantly calling for silence and then trying to get a single conversation going while everybody else held their tongues. It was socially debilitating, to say the least, and it was getting worse. At a publisher’s party for one of my books I had to sneak out after a few minutes and go home. Luckily there was lots to drink and I never did hear that anybody noticed.

I had mentioned this malady to a number of people who told me they had it too. So of course the Canadian doctor recognized it at once from the description. He told my daughter that it could be cured with Sound Therapy. She asked him what Sound Therapy was, and considering the explanation that found its way back to me, it’s a good thing I go on faith.

Accordingly, when he returned to Montreal to set up practice the following spring, I was right there. We had a nice talk, (no-one else was speaking in the room) and a few days later my treatment commenced.

The listening test

All was mystery from the word go, and the word was not “Go,” it was “Beep.” Connected by headphones to an unearthly looking machine, on which the therapist produced high-pitched sounds by twirling a handle, I had to state when I heard what, and where. During all this he was drawing a graph with coloured pencils. I felt strangely elated by these high tones and attributed it to the total yogic concentration necessary to decide whether they came from right, left or centre. I was also asked whether a sequence of sounds was getting higher or lower. They were all sky high and sometimes I just didn’t know. I gave answers, then took them back. It was like sitting for an examination that I didn’t want to fail.

The headphones were changed for another pair that didn’t go on my ears at all. They fitted over the mastoid bone and the bone at my temple. I was amazed to find that I could hear through my bones as well as through my ears. It was the first I knew of the fact that we hear with our whole body. This was downtown Montreal and the traffic sounds outside were like an artillery attack. They had devastated me previously and were now made harmless by these eloquent little electronic bleeps. I could hardly believe my ears — or my ears could scarcely believe the soothing yet stimulating sound that promised an end to abuse.

When the listening test was completed, the therapist was able to view the precise nature of my trouble. He saw another one that I hadn’t thought to mention for how could it relate to sound? It was my complete helplessness at all things technical. Like a clairvoyant he read this from the graph. It was absolutely true. I could barely change a light bulb, couldn’t possibly replace a fuse, and always had to get some small child to put in my typewriter ribbon. On the day the stereo system was delivered and the kids were showing me how to use it, I am quoted as saying: “Oh, I have to press Stop? I’ll never be able to work that.” The family was still laughing. (But the last laugh would be mine.)

Next, the therapy was explained to me — in simple words, with respect to my deficiencies in the technical field. As it is quite impossible to really put across the principles of Sound Therapy in simple words, I again had to take it on faith. It seemed that a specific listening program would be designed for me.

Listening subconsciously

  1. My listening program would consist largely of the music of Mozart, and I would sit and listen to it for three hours every week-day during the next six weeks.

“That’s all?” I asked. “There’s nothing more to it?”

  1. “Yes. Bring some sewing or embroidery to work on.

It’s better to absorb the sound subconsciously, with the attention fixed on something else.”

It turned out that women patients did needlework and men did jigsaw puzzles. I was gladder than ever to be a female.

Game for anything, I settled into the routine, driving the sixty miles from my farm at St. Agnes de Dundee and sitting for three hours daily, comfortably settled in an armchair in a little room, with my headphones, my sewing and my thermos of tea. The music was recognizably Mozart, though Mozart would have had a fit. The violin concertos, symphonies and chamber pieces all started out normally, except for occasional soft hissing sounds. Then, imperceptibly, the lower sounds began giving way to the strings. After a time even the strings were clinging to the rafters. It was strange, eerie, and perversely pleasing. Yet I wondered. It just didn’t seem possible that sitting here listening to squeaky music for three hours was going to relieve me of anything but thirty-six dollars. (By now the fee is considerably higher, all low prices having been filtered out everywhere!)

The equipment from which all this originated was stacked in the next room and operated by an assistant. It looked pretty spooky with its blinking lights and turning reels, and I always hurried past it, while noting that wires snaked under several doors to other patients in their comfy little dens. It was good to know that others were willing to take a chance, though when I stopped to think of it, I never saw them. I pondered about what their personalized listening programs might be like while I imbibed the one specifically designed to sort out the crossed wires in my head — or whatever it was that so inhibited the social life I didn’t much want. I was really doing this from a fear that my hearing quirk might lead to deafness. I had seen my mother gradually lose her hearing and become isolated from human company and, almost worse, from music. Nietzche put his finger on it when he said: “Without music life would be a mistake.”

I stuck this out week after week, trying lamely to explain at home the purpose of the daily trek. They surmised that Sound Therapy was some kind of faith healing. If that’s what it was it wouldn’t work, because I was starting to lose faith. Also, there was no sign of healing. I observed my reactions with mounting anxiety, like a hypochondriac taking her own pulse every few minutes. I was neither better nor worse. I began to resent the time that was going into this. And the car was eating up a lot of gas.

The fourth week offered a little variety in the form of a vocalizing technique. A microphone was set up on the table in my little room and a new tape relayed through the headphones. A female voice gave instructions, then spoke sibilant words at high frequency, leaving a gap between each. In the gap I was to repeat the word into the microphone. As I did this, my own voice, also filtered to very high pitch, came back into my ears. Due to past experience as a radio actress I felt quite at home with the mike, though I never expected to be presented with a script like this.

Next, a monk with a beautiful voice came on singing phrases of Gregorian chant, with cathedral echo backup. He too waited for my repetition, and I was glad he couldn’t hear it, for I never could carry a tune.

It was all terribly wearing. A deep exhaustion settled over me. My therapist had warned that I might get a little tired: it would mean that the therapy was working, the effect beginning to be felt in the muscle of the middle ear, the brain patterns rearranging themselves. He explained it again. I couldn’t follow any of it. I hadn’t the strength. The exhaustion that had seeped into me could only be compared with the depleted feeling that follows childbirth — or finishing a novel. Arriving home at night after the sixty-mile drive, I could hardly drag myself out of the car. I detested driving anyway; cars were technical and I hated them.

A calm sense of energy

How did it begin? I first noticed it at the wheel, while stopped in the rush-hour traffic. It was a kind of gentle vibration in my head, a sense of something about to take off. I began singing, using the humming technique I had learned in my sessions. I sang my way out of Montreal and hummed as I spun along the highway. When I got home I noted with surprise that I was not tired. Far from it. I stayed up late doing things around the house, and rose early the next morning, deeply rested and refreshed. The effect was subtle — not a high-powered charge but a sure, calm sense of energy. It was energy formerly untapped, now available, ready to be drawn upon as needed. The feeling of well-being increased day by day, peaking at moments — usually in the evening when I would ordinarily be flaked out — and sending a dynamism sparking along my veins as though I were electrically connected. I told my therapist: “I feel as though I’ve been plugged into the cosmos.”

He only smiled. He knew about this. For one thing he had taken the therapy himself in France as part of his training. His serenity was one of the characteristic results. Yet I saw him excited too — on the day when he opened the door of another listening room and pointed to a child wearing headphones and stretched out on a sofa.

  1. “That child,” he told me softly, “was so hyper that his parents were going to have to institutionalize him. Now he lies still for three hours every day listening to Mozart.” Later the boy’s mother also came for treatment, and the family found harmony.

Within a week I was going around in a perpetual state of exultation. Before my therapy began I’d been working on a novel. It had struck a roadblock and stopped. Suddenly the words began flowing again. I sat scribbling all through my sessions and was still working at home at midnight, though ordinarily I wasn’t able to write beyond noon. (That book was The Selena Tree, published by McClelland and Stewart, now in a New Canadian Library paperback edition. You might note the dedication.)

I seemed to feel no need for sleep. When I went to bed it was not because I was tired, but because the next day had rolled around and I thought I ought to. For years I had had difficulty sleeping and had made a huge point of going to bed at nine, to read for an hour and toss around for another two, so as to be asleep by midnight and get the eight hours I needed for a good morning’s work. This meant I had no evenings and neither did the others in the house, who had to tiptoe around and keep their talk to a whisper. Now I was seeing them off to bed while I charged around the house, typing, cooking, cleaning, catching up on correspondence and all those things which drag at the mind. When I lay down to sleep — miraculously, I slept.

My problem cured

On an afternoon in my sixth and final week, as I sat listening in my little room, the therapist came strolling in. I tensed up, in mortal fear that he was going to say something. Not only did I have to keep silent when there were voices in the background, but also when music was playing.

He began to speak. I went into my act, waving my hands frantically and objecting: “I’ve got the music on! I can’t talk when there’s music on, I never could!”
He smiled and said calmly: “You can now.”

I stopped short and listened to him. I ventured to answer. We chatted about many things and the music played on, and he was right: I had been cured.
I went out into the stores and talked to salespeople, with the babble of voices all around me. No problem. I couldn’t believe it. Neither could my family when I got home that night. I walked into the house and all talk stopped, as usual.

  1. “Go right on,” I said airily. “Doesn’t bother me a bit.”

Now I became intensely curious as to what had happened. I had asked several times: “What does the sound do exactly?” and could never understand the answer. It couldn’t be told in a few sentences. (One would have to write a book!) It had to do with recharging the cortex of the brain and was accompanied by some sort of theory about a return to the womb and a rebirth through sound. This clarified the picture for me as much as seeing it through water.
“It works,” the therapist said. “That’s what counts.”

It was true. From that day to this I have never been troubled by cross-currents of voices — though my daughters were disappointed about the paper bags. You see, along with everything else, my hearing has always been very acute, and there was something about the resonating crackle of paper bags being folded that struck my eardrums like spears. On shopping day, therefore, as we unpacked the groceries, I was always warning: “Don’t fold the bags till I’m out.” I finally left the kitchen awash in open, empty paper bags!

So the girls had hoped my therapy would take care of this too. But the effect of the sound is to open the hearing — so it was worse with the bags. Nothing’s perfect.
As the day approached when my listening sessions were to end, I began to feel bereft. What if it all wore off? I asked my therapist — I begged him: “Isn’t there some way I could listen to this kind of music at home?”
He assured me there wasn’t. “You would have to buy all this.” He waved at the equipment. “It cost twenty thousand dollars.”
If I’d had the twenty thousand, I’d have spent it on that in a minute.

“Even then,” he went on, “you wouldn’t know how to use it.”

That was certainly true. And given the state of technological development at that time, he was right that there was no way. He wasn’t lying to me. He just didn’t know he was talking to someone at whom the eye of fate had just winked.
After the final session he gave me the listening test again, and showed me on the graph the changes that had taken place. I didn’t have to see the graph. A graph is only two- dimensional lines. I knew in all the complex dimensions of myself the transformation that had occurred. I hugged him wordlessly and left. I felt strangely alone, unconnected from the equipment.

As the weeks passed, I slowly became unconnected from the cosmos too. The radiant energy flickered and faded. At the end of the day I was tired like anybody else. Sleep eluded me again, although there was no sign of the malady which had driven me to Sound Therapy. The cure was effective, but I mourned the loss of the beneficial side effects. For that I would have traded the cure in a twinkling.

I tried to cheer myself by going to some parties, now being normal, audiometrically speaking. Though I could stand the sound of voices, I remembered that I couldn’t stand parties. I walked the fields, humming desperately. The humming technique I’d been taught was the one scrap of self-help possible. I hummed until the birds all fled from that part of Quebec! It helped a little, but without the high frequencies to back it up I was humming in the dark.

Writer’s block struck again, and I was devastated. But there was something I could do for this. I developed a pattern: whenever I was seriously stuck I would phone Montreal and make an appointment for one Sound Therapy session. The three hours of listening never failed to get my inspiration flowing.

Evidently I was tied for life to the Montreal area, or maybe Toronto, where I understood there was one other sound therapist practising.

Life is cruel, and circumstances conspired to move me two years later to the Saskatchewan prairie. Settled in a tiny, charming old farmhouse in the Minichinas Hills, I knew it was the perfect place for me to live and write. Yet the real place of writing was in my head, and I would cheerfully have camped at the intersection of Peel and Ste. Catherine Streets if I could have had again the limitless vitality, the calm and drugless high that brought my inspiration to me like Joan’s angel voices on the wind.

Two years passed, and ever my mind strained eastward. Running like an underground river through my thoughts were plans and schemes for getting more Sound Therapy. I was on the point more than once of applying as Writer-in-Residence at Montreal’s Concordia University, a mad idea as I scarcely take up residence even in my own house but have to be always in the fresh air, doing my writing under the sky.

Sound Therapy at St Peter’s Abbey, Muenster

Some people have a vivid, lifelong, shining memory of the moment when they were proposed to; or informed that they had won the Irish sweepstake; or received the inspiration for a great invention. I will carry a vivid, lifelong shining memory of the moment, one evening in my prairie farmhouse, when my dinner guest, Russ Powell, idly said:

  1. “Oh, you know St. Peter’s Abbey up at Muenster?” (I didn’t know it. I just knew Muenster on the map.) “I have a relative by marriage there,” he continued, “a monk named Father Lawrence —”

I stifled a yawn.
“— and he’s working with the same therapy you took in Montreal.”

What?” I sprang up, toppling my chair. Russ looked a little alarmed. “Sound Therapy?”

“Yes,” he said. “I went up last week and he demonstrated the listening test for me. They’re using the therapy with the pre-vocation students at St. Peter’s College there.”

Muenster? Muenster? Could it be possible? Russ described the listening test and the electronic set-up. There was no doubt: it was the same. On the thousands of miles of prairie, I had landed blind, forty-eight miles from the kingdom. …

Follow this link to read the rest of Patricia’s fascinating book about how her life was transformed by Sound Therapy.

Comparisons

How does Sound Therapy differ from other therapeutic listening programs on the market?

Rhythm versus Frequency

A number of other sound applications have been developed using specific rhythms to entrain the brain and induce greater states of relaxation. (Essentially entrainment means the brain waves are slowed down and brought into synch with the rhythm of the music or sounds.) These may be seen under the names of SuperLearning, Holosynch or Hemisynch among others.

Sound Therapy is different to these programs because it uses varied frequencies to physically reactivate the ear. By stimulating and enhancing ear function, the therapy has a profound restorative effect on the brain and the entire nervous system. Sound Therapy impacts on many ear related and neurological conditions not addressed by other methods.

Since the ear responds to sound whether we are conscious of it or not, Sound Therapy does not require conscious attention to work. Hence it can be played as you are engaged in other activities, unlike the entrainment or accelerated learning programs which require your full focus to be effective.

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