|Feeling great and having your family in good health is the most basic essential for life. Nothing else matters more than your health.Today our health is closely linked to our environment. Noise, smells, chemicals, food intolerance, stress and air pollution all affect our health.What is Environmental health?|
Toxins from the environment can enter and build up in our bodies, making us sick without knowing why. Today there are over 86,000 chemicals in our environment which may affect our health. This is why environmental health is a particular passion of mine. I want to help people be healthier, even in a complex and often toxic world. This is not so hard to do when you know how! At Sound Therapy International we believe in empowering people to take care of their health naturally, at home. We provide tools, products and information to make this easy to do. In addition to helping with ear and brain health, having good nutritional supplementation and safe products for the home and bathroom can help with many health conditions. These may include learning difficulties, digestive issues, bone and joint pain, heart health, memory, tinnitus and dizziness to name just a few.For several decades I have been using natural health, organic food, toxin free products and quality supplements to improve my health. For me it has made all the difference in the world, helping my immunity, energy, hormone balance, headaches, joint pain and digestion. My better health has allowed me to be more successful in my business and therefore to help many other people, like you!The resources you can find through this page will share with you the tools that have helped me. Check out the recommended reading and audio lectures. I also invite you to investigate a top quality product range I use and recommend, made by Neways International. You can learn about and order the products on line HERE or call us for more information.Why Neways?Neways makes products which are safe and effective. They guarantee not to use any of the 3,000 potentially harmful ingredients identified by their scientific advisory board. No other company today has such a guarantee or such a track record of 25 years in researching and formulating safety conscious products. All this is available for you.Are you at risk?Do you want to put anti freeze on your skin? I don’t think so! Most commercially produced skin care products contain Propylene glycol (anti freeze).
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Active listening and learning
Early in his research, Dr Tomatis discovered that the results of hearing tests varied greatly depending on the subject’s motivation to demonstrate a good or bad level of hearing. He discovered a voluntary, though unconscious element to our ability to hear. Listening means that we direct our ears to actively tune in to selected sounds.
Sound Therapy re-educates the selective ability of the ear, enabling listening to become a focused, motivated response to sound.This level of listening has the ability to re-map and re-program the way our brain deals with sound – which has a profound effect on the way we learn.
Our auditory sense is the most profound of all our sensory systems in terms of its influence on brain function and daily performance. While brain function can be improved through training and education, another, easier and possibly more fundamental method of improving brain function is through sound stimulation.
To learn more about how Sound Therapy helps learning, request our free report, on Sound Therapy and learning.
Our personal performance, communication, thinking, memory, creativity and learning ability all depend on the functioning of our brain and nervous system. If we cannot process information efficiently, or focus our thoughts as we wish, we have an uphill battle.
Sound Therapy is an effortless but essential tool to optimize brain performance with a time efficient program. This should be the first step in any personal improvement program. You will find your other efforts magnified when you first achieve your optimum brain processing potential.
- Brain Integration
- Nutrition for the Brain
When trying to sing in church I could not hear my own voice, and so gave up trying. Whereas I used to enjoy music, now it just existed and gave me very little lift. I had to try so hard to distinguish any words a soloist was singing.
Road noise drove me frantic. The noises I did not want to hear became a maddening roar, and those I wanted to hear I could not.
After listening to the Sound Therapy tapes, all this is changing. It brings tears of gratitude to my eyes, this recharging of life, made possible by this wonderful therapy. I can now hear the timbre in my own voice as I sing equally with that of others, and I can even hear the birds singing as I walk in the park. I am using my hearing aids less and less.
It is more that just improved hearing though. I find myself able and willing to communicate with people, it is easier to smile and reciprocate love.
William A. Whiteside
Stress and anxiety
Anxiety is a condition where stress worry and dread have built up to the point they interfere with our daily functioning. Worry about everyday life is exaggerated to the point where it preoccupies the mind. Sufferers tend to worry frequently about health, money, family, work or school. This worrying is often unrealistic or out of proportion to the situation.
Noise and anxiety
Research has found that noise related stress contributes to anxiety and can increase high blood pressure, peptic ulcers, cardiovascular deaths, strokes, suicides, degradation of the immune system, and impairment of learning.
Brain activity is always either enhanced or depleted by sound, depending on the quality of the sound. This is why Dr. Tomatis said, “Some sounds are as good as two cups of coffee.” Listening to Sound Therapy for three hours a day calms the mind and compensates for and counteracts the draining, stressful effect of low frequency noise.
Insomnia and anxiety
Anxiety is frequently the cause of poor sleep. Insomnia is caused by excessive cortical activity that cannot be stopped. Though Sound Therapy recharges the brain for activity during the day, it also has a calming effect which enables the listener in nearly every case to slip easily and quickly into sleep. While the brain and the nervous system are stimulated by the sound, this results not in a hyperactive state but in a state of active serenity, which allows for deep rest. Sleeplessness due to anxiety can also be resolved.
Survey results indicate that between 70 and 80 percent of Sound Therapy listeners notice an improvement in their sleep. Many insomniacs experience an immediate and dramatic improvement in their sleep.
If you would like to learn more about how Sound Therapy can help to relieve anxiety, request our Free Report on Sound Therapy for stress and anxiety
While Sound Therapy can help to stimulate and rebuild brain functionality, it has a greater chance of success if supported by the right supplements.
The brain is a very nutrient hungry organ. It constitutes only 2% of the weight of the body yet consumes 20% of the energy. This means the brain is ten times more metabolically active than the rest of the body. Therefore if we are suffering deficiency in any of the required daily nutrients, our brain will likely be affected.
Today it is difficult to receive all the nutrients we need in our diet. Our bodies are affected by chemical pollutants in our homes, clothing, cosmetics, air, water, building materials, pesticides and perfumes. The brain is very sensitive to chemical pollutants. Many chemicals cross the blood brain barrier leading to a variety of neural disorders including fuzzy thinking, memory loss, and more serious long term disorders. Two hundred commonly used chemicals are known to have neruo-toxic affects, but very little research has occurred in this field. In order for the body to defend itself from these toxins, extra nutrients are essential.
How nutrition for the brain can help
The great detoxifying organ of the body is the liver, but for the body to detox itself from chemical residues, the right trace elements must be present for the liver to do its job. In order to eliminate any unwanted chemical or toxic substance, the liver must create a specific enzyme. In order to make the enzyme, the liver requires certain minerals. If those minerals are not present in the body, the liver cannot do its job.
The brain must have the right nutritional substances available to it in order to:
• Produce and utilize the right balance of neurotransmitters
• Fire synapses efficiently
• Build new pathways
Sixty minerals are needed by the body but are not produced by the body. Therefore, these materials must be taken in as part of the diet.
Here are just a few examples of why the brain needs minerals:
• Magnesium deficiency can cause restlessness, nervousness, muscular twitching, and unsteadiness.
• Zinc deficiency can cause neurological impairment, influencing appetite, taste, smell, and vision. It has also been associated with apathy, irritability, jitteriness, and fatigue.
• Selenium is needed for the synthesis of some hormones and helps protect cell membranes from damage.
• Copper deficiency also impairs brain functioning and immune system response, including changes in certain chemical receptors in the brain and lowered levels of neurotransmitters.
Colloidal minerals are very minute particles which have already been absorbed and processed by plants. They come in a liquid form and are readily “bio available”, meaning the body can absorb them. They are estimated to be 90% more available to the body than other types of mineral supplements. Colloidal minerals that are derived from plant matter are fully bio available to the body. Rather than trying to figure out and replace individual mineral defieincies, it is safer to take a balanced, naturally derived mineral supplement that supplies all the mineral needs in the right proportions.
Highly-reactive forms of oxygen called free radicals create chemical reactions that damage brain cells. If free radicals get out of control, cells will be damaged faster than they can be repaired. Like a biological form of rust, a lifetime of oxidative insult can lead to diminished brain function. Over the last few decades many new sources of anti oxidants have been discovered. The first generation, vitamins A, C and E will work for three hours in the body. The second generation found in grape seed extract and pine bark extract and Ginkgo biloba will last two to three times longer. Third generation anti oxidants, (circuminoids) have now been discovered and will last for up to three days, cleaning your body of free radicals. A good anti oxidant supplement will contain all of these ingredients
The health benefits of good quality nutritional supplementation are an essential element of maintaining brain health. The brain depends on the availability of over 90 essential nutrients each day to maintain optimum functioning throughout your life. When these nutrients are supplied you can expect clearer thinking, better memory, deeper sleep, more stable moods, better focus, concentration and long term brain health.
Your Sound Therapy program includes nutrients specifically selected to assist better brain health.
Right and left brain hemispheres
The left brain hemisphere is the language-processing centre. The right brain is used for spatial judgment, movement, drawing, music, mathematics and technical abilities. Brain integration is one of the keys to improving memory, concentration, creativity, energy levels, IQ, EQ and many other markers of intelligence.
Sound therapy works on both sides to develop areas where we might be weak and improve communication between the hemispheres. For this reason Sound Therapy listeners often find themselves developing new abilities and overcoming blocks.
Why are high frequencies important for the Brain?
Through his study of embryology, Tomatis realised that the first sounds we hear are high frequency sounds because the area of the cochlea which detects high frequencies is the first to develop.
Through his experiments Tomatis showed that high frequency sounds serve as a vital and necessary stimulant for cortical activity. The brain needs high frequencies in order to be fully functional. The electrical charge of the brain, the energy on which it runs, needs to be regularly replenished and Tomatis discovered a way to do this by using specially processed sounds.
The cerebellum plays a significant role in sensory co-ordination, both visual and auditory, and has been dubbed the autopilot of the brain. It is an area of the brain about the size of your fist, which sits behind the brainstem at the base of your skull. Sound Therapy researchers now believe that any learning difficulty associated with auditory processing problems is linked to the cerebellum.
Researchers are only now beginning to unravel the deeply important role of the cerebellum, for while it directs no specific body functions, it operates as monitor and coordinator of the brain’s other centres and as mediator between them and the body.
It has been known for some time that the cerebellum was responsible for the management of the body’s equilibrium and muscular activity. However, it has more recently come to light that the cerebellum is equally involved in the co-ordination of the sensations of touch, hearing and sight.
Sound Therapy brings about improved function and brain integration of cerebellar pathways and this means that many areas of our sensory and motor function are improved.
To learn more about how Sound Therapy improves neural functioning, request one of our Free Reports.
Athletes of all levels stand to improve their performance through the use of Sound Therapy. Though sports performance may seem a far cry form listening to music, in fact they are closely related. Movement and music are two different, but very effective ways of stimulating the brain. Recent advances in the fields of learning difficulties and chiropractic neurology clearly indicate that co-ordination, spatial calculation and response speed can be stimulated if auditory processing is improved. The part of the brain now known to be intimately involved in this connection is the cerebellum, which integrates many of the automatic functions of the body. Sound Therapy may assist with sports performance for a wide range of people from those who have poor co-ordination to top level athletes wishing to maximise their abilities.
Some of the specific ways that Sound Therapy may improve sports performance include:
- Deeper, more refreshing sleep
- Higher energy levels
- Improved spatial judgement
- Faster processing speed
- Greater motivation
- Improved sensory integration
- More efficient automatic functions including breathing and heart rate
- Better balance
- Improved posture
- Better joint flexibility
- Reduced pain levels
- Improved muscle tone
- Steadier emotions
To learn more about how Sound Therapy could improve sport performance, request one of our Free Reports.
If you work in a musical field whether it is composing, playing an instrument or singing, Sound Therapy may increase your abilities and satisfaction in this area. Musicians, singers and music lovers report increased auditory perception, greater awareness of tones, frequencies and the emotional impact of music. At the same time, performance is enhanced. Whether you sing in the church choir or perform as a soloist, Sound Therapy is likely to give you both increased ability and enjoyment of your art. The ability to reproduce certain notes, to be inspired to create and interpret, just to enjoy listening, are all lifted to new heights.
This is not surprising, since the sense of listening is fundamental to musical performance and appreciation. If part of the listening capacity has diminished over time, musical abilities must necessarily be impaired. Improving the listening capacity will enhance both the physical ability to perform and the emotional response to appreciate music. Sound Therapy works on the listening capacity in several ways. The physical structures of the ear are stimulated to enhance their performance. Auditory pathways in the brain are activated, making processing of auditory information faster and more efficient, and the emotional psyche is opened on new levels by the process of sonic birth that is stimulated through the high frequency filtering.
To learn more about how Sound Therapy could improve musical performance, request one of our Free Reports.
Insomnia is caused by stress, so when our stress is reduced by Sound Therapy, we naturally sleep better. Listeners usually notice an improvement in their sleep even on the first night. Insomnia is caused by excessive cortical excitation that cannot be stopped. Sound Therapy cuts mind chatter and allows the mind to move naturally into the slower rhythms that lead to sleep.
Though Sound Therapy aims to recharge the brain for activity during the day, when you want to rest, it may also have a calming effect which enables the listener to slip easily and quickly into sleep. While the brain and the nervous system are stimulated by the sound, an active serenity may be experienced, which also allows for deep rest. Sleeplessness due to anxiety may also be resolved. The opening of the ear to high frequency sounds re-creates the pre-birth experience and can facilitate the resolution of early emotional anxieties. A recent survey indicates that between 70% and 80% of Sound Therapy Listeners notice an improvement in their sleep. Many insomniacs have experienced an immediate and dramatic improvement in their sleep.
How to listen
Some people benefit from listening to the program as they go to sleep and may listen either for the first 90 minutes or all night. Others will find that listening during the day is more appropriate to fit in with their sleeping and waking routine. For example, some people find the programs helpful to put them back to sleep if they wake in the night, whereas others may use them for an energy boost if they become drowsy in the evening. Each person needs to develop a listening routine that suits their needs and is appropriate to their individual response to the programs.
Deeper, better sleep
Dr Tomatis believes that if we receive sufficient stimulation for the brain, the need for sleep is reduced. Studies have shown that we don’t really need as much sleep as we think because it is mainly our brain that needs sleep, not our body. When the brain has more energy, we need less sleep. Therefore Sound Therapy listeners usually find they need between one and three hours less sleep per night. Deep sleep, medically termed “hypersomnia”, is the most essential type of sleep for our well being. Dreaming sleep or REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is a lighter sleep and with Sound Therapy it may be reduced in length without ill effects. The purpose of sleep is to replenish the brain’s energy. If the brain receives adequate stimulation from sound then the hours of sleep can be reduced.