Full Spectrum Sound Therapies
Full Spectrum Sound Therapies encompass a variety of approaches to the therapeutic use of vibrational sound for individuals, groups and communities. The name ‘Full Spectrum’ highlights the remarkable ability of therapeutically driven sound to reach and affect in a beneficial way, the full spectrum of human functioning: The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being.
The Dorian Centre is pleased to offer both individual and group sessions in Sound Therapies. Please look under "Groups" and "Workshops" to see current offerings for group sound work.
Individual Sound Therapies
Vocal toning is a form of vibrational sounding that involves the slow 'sounding' of open vowel sounds and overtones on the full exhalation of the breath. The client receives these sounds, but can also participate in toning with the therapist at certain points in the treatment. Vocal toning can bring immediate, beneficial changes to our physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual selves. When utilized with intention and clear focus, the vibrations carried through the ‘sounding’ voice will go to work where imbalances in the mind/body exist, and act as a kind of sonic ‘tune up’ that re-aligns energies to result in a greater degree of harmonic functioning. Common experiences include a deep relaxation effect with mental calm and a release of stress. Individual experiences can vary widely, but include emotional healing, obtaining insights about current life experiences, the release of stuck energy, physical healing, and spiritual enhancement and awakening.
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS
These remarkable sound therapy instruments are made from seven metals, hammered together in the shape of many different-sized bowls, which are then played in a variety of ways which produce different pitched sounds vibrating at different frequencies. Many of these bowls now come from Nepal rather than Tibet, but are very similar in construction. Both ‘undertones’ and ‘overtones’ are heard in these bowls, referring to a spectrum of pitches heard both beneath and above the main pitch of each bowl.
A tradition exists in the East, of the bowls being used for both healing and meditative purposes, in some cases - in Tibet, for meditation - for thousands of years. In today’s world, the bowls are used as a form of sound therapy, as well as for meditation. The effects are quite similar to the effects of vocal toning, with remarkable healing benefits readily available through the experience of listening to these sound vibrations. The sounds emitted by the bowls when played, are experienced by most people as beautiful to listen to, and deeply relaxing.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact the Centre.