As a coach-therapist I work holistically to support people to change the thinking, behaviours, or emotions that created anxiety, and this includes teaching people how to make a better mind-body connection which is pivotal to good mental health. The mind-body connection means that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. Mind-body therapies and practices are central to health in a fundamental way – they emphasise our capacity to use self-awareness and a variety of approaches to help ourselves physically and psychologically. In other words our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are.
One approach is listening to specific sound frequencies to calm the mind and help to put your body at ease by bringing it into a state of balance, called homeostasis. When the body is in balance healing takes place. The vibrations and frequencies from music have the ability to affect you on a physiological, mental, and spiritual level, because every organ and every cell in your body absorbs and emits sound with a particular optimum reverberating frequency.
You may have attended Sound Baths – where waves of sound are produced by Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, bio sonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and more – to calm the nervous system and balance the body.
Listening to Solfeggio frequencies can be used to heal the body and reduce mental and physical suffering. Certain Solfeggio frequencies have specific effects to calm anxiety, assist sleep, or ease and remove feelings of guilt and fear we’ve accumulated throughout our life. They are also used in DNA repair; to bring increased energy, clarity and peace of mind and spirit, along with enhanced creativity. And the lowest tone, 174 Hz affects our physical body and energy because it’s a natural anaesthetic, relieving pain both physically and energetically.
Medical and scientific studies show: “Humans are rhythmic beings: Our heartbeat, breathing, and brain waves are all rhythmic. The human brain and nervous system are hard-wired to distinguish music from noise and to respond to rhythm and repetition, tones and tunes.” ~ Dr Kamaroff of Harvard Medical.
The British Academy of Sound Therapy confirms how and why sound and music is such a powerful tool for improving health and wellbeing: “Sound therapy can be used to encourage mindfulness, self-awareness and calming which in turn can encourage healing through stress relief.”
When we are in resonance, we are in balance. Try it for yourself; you can listen to the Solfeggio frequencies of your choice for free on YouTube. I really enjoy listening to Marimba Meditative Music.