What I call "sound journey" is a unique blend of sound healing and conscious concert, where participants are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation, laying down with the eyes closed and diving deep into the magical sound container.
In these journeys I use a variety of instruments, including Tibetan bowls, shakers, chimes, Persian santur, didgeridoo, harmonium, and voice, to create a soundscape that induces a state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness and invites you to transform what shall be transformed.
Research has shown that sound can have a profound effect on the body and mind, and can be used as a tool for healing and personal growth. In fact, the therapeutic use of sound dates back thousands of years, with many ancient cultures using sound as a means of promoting health and well-being.
So, let me tell you about some of the most important benefits of joining a transformative sound journeys:
Feel connected to life and become present
For me, the most important and obvious benefit is that the sound and music I create helps to feel more connected to life, and become more present in the moment. Ultimately, every sound is an invitation for meditation - as we can only listen to sounds that are happening in the present moment, not of the past or future.
In the sound journeys, I create soundscapes that make it very easy to settle into the space, quiet the agitated mind and open up to a more broadened awareness. This can be especially helpful for those who struggle with anxiety or stress, and is a great help to sink into a deep meditation.
Release stuck emotions and let go of the past
The transformative sound journeys work a lot on the emotional plane. Some of my participants told me they were finally able to cry for the first time again after many years. Others report back having gone through feelings of bubbly happiness, deep grief, painful regret, melancholy, love and overflowing ecstasy. All of this - induced "only" by sound and music.
The vibrations created by the instruments can penetrate deep into the body, bypassing our conscious mind and accessing our subconscious. By listening to certain frequencies and rhythms, we can even stimulate the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters that help us feel more relaxed and at ease. In the years of offering my sound journeys, I have learnt how to tap into the collective space of the group (or the individual) and stimulate the emotional flow.
Develop gratitude and overcome depressive moods
Often times as a result of the emotional release, other times just a direct consequence of listening to beautiful music, you will most likely feel grateful during and after the session. Research has shown that music can stimulate the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward. Sound therapy has also been shown to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety by inducing deep relaxation and reducing stress levels. This can help individuals feel more grounded, centred, and at peace.
Find inspiration and creative impulses
The soundscape created by the instruments can help stimulate imagination and intuition by activating the right hemisphere of the brain. Since the mind can become very quiet during the sound journey, there is the space to tap into your deeper source of creative impulses.
Alleviate pain - both physical and emotional
Music and sound have been used as healing tools for thousands of years, and there is a growing body of research that supports their effectiveness in reducing physical and emotional pain. Music has the power to stimulate the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. The rhythm and melody of music can also distract the mind from pain and provide a sense of relaxation and comfort.
The vibrations and frequencies of sound healing instruments as the singing bowls can help to balance and harmonise the body's energy system, which can in turn alleviate physical and emotional pain. Additionally, listening to calming sounds or music can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which are often underlying factors in both physical and emotional pain.
Find deep rest and improve sleep
The soothing sounds of music can help to calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety, which are common causes of sleep disturbances. Additionally, certain types of music, such as slow, repetitive rhythms, can help to slow down the heart rate and breathing, promoting a state of deep relaxation.
By promoting relaxation and reducing stress, music and sound can help to create an optimal environment for restful sleep, leading to improved physical and mental health.
Invite magic into your life
Conscious sound can connect you both to your innermost self and the universe around you. When you join a sound journey, you open yourself up to the possibility of experiencing something beyond what is immediately apparent to your senses. In this way you will feel more connected with the mystery and wonder of the universe and might start seeing or even feeling the magic of life.
The vibrations and frequencies of sound can transport us to a place beyond our everyday existence, where we can tap into the infinite possibilities of the universe.
In addition, music and sound have been used for centuries in spiritual and shamanic practices to invoke higher states of consciousness and connect with the divine. By participating in transformative sound journeys, you can tap into this ancient wisdom and invite magic into you life by connecting with the spiritual realm. This can help ultimately help you to cultivate a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life, and bring greater joy and fulfillment to your day-to-day experiences.
In conclusion, transformative sound journeys are a powerful tool for healing and personal growth. Whether you are looking to connect more deeply with yourself, cleanse yourself emotionally, tap into your creativity or open up to the higher dimensions of reality, these journeys can provide a gateway to inner transformation. So, why not give it a try and experience the benefits for yourself?