Let's face it. We're stressed. Burn-out, anxiety, depression and dis-ease seem to be the new normal. We cling to all manner of substances, subsidies, and screens. With so many moving pieces on board, turning the ship around feels like a monumental task. But small steps support big change.
Step One: RELAX. Under "normal" conditions, this single step, relaxation, can fall so far from reach that we need significant breaks to first completely unwind and then recover, peace by peace. But we don't always (or usually) have time to run this elusive process. So we drink more coffee, and the cycle continues.
The harmonic frequencies of the handpan drum tell the nervous system to rest. Now, blood can flow to your digestive organs, cells kick into repair mode, and your cardiology self-regulates. Ideas and inspirations begin to prickle.
When we are relaxed, we have the energy to self-heal. When we heal, we have access to the most potent forces known to humanity. We can turn ships, and move mountains.
Everyone experiences stressors in their lives as they attempt to balance the various (and frequently conflicting) demands of work, family, personal responsibilities, friends, and home environments. Often, one person's stress is another person's success. It flies from all angles.
Sound therapy anchors attention into a safe, calm, and creative container. It proves very effective in relieving the symptoms of stress. It can also reveal root causes, and facilitate positive change. People under the influence of intentional music are prone to powerful insights, better sleep, and happier moods.
The handpan pairs particularly well with yoga, massage, journaling, plant medicines, and other meditative practices.
SOUND THERAPY FOR STRESS REDUCTION: 30/60/90 minute sessions for individuals and groups. Sessions available in-person throughout San Diego and Albuquerque, or on-line worldwide.
The prevalence of mental health disorders in the Unites States increases every year. They produce a wide variety of challenges and interruptions to everyday life, negatively affecting thinking, mood, and/or behavior in people of all ages, ethnic groups, genders, and socioeconomic standings. 49.5% of adolescents in the US struggle with a mental health disorder. One out of seven women are impacted by postpartum depression.
People with moderate traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other mental health conditions can benefit from sound therapy. The regular, repeating patterns of melodic rhythm soothes the limbic system and produces feel-good hormones. Mantras, chants, toning, and improvisational songs help program positive thoughts. They can also facilitate release of trauma, grief, and other unexpressed feelings.
SOUND THERAPY FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT: Sessions available in-person throughout San Diego and Albuquerque, or on-line worldwide.
ADDICTION & RECOVERY
Mainstream capitalism, as practiced in the United States, keeps the psyche under constant pressure. And of course, we do what any organism will do. We seek homeostasis.
If life lacks sweetness, it's easy to find sugar. If life is too painful, it's easy to numb out. If life feels lonely, it's easy to fake a connection.
That's why addiction is everywhere. Billboards, grocery isles, computer screens, pharmacies, liquor stores, street corners. Breaking up with old coping strategies requires a concerted effort, community support, and healthy accountability.
Sound therapy can help an individual process the pain and disconnection driving addiction in the first place. It can also help rewire subconscious mechanisms around unwanted behaviors. Treatment begins with an assessment of family history, childhood experiences, cultural background, and other relevant factors shaping present-day experiences.
SOUND THERAPY FOR ADDICTION & RECOVERY: Sessions available in-person throughout San Diego and Albuquerque, or on-line worldwide.