Holistic Centre for Body, Mind & Spirit

The Power of Sound

MARCH 2012, THE JOURNAL MAGAZINE BY SONIA MANNING

Have you ever noticed how you just get used to some sounds and get to the point where you don’t even notice them? On the other hand, sounds like the cry of a baby or waves coming to shore can generate a huge emotional response. Clearly, sound can be powerful but so often we are just not tuned into it.

At Anam Cara, we run unique group workshops that bring out the power of sound, and use that power to give people a truly remarkable experience. Participants respond spontaneously to sound, soon reaching a relaxed, open state that allows them to draw knowledge from their deep unconscious with a freedom that often doesn’t come naturally in everyday life.

This uniquely pleasurable experience lets people enter a state of blissful relaxation which allows their deep unconscious to effortlessly come to the fore.

Sound Therapy

With our bodies being 70% water – and water being a great conductor of sound – sound constantly resonates around the body.

When our bodies and minds are not in harmony, we can become prone to illness or psychological and emotional problems. Our bodies need to be re-harmonised, which is where sound therapy can help. The sounds used in sound therapy create a sound bath that envelops your body and encourages it to synchronise with the frequencies of the notes being played. Certain notes hit certain parts of the body, and the effect of this is well documented in both eastern chakra philosophy and also in western conventional medicine.

Anam Cara’s workshop is run by two highly skilled experts: Kate, our sound therapy practitioner, and Sonia, our creative visualisation and meditation practitioner. They combine to create an environment that allows participants to make a new, intimate connection with the self that actually allows their bodies and minds to find their own unique and profound solutions. “So much is possible when people reach this state of consciousness,” says Sonia Manning. “Every answer is within you, and this is a wonderful way to discover it.”

In the workshop Kate, who is accredited by the British Academy of Sound Therapy, uses Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, wind chimes, gongs and drums to help participants reach this blissful and open state.

These sounds allow Sonia to speak to people on a subconscious level, inviting their subconscious to suggest how they can harmonise their bodies and minds. This requires no conscious effort from participants –it’s not a conversation or even a thought – it’s a spontaneous occurrence that simply allows solutions to emerge. There can surely be no more blissful way to solve your problems.

What can sound therapy do for me?

This knowledge and self-awareness helps people tackle a whole range of issues. As a one-off experience, sound therapy leads to welcome feelings of intense relaxation – ideal for washing away the stresses of everyday life and a very powerful and beneficial experience in itself.

However, the real benefit comes from continuing your work with sound therapy, which will allow you to address problems such as stress, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, lack of energy, depression, panic attacks, IBS, chronic pain and much more. The process has also proved useful to people who are feeling stuck or are trying to deal with a weighty problem but just can’t find a way through it. Their subconscious has the answer and this process allows people to hear it.

Everyone will have a different experience during which their deep unconscious will convey, through metaphor and symbols, what they need to do to reharmonise and realign themselves. The sound is a powerful way of enhancing the experience and holding the participant in their free, creative space.

“Just one session,” promise Sonia and Kate, “that’s often all it takes for people to understand how powerful and wonderful it is.”



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What can sound therapy do for me?

This knowledge and self-awareness helps people tackle a whole range of issues. As a one-off experience, sound therapy leads to welcome feelings of intense relaxation – ideal for washing away the stresses of everyday life and a very powerful and beneficial experience in itself.

However, the real benefit comes from continuing your work with sound therapy, which will allow you to address problems such as stress, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, lack of energy, depression, panic attacks, IBS, chronic pain and much more. The process has also proved useful to people who are feeling stuck or are trying to deal with a weighty problem but just can’t find a way through it. Their subconscious has the answer and this process allows people to hear it.

Everyone will have a different experience during which their deep unconscious will convey, through metaphor and symbols, what they need to do to reharmonise and realign themselves. The sound is a powerful way of enhancing the experience and holding the participant in their free, creative space.

“Just one session,” promise Sonia and Kate, “that’s often all it takes for people to understand how powerful and wonderful it is.”