“…music occupies more areas of our brain than language does – humans are a musical species” Oliver Sacks Sound is such a powerful vehicle for eliciting and communicating human emotion. In this post I will talk about how, as a sound therapist and therapeutic music composer, I use sound and music to boost your mood, enhance mood state and help improve …
Top 6 sounds to help you to relax in Autumn
While some us might not want to admit it, Autumn has officially begun with the 2016 Autumnal Equinox starting in the UK. With darker nights and drearier days looming upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to remind you all why Autumn isn’t all that bad… Check out our top six tips for how to handle this …
Sound Therapy Affects Consciousness
How a simple session with a specific therapeutic sound sequence can reduce pain, improve emotional well-being, calm and clear the mind and a whole host of other positive benefits. BAST now has data to support the effectiveness of therapeutic sound.
The Origin of Language and the Power of the Voice
Find out how and why the way our language evolved over millennia has resulted in our voices being so beneficial for improving health and well being.
Have you ever been moved to tears or had goosebumps or chills when listening to your favourite track? Do you find high pitched sounds such as alarms or nails down a blackboard really intrusive or even annoying? Have you ever wondered why this is? The way we respond to sound and music is down to the way we have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years.
As I write this long overdue post I am in an apartment in Byron Bay, Australia. I have just finished running a five day intensive diploma in voice therapy in Brisbane, drove to Byron and spent a long but enjoyable day today playing and choosing crystal bowls for the next group of students that I will be teaching in a …