Sound Sense the Wellness Blog

presented by Dorinne Davis


Sound Therapy for Stroke Survivors?

Sound-based therapy: What is it?  It is the specific use of equipment, programs, and sound to make change for anyone. How can sound help someone who has had a stroke or a brain injury? The Davis Model of Sound Intervention has been using specific sound-based therapies to help the survivors move forward with their every day functioning. The approach starts with a diagnostic evaluation that determines where the challenges most impact the person from a sound responsive position.  The person then begins a protocol of therapies to help them  The approach uses the developmental flow chart known as The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy® to determine the most important areas to address initially.  Once the therapies begin, the body’s overall response to sound takes over as sound seems to stimulate the most needy area of the body first in order to make progressive change.   The therapies make foundational change and support the body towards self-healing.

 Along The Tree continuum, two levels of therapies more significantly help those with brain injuries:  Listening Training Programs and Human BioAcoustics, yet other levels have also been important for others.

All Listening Training Programs have incorporated all of the underlying concepts first explored by Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French Ear, Nose and Throat physician and psychologist.  His actual method, known as The Tomatis® Method, is only one of these programs. EnListen® is also another approach to consider. These approaches stimulate the brain creating improved cortical changes.  The body listens to sound via patented headphones that incorporate air and bone conduction of sound. These programs are thought to help with the processing of linguistic information. Stroke and brain injured patients have used these methods with varying degrees of success.  One gentleman, as reported on the TV show, “Sightings”,  started the Tomatis® Method after having a stroke.  After a period of hard work, the gentleman developed the ability to communicate again.  Stroke patients have been helped with varying degrees.

 A second sound-based therapy that has been helpful to stroke patients is a newly emerging field called BioAcoustics.  The voice, through a vocal analysis, presents a “holographic” representation of the body in the form of a voiceprint.   This voiceprint represents a person’s “Signature Sound”.  For stroke patients, both general well-being and muscle applications are beneficial.  The well-being sounds work on enhancing the total body’s health, while the muscle applications work on the specific muscles affected by the stroke.

 The wife of a DAVIS CENTER client reported, “There have been many subtle changes in my husband’s behavior, his attitude and his abilities, that to me indicate improved brain function and mental ability.  My husband still has a long way to go but his improvements from these two sound therapies have made them a worthwhile addition to our rehab program and we will continue to use them.”

The mother of a 28 year old woman who had been in a car accident 8 years prior to coming to The Davis Center, said that the use of the specific sound-based therapies identified from the testing offered hope to her that her daughter may regain some of her previous skills.  For the first time in 8 years, her daughter looked like she knew more of what was said to her and that she wanted to respond; yet wasn’t far enough along to try that.  She also stopped drooling.

Over the years, The Davis Model of Sound Intervention has evolved into a process with more specificity.  Previously the two mentioned therapies may have been the only approaches utilized but this model now knows that the initial Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) must be utilized for maximum success.  Each person’s injuries are individualized so that the therapies used should be targeted to their needs. Often the total results are better when the full person is evaluated.  While many of the therapies are helpful, it is often the combination of therapies as evidenced from the testing that determine maximum change.  These therapies simply help the body self-heal.


Sound Therapy and the Needs of the Autism Community

The ideas within this blog were first presented as Comments for Autism Spectrum News “The Promise of Research” in 2008 and have been updated limitedly.  Have things changed that much? You Decide. 

 

Sound-based therapy, as a field, is at its inception stage.  Therefore, the promise of research is exciting for this field.  Sound therapy is often thought of as a ‘hearing’ response but it entails much more than that.  Sound therapy uses the energy of the body.  For any person with a disability, whether it be autism or another disability, the possibility of repatterning ‘their sound energy’ is quite exciting.  The concepts of sound-based therapy revolve around 5 laws connecting the voice, the ear, and the brain and the fact that the cells of the body emit and receive vibrational sound frequencies. This philosophy is now called The Davis Model of Sound Intervention™.  There are a number of sound-based therapies that incorporate these factors and make change for each individual.  The key is determining where the person is utilizing sound inappropriately and support the body to make natural self change.  A diagnostic test battery has been designed for this purpose called the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®).  Research can help determine how the vibrational energy of sound can impact each individual, both with the particular therapies and the test battery.  To date, limited research has been done with a few of the various therapies but not on the concept of sound’s impact on the body, especially with sound-based therapy.  This must be done in the near future.

 

For the autistic population, the research is especially important because each case of autism is unique.  For example, why do some children appear to react negatively to vaccinations?  The process is very involved but can be understood better if the body was looked at as an energy emitting/receiving source.  The “Frequency Equivalent™” of the vaccination may be one that is not positively received by the body’s frequencies and therefore the body reacts negatively.  If the body as a whole was evaluated by frequency, issues associated with the many different challenges associated with ‘autism’ and other wellness responses could be identified, and this information could then be used separately with sound-based therapy or in conjunction with other medical practitioner’s therapies.  This idea has been implemented with a few autistic children with good success but needs to be further defined with research.  The sound-based therapy associated with sound frequency holds great potential for identifying root cause wellness issues.

 

Another example would be for the autistic child with developmental and learning challenges.  Are they hearing sound too sensitively? Are they unable to process incoming sound (not hearing) stimulation appropriately?  Are there vestibular challenges?  Does the child lose contact easily with the world around them?  These issues are all related to how we process ‘sound’ between the voice, the ear, and the brain.  Although the five laws are known, further research needs to be done to demonstrate how important these 5 laws are to a child’s development.  Although the body’s response is inherent in each person, distortions in perception of sound can alter how one develops language, uses language for communication, socially connects with others, uses balance/coordination skills, pays attention and stays focused, and so much more.  Research incorporating the autistic child’s response to sound utilizing the voice, ear, and brain hopefully will lead to treatment options that can be used in educational practices.  And the research should not just stop with 3 of the 5 laws.  For total change, all five laws should be included in the research.

 

With the increased numbers of autistic children in the United States, it is imperative that all possibilities for diagnosis and therapy be explored, including alternative approaches.  Both the ‘why it happened’ and the ‘what can make foundational change’ need to be explored.  Sound-based therapy with appropriate diagnostic testing is an important option moving forward.  With sound-based therapy, it is often not the particular method that makes the change.  More importantly is making sure the right method(s) are used as demonstrated by the vibrational energy needs of the person. This is only discovered with sound response testing—not hearing testing, not sensory testing, not vestibular testing or other typical standardized testing. This is a new paradigm for how we can best meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum but one that should be considered moving forward.

 

So I encourage people today—five years later—to again consider Sound-based therapy as an alternative approach for making foundational energetic rebalancing.  The approach definitely has potential to change lives associated with any diagnosis title.  If interested in exploring opportunities with the Davis Model of Sound Intervention™ (including funding research) reach out to Ms. Davis at info@thedaviscenter.com

 

©Davis2013

 


Synergy is not Happenstance

How often do you hear something like: I was just thinking the same thing.; We just clicked.; It was meant to happen;, It’s serendipitous.; It happened for a reason.; It seemed like fate.; or How ironic that you and I are here together?  All life is energy.  Everything resonates, which to me is sound vibration. The synergy of our lives resonates because of this energy.  Our personal world resonates our personal vibrations—both emission and reception of sound vibration.  Our frequencies transmit outwardly to reach others and/or are received inwardly from people, things, events and thoughts as the vibration occurs or as the vibrations need harmonizing. We function by searching for ways to balance our energetic vibrations.  This is done sometimes consciously and more often subconsciously.  Our sound cellular vibrations work to help us self-heal but also can transmit our thoughts and needs to be received by those who are open to receive them.  So when you hear, ‘It happened for a reason.’, yes, the energy of whatever happened has helped balance the energy of either the transmitter or receiver, or both.

 

So the synergistic events of any moment are supposed to happen because the energy of the moment needed to happen in order to harmonize the energy of the event, moment or person. Is it our ‘intuition’ when we know that something is going to happen? Or is it our body’s cellular vibrations saying something like “Open Up, In Coming Message’? The body’s ability to balance the vibrations of this message sets the foundation for what happens next.  Do we ‘tune into’ the message or reject it by its vibration?  Is our brain able to subconsciously accept the message for use?  If the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection, one of our body’s newly identified subtle energy systems, is in balance, we resonately pick up on these ‘intuitive’ moments more easily.

 

I’ll never forget when I learned that the acoustic reflex muscle in the middle ear begins to reflex before we actually use our facial muscles to speak.  I think the same thing must be happening subtly throughout our entire body in our response to vibrations.  We do this subconsciously, unconsciously and even consciously perhaps.  Our cellular energy knows before things happen that it will happen or at least be ready for it to happen. Are we open to accept new vibrations? 

 

Today’s world still thinks all things must work biologically or physically. My body and world vibrations encourage me to share that we must look beyond these two scientific bases and begin to look for ways that open us to new paradigms and experiences using our innate cellular energies that are searching for balance.  So understand that all synergistic happenstances were meant to happen and that you were open enough to accept them.  We are always open to sending them even if we are unaware that we are doing so. So live the moment more harmonically and enjoy the world’s synergistic connections.

 

©Davis2013


Why Sound Processing is not necessarily Auditory Processing?

Once a friend told me that it takes approximately 30 years before a mindset change will occur. I won’t have 30 more years to see my work be accepted so I am trying to either write my thoughts through blogs, articles or books, and/or talk about them on my radio show, webinars or presentations.  One of the repeated discussions or questions that comes up has to do with the terminology used.  Today’s discussion is the difference between ‘sound’ and ‘auditory’ processing.  Are these words interchangeable?—perhaps to many as they understand the term ‘auditory’ with today’s mindset.

 

What does ‘auditory’ imply?  To me, ‘auditory’ implies the sense of hearing because the sense is triggered through the cochlea within the inner ear.  ‘Sound’ does not need an ear for the body to process it.  Many dictionaries define sound as vibrations traveling through various mediums that can be picked up by the ear.  Thirty years ago when I was asked to teach ‘sound’ to a physics class, I also used that type of definition.  In fact when the age old question of ‘If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, is there a sound?’ was asked, I said at that time, that if no one was there and there was no ear to pick up the sound, then there was no sound.  However, I no longer would teach that. 

 

Today my answer would be a resounding ‘yes’ that  a sound is made, because I no longer ‘consider ‘sound to be an auditory function only.  I prefer to think of sound as waveform energy set in motion by vibrating objects. With this understanding, we must ask ‘What vibrates, thereby producing a sound?” What is around us or within us that vibrates? Research has determined that all cells vibrate creating their own sound and that everything vibrates including inanimate objects.  Accepting that, then it is time to realize that sound is everywhere because everything is vibrating.

 

So what is the difference between sound processing and auditory processing?  Auditory processing only implies a function of processing sound within the frequencies of hearing perceived by the cochlea in the inner ear or along the pathway to the auditory centers in the brain.  Sound processing implies the brain interpreting and responding to any cellular, even quantum movement within the body.  So sound processing is a brain function, not an auditory function.

 

Sound is also externally around the body if everything vibrates.  How does this affect our cellular vibrations and what the brain processes?  The field studying this phenomenon is still in its infancy.  This is part of what I do as a part of the Davis Model of Sound Intervention®.  My work utilizes specific sound-based therapies to change how the body functions by supporting a repatterning of the body’s sound energy for self-healing purposes—reconnecting the body towards its natural form and function.

 

The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® incorporates the use of vibrational sound patterns through specific sound-based therapies to make change.  The use of sound in specific patterns, pitches, intensities, and types of music are what is important, not any one specific therapy. The flow chart to determine the best methods is The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy®.  Both sound processing and auditory processing are important separate portions of that chart.  Only through the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) is it possible to determine if one or both of these issues are present.  Currently there is no other evaluation available to determine if sound processing is a challenge to the person.  One cannot assume that auditory processing challenges indicate sound processing challenges and vice versa.  A standardized auditory processing test does not always identify a sound processing issue.  Over the next few years, I anticipate having a screening tool for determining if sound processing issues are present.

 

I encourage those interested in auditory processing and sound processing challenges to begin observing what skills, behaviors, body responses and more are present with those individuals and keep track of them.  Please share them with me if you wish as data collection will be important to the growth of this newly evolving field—sound-based therapy.

 

 

 

 

©Davis2013


If the Wright Brothers flew their first plane 100 years ago, imagine where sound-based therapy (as per The Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠) will be in 100 years.

I recognize that my work won’t be fully recognized until after my time on Earth has passed, but when I read the other day that the Wright brother’s first flight was in 1903 and see how far aviation advanced in 100 years, it really sunk in that my grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren will be the ones to benefit from my work.  It has taken me 21 years to develop the Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠ to its current level and I have plans to develop my ‘therapeutic’ approach into a more ‘generic’ approach for all people to receive benefit in the near future.  I feel compelled to make this happen in the early part of the 21st century so that by the time the end of the century is here, the research, benefits and applications of this approach are fully recognized and utilized by most people on the planet.

Imagine a world where people wake up each morning and plug into their ear a device that tells them what their body most needs at that moment to feel better for that day, and then listen to that sound throughout the day to motivate them, energize them, and overall enhance them throughout the day—all while their body is working to self-balance their body’s energy frequencies.  In the future, these frequencies or sounds will be used as a medical measurement tool and subsequently their own self-healing tool.

Telehealth has been introduced as a current concept for a ‘modern’ healthcare system.  While the generalized sound technique mentioned above won’t miraculously address specific illnesses or diseases (or who knows maybe it will in 100 years), the process will support the body on a self-healing pathway for better overall daily functioning. The process is called Ototoning, and is the culmination for body sound energy balancing as within the Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠, a model that balances a subtle energy system within our body called the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection℠.

When I see that concepts of human consciousness and subconscious interaction within our body are scoffed at in the literature today, I hope that someone in the beginning of the 22nd century will see this blog and recognize that my concept of using the subtle energy system existing between the voice, ear, and brain to self-heal was equally as momentous as the Wright brother’s first flight.  I hope I’m given to time to watch the transition to acceptance.


Entrepreneur wanted—–I want others to be able to access my work when I’m gone

Yesterday while receiving the benefits of acupuncture, I shared with my acupuncture practitioner my wish.  “I want others to be able to access my work when I’m gone.” He asked “So you really want a mentor?”, to which I responded, ‘yes, but no’.  While I want to train someone in a mentorship capacity, I really need someone who can understand the benefits of alternative approaches to learning and wellness but more importantly someone who can bring my Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠ to others through new product development, funding for the processes, realizing the potential for applications of my model and products, an ability to grow a new business model, organizing company growth, and finding ways to train people to use the approach.

 

I will be ‘retiring’ from the current way The Davis Center operates in a few years so I need to put my wish out there in order to find the person I want to share my work with when that time comes.  My whole model and process utilizes the importance of ‘your voice’, so my voice is saying “I want to find the right person to share my business concept and potential before I ‘retire’.”  They will not be investing in what has been but rather what is possible for the future.

 

I am not looking for a venture capitalist.  I am looking for a young entrepreneur with exciting new energy who understands that energy medicine, and in this case sound energy, is going to be the newer and more acceptable paradigm for both wellness and learning over the next 25+ years.  The right person must be willing to work long and hard to develop the model, be able to bounce back when knocked down, and yet have the integrity to work for each person’s individual right to function at their personal best. Yes, allopathic medicine and the current educational models will still be in place but the concept of repatterning your body’s energy to support self-healing will be growing as a complement to these two pathways. This entrepreneur must be able to help with the funding for this advancement of my model.  I am not searching for someone who wants a job.  I am searching for someone who wants to be infused with an exciting future, making a change for the world, and be able to support all people with feeling better, feeling more energized, feeling less stressed, being more cognitively aware, being better able to attend in all situations, and so much more. The entire concept supports self-healing from within at the person’s core cellular level.

 

Imagine a world where each day as you wake up, you can determine the sound patterns that will balance your functioning for that day!  That is possible and I want to share this potential with someone special so that together we can share it with the world!  My voice has spoken!  The Universe will bring me the best person!  Please share this with your networks!  As Edgar Cayce once said, “Sound is the medicine of the future”, but in the Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠’s case, sound affects all we do—as a subtle resonant energy system in your body.  My logo says “Sound Therapy, Changing Lives”.  Please help me find the best person interested in making a difference in the future with sound for themselves and others.  They can reach me at info@thedaviscenter.com.

 ©Davis2013


Cycle of Life—Cycle of Sound

A small step forward, a small step backward creates a cycle of life; so too a cycle of sound. Life seems to be a series of cycles of positives and negatives, ups and downs, happiness versus sadness, remembering and forgetting, and/or health interrupted by illness.  It’s time to relate these cycles to our natural balance of energy–environmentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  All life is a cycle.  Life is movement at its smallest segment.  This movement is vibration striving for balance at its core frequency or resonance.

 As humans, our bodies are made from thousands of cells.  Each cell emits its own frequency or sound. Each frequency has its own cycle, indicating an up and down phase of that cycle. As with the cycle of life in general, so too is this cycle of frequency, a cycle of sound. Cell control between the body and the environment orchestrates the rhythm and pattern of our life’s cycle.  This movement between the external and internal vibrational world of our body is our essence of life, impacting us to our core DNA.

 Within our cycle of life, we experience happiness and sadness. Among many scientists it is believed that trauma can impact our lives at our core cellular level and alter our lives at that level from that point in time onward, unless actively moved to alter or rebalance that pattern.  One possible way to address the cellular change from trauma is by understanding the frequency changes that occur from that trauma, and then work to repattern or rebalance those altered frequencies. 

As a subtle energy system of the body, The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection℠ can help identify how the cellular imbalances impact each person in daily life–physically, emotionally, or spiritually.  The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® then uses specific sound-based therapies to repattern their personal cycle of sound.  By harmonically balancing our personal cycle of sound, we also balance our core cycle of life. Ototoning is a technique to support this process. While outside influences can still trigger imbalances, if we learn how to use our core frequency needs to support our overall wellness, our cycle of life seems more balanced overall.

 ©Davis2013