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presented by Dorinne Davis


Now in ebook “Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy”

Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy discusses whether a sound-based therapy would be appropriate, and offers the correct sequence to set the proper foundation if a therapeutic protocol is needed. its presentation of the various sound-based therapies of today, is strongly supported by scientific information and is pulled together by the author’s concept “The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy”.  The final chapter shares the testimonials documenting the challenges and successes of various cases.  

Don Campbell offered that the book “educates us in the essential role of the ear, speech and movement, inspires us with new potentials of sound and music in therapy, and delights us with a wealth of references.”

While first published in 2004, the book still has remained the only book to pull together the importance of a multi-therapy approach to ensure the best outcome with the use of specific sound-based therapy.  Use the ebook as a reference whenever needed.

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Bodies-through-Therapy-ebook/dp/B00F56CX3G/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382391999&sr=1-2&keywords=dorinne+davis

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Allopathic versus Energy Medicine for those on the Autism Spectrum: A Discussion

As far as I am concerned ‘typical’ versus ‘alternative’ therapies/treatments, or allopathic  versus energy medicine, should work together.  There should not be a debate of one over the other. So this is a discussion of how both can be viewed in a collaborative way.

I have had the privilege to meet and befriend Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, a HarvardMedicalSchool researcher.  Her book, The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be, is sharing an interesting and informative perspective on how autism is not a hardwired programming of one’s genes. She draws from new research, technology, and personal insights and guides her reader towards restoring health. Allopathic medicine has years of research to support it.

My books, Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy and more recently The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link, discuss the foundation for how sound, vibration, and a subtle body energy system support change for each person, and in this case those on the autism spectrum, with learning, development and wellness challenges. The approach, known as The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®, uses specific sound-based therapies to restore overall wellness. Energy medicine, specifically with those approaches using sound, has not had the opportunity for years of data driven research yet as the measurement tools are either not created or within easy access.  Also funding for research in this field is not easy to obtain.

So this discussion will look at Dr. Herbert’s comments followed by a comment about sound and energy as I see it.  From a ‘sound’ perspective, it is important for the reader to understand that this discussion considers ‘sound energy’ not from a hearing or sensory perception perspective, but rather from a brain/body response at the cellular level.[1]

Dr. Herbert comments that “the health of the body can affect the function of the brain…(and) while autism certainly involves the brain, it is really a problem of the whole body, including the brain, from molecules to cells, from organs to metabolism, from immune to digestive systems.”[2]  She discusses how brain network problems may be weaker for those on the autism spectrum and as a result have network problems.  “Brain networks are built out of brain cells.  The brain cells are in the body and the whole body is having health problems….maybe the brain networks in autism are weaker because the cells are having a tough time….then improving the whole body’s health might trickle up to the brain and put more energy into the brain networks.  With more energetic networks, the brain should have more resources to coordinate…all the things that are challenged for people with autism.”[3]

With sound energy, there is a recently identified subtle energy system in our body called The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection. Einstein suggested that the entire world has complex fields of energy interacting with each other.  By manipulating the body’s energy fields, of which The Voice-Ear-Brain is one, the body’s cellular physiology is restored and balanced. Subtle energy systems in the body are composed of matter with different frequency characteristics than the physical body. Both the physical and energy systems can coexist in the body, so says the physics principle called The Principle of Nondestructive Coexistence.  Both systems work in tandem yet separately.  The subtle energy systems synergistically support the functioning of the physical body.  So with that understood, the brain as within The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection is the conductor for the body’s overall wellness energetically.  Each cell in the body has its own sound frequency which the brain understands.  The brain networks are interpreting these cellular sound responses and control the body’s wellness.[4]

Dr. Herbert reported that many researchers suggest the brain’s web is less networked for those on the autism spectrum.  She shares Dr. David Beversdorf;s findings that ‘The connectivity problems are not hardwired.  They can change, and fast…and the brain will…access its networks more fully.”[5]  While the research is not hard data, the response from clients using specific sound-based therapies as utilized within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® show that change can also happen quickly—the brain appears to have ‘tuned up’ the cellular frequencies resonating between the voice, ear, and brain.  Change is typically noticed in learning and developmental issues initially. This change does not happen as quickly if the body’s wellness is not supporting the learning changes.  The voice demonstrates which cellular wellness issues are out of balance.  Once all three—voice, ear, and brain—are resonating in balance, change has been reported as happening more quickly.

Dr. Herbert talks about ‘A Web of Problems’. She says: “Our whole-body, whole-brain webs are constantly sending signals at every imaginable level—inside our cells, among our cells, using molecules and electricity…and in complicated waves and patterns.  When we’re healthy…these signals travel clearly and strongly from one part of the web to another…..Think of it like an orchestra.”[6]  So too with specific sound-based therapies as applied within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®—the waves of sound patterns need to be orchestrated at the brain to balance the body.

Dr. Herbert discusses how many doctors believe that autism is a “way the brain and body behave when their cells are having a hard time.  Their treatment(s)….aim to get the cells to work better…to restore overall health.”[7]  So too with sound energy—the approach works to balance the cellular frequencies to restore overall wellness. 

“Autism may be more of a ‘state’ that can change than a ‘trait’ that is fixed and unchangeable”[8]—so says Dr. Herbert. She suggests that change occurs once the blockage is removed.  Specific sound-based therapies can unblock held negative energy body responses so that the person can either move forward with their development or respond better with their overall wellness.  Many of my clients have lost the ‘autism’ diagnosis after having this energy unblocked.  Sound therapy does not address the diagnosis, rather it addresses the energetic patterns in the body, yet the diagnosis has been changed for some, especially when combined with traditional types of medicine.  The time has come to use both body systems to enhance, support and change how those on the autism spectrum function. 

While many individual sound-based therapies have been utilized over the past 50-60 years with either minimal or great success, one must be cautioned that as with medication, one should not use sound therapy randomly.  So don’t just ‘try’ sound-based therapy; such as hoping an aspirin will take away a headache.  What is the reason for the headache?  After reading Dr. Herbert’s book, I feel that she is suggesting that each person on the autism spectrum needs to help their own body’s challenges as it relates to their own specific needs.  So too with sound therapy: The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® emphasizes the need to use the correct sound-based therapies identified with appropriate testing to determine if, when, how long and in what order the specific sound-based therapies should be used to make appropriate change for each person based on their specific needs.  Typical vs alternative, allopathic vs energy—both should be working in tandem and separately as the pioneers in energy medicine have suggested.

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[1] For those for whom this is a new concept, please review either www.cycleofsound.com or read the book The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link by Dorinne Davis.

[2] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012, p 7.

[3] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 11.

[4] Davis, Dorinne. The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link. New Pathways Press, Newton, NY. 2012. pp.13-17.

[5] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 11.

[6] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 16-17.

[7] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 64.

[8] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 1107.


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


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