Sound Sense the Wellness Blog

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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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


Sound Processing is Not Sensory Responsiveness; It’s Mind/Body Responsiveness

When people hear the word ‘sound’, they assume that the ear is using the sense of hearing.  However, the brain is actually our sound conductor and works diligently to ensure that body’s response to sound is in balance, has the best rhythm, maintains the proper duration of sound, supports the best inflection, and keeps the entire body in tune.  The brain understands the cellular rhythmical patterns and knows when those patterns, or our body’s sound song patterns are in harmony with the body’s everyday functioning.  The brain and body work together to harmonize or balance how the body responds to what is taking place inside of it as well as to what is happening outside or around it.  The way we respond to sound works in a cycle of balancing the frequencies.

The brain turns the cellular frequency or vibrational codes that it processes into meaningful functional responses.  The input from the senses, whether they are hearing, sight, touch, smell, or taste, are only additional codes that the brain receives and processes.  All frequency codes should be considered as ‘sound’. These codes produce chords, overtones and/or harmonics of the sounds. The brain processes these sound frequency codes and their subsets in order to produce the body’s response.  The brain supports the body to maintain a level of body coherence or balance. So sound processing is more a mind/body response than a sensory response. Sound-based therapy supports balancing this responsiveness, especially as evidenced within the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection.