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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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.


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.

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to The Davis Center

http://www.allthingshealing.com/Music-Therapy-Sound-Healing/Introduction-to-The-Davis-Center-/13099#.UMJPrHek0R8

An early documentary on the evolution of The Davis Center.


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How many years will it take?

Lately I’ve been asked to be on either radio or TV shows at least twice a week since my latest book came out.  It’s really exciting that people are extra interested in how a new subtle energy system has been found.  Imagine years ago prior to currently known subtle energy systems.  Did people laugh or scoff at what they said or demonstrated?  For many yes, and it has taken years for some ideas to be discovered as ‘effective’.  Take as an example acupuncture.  I saw an article yesterday that demonstrated how effective acupuncture can be for certain health challenges.  Acupuncture was first ‘discussed’ or ‘used’ was 2700 years ago. The first acupuncture school in China was 443 AD.  It has also been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years.  I remember visiting China with a medical expedition in 2004 and saw the ‘acupuncture man’, a metallic form of a man with holes in it that students used to ‘pass’ their acupuncture exam.  The holes were covered with wax and the man was filled with water.  In order to pass the test the needles had to be placed at just the right point in order for the water to not leak out.  Well, it has taken nearly 1500 years for that science which uses a subtle energy system to be somewhat recognized.  My Voice-Ear-Brain Connection has only been identified now.  Will it take another 1500 years before it too becomes recognized as an important system in our body?  I certainly hope not.  While I hope I can find funding to start a ‘school’ to teach my beginning ideas, processes, and techniques, let’s hope that I can get the foundation in  place before I pass on.  I certainly won’t be able to last 1500 years.  So help me develop, promote, and share this powerful subtle energy system!  If interested, reach out and offer assistance–with developing the process, developing software, organizing research, finding investors, and so much more.  The time for world energetic change is this year. Let’s make it happen.  Be well, stay sound.  Sound is the medicine of the future but let’s make the future sooner than 1500 years from now.


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Introducing my new book

The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link is available for prepublication on http://www.newpathwayspress.com for a pre-publication price until Sunday. Check it out. Find out how your body can tell you what it wants to begin self-healing itself.