Diáne Mandle Share’s Why Use Sound For Healing?

There are few things in this world on which we can all agree, but I think everyone agrees that sound and music have always had a powerful effect on human consciousness. We are now learning why different kinds of sounds have the effects that they do on the body, emotions, mind, and spirit from research into the science of sound and how it can be used to improve our lives.

Science tells us that all matter is energy in one form or another. Further, this energy is eternal, changing and morphing from one shape or form to another. Each ‘energy shape’ has its own particular pattern of frequencies, or vibrations. When one form experiences a matching frequency in the form of a musical note, the form will begin to vibrate in sympathy with the note in sympathetic resonance. A strong enough vibration can even cause a form to restructure itself, as has been noted with cancer cells, crystal glasses, water crystals etc.  With the Himalayan bowls (also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls) every note creates sympathetic resonance with every other note producing harmonic overtones that commence the healing process through what is known as brainwave entrainment.

That’s right- when we hear the sweet, soothing harmonic sounds of the Tibetan singing bowls, our brainwaves literally take on a matching frequency and we begin to feel better almost immediately. Why?  What is so special about the sound of the Tibetan Bowls?

The Healing Process Is Initiated By Entraining Our Brainwaves And Creating Sympathetic Resonance With The Perfect Vibrations Of The Bowls.

Sound healing is rapidly gaining recognition internationally as an integral part of the healing process for cancer, pain relief and stress related afflictions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and depression. Cancer Prevention centres are utilizing sound as a vital part of the healing process for patients with astounding results.

I, like many healers believe that illness is a manifestation of dis-harmony within the body; an imbalance in the cells or a given organ and that healing can be achieved by restoring the normal vibratory frequencies of the diseased, out-of-harmony parts of the body. Vibrational healing, especially with sound is a potent way of restoring the body to its’ normal vibratory frequency- it’s core state.

Our core state, because we are part of the natural universe is also one of harmony and great ease. When we disconnect from our core state through stress, distraction, illness and the challenges of daily life, it creates dis-ease: spiritual, physical and mental. Sound from the Tibetan bowls gently nudges us back to our natural state of blissful tranquillity and alignment.

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, former director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in NY has been using sound, including Tibetan Bowls, Crystal bowls and Chanting in work with cancer patients for many years.

If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies.  One reason sound heals o n a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”

My research with sound using Biofeedback equipment with a specialized Biofeedback practitioner from Kaiser Permanente, further indicate that harmonics produced by the Himalayan (Tibetan) Singing Bowls have transformative abilities (brain activity, heart rate and body temperature have diminished during sessions) creating a deeply peaceful state of being while energizing the brain.

During sessions of Tibetan bowl sound therapy, cardio-respiratory synchrony increased dramatically. Data showed that during the sound therapy sessions there was an increase in Parasympathetic Nervous System activity and decrease in Sympathetic Nervous System drive. The relaxation response was initiated and the stress response was inhibited. This means the Autonomic Nervous System was balanced for the majority of the session. The resonance of the bowls produced beneficial effects on the heart and whole body.

My clients have supported the scientific findings with reports of everything from relief from pain and discomfort, clearing of sinuses, shifting out of depression, ability to sleep (for those with insomnia), re-vitalization and clarity, feeling of well being, great connectedness and deep personal transformation. Clients report a fundamental shift in their view of phenomenon space, accentuated clarity of mind and body, enhanced creativity, vigour, joy and sense of peace.”

Singing Bowls, produce the primordial sound of ‘AUM’: The fundamental utterance of energy metamorphosing into matter. They alter space, mind and time; awakening cellular memory and healing the energy body. The act of listening to their captivating overtones effectively stops one’s internal dialog, the ‘Monkey Mind’. The individual is transported into a space of tranquillity and balance.

Have a listen to some singing bowl music today

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About The Author

Diáne Mandle is an internationally known author, recording artist with Sounds True, Tibetan bowl practitioner, and educator and the only state certified practitioner/instructor in California. Diáne has given over 250 educational concert programs in 32 states as well as in India, Costa Rica, Mexico and St. Croix. She has been a frequent guest presenter at the Museum of Making Music, California State University San Marcos, The Golden Door, The Deepak Chopra Center, Rancho la Puerta and NPR radio and television station, KPBS. She is a featured expert in the video series: Tao—Living in Balance along with healers such as Dr. Wayne Dyer and John Gray.

Diáne maintains a private sound healing practice in southern California where she also owns and operates the Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School. She was part of the integrative therapy team at the San Diego Cancer Center and developed a successful sound healing program for incarcerated veterans with PTSD. She has written a book on sound healing which is available in English (Ancient Sounds for a New Age) or French (Guerrir Avec L’energie Du Son)

For more information on Diáne Mandle, please visit:

www.soundenergyhealing.com              www.tibetanbowlschool.com





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