Sound Wellness - From Stressed to Serene

by Christina Rowsell
The Brighter Side

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When it comes to coping with stress we often think of what we can do to reduce the stress.  We will try to find the root of the stress and try to manage it.  Easier said than done right?.  Sounds simple, but in actually fact the stress of coping with stress can be just as stressful.

We're all so very busy with our every day lives.  And when you factor in taking care of others in our lives we often forget about taking care of our own needs.  Perhaps the "cure" for stress is as easy as listening to sounds that ease our minds.  Whether is a simple sound or just music.  Music can help you to relax, focus more so work is easier or manage stress.

Everyone experiences sounds and music differently.  It affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  When you listen to sounds, try listening from the inside out and see how you react to it.  See how it makes you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Where do you feel the music in your body?   Spiritually, you'll find that the music captures you, gives you joy, peace and compassion.  How does it make you feel?  Listen to the responses your body creates - does it make your muscles tense or does it relax them?

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And finding the right sounds that make you feel good can make your work easier and manage stress.

Through the Sound Wellness programs, you can find out what sounds resonate with you in a positive way.

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Sharon Carne - BMus, M.F.A. is the founder of Sound Wellness.  She is an author, speaker, musician, recording artist, sound healer, Reiki master and consultant. Sharon's Sound Wellness programs are at the forefront of education in how sound and music can be easily applied to your everyday life - to reduce stress, help you concentrate, energize you, inspire you, support your health and so much more.

Sound Wellness encourages you to also explore your voice - the most powerful healing tool you have. Your voice is created inside of you and resonates every cell in your body with every sound that you make.  Feel the effect of your own voice as it creates an instant response in your being. Tune your entire being and connect with infinite possibility as you explore your voice deeper.

What can sound do for you? 
  • Improve your focus and concentration.
  • Connect and synchronize the hemispheres of your brain, enhancing your creativity.
  • Boost your immune system.
  • Lower your blood pressure.
  • Speed and enhance learning and memory.
  • Speed up recovery from surgery.
  • Decrease pain.
  • Decrease the stress hormone, cortisol, in 10 minutes.
  • Effortlessly create the relaxation response.

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Sound Wellness has some beautiful examples of finding the right sounds for you.

For me, I'm a sucker for nature.  Anything to do with water seems to help me breath easier.  It calms my mind and brings me to a place of peace.

Bird Song and Water

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The low sounds of the water calm the nervous system, slows down your heartbeat lowering blood pressure, slows down your breathing and creates a shift in brainwave state to the alpha state. A calming relaxation response.

In addition to the relaxation, the birdsong consists of high sounds. You never know when a bird is going to sing – they’re totally unpredictable. Your brain loves patterns and constantly looks for them. But the brain can’t find any patterns in birdsong.

The result is the brain becomes alert, focused and productive at the same time your body is relaxed.

This is a great sound to have in the background when you need to stay focused while you remain relaxed.


Perfect Fifth Tuning Forks

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In 1998, 3 scientists made a discovery which changed medicine. Their research showed that our cells produce and release nitric oxide. This was so important that they won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. One of the sounds that stimulated cells to release nitric oxide was the perfect 5th tuning forks. The same ones on the next track. In fact, they found that it took only 30 seconds of listening to the sound of the tuning forks to stimulate the nitric oxide cycle in their subjects.
Here is a list of benefits we experience when our cells are releasing nitric oxide in rhythmic cycles:
  1. Nitric oxide enhances cell vitality, vascular flow and heart healing
  2. Bacteria and viruses are destroyed at a micro level enhancing our immune system and increasing our ability to prevent and fight infection.
  3. Our resistance to stress is increased, as is our energy and stamina.
  4. Nitric oxide balances the autonomic nervous system, sharpening mental clarity and diminishing states of depression.
  5. Our digestion is improved and natural cleansing is enhanced.
Join Sharon for the next Sound Wellness Event 
From Stressed to Serene 
 Discover common sense ways to manage stress, improve your health and bring calm to your day!

For future events visit http://www.soundwellness.com/events/upcoming-events

And what The Brighter Side loves is that a portion of the funds generated through the memberships will be divided among some of Sound Wellness' favourite charities including:
  • Mustard Seed logoThe Mustard Seed who do amazing work with the homeless. We appreciate this organization not for just helping the homeless, as much as the way in which they do. They truly offer a hand-up, offering not only emergency services in the form of shelters and so on, but run awesome training programs as well.

  • handibusHandiBus is an organization that operates in centers across Canada. We became acquainted with them when my (Ed's) Mom had a stoke in 2006 and was confined to a wheelchair. Since then, one of her few joys came from getting out, and the only feasible way of accomplishing that, was with the Handi-Bus. For a minimal charge Mom could get a ride to her doctor, to get her hearing aids adjusted, or just to get a Timmy's coffee and donut. It was her connection to the rest of the world, and the efficiency and care exhibited by the drivers, the dispatchers, and the organization in general was truly outstanding. 
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