Some people are unable to shake off the feeling that something is terribly wrong or missing in their lives, despite outward signs of success, praise and fame in their careers or home stability. Men and women living in recovery often suffer quietly from unresolved emotions as though there was some emptiness or a void that needs to be filled.
Sound Healing Fills the Void in Recovery
Sound or frequency healing is a powerful and unique method of finding peace, calm, and support for those suffering with such feelings.
Sound healing works by causing positive changes in the mind and body through vibrations. The sounds could be created with chimes, tuning forks, drums, Tibetan singing bowls, or even just the human voice to promote peace and harmony while soothing stress and anxiety.
An Overview Of Sound Healing:
In ancient times, music was recognized as a therapeutic tool. During the ancient Greek period, flutes, lyres, and zithers were used by Greek physicians to heal their patients. Harmonic frequencies helped treat digestion, mental disturbances, and induced sleep. In De Anima (323–373 BCE), Aristotle wrote that flute music evoked strong emotions and purified the soul. Music was used to heal the sick in ancient Egypt”.
According to Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, an oncologist, sound therapy restores balance “on a physiological and psychological level.” However, it is not necessarily a spiritual practice, so it may also benefit clients who prefer secular methods.
Using sound and vibration, the Sound in Recovery program at The Gateway Portal identifies and shifts disturbances in the energy body that result from emotional trauma and toxic stress. During the eight-week process, a sound practitioner will work to entrain the incoherency in your energy field to a state of coherence, resulting in a state of calm serenity and a return to feeling whole again. Healing frequencies retrain the body back to prime optimal resonance. In the intensive program, individuals are also mentored on being able to integrate the high vibrational shift into their daily lives.
Recovery with Sound Healing:
Although some addiction and mental health issues can be addressed in the Sound In Recovery program, it is always best that an individual obtain permission from their health care professional to begin. The program is geared for those with at least 2 years of recovery or as a complement to their current mental health care program. Sound based recovery support looks to heal the mind, body, and spirit unlike traditional forms of recovery that rely exclusively on medication or therapy.
Sound and vibration can loosen up stuck emotional pain held in the energy body. This stuck energy is like carrying around dead weight. With this load, it is hard to fully appreciate the positive things happening in our lives, and we it is difficult to live in the present.
In the absence of intervention, energetic disturbances eventually manifest in physical ailments, chronic stress and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Initially, this can manifest as a subtle but constant feeling that something is missing. Even if there is no obvious problem, there may be something wrong. Sound healing modalities produce results in a gentle yet profound manner that often ignites feelings of freedom, lightness, and well-being overall.
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