Our senses can help take us on profound and healing spiritual journeys. In fact, during hypnotherapy sessions, this deep focus on the sensory experience is an essential component for self-exploration and healing.
Specifically, sound healing is a powerful modality that can be combined with other energy healing techniques such as Reiki and hypnotherapy. Here are a few of the sound healing tools I incorporate into my practice.
Now more than ever, we are collectively rediscovering and embracing our innate ability to tune into sacred frequencies, and leverage the purity and clarity contained in this energy to clean and revitalize our systems – mentally, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. Clean, positive vibrations are what we are all striving to connect to, and quartz singing bowls are recognized as powerful tools to assist in this process.
Crystal singing bowl therapy is a form of healing which channels the powerful sound waves of quartz crystal singing bowls into our energetic systems. Quartz vibrations are one of the purest sounds known and they resonate in our physical body with these benefits:
Hand Pan / Steel Tongue Drum
Hand Pan (or Steel Tongue, or Hang) drums offer a range of harmonies that add “octave-crossing” overtones and sounds similar to the steel drum. The drums are constructed from two half-shells of steel sheet glued together at the rim leaving the inside hollow and creating the shape of a convex lens. Some steel tongues are made to produce the same note but at different octaves depending upon where on the tongue you strike.
The effects of the hand pan drum are similar to those of the singing bowls. They induce a relaxed meditative state, which when combined with other energy healing modalities (hypnotherapy, Reiki, massage, etc.) can be truly transformative. The practical benefits of the hand pan drum compared to the bowls are that they offer a full scale of notes rather than single ones.
Tibetan singing bowls
According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). Historians track the practice to India, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.
Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation helpful for entering into a meditative state and tuning into your inner self. In addition to their traditional use for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and World music. Many people experience the harmonies of the bowls as having a beneficial effect on their chakras.
Hearing all of these instruments combined into a balanced harmony delivers healing sound energy waves that can unlock your own inner healer.
Have you ever made a drastic change in your life? What prompted it?
My guess is that you reached a point in your life - whether in work or in a relationship - where you were simply too uncomfortable to continue with the status quo.
Of course, everyone has a different threshold for “uncomfortable” as well as different triggers and coping mechanisms. For some folks they welcome change with open arms, and easily seek out greener pastures without hesitation. But for the majority of us, we have to spend a certain amount of time experiencing being uncomfortable before we can wake up to new possibilities. First, to the realization that we want something different, and second, to actually doing something about it.
The same thing happened to me several years ago. I discovered that I was spending way too much of my personal energy trying to bring collective harmony into a work setting. What I didn’t realize at the time is that I was trying to cultivate group healing and harmony so that I could feel inner peace. Not an easy task, and not one that I was asked to do.
This instinct to instill group harmony I now see as my gift, and unique purpose. Of course, I didn’t know this at the time. I just knew that my inner worlds and outer worlds were in conflict and out of alignment, leading to intense discomfort and unhappiness.
Discomfort is the fuel of transformation.
Once you realize you’re not where you want to be, what do you do next? Where do you start? How do you bring your inner and outer worlds into alignment?
I’m going to answer that with another question, but before I do, take a pause, and tune in to the inner most part of yourself. What brings YOU joy? If you could create it, what would bring your inner and outer worlds into alignment?
For most people, it’s about their relationships. Human connections fuel our sense of belonging, one of the most primal drivers of our emotional and spiritual health… whether we realize it or not. Unless you’re Matt Damon in The Martian, it’s likely that in your daily life, you’re actively managing dozens of relationships at work and at home. How do you feel in these relationships? How free do you feel to be completely yourself in them? Where do you feel most at home being yourself?
These questions can help you assess the gap between your inner and outer worlds and begin to bridge this gap, for greater balance and harmony. After all, the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.
Inner Healing and Outer Harmony.
Energy Healing can cultivate these by tapping into your authentic self for profound transformation and healing.
Helping people transform their lives by connecting to their own inner wisdom has transformed my own life. As a certified clinical hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner, I’ve seen how these energy healing therapies empower personal transformation and self-healing. Through deep and relaxed introspection, you discover how to achieve your goals and get closer to becoming your most authentic self.
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