Sound Healing Energy / Sonology / Sonotherapy
Sound is fast regaining its place as the pre-eminent healing modality. Having been first used by the ancients, sound therapy has undergone a period of re-discovery and is now poised to reveal the intricacies of healing both at the cellular and psychological levels.
Fundamental principles of sound healing
The most important principle of sound healing may be considered Resonance, a word with several implications. In the context of human healing, resonance can be described as the frequency of vibration that is natural to a specific organ or body system (such as the heart or the respiratory system). This innate frequency is known as the prime resonance.
At the cellular level, all cells emit sound frequencies as a consequence of their metabolic processes. Further, there is an interaction between the cells' own sounds and those imposed by the environment, including sound healing devices. The resonance principle implies cellular absorption of the healing sounds that are introduced and/or their harmonics. In sound healing, resonance principles are engaged to re-harmonize cells that have been imprinted with disruptive frequencies. Such troublesome imprints may have been a result of toxic substances, emotional traumas, pathogens, or long-term exposure to noise pollution.
Through the current flourishing of research in the field, today the ancient art of sound healing is rapidly developing into a new and honored science. There is now a mass of research into the healing benefits of ultrasound, including its use in breaking up kidney stones and shrinking tumors. In addition, infrasound and audible sound are now also recognized as having immense healing properties.
About the practitioner:
Philippe Pascal Garnier is an accomplished sound practitioner who recalibrates and realigns the energy centers of the body through the use of sound as well as working deeply within the cellular body. In this way, he assists in the release of unwanted blocks and helps restore the individual to an ideal state of balance in body, mind and spirit. Philippe's primary healing instruments are Crystal Singing Bowls, Himalayan Singing Bowls, untempered, "true scale" Tuning Forks, and Gongs. All of these sound tools create vibrating frequencies that, when combined with a comprehensive engagement of subtle healing energies, cleanse, balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy processes. He's frequencies enter our energy grid to activating and stimulate our crystalline core consciousness.
Originally from Paris, Philippe Pascal Garnier discovered the healing properties of sound 15 years ago during his quest to cease vertigo brought on by Ménière’s disease. Not wanting to undergo the operation doctors offered, he turned to alternative practitioners. During the 15 days he spent with the indigenous of the Upper Amazon in Peru working with spiritual healers, he experienced a transformation that not only altered the course of his disease, but of his life. He pursued intensive training in Energy Healing and Sound Therapy. Philippe has been initiated into sacred ceremony and practice in a variety of Native traditions. His sound healing knowledge comes in part from living year long within an Apache tribe in New Mexico, as well as working extensively with the Amazonian curanderos, training in techniques that facilitate healing of the soul and body. Philippe's work is also very much influenced by John Beaulieu, N.D., PhD., Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux, both advanced and original researcher into many aspects of sound healing. Many other teachers have also contributed to Philippe's broad-based education in the healing application of sound. He shares this expertise with the public through the organization he co-founded and directs:
Sage Center For The Healing Arts in Woodstock, NY.
Philippe has been offering group sound healing sessions in numerous yoga studios in Manhattan and around the north East in Ashrams and sacred places in the US and in France. Philippe is the organizer of an Annual Sound Healing Symposium taking place at Menla Mountain retreat, upstate New York, where he is honored to teach "the fundamental principles of Sound Energy Healing and Crystal Sound Healing", along with the world’s foremost experts in the art and science of sound healing. He has written and has been interviewed in various publications about sacred sound and appeared on numerous radio programs.
Philippe has been asked to be part of the original music soundtrack of Deepak Chopra Leela's interactive relaxation and meditation DVD. The ambient soundtrack album released as a 2-disc set is available for digital download via www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes.
Offering Group Healing Sound Energy Therapy
Healing Crystal sound frequencies generate vibrations that stimulate the etheric body as well as the physical body. The sound of the Crystal Bowls helps the client reach a Still Point, open to receiving physical and emotional healing.
After an alignment (either in a private of a group session), not only is one centered and internally re-organized, anxiety is also reduced and a sense of inner peace and balance rises in consciousness. Refreshment and revitalization is the gift of a session. It is a worthwhile gift to self or others.
Scientific Studies and documented benefits of a Sound Session:
Sound Energy Therapy improves and transforms a range of conditions, including chronic illness, allergies, compulsive behavioral patterns, trauma, grief, and much more.
· Modifies breathing rate and depth, heart rate, and blood pressure.
· Triggers endorphin release, which improves mood and lessens pain.
· Modifies release of stress hormones.
· Enhances immunity.
· Relieves or lessens depression and anxiety.
· Calms presurgical and postoperative stress.
· Accelerates tissue repair and helps with pain management.
· Equalizes activity between the left and right cerebral hemispheres.
· Provides a deep state of relaxation almost immediately.
· Relieves stress and allows your body to do its natural healing process.
· Corrects imbalances in the energetic body.
· Balances your nervous system.
· Improves brain functioning and mental clarity.
· Will uncover emotions to stimulate growth, development and transformation.
· Enhances dream work or meditation.
· Help with insomnia, addiction, lack of focusing.
· Tune the body and the auric field to resonate in harmony with the world around us and Facilitates wholeness.
Sessions at a sliding scale of $120 for an hour to one and half hour treatment.
24 hours canceletion policy.
THE HEALING SOUND OF CRYSTAL
CD audio, by Philippe Pascal Garnier.
Sound Medicine / Sound Healing / Crystal Singing Bowls
Available at Sage center or contact Philippe at email@example.com
$25 Tax & postage included.
Send check or postal money order to PO Box 63, Glenford NY 12433
-The Healing Sound Of Crystal: CD BABY page here
By thursday night about midnight my asthma cleared... I was barely able to breathe before the session...using albuterol repeatedly... now it has cleared and i can still feel a resonance in my chest.. Thank you....
-Graig Lennon PhD. Saugerties, ny.
Thank you for the wonderful session on Thursday. My pelvis has felt much more spacious. I haven't felt a difference in the pain level, which is minimal at this time, or in blood flow, currently minimal to moderate. There does seem to be more of an energy flow, which was particularly noticeable on Thursday and Friday. I would love to set up two more sessions before the end of the week. Your help in my preparations for this experience was invaluable and I thank you once again for your thoughtful and skillful healing work. Again, thank you for your time, attention and considerable talent. -Tamara Cooper, Woodstock, ny.
Dear Philippe, The session was fantastic!! I immediately felt energized after the session. I feel better and better with each passing day. My entire system was depleted due to the drug reaction and after the sound session It feel like I have returned to normal. I have my spark back! My friend, Mary agreed on the way home, she saw the immediate transformation. Thank you so much. I'm already looking forward to when I can have another session. With much gratitude, Carol Essig, CT, ny.
"My deepest appreciation for the excellent healing sessions. I am doing much better and attribute it to your help and healing expertise". Thank you from my heart, Oceans of blessings, --Valerie Stieh
Hello Phillipe, Thank you again for our sound session on Tuesday----I felt something today that was a result of it---point being that the beautiful vibrations continue to contribute and unfold me. See you soon--I'll call to schedule-- Peace, Christine Barrett, Woodstock, ny
Dear Philippe, thanks so much.....it is great working with you as you are a real healer.....actually the stuff really poured out of my body the next morning after our last session with the sound. You are doing some pretty amazing work. A heartfelt thank you for all that you have done to assist me on my journey home. Words cannot describe my gratitude... Wow, what a healing and I am still processing and transforming. -Sharon Cody, Rhinebeck, ny
Dear Philippe, Thank you very much for the special group session of Sound Healing. I would be delighted to join again. The past sessions I have attended have given me deep effects, and I am so grateful to have this opportunity to learn and experience. I am very looking forward to being there. Thank you. -Yoshie, Rhinebeck, ny
"I started seeing Philippe after I was diagnosed with Invasive Breast Cancer and had come through two surgeries of my breast which included the removal of all lymph nodes on the right side. Fearfully I was about to begin 5 months of chemotherapy and two months of radiation treatments. A friend told me about Philippe and his Sound Healing, which instantly resonated with me in a deep way. I saw Philippe weekly through all of my treatment and I must say that there are not words to express my gratitude to him. Philippe was my Healer. He is a gifted, dedicated, sensitive and caring man. He is a healer extraordinaire. He brings into his healing the Ancients, Spirits and Guides. Philippe takes his calling to heal in a serious and very steadfast manner. Each time I came he would listen very carefully to how I was feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually, and guided his healing sessions accordingly. I felt better after every session! I am on the other side of treatment now, feeling well, and can honestly say upon reflection of my journey that Philippe Pascual Garnier was very instrumental in my healing and recovery". -Reverend Robin D. Lane Woodstock,ny
Je voulais t'envoyer un mail depuis un moment mais la vie New Yorkaise.... je voulais te remercier encore une fois pour la session il y a qq semaines, c'etait un moment assez magique qui m'a vraiment fait beaucoup de bien, merci! Je reviens a priori ce WE a Woodstock, on aura j'espere l'occasion de se voir. Vincent, Manhattan, ny.
INTERVIEWS / PRESS:
helps restore balance
Written by Linda Freeman / Poughkeepsie Journal / 12:18 AM, May. 29, 2011.
At the American Symphony Orchestra's recent marvelous rendition of Beethoven's Ninth at Bard, the orchestra paused between the second and third movement to tune their instruments. When I asked my husband about it later, he said it's because they had played so hard they needed to retune to perform the quieter third movement successfully.
Musicians know everything is off in the music if their instruments get out of tune, but I had never thought of the body as an instrument needing tuning until my sound healing session with Philippe Garnier.
A native of Paris, Garnier is a former magazine art director who discovered the healing properties of sound 15 years ago during his quest to cease vertigo brought on by Ménière's disease (an inner-ear disorder). Not wanting to undergo the operation doctors offered, he turned to alternative practitioners. During the 15 days he spent with the indigenous Shipibo people of the Upper Amazon in Peru working with curanderos (spiritual healers), he experienced a transformation that not only altered the course of his disease, but of his life.
Garnier greets me at his studio at Sage Center for the Healing Arts in Woodstock. He tells me sound healing is not about listening with our ears, but feeling with our whole body.
Although Garnier's training is steeped in the sacred ceremonial practices of indigenous medicine men, he is quick to point out he has also worked with others, including Dr. John Beaulieu, who studies the science of wave phenomena, molecular sound research and stress theory. Indeed, Garnier peppers our discussion with talk of light as sped-up sound, sound being the primal frequency and the various geometric shapes of sound. He pulls out a thick book and shows me photos of sound, which look to me like the intricate shapes I made on my red plastic Spirograph as a kid. The mandala-like patterns also remind me of the experiments of Dr. Masaru Emoto who has published several books; his work, "The Hidden Messages in Water" (Atria, 2005) was also featured in the film "What the Bleep Do We Know." Emoto found we can change the shape of water crystals to be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the words or thoughts expressed are positive or negative.Garnier agrees. He says sound creates a pattern in every water molecule of our physical body. The body is 75 percent water, which is why sound can be so healing.
Garnier says he can feel the body's resonance as he searches for hot spots or issues. He looks for disharmonies and seeks to harmonize them through sound.
According to his website, sound therapy improves and transforms a range of conditions, including chronic illness, allergies, compulsive behavioral patterns, trauma, grief and more. Garnier tells me many people who seek him out are going through chemotherapy, suffering from migraines, addiction or depression. The minimum a sound session can do, he said, is reduce tension to a level of deep meditation.
And what is the maximum? Garnier himself is a sound success story. He has not suffered from Ménière's disease since his transformative work 15 years ago with the curanderos, with whom he continues to study. Now Garnier says his main purpose in life is sharing the amazing healing properties of sound.
Garnier ushers me into a room filled with bowls of various shapes, sizes and materials. Some are crystal, some metal. Tuning forks line a table.
I lie face up on a massage table in the center of the room. Except for being shoeless, I am dressed exactly as I was when I arrived. He begins not with sound, as I expected, but with silence. His hands are warm as they clasp my feet. He moves around my body, and I get the sense he is listening deeply to its interior sounds.
Then the external sounds begin. I hear the soothing song of a crystal singing bowl, the tingling of bells, the deep reverberation of drums. Rather than a continuum of sound, there is an equal degree of silence and the deep vibrations emanated from tuning forks held against my body. The sound and resonance floats over and through me. I enter a profound state of relaxation.
At some point, he asks me to turn over on my stomach. He applies the vibrating tuning fork against the tight spots in my neck, shoulders and back — areas where, he tells me later, he sensed I carry the weight of the world. Most amazing of all is that he applies it to the precise point where my back chronically aches.
When the session is over, I still feel the inner vibrations. I feel alive and connected from the inside out. Garnier had called it a sound massage, and that is exactly what it feels like, as if I've had an internal massage.
The bottom line
I left the session feeling as if I had gotten a complete tune-up. I felt an inner balance that I normally get only from a fantastic yoga session. I felt cleansed from the inside out, completely in harmony with my body and the environment around me. I felt as if I could deal with any situation life presented — not so much invincible, but strong, not so much detached, but indivisible.
Written by Linda Freeman / 12:18 AM, May. 29, 2011
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