It is that time of year again. Holiday songs play on the radio, decorations fill the stores, advertisements sell a “happy home” with a Hallmark family around the dinner table. But the reality is that the holidays can be stressful.
Making travel arrangements or playing host requires a lot of effort and spending time with family can be challenging as old dynamics are replayed and not so pleasant memories uprooted. Some may be alone for the holidays which can also be trying.
No matter your situation, practicing self care techniques can be vital for getting through the holidays.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
1. Deep Belly Breathing. You can’t stay calm when breathing shallow or hyperventilating. Practice a few minutes of deep belly breathing to help relieve stress quickly. Simply place one hand on your belly as you sit up straight or as you lie down flat. Breathe in through the nose as you inhale. Fill the belly with breath as if it were a balloon and as you exhale, breathe out through the mouth and allow the belly to empty. Practice deep belly breathing before big events or gatherings so that you can use it readily should you find yourself triggered. In the moment, you can practice this breath for about 30-60 seconds to help ameliorate an emotional flare up by giving yourself a well needed pause.
2. Practice gratitude. Focus on the things you are grateful for. This can be as simple as being grateful for your next deep belly breath. Practicing gratitude is a quick and effective way to shift the worried, anxious mind to thoughts that are lighter.
There are a few ways to practice gratitude. I like to say aloud what it is that I am grateful for and why. For example, “I am grateful for my eyes, with them I can see all the beauty that exists in the world. I can see my son, I can drive and read. Thank you, thank you, thank you for my eyes and working vision.
3. Move your body. Doing some gentle yoga or stretching before and after travel and during the holidays can be a way to move stored energy in the body. If you have an exercise routine, do your best to maintain it. If you are traveling, take some time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and local sites. Get the blood flowing to help endorphin production spark an elevation in your mood.
4. Journal. Take some time to reflect on your feelings as you write them down. This allows for a safe space to channel any scattered or negative emotions. It can help you to see what is coming up while providing a road map to track mental patterns or habits.
5. Shift frequencies: Treat yourself to sound and vibrational healing. Sing and dance to your favorite music or bask in resonant healing frequencies that harmonize the body, mind and spirit. Sound medicine has roots in ancient cultures and is enjoying a resurgence today in the field of both alternative and conventional medicine. Energy work, such as Reiki, pairs well with sound technology. Healing frequencies initiate a frequency shift that will leave you calm and peaceful this holiday season.
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I have used sound and vibration to address and overcome worrisome health issues such as aberrant cells, foot pain and high levels of emotional stress. My clients have found sustained relief from depression, anxiety, negative thinking, high blood pressure, mental fog, sprains, injuries and many other conditions.
It has been said that stress is responsible for 90% of all illness and disease. Only 10% is attributed to genetic factors. Sound healing has been used since ancient times as a highly effective stress reducing modality.
Sound and vibration healing is still an effective means for empowering health and overall well-being in today’s modern world. In this Youtube video, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains exactly why and how sound healing works. I encourage you to watch the whole video. In case you are short on time. I have jotted down a few of Dr. Lipton’s important talking points.
He explains that vibrational energy is more effective at delivering information to a biological system than a chemical messenger (standard medication) is. When a chemical messenger binds with something in order for it to work it loses 98% of information during the chemical reaction of binding. This means that only 2% of necessary information is being carried to the system with a chemical messenger. No such loss exists when using vibrational energy to carry a message to the body. A vibrational message sends 100% of information to the system and it does so at a much faster rate. He also goes onto explain that chemical signals travel at about 1 foot per second whereas vibration travels at 186,000 miles per second. So in terms of transferring information, vibration is 100x more efficient than a chemical signal.
Sound healing uses the principle of constructive interference. This is when one energy couples with another to enhance it: bringing harmony and coherence where there is disharmony or incoherence. This is why one can feel so good after a constructive sound session.
Sound healing is not a replacement for professional medical help. It is a complement to Western medicine. It also falls into the category of alternative medicine for those seeking a non-medical approach to mind-body health.
Years ago, I tended to blame others or outside circumstances for the bulk of my problems. Thoughts like, “if only he loved me” or “if only I got that specialized degree … things would surely be better”. The fact of the matter is that incessant negative thinking only drove me deeper into a low frequency energy state where I could only imagine the proverbial glass as being half full.
It wasn’t until years later that I discovered many miracles can occur when one shifts energetically to a higher frequency state of being. I’m not talking about simple positive thinking or gratitude lists here. I am talking about a shift that goes beyond the intellect. A shift that runs deep – on the cellular, subconscious and soul levels. Enter the power of sound and vibrational healing.
If you aren’t happy with the results that your current thoughts, emotions and body are stuck in then you may want to take action in shifting your resonant operating frequency (ROF): the frequency your body and mind are operating in most often. Stress, illness, toxic thoughts or prior substance abuse negatively alter ROF leaving one to feel less than ok. According to Cymatic therapy expert, Chris Gibbs, symptoms such as pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and lack of mental focus are just some of the health issues that result from lowered ROF.
Sound and vibrational sessions entrain the mind and body to healthier resonant frequency states. A healing shift can occur when sound is coupled with focused intention during a deeply relaxed state. It is common to experience a lightness of being that comes with an expansion in consciousness. Motivation and overall wellness are added bonuses. It is healing that runs deep – on the cellular, subconscious and soul levels. This is the power of sound.
An experienced sound or Cymatic practitioner will tailor sessions to address your particular emotional and/or physical pain cycle. They will also provide you with new thought ancient wisdom tools to help sustain the frequency shift going forward. Sharada LaSpisa is a certified Cymatic practitioner, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor and Sounder.
Gibbs, Chris. Cymatherapy: A Practical Guide for Everyone.Rothersthorpe:Paragon Publishing,2010.
Did you know that their are some frequencies that promote deep healing on the cellular level? Such is the case with 528 HZ – aka the love frequency.
Environmental toxins, chronic stress, trauma, addictive substances such as drugs or alcohol can wreak havoc on our DNA and cellular integrity. Healing sounds and vibration medicine can help repair cellular damage while imparting a deep sense of calm, love and even divine connection.
So on this Valentine’s Day, practice self-care and self-love by keeping it tuned into 528 HZ. Easy to do by listening to Solfeggio sounds or by coming in for a sound-based healing session at The Sound Code. Re-claim your health!
Cymatics is the process of using sound waves to generate change in material substances. The blue cymaglyphs illustrated show sacred geometric patterns produced when droplets of water are exposed to specific sound frequency instruments.
Peter Guy Manners, a British Osteopath, along with a group of other European doctors and researchers, studied the effects of different vibrational frequencies on the human body. All matter is comprised of energy and therefore has a Prime Resonant Frequency (PRF); a frequency which it naturally resonates with. Dr. Manners created a device that could deliver these frequencies to the body’s tissues, cells, bones, organs and glands so to encourage them back to a state of PRF or optimal performance.
When our body tissues and cells resonate with their respective PRFs, cellular function and cellular communication are naturally enhanced. Coherence replaces incoherence and we begin to feel better. Cymatherapy has incredible potential for rejuvenating the body and also for calming the mind. It has been used with amazing results for alleviating pain, inflammation and stress.
A protocol of 2-3 sessions per week is recommended for the duration of 6-12 weeks although some clients experience relief in just a few sessions. It can be used as an alternative or compliment to Western medicine.
Gilbert, Robert. “Foundations of Vibrational Medicine and the New Vibrational Science” https://vesica.org/vibrational-science-articles/mr-cymatics-how-sound-vibrations-create-physical-structures
Is the news of the world bringing you down? The state of politics, violence, and natural disasters can move us into a state of high alert and fear. The fear vibration is an extremely low frequency and if we stay there for too long it will inevitably bring us down along with it.
At The Sound Code we understand the deleterious effects of lowered vibrational states on physiology: the immune system becomes suppressed, inflammation proliferates, mental, physical and emotional pain take up residence.
Better health and balanced living can begin once we move from lower emotional frequencies such as fear and grief to higher emotional frequency states such as love, trust and gratitude. A vibrational shift can mean the difference between simply trudging along in your daily life to that of living a life of vibrant health and joy! Make the shift today. Save 10% when you book any sound and vibrational therapy online.
Imagine living a life in alignment with Mother Earth. Imagine being able to connect to a healing power greater than yourself? Imagine feeling a sense of interconnectedness with all of life around you? Why simply imagine when you can experience it first hand?
Sound and vibrational healing offer a direct pathway for expanding consciousness. As we open ourselves up to the possibility of healing- beneficial frequencies allow for us to experience deep relaxation, greater insight, creativity and an inner vibrancy that translates to overall wellness and a profound sense of peace. Are you ready for a shift in consciousness?