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Frequencies of Healing We Are All Sound Healers

Sep 29, 2013 07:30PM ● By Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman

Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman

Besides being the way we listen to music, sound is an powerful tool. On the physiological level, it is an energy that has the ability to affect our brain, our nervous system, our heart rate and much more, including shifting and changing our cellular structure and DNA. When you consider the use of sound on the emotional body and particularly, the mental and spiritual bodies, the possibilities are endless.

We teach people how to use sound for healing. Most people assume that means some kind of performance that requires musical training, but it does not. We are not talking about learning to sing and getting up in front of an audience. That can be a very wonderful and courageous and even healing thing to do, but it is entertainment. We are talking about entrainment—the ability of one sound to shift and change the frequencies of another sound in order to restore health and balance and create transformation.

Scientists are now in agreement with our ancient mystics—that everything is in a state of vibration. From the electrons spinning around the nucleus of an atom to planets in distant galaxies revolving around their suns, everything is in motion and therefore, in a state of vibration. That means conceptually, they’re all making sound, as well.

Every organ, every bone and every tissue; every portion of our body is in a state of vibration. When they are in a state of wellness, we say that we are in sound health. We are like a wonderful orchestra that is playing the “suite of the self”. But, using an orchestra as a metaphor for the body, what happens when the second violin player loses their sheet music? Soon they are playing out of tune and out of harmony. Now the entire string section sounds off and before long, the whole orchestra is sounding disharmonious.

When a part of our body begins to vibrate out of its normal, healthy resonant frequency, we say it is vibrating out of ease and is dis-eased. The concept of using sound for healing is very simple. What if we could give the string player back their sheet music? What if we could somehow project the correct resonant frequency to the part of the body that was vibrating out of tune?

When you understand this basic principle of the universe, to which both quantum scientists and ancient mystics adhere, you begin to understand the power of sound and the potential of sound to be an extraordinary tool for both healing and transformation.

It’s true that everyone can be a sound healer! If you can make an elongated vowel sound (called “toning”) or even hum, you can use sound for healing. Our voice has amazing abilities to create shift and change. Scientific data on the beneficial physiological effects of self-created sound cite increased oxygenation of the cells, lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased lymphatic circulation, increased levels of melatonin, reduced levels of stress-related hormones, release of endorphins—selfcreated opiates that work as natural pain relievers—boosted production of interleukin-l, a protein associated with blood and planet production, increased levels of nitric oxide, a molecule associated with promotion of healing, and release of oxytocin, the “trust” hormone.

Please remember that these are just some of the physiological benefits, let alone those shifts and changes that occur on an etheric level. Our chakras, for example, are understood as being composed of vibration and as such, are easily affected by vibration— especially by our own sounds. Thus, one of the first exercises we teach at the Frequencies of Healing workshop is called “Vowels as Mantras,” in which participants learn to resonate, balance and heal their chakras with their own self-created sounds. This is something that everyone can learn to do, and it is lifechanging. We also share experiences working with many other modalities of sound healing that anyone can learn to use, including sacred Pythagorean tuning forks, as well as doing other forms of chanting and toning.

Frequencies of Healing will take place in Tucson on November 2 and 3. It is an extraordinary workshop that will provide lifelong benefits. A free multimedia presentation with Jonathan will be held at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in Tucson, the night before the workshop, on November 1. It is sure to be entertaining and educational and perhaps a bit enlightening.

Jonathan Goldman, MA, is an awardwinning writer, musician and teacher and an authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is the founder and director of the Sound Healers Association and CEO of Spirit Music. Andi Goldman, MA, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy. She is the director of the Healing Sounds Seminars and codirector of the Sound Healers Association. She is a musician, teacher, sound healer, award-winning author, and the wife and partner of Jonathan Goldman. Together, they authored Chakra Frequencies, winner of the Ford Foundation Visionary Award for best alternative health book of the year. For more information, visit

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