The Healing Power of Music and Sound

A gLinda-Cammarata-176x300reat event was recently held at OM Sanctuary.  The World Music Sound Healing Journey host

ed by Larry Cammarata, Linda Cammarata & Billy Zanski. During the event participants experienced many healing sounds from Crystal Bowls to Gongs, Synth, Voice, Percussion, Didgeridoo, and more. Some of the benefits of sound healing include pain alleviation and reducing depression. The soothing music can ease anxiety and improve breathing which helps relax muscles. It is a wonderful way to connect and heal the mind body and soul. You may visit Larry and Linda’s website here to learn more about their work, http://www.mind-bodywellness.org/musical-events.html.

Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects of our being. Music therapy can help one learn to meditate more easily, reduce any stress and anxiety, and unleash your innate ability for physical healing. Children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and acute and chronic pain, including mothers in labor can all benefit from this.

An OM staff member recently attended the showing of the inspiring movie, Alive Inside, http://www.aliveinside.us/#land, which documents the incredible rejuvenating effects of playing (via an IPOD) for an nursing home patient their favorite music.  Just reconnecting to the music of a younger time brings forth memories, empowerment, communication and overall good feelings to many patients depressed in the nursing home system.

Land of Sky Regional Council has just launched a drive for folks to donate used IPODs and CDs to local nursing home patients so they can experience the healing power of music right here in the mountains. If you want to learn more about this drive, click here. OM Sanctuary invites you to be part of this incredible opportunity for healing for our elders.

 

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