therapeutic music faqs
The short answer is that it helps to soften and release tension in the body and field which in turn supports a more happy, healthy creative life. The longer version: This tension we hold creates either conscious or unconscious stress in our lives that can lead to a variety of complaints and symptoms. This tension comes primarily from old emotional trauma that has not been brought into present time, or, from current stressors. It is actually stored in a whole network of tissue called ‘connective tissue’ that links into the structure of the cells and the DNA. By listening to our music, these tensions are slowly softened, allowing the body’s own healing mechanisms to flourish. Our music’s effect: It supports you, your body to return to a natural state of dynamic balance known as ‘homeostasis’ from whatever state you are in now.
It depends. Some people experience quick relaxation, for others it takes multiple listenings. The old tensions stored in the body took a long time to form so often they will not go away in a day. Be consistent. Listen a minimum of 1/2 hour per day, 4-5 days a week. Positive results can sneak up on you and one day, you might say to yourself, “Oh, I feel different about “x” now”.
Absolutely. You can walk, draw, do crafts, and gentle exercise. Try to avoid looking at a screen, but if that’s the only time you have, go for it. If you don’t listen, the music won’t help you.
Normally, yes. It’s an individual choice. It’s best though to listen to the music once or twice before you do to make sure it is OK for you. This is because of the psycho-acoustic effects* recorded with most of our titles. When we are in our thinking or ‘upset’ mode and suddenly we start to move into a more relaxed state, this can affect our ability to concentrate momentarily.
*Special recording techniques recorded with the music that promote relaxation. Read the article, “SSRS – What’s recorded with the music?”
You can, but the results aren’t as rapid. A good time to listen though can be in bed just before sleep. If you happen to fall asleep, that’s OK. Start while conscious though. It’s often easiest to let the music take you where it will under these circumstances.
We discovered by accident in the 1980’s that combining different titles together over a number of days gave deeper, quicker relaxation results. We have since fine-tuned them to what they are today. Find them here.
Absolutely, just make sure you don’t change the file type to MP3 which compresses the music causing less therapeutic effect. You will lose benefit and not receive your money’s worth.
Take our free online course, SOUND HEALTH TIPS to learn more.
It’s a kind of audio file that is the least compressed while still retaining the therapeutic quality. Wav files are full spectrum audio files, but they are quite big. MP3 takes away so much of the sound quality that therapeutic value is lost. We use Flac files because they are not as big as wav files and can be downloaded fairly quickly. Depending on the IOS version, you may need to download a free conversion app such as VLC Media Player for Mac to play our downloaded music on Apple products.
These titles will give you a more gentle start into relaxing tension wherever it is found: FLOATING IN THE SEA, INNER SUN, JUST CELTIC (famous melodies from the British Isles with a gentle sea in the background), JUST PIANO (classical music pieces) REPOSE & VOYAGE TO FREEDOM. We’ve also given you some guidance as far as what music helps to relax the body, mind, emotions or field right above the download section on the Therapeutic Music page. You can use those to start, or you can just pick one at random and dive right in. There are samples of each title to listen to in the actual download area.
29 full albums to date. You can download or purchase as CDs 24 of them on this site, and, since we created the other 5 for other people, you will need to go directly to their websites to purchase those CDs. Here is the list of downloadable or CD titles from our site: Aromatherapy/Brain Tape/Cosmic Alignment/Deep Touch/Dreamtime/Floating in the Sea/Inner Focus/Inner Harmony/Inner Sun/Intuition/Journey Through the Chakras/Just Celtic/Just Piano/Just Yoga/Magical Garden/Music for Children/Music for Healing/New Heart/Nature Serenade/Radiant Body/Reiki/Repose/Sound Touch/Voyage to Freedom. In 2019 we added a very beautiful melody, RAINBOWS for inner peace. (Download only.)
TO PURCHASE CDS
5 titles for other organizations:
For HEALING TOUCH PROGRAM: A Healing Journey Though Sound: Healing Music for Healing Touch Level 1
For HEALING TOUCH FOR ANIMALS: Healing Music for Animals and Their People, Vols I, II & III
It depends on the country, actually. For example, Magical Garden is the best seller in Spain, while in the UK it’s difficult to sell perhaps because of the water on track 1. Spain is quite dry and the UK is not…. In Germany it’s Radiant Body. The 4 titles people find the ‘most beautiful’, in other words, that fit most people’s musical expectations, are Just Piano, Inner Sun, Repose and Voyage to freedom. Remember though, since our music helps to soften and release tension, you should listen to it with ‘new ears’.
Yes, for the ones that are still available – they span from 1985 with NEW HEART & INNER HARMONY to 2020, the last being the creation of play lists to accompany the use of the Orchestra of Emotions emotional intelligence cards. They’re listed below in chronological order. (Actually though, we did 3 cassette titles very early on that we retired: 1979 Nature Series – recorded while we were sailing: GARDEN AND FOUNTAINS OF PARIS, CANALS OF FRANCE, NIGHT GARDEN.)
TITLES STILL AVAILABLE:
1985 NEW HEART (This is a redo of HEART, the cassette, 1984)
1985 INNER HARMONY (Redo of the cassette by the same name 1984.)
1986 THE BRAIN TAPE
1986 INNER FOCUS
1988 MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
1988 DEEP TOUCH
1988 FLOATING IN THE SEA
1988 NATURE SERENADE
1988 RADIANT BODY
1989 INNER SUN
1989 MUSIC FOR HEALING (Also a redo of the cassette from 1984.)
1992 ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE (The first CD)
1996 MAGICAL GARDEN
1998 VOYAGE TO FREEDOM
2000 SOUND TOUCH
2002 COSMIC ALIGNMENT
2002 JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHAKRAS
2005 JUST CELTIC
2006 JUST YOGA
2008 JUST PIANO
2008/2010/2013 HEALING MUSIC FOR ANIMALS & THEIR PEOPLE Vols I, II & III (commissioned by Healing Touch for Animals)
2011 A HEALING JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND Healing Music for Healing Touch Level 1 (Commissioned by Healing Touch Program)
2014 CALM MY PET (Commissioned by Dr. Pamela Fisher to support the Rescue Animal Mp3 Project – though all the music she uses is full spectrum music- not mp3.)
2019 Rainbows for inner peace – available as piano sheet music too (Downloadable only.)