Sound Facilitator Colleen Linseman uses specific sounds that invoke chemical harmony in the brain, altering disharmonious behaviors and enhancing the brain’s natural Neuroplasticity. Colleen works with her Voice, Crystal Bowls, Harp, Buffalo Drum, Tibetan Bowls, Kalimba, Rattles, Shruti Box, Guitar Melodies and Solfeggio Tuning Forks. Colleen’s sound therapy is mobile and available to come to you and your child in home, at the hospital, and or for your child’s birthday party.
One-year-old babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music.
Working with children, this aids children in connecting with their inner and outer worlds, and works with disorders of sensory processing such as Autism, ADD, ADHD and many other “disorders” which are often simply gifts of hypersensitivity that should not be deemed as defects but embraced as the true gifts they are. After months of observing children listening to specific sounds and frequencies, you will notice significant shifts in their mood, wakefulness, capacity to communicate and overall well being.
We live in the world of our nervous systems. Children have known no other way — the fast pace, the electronic age of toys, computers, cell phones, and television. Some children begin their lives hooked up to various monitors, incubators, and inhalators. Medications are dispensed like candy. Vaccines are pumped into these small bodies with no concern of the possible side effects. Many children have diets filled with sugar, artificial substances, and foods that have been harvested from naked soil, raised on pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
Animals are pumped with antibiotics and steroids, seafood is contaminated with mercury and other toxins dumped in our oceans. Our waters are also filled with chemicals from industrial waste, farms, and unconscious living.
Is it a wonder why there are such diagnoses as ADHD, sensory deprivation or excitation, depression, aggression, and mania, problems in auditory and visual tracking, dyslexia, autism, and the like?
Why are asthma and other respiratory illnesses so common with children, along with obesity and cancer, just to name a few?
Our Indigo Children, what can we do for them? Traditional Wisdom teaches us to live in harmony with nature, the Earth, the stars, the Universe, with ourselves. We must walk this path and work to heal the body, mind, and spirit through our energetic wisdom. This is what we can offer our children and this offering can be done through SOUND!
Throughout time and across all cultures, music and sound have been an integral part of ceremony, ritual, and healing. We know that when we listen to music or hear certain sounds, it evokes powerful emotions that can pump us up, make us sad, or help us to understand and express our feelings. It is this growing recognition of the power that music and sound play in therapy, healing, and life that is giving rise to this new field.
Findings of this nature were published recently in the scientific journals Developmental Science and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
“Many past studies of musical training have focused on older children,” says Laurel Trainor, director of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. “Our results suggest that the infant brain might be particularly plastic with regard to musical exposure.”
Trainor, together with David Gerry, a music educator and graduate student, received an award from the Grammy Foundation in 2008 to study the effects of musical training in infancy. In the recent study, groups of babies and their parents spent six months participating in one of two types of weekly music instruction.
One music class involved interactive music-making and learning a small set of lullabies, nursery rhymes and songs with actions. Parents and infants worked together to learn to play percussion instruments, take turns and sing specific songs.
In the other music class, infants and parents played at various toy stations while recordings from the popular “Baby Einstein” series played in the background.
Before the classes began, all the babies had shown similar communication and social development and none had previously participated in other baby music classes.
“Babies who participated in the interactive music classes with their parents showed earlier sensitivity to the pitch structure in music,” says Trainor. “Specifically, they preferred to listen to a version of a piano piece that stayed in key, versus a version that included out-of-key notes. Infants who participated in the passive listening classes did not show the same preferences. Even their brains responded to music differently. Infants from the interactive music classes showed larger and/or earlier brain responses to musical tones.”
Music therapy has finally spread into modern Neonatal Intensive Care units across the world:
The non-musical differences between the two groups of babies were even more surprising, say researchers.
Babies from the interactive classes showed better early communication skills, like pointing at objects that are out of reach, or waving goodbye. Socially, these babies also smiled more, were easier to soothe, and showed less distress when things were unfamiliar or didn’t go their way.
While both class types included listening to music and all the infants heard a similar amount of music at home, a big difference between the classes was the interactive exposure to music.
“There are many ways that parents can connect with their babies,” says study coordinator Andrea Unrau. “The great thing about music is, everyone loves it and everyone can learn simple interactive musical games together.”
Our ancestors believed that music had the power to harmonize a person’s soul in ways that medicine could not. In ancient China, one of music’s earliest purposes was for healing. The Chinese word, or character, for medicine actually comes from the character for music.
60 minute sessions available~ For only $25
90 minute sessions for $35
(Colleen’s sound therapy is mobile and available to come to your home, the hospital or for your child’s surprise birthday party!)
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