The Power of Singing
Throughout time singing has played an important role in people’s lives. From performing rituals to singing in the bath the human voice has accompanied us in our everyday tasks as well as in our quest for a deeper connection to ourselves and the world.
Much research is being done on the physical, emotional and psychological effects of singing. Scientific evidence shows that singing influences many activities that are vital for our well-being, for example brain function, heartbeat and breathing.
Singing Therapy works with the following elements
Sound – The pictures right and below show how the vibrations of musical tones create beautiful patterns in water.
Our bodies are made of 70% water. When we sing the fluids within ourselves vibrate. This process releases blocked energy, influences the whole organism and stimulates our forces for self-healing.
The sung tones carry combinations of vowels and consonants, the choice of which is an important part of the therapy.
Movement – The exercises are accompanied by gentle movements, which direct the healing qualities of the sound to specific parts of the body.
Breathing – Our breathing is related to our feeling life and affects physiological processes. By harmonizing the breath it is possible to work balancing on body and soul.
Listening – The client is asked to listen actively to the flow of sound, the tone and the quality of the vowels and consonants. This attentive listening guides him to a deeper and stronger sense of self.
The exercises will be given according to the individual needs of the client. Previous experience with singing is not necessary. The therapeutic process may be supported by improvisation, songs and the use of instruments when appropriate.