NEW THIS MONTH! Sounds True releases two books that explore the healing capabilities of sound.
Music Medicine by Christine Stevens
Why are we able to recognize melodies before we are born? Why does making music actually switch off the genes that signal stress? It is because music is part of who we are at the deepest level–and we don’t need any special talent or training to harness its power to enhance our lives. With Music Medicine, music therapist Christine Stevens presents an information-packed resource, filled with scientifically based practices for accessing and attuning to the natural healing properties of music. Drawing from a wealth of research and her own pioneering healing work in some of the most challenging places around the world, Stevens invites readers to discover:
- Accessing the four elements of music–rhythm as medicine for the body, melody for the heart, harmony for the soul, and silence for the mind
- Why making music accelerates our ability to heal and change
- Healing playlists–each chapter features valuable download recommendations and links for selecting healing music
- The drum massage, creating your power song, full-body listening, and other effective and enjoyable practices
See Christine Stevens’ Drumming for Healing video here:
Free Your Voice by Silvia Nakkach and Valerie Carpenter
A comprehensive, contemplative approach to personal transformation through singing and other vocal practices.
Science is beginning to prove what ancient cultures fully embraced: your voice can become one of the most powerful agents of transformation in every facet of your life. Free Your Voice offers readers the liberating insights and personal instruction of sound healing legend Silvia Nakkach, whose four-decade immersion in the use of the voice as a creative force makes her a uniquely qualified teacher and guide. With coauthor Valerie Carpenter, Silvia shows how to reclaim the healing potential of your voice (regardless of training or experience) through more than 100 enjoyable exercises that are steeped in spiritual tradition and classical vocal technique and backed by the latest science.
Free Your Voice invites us to “savor a banquet of our own divine sounds” as we explore breathwork, chant, and other yogic practices for emotional release, opening to insight, and much more. Required reading for the thousands of people in Silvia’s training programs, here is a definitive resource for using the voice as an instrument of healing and fulfillment. Instruction includes guided practices available as downloadable audio. Foreword by Mitchell Gaynor, MD.