Welcome to Theta Therapy

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Testimonials

“I quickly realized that I’d prefer this as opposed to a massage. I came out feeling more relaxed, grounded, and refreshed. Jenni is truly, deeply invested in the healing effects of sound. I will continue these healing sessions as a gift to myself.” -Nicole

"A session with Jenni is something everyone should experience not just once but as a part of their routine self-care.  Her knowledge, skills and healing will take you to a different place - the exact place you need at that time.  A session with her left me calm, connected to my inner self, and, of course, wanting more!"

-Katie

"I personally have a hard time slowing down as a working mother of three. Jenni's session helped give myself the time I need to find my center and hone in on exactly what I needed.  She made me very comfortable in my own skin as I melted away into the stillness and the sounds surrounding me." - Mandy

“It was organic and natural.  Seriously had an out of body experience.  Very calming and clearing and cleansing. Regained rejuvenation. Pitch perfect frequency.  Highly recommend it."

-Matthew

"Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies"

- Albert Einstein

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Sound Healing Therapy

Jennifer Kearns - licensed sound therapist,

Reiki master, Zenith color therapy practitioner,

BM/MM in Music, music educator and

performer.

 

Sound therapy is one of a growing number of 

subtle-energy therapies that make up the field

of vibrational medicine. According to the law of

physics, everything vibrates.

 

Each part of our bodies has its own natural resonance, and vibrational medicine is based on the idea that disease is a result of those natural resonances getting out of tune – whether due to stress, illness or environmental factors.

 

Sound Therapy uses sound frequency and vibrations to heal the body, mind and spirit. Therapeutic sound and sound therapy techniques are delivered using tonal and rhythmic instruments and voice. 

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What is Sound Therapy?

Sound healing, as the name suggests, involves using tones.  Tones are produced by the voice, called “toning” to transmit vocal frequencies directly into the body, precisely tuned tuning forks and singing bowls, crystal singing bowls which carry a pure and powerful frequency into the space, and carefully selected songs and music for healing and entrainment. The ancient technique has been practiced for centuries, initially as a way to treat mental illness in ancient Greece. Today, sound therapy is used to promote physical and mental health, and the benefits are multifold. Different approaches vary based on the desired result. These techniques can reduce stress, mood swings and blood pressure, lower cholesterol, help manage pain and improve sleep. 

Sound therapy works through a process called sympathetic resonance. This is when vibrations match the rate of vibration from another source. In this case, your brain matches up and falls in sync with the soothing frequencies from the therapeutic-grade instruments that are playing. And we call this entrainment.

This matching of vibrations allows the brain to relax. The brain moves from a beta-dominant brainwave state – this is when we’re concentrating, focused or stressed – to a relaxed and restful alpha-dominant or theta-dominant brainwave state. The sounds you hear also trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, which is the opposite of the flight or fight response. So, your breathing becomes relaxed and your heart rates slows down too. This all encourages your body to fall into a really deep relaxation.

Pure tone frequencies from tuning forks to stimulate nitric oxide in the body and this has been proven scientifically to create relaxation, enhance cell vitality, vascular flow and heart healing.  Nitric oxide enhances the immune system, increases resistance to stress and greater levels of energy, sharpens mental clarity and diminishes depression, and improves digestive and natural cleansing.  

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How does Sound Therapy Work?

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The Science Behind Healing

 

From a traditional medical perspective sound is perceived through the ear. However, as more scientific evidence has emerged, researchers have found that sound is felt physically via vibrations in the body.  These vibrations can have a multitude of effects on a person.  Sound healing works in four ways:

 

Sympathetic Resonance

 

Scientifically speaking, sympathetic resonance is when the vibrations in one object produce vibrations in another. For example, if you have two tuning forks close to one another, if you strike one, it will cause the other tuning fork to vibrate at a similar frequency. 

This is the principle that causes the body to vibrate at the same frequency as the sounds produced by crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks and other sound healing instruments. The top two best conductors of frequency are water and solids, exactly what humans are made of.

 

Brainwave Entrainment

 

Brainwave entrainment refers to the capacity of the brain to naturally synchronize its brainwave frequencies with the rhythm of external stimuli. In practical terms, this means that your brainwave frequencies synchronize with the frequencies produced by sound healing instruments. The positive frequencies allow your cells to operate in harmony with each other, healing organs, bones and uncomfortable emotional states.

 

Frequency Following Response

 

Brainwaves are directly linked to mental states of consciousness. There are different types of brainwaves: delta, theta, alpha and beta waves.  Relatively slow delta waves are emitted during sleep, faster theta waves are emitted during meditation and beta waves (the fastest) are emitted when we are problem solving or focusing on particular tasks.

 

Sound waves that correspond to these four types of brain waves are generated when the sound healing practitioner strikes specific bowls. For example, the sound healer uses instruments that produce vibrations corresponding to the brain’s theta waves (4-8 hertz) to induce the positive feelings and healing experienced during meditation. 

 

Balance the Brain’s Left and Right Hemispheres

 

The left and right sides of the brain are very different. The left side of the brain is associated with logic and problem solving. The right side of the brain is associated with creativity. In most people, the right or left side of the brain is dominant. Sound healing works on both sides of the brain to develop areas where we might be weak and improve communication between the hemispheres. 

 

What are the benefits of sound therapy?

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Sound Therapy Benefits

Over the years, sound healing has also been used to treat a number of conditions including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and dementia. Sound healing can help you clear energetic blockages and thus facilitate healing on a physical and mental level. Some of the benefits of sound therapy include:

Bone pain relief   

Lowered cholesterol

Decreased anxiety

Muscle pain relief

Decreased depression

PTSD relief

Decreased mood swings

Reduced blood pressure

Improved emotional balance

Reduced PMS symptoms

Improved memory

Reduced risk of heart disease

Improved physiological health

Reduced risk of stroke

Improved psychological health

Released tension

Improved sleep

Stress reduction
 

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