The video shows my teacher demonstrating sound scanning on her son.
I´m half way through a two year long course with her, where she teaches the method of vocal sound therapy.
I just spent the weekend with her and 28 fellow students, in the Unitars´ church in Copenhagen. This time it was a bit different from usual. Because like I told you in my previous post “My SoundHealer Inauguration”, she has just been on breakfast tv, together with a fireman whose tinnitus she cured. The healing session itself was also televised.
So now people from all over the country call her and write her, asking her to please remove their tinnitus! Therefore, this weekend we received 12 people with tinnitus, so she could show us how to treat them.
Saturday morning we put 12 massage tables up, divided into teams of three, where one of us lay down and the other two co operated on the treatment of the patient. It is not necessary to be two therapists of course, but for this experiment it was beneficial.
After practicing on eachother and finding the best way to form the upcoming event, the tinnitus sufferers arrived.
First we sang a song that Githa has made, a song that relaxes the physical body, and lifts the etherical body up, into lightness and rest.
When they had been sung into deep relaxation, we gave them undertones to give grounding to the electrical system that a human body is.
After that they received a soundscan on their torsoes. When a tone resonnated, it was kept steady and strengthened by other voices.
After that we focused on their hearing centres, placed just above their ears, searching for the tone that resembled the sound of each person´s tinnitus. When the tone was found, the person gave a sign and the tone was kept.
Some noticed no effect. Some had a buzzing of energy in the area around the ears. Others noticed the tone changed or turned into a toneless buzzing. And 2-3 of them said their tinnitus disappeared.
Most often it will take 3-6 treatments to permanently remove a tinnitus with vocal sound therapy. (And it may return again with time). The best results are found in cases where the tinnitus was caused by a sudden noise. Stress related tinnitus can be more difficult to move, because it is then a symptom of something else, the cause is not a damage to the ear system as such. Githa gives no guarantees. And she openly also says that one can read about the technique in the third book in her triolgy about sound (being translated into English as we speak), so everyone can actually do what she does, learn how to work at removing a tinnitus.
Just the thought that it can be possible to get rid of a tinnitus, is brand new, and gives a lot of hope. Conventional medicine is still unable to remove tinnitus.
One of my fellow students is actually having success with removing tinnitus already.
And I influenced one of my fellow students´ tinnitus yesterday when we p+acticed!
Oh what a feeling, dancing on the ceiling!
It disappeared! But only for half a second. 🙂
Twice. That´s one second of tinnitus-freedom I caused.
Hahaha…. It is a start, isn´t it. It´s very exciting.
The tinnitus person on my massage table? Well… she got a buzzing feeling around her left ear… And she very much appreciated the soundscan that my fellow student did on her torso. We will call her in a couple of weeks and see if she has noticed any bettering. Often it takes a while before the effect becomes clear. I did find the tone that matched the beep inside her head. After that I just deliver the sound and it is up to greater powers to cause a healing or not. I just let light through. Vocal Light.
After the tinnitus session, we were to assist Githa in one of her concerts. She is doing a tour in Denmark now, called Sound in Silence after her new cd. On the cd is the “lullaby”, the song to relax the body which I just told you about. Plus a chakra meditation where one sings along with her, making the tones for the different chakras, and connecting each tone to the colour of the chakra.
The old church was full of people who came for this happening.
She did the chakra meditation with us all. Which means we all sat on our chairs, eyes closed, singing long tones, saaaaaa (do)…. reeeeeee (re)…… ghaaaaaa (mi)…….
whilst visualizing each tone´s colour as we sang. It is the tone names they use in India. She studied the art of singing there.
Root-hara-solar plexus-heart-throat-third eye-crown-soul flower.
Very simple. A great way of accessing deep breathing and going into meditation.
Plus it is so beautiful to listen to, when we sing it many people together.
After the chakra meditation, us students were asked to come up to her, and once we were gathered, she gave us the microphone one by one, so we could say our names and tell the audience where we live. All our phone numbers and addresses are listed on Githa´s homepage. So that people who want a treatment, can contact us. They get it for a low price now whilst we are in training. Githa does not give treatments at the moment. She is busy spreading the knowledge of the method, teaching us, making cds, touring, getting her books translated, co operating with scientists who want to try and measure the effects of the sound healing…
After we introduced ourselves, the audience were told they could take the mats they brought with them and lie down on the church floor. Many did, there were people lying everywhere! 🙂 Never saw a church floor used that way. Quite a moving sight, actually.
And us students surrounded them, we formed a circle around the audience on their mats and their chairs, us lining the walls. Then we sang the lullaby to them. Some of us gently touching the ones on the floor that were within reach.
After the song, we gave the audience a group sound healing, which means we sing long tones, blend into eachother´s sounds and together weave a soundscape, where the tones intuitively change into louder then softer, and from high tones into low tones, and back again, harmonizing, occasionally moving into disonnance for a little trembling piece of time… we all listen to eachother and come into the tapestry carefully. It always moves me to be part of that. At some point, we quietly come to a hault. Quite strange how it can stop in such a way, without a prior agreement.
After the collective soundhealing, Githa sang two songs from her amazing album “To heal the space between us”. I love her songs so much. The lyrics are affirmations. Simply. Perfect for affirmation work. And the melodies are just wonderful.
She actually played my two favourite songs from the whole album! “Gratitude is a grace” and “Any wrong condition”. (I don´t remember if that´s the proper titles, but it´s the first line of each song).
You should really check that album out. She made it together with her musician husband Lars Muhl. They are both so skilled. And together… I will share a song underneath here, so you can get an impression.
You know, the album is actually how I first got to know of Githa. I loved the music so much that I read her trilogy. One book just after the other. I was mezmerized by what she explained in those books, and it made me feel that I wanted to take her 2 year long course. But her methods were quite… intense… she uses regression therapy as well, and she deals with people in a very special, loving way…
so I decided to go to one of her and Lars´s concerts so I could meet her in person, get an impression of whether I would dare to trust her enough to go into that training. I wrote her an email and asked if it was okay if me and my husband brought our baby boy to one of their concerts. Coz he was only a few months old at that time. She wrote me back and said ofcourse, just bring your baby, no problem!
And so we did. We drove all the way to Odense, and on the chairs in the concert place lay lyrics from their cd, the audience was welcome to sing along!!
My husband and I and our tiny Linus-Ferdinand settled in the back row where it would be easy to leave the roon if he started making disturbing noises.
And they went on stage, and Githa laughed and giggled a lot like she always does, full of humour and just radiating warm heartedness.
She made funny, loving remarks about the baby concert guest, and the atmosphere both between her and Lars and between them and the audience, was just…. something else. Unlike anything I ever experienced. Yes I know those are big words. I have been to a lot of concerts in my life. But the audience participating in the singing, given the lyrics… first time I ever experienced that. It created something quite special.
A feeling of being in the music together, allowed to participate as equals…it made me feel so happy.
Githa played her saxophone, which she hadn´t done in years, she said, and she laughed and laughed when she made a false sound on the sax, she was so funny.
I could clearly sense that I would be able to trust her. Go into that training with her.
Where I knew my limits would be pushed.
So then, when her course was about to start up again, second group of students, I applied to join. And was accepted.
We were 42 at first. Now we are 29. The first year has been very intense, her showing us regression therapy, us going into moments of trauma from previous lifetimes.
And “singing ourselves free”, giving sound to inner tensions, releasing old blockages in our nervous system.
It sounds strange, I know. It is new ways. She is a pioneer. Groundbreaker.
It works, though. I can feel the effect on myself, and so can my fellow students.
Her books also describe many cases.
They describe her methods and experiences in great detail. Very openly.
Not making it sound secretive or difficult, and again and again emphasiszing that to be a good sound therapist, one needs to be good at being nothing. That we are only channels, letting power come through us.
It is not the healer that performs the effect, creates the healing.
It is the vocal light, used in the way that was described to her by Dr.Karl through the help of a trance medium.
Read her books. She tells the whole, fascinating story there.
She works in close connection with Spirit. And she is not afraid to say it out loud.
To me, that is just… such a relief.
She´s got the courage.
And she just shines.
I feel very honoured to be a student of hers. To see the field take form. Watch her work.
I have had many good teachers in my life, and I am deeply grateful to each one of them. This time it´s in a field that is only beginning to find its feet in the world.
It is so extremely exciting to follow the research
into what sound can do for human health!
And when I get old, I can tell my great grandchildren that I was amongst her first students. “I dared believe in the radical stuff she taught,” I will say. “And look now how her perspective on Sound Medicine has spread around the world, and led to the discovery of new links between different fields of knowledge. Integrating spirituality, art and science. She was at the forefront of the shift in paradigme which took place in so many fields of thinking, on earth there in the early two thousands… we couldn´t see the full picture back then, everyone just kept on questioning the old ways and exploring alternative solutions, and the world view slowly but surely changed into what we see today…”
Yes. Consider me sold on this. 🙂 I´m in. All the way.
Vocal sound therapy suits me perfectly.
Like I once wrote, in my twenties:
I want to live my life amused, amazed and enthused.
I want to feel at peace, and joyful.
So thank you, Uni-Verse.
For giving us Vocal Sound Therapy.
I Love It.
I Truely Do.
Here is one of the great songs from Githa and Lars´album “To Heal The Space Between Us”.