Sound Therapy in Addiction Recovery
Sound Therapy, also known as Sound Healing, is a holistic treatment method that uses vibrations to encourage relaxation and restore health. While no controlled clinical trials have been performed to prove the efficacy of sound healing, the effects have been remarkable on those suffering from mental health disorders and physical ailments.
Whether these results are due to physical shifts in the body or are simply a placebo effect, many who have practiced sound healing have experienced powerful benefits and a new sense of wholeness.
The Focus of Sound Therapy
While sound healing may seem like a fleeting trend, the truth is that it has been around for centuries. In fact, records show vibroacoustic healing practices date back to ancient civilizations who integrated music into their holistic healing methods to achieve a state of balance.
Sound Healing works to synchronize our brainwaves with a stable frequency, leading to relaxed consciousness, a meditative state, or even sleep. This place of stillness encourages:
- Slowed breath
- A greater state of awareness
- Released physical tension
In this state, the listener can tune into their “subtle body,” which harbors imbalances and traumas, bringing forth blockages and regions in the mind, body, and spirit that must be addressed for holistic healing.
What is a Sound Bath?
A Sound Bath is a common method of sound therapy. In a traditional sound bath, participants are invited to lay on a mat in a comfortable position, occasionally with the use of bolsters, blocks, blankets, and other a yoga props as music vibrates through the body.
Throughout the sound bath, which typically lasts about an hour, the player uses instruments such as himalayan singing bowls, chimes, tuning forks, gongs to create vibrational healing sounds that draw the listener into a relaxing, meditative state.
Because of this, sound baths are known to offer the same benefits as meditation but require less discipline as they are a passive practice.
Learn more about the sound bath experience.
Morgan Dickerson Explains Sound Baths
Sound Bath Healing
While sound healing is beneficial to anyone looking for a higher state of relaxation, balance, and inner peace, sound baths also lower blood pressure, release stress, reduce tension, increase happiness, and encourage sleep.
Sound healing therapy provides holistic health benefits for many mental and physical disorders such as:
Alo House Sound Bath Community Event: Alo’s Sober Zen
At Alo House, we embrace a holistic healing model that works to balance the mind, body, and spirit through both traditional and non-traditional methods.
Because sound therapy creates balance, promotes relaxation, and helps to remove mental and emotional blockages, we are proud to offer sound bath therapy to our community.
We believe that stress management, connection, and support are the pillars of sobriety and offer weekly sound healing events for anyone in need of balance.
Alo’s Sober Zen is an experience designed to promote deep relaxation, open the energetic systems of the body, and take the participant on a journey of inner exploration and discovery.
The sounds of the soul will relax both the mind and body, expand consciousness and provide a sense of wellness to aid in healing.
While the event takes place each Monday, every sound bath is unique and will focus on different intentions for each experience.
Through this practice, participants will be able to activate their higher mind and work out previously unsolvable issues.
Alo’s Sober Zen* Sound Bath and Meditation
Facilitated by Morgan Dickerson, MSW, ASW.
- Every Monday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Alo House Intensive Outpatient Program
- Free and open to the community
- Refreshments will be provided