A complete, comprehensive, and experiential event for your self-care: A Beginner’s Guide to Sound Healing with Sharon Carne.

by Anna Pereira, Founder of

“The Wellness Universe presents Director of Training and Program Development guiding you in a 6-month program to help you heal with sound, frequency, and vibration.

This donation-based flex course is supported by a pay-what-you-can structure. Donate upon registration or during sessions as you experience the transformation you seek to live your best life.

Live every 1st Thursday of the month starting 5/5/22 through 10/6/22 at noon Eastern time (9am Pacific time), each 90-minute session will be recorded.

Sound baths, tuning forks, frequencies, and healing music are being explored by millions of people around the globe. There is good reason for that. You are wired to respond to sound from your atoms to your energetic networks. A Beginner’s Guide to Sound Healing course is for those who have heard about or experienced sound healing and are wondering what it is all about.

10/6/22 Putting It All Together

This class covers simple ways to integrate sound healing into your everyday life. We will explore ways to put together what you have learned to keep your vibration high and tuned in to wellbeing, abundance and infinite possibility. And Q and A.

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Cost: Free/By Donation

Course Value: $649

Over the past 13 years, Sharon created programs to train holistic practitioners in the power of sound and music to heal and to support their practice. The Sound Wellness Institute offers the first verified competency certification in Canada in integrating sound into their practice.

Sharon is regular speaker for corporate and private events, many of them based within the medical community.”

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Sound Healing: History, Benefits, Effectiveness

THC Editorial TeamDecember 18, 2021
Shakuhachi (A Kind of Bamboo Flute) and Its Cover, 19th century, Sunayama Gosei, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (article on sound healing)

Shakuhachi (A Kind of Bamboo Flute) and Its Cover, 19th century, Sunayama Gosei, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Sound is everywhere. Whether it’s the hum of the refrigerator, honks from the traffic outside, or sounds from within like a heartbeat, sound remains constant. Sounds are vibrations, which affect the objects and bodies around them. As such, certain sounds and frequencies can promote healing in people.

What Is Sound Healing?

Sound healing is the process of using specific sound frequencies to encourage well-being. This practice encompasses both using one’s voice and listening to other voices and sounds. In sound healing therapy sessions, there are many ways to transmit the sounds to the client, including having the client use their voice alone, with other voices, or while listening to music, and having the client listen to another’s voice, an instrument, or music. This process is believed to promote a “state of harmony and health” in clients’ minds and bodies.1

History of Sound Therapy

Sound healing therapy is an ancient practice originating in Tibetan and Himalayan cultures. Sound healers use Tibetan singing bowls, metal bowls that were once used in spiritual and healing ceremonies conducted by monks in Nepal and Tibet.2 These bowls have gained some popularity in Western cultures in recent years, perhaps because their ancient healing benefits have been affirmed by modern scientific studies. Few of those used and sold today are ancient artifacts, or even originate in Tibet.3 The singing bowls produce a vibrational sound when tapped or rubbed with a wooden mallet.2

Sound healing as a scientific and medical practice in the Western world was pioneered by English osteopath Sir Peter Guy Manners in the mid-20th century. In the 1960s, his research focused on using audible voice frequency in several different treatments. He believed that his sound healing methods stimulated the human body’s natural healing abilities. He used these methods to study and treat chronic inflammation, arthritis, and bone calcification. Manners discovered over 600 healing frequencies and coordinated them to related body parts.4

In the late 20th century, Fabien Maman emerged in the sound therapy field. He was a French musician, acupuncturist, composer, and bioenergetic researcher. He wrote and performed pieces at large concert venues like Carnegie Hall as a musician and composer. In 1977, he turned to acupuncture and used his musical background to link music and sound to his new field. He discovered and shaped the use of tuning forks in sound therapy. Tuning forks are now commonly used in sound healing and can communicate vibrations to the body, DNA cells, and the magnetic field.4

In 1996, Simon Heather, an acupuncturist based in the United Kingdom, founded the UK Sound Healers Association. This group aims to promote sound healing in the UK and contributed to the 2005 founding of the College of Sound Healing. Two years after the association was founded, Heather began teaching healers and therapists to be sound healing practitioners and, in the following decades, spread his theories about the practice across the globe.5

How Does Sound Healing Therapy Work?

Sounds are made up of vibrations, which affect the world around them. Organisms have their own vibratory rates, and objects have their own resonant frequencies. When an object is struck and placed next to or touching another object, the other object will begin to vibrate too.1 These vibrations affect people as well, at even an atomic level. The right combination of sounds can organize neural activity, stimulate bodies, and retune emotions, leading to calmness and productivity.6

Certain neural regions of the brain respond to different sounds and different properties of sound. The sound vibrations travel through the ear and get transformed into nerve impulses, which are interpreted by the auditory cortex, or the hearing center of the brain, and react differently with each region. For instance, the right side of the auditory cortex interprets the pitch of the sound and some aspects of melody, harmony, timbre, and rhythm, while the left side is affected by quick changes in the frequency and intensity of the sound. The surface of the auditory cortex handles the low frequencies, and the deeper recesses near the center of the brain manage the higher frequencies.6 The association cortex or area, the part of the brain responsible for linking and coordinating motor and sensory regions, searches through memories to find a match for the sound in something it has heard before.6,7 Finally, Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas, the brain’s language centers, interpret the words the sound might contain.6

Because sound vibrations profoundly affect the brain, brainwave patterns will often change to match aspects of the sound vibrations, including pitches and tone sequences. The brain mirrors the sound— when the tone sequence grows coherent and sounds like a melody, parts of the brain interact more coherently.6 Sounds that promote calm, like the Tibetan singing bowls, have been shown to affect delta brainwaves, which are associated with deep relaxation.2

Although the exact reason for the healing produced by vibrations is unknown, there are a few hypotheses:

  • Changing brainwaves: Because human brainwaves can vary based on the sound vibrations, certain sounds will cause the brain to relax. The brain can switch from producing beta waves in an agitated state to producing theta or delta waves when more relaxed.2
  • Binaural beats: When tones at different hertz levels are played in either ear, the brain often syncs to the difference between the two. For instance, if a sound were played at 300 hertz in the left ear and 305 hertz in the other, the brain would sync to five hertz. This can be measured with an EEG, but when testing this hypothesis, results have been mixed.2
  • The body’s biofield: Some researchers have proposed that there is an energy field, referred to as the biofield, surrounding the human body. In this case, the sound vibrations may interact with the biofield to create the desired effect in the person.2

See more on the history of Sound Healing at The Human Condition


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