Current research in physics suggests that, since the distance between the parts of the atom are so much greater than previously supposed, we are actually only .001% solid. The other 99.9999 of us is vibration. This suggests why vibrational methods such as sound healing, can be such powerful modalities.
Eve Kodiak, M.M., has created a modality called SOUND INTELLIGENCE - a new approach to learning combining developmental movement and music. Brain Gym, infant reflex movements, and other developmental movement models are choreographed to songs, raps, chants, and instrumental accompaniment. The music organizes this kinesthetic material, making it easier to perform, remember, and enjoy.
Materials to support this music/movement approach include two CD/Book Sets written and recorded by Eve Kodiak. These help parents and caregivers to follow through with Sound Intelligence work at home, simply by putting on a CD for their kids to move along to. Rappin' on the Reflexes is a practical guide to infant reflexes, including photos, essays on reflexes, and an index of which chapters best fit different conditions (e.g., autism, bedwetting, dyslexia, etc.) Feelin' Free is songs and stories with piano accompaniment, exploring a variety of different sensory integration modalities. Rappin' on the Reflexes and Feelin' Free are appropriate for use in classrooms as well, and are currently being used on five continents.
Eve often uses tuning forks, both in conjunction with craniosacral sessions and separately. The client listens to pairs of forks tuned in perfect fifths. The starting point of this "circle of fifths" was derived from the frequency of the Schumann Earth Cavity, 7.865Hz, which is the resonance of the planet. The pure, linear harmonics created by these perfect fifths enter the system in two ways:
- the frequencies can actually move cranial bones, by setting up wave forms that move through the cerebrospinal fluid and release blocks in connective tissue, and
- the frequencies enter the hearing mechanism, and are translated into electro-magnetic signals, which promote flexibility within the nervous system. The effect is extremely relaxing.
Eve's most treasured healing tool is the piano in her office. Often, a session includes a client lying on the massage table and listening to personal music improvised especially for them. This music creates a sonic picture of the intention they have brought to the session. It expresses the energy of the individual, placing them in an environment of safety, and then taking them on a musical journey through different emotional states to a sense of resolution. The music is recorded, and the client can bring the CD home with them, so that they may re-enter that healing space whenever they choose.
Sometimes, clients choose to make their own music. Eve often facilitates musical improvisation, both at the piano and with voice and simple percussion instruments. Sometimes children sit on her lap as she plays chords while they improvise their own healing "operas," moving safely through traumatic experiences into a sense of closure. Sometimes clients sit beside her on the piano bench, and create their own blues, or "Chinese" music, or atonal expressions of feeling and character. Dialoguing on the drums is another means of expression and relationship.
Improvisation empowers clients in several ways:
- it brings their minds and bodies into a coherent rhythm, allowing them to reach depths of expression which cannot be accessed in words alone
- it coordinates the brain/body system in integral ways. Singing coordinates the respiratory system with personal empowerment and self-expression. Playing the piano promotes alternation of the two hands, which results in signals crossing the corpus collosum and integrating right and left brain. Drumming achieves the same kinds of effect.
- most people come in believing that they can't possibly improvise, and leave knowing that they can
- it teaches an outlet of creative expression that people take into the rest of their lives
- it gives people a new way to relate to others through music
Improvisation sessions and "lessons" can also be recorded, to reinforce the client's experience at home.
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