Sound Wellness Initiative
TREND 1: Sound Wellness in Architectural Design
Integration of sound, music and optimal acoustic awareness in public spaces, schools, landscape, transportation, community developments, entertainment venues that offer sound and/or noise awareness as part of the experience design.
TREND 2: Sound Wellness in Healthcare
Cancer treatment centers; pre- and post-surgery; physical therapy or other treatments; rest and recovery for patients, doctors, nurses and other staff; compassion fatigue support; and hospital and other waiting rooms.
TREND 3: Sound for Mental and Emotional Wellness
Integrating sound, music and acoustic resonance therapy into other healing modalities such as EMDR, somatic therapy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, trauma therapy, IV therapy, ketamine therapy, sensory integration therapy, special needs children facilitation, depression support, PTSD and massage therapy.
TREND 4: Sound Wellness in Communities
Sound healing studios, powernap spaces and meditation pods growing in cities, wellness development communities, wellness smart villages, parks, schools and transportation.
TREND 5: Sound Sleep Environments
Supporting better sleep through sound healing meditation programs, sensory integration lullabies, and body/mind harmonization programs incorporating acoustic resonance /bio-acoustic/vibro-acoustic technology.
TREND 6: Sound Wellness for Human Evolution
Using sound, music and vibration/frequency awareness to expand consciousness. Uplifting our vibes (body/mind and spiritual awareness) individually and collectively through the understanding of quantum physics and the universal quantum field. Drumming circles in schools, parks, and corporate team building events; harmonic choirs; gong baths; live music; and sound healing “edutainment” events incorporated into yoga, dance, other movement, fitness programs and community events.
TREND 7: Sound Digital & Remote Concerts
Connecting global communities. Sound bits incorporated into social media, podcasts and other online sound healing/wellness courses and events. More advanced technology for recording and broadcasting from home.
TREND 8: Sound Wellness for Elderly and End of Life Transition
Using sound, music and acoustic resonance therapy to help with pain management (physical, mental, emotional), body/mind and spiritual harmonization, and expanded consciousness in assisted living facilities and hospice.
TREND 9: Sound Awareness
Expanding research, education and consciousness around how sound frequencies can positively and negatively affect life on this planet. How sound is impacting whales and other animals. Increasing regulation and monitoring of sea mammals when manufactured technology is brought to the ocean. How sound frequency is impacting the health of children and teenagers’ ears. For example, it is estimated that approximately 30% of teens today experience permanent hearing loss due to levels of sound. Deeper research and education around 5G technology and how that is impacting our overall health and wellbeing.
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TREND 1: Sound Healing is becoming mainstream
The biggest trend is that sound healing or sound wellness is becoming more mainstream. For example, being used in more traditional healthcare, dentistry, schools, elderly care, cancer care, fitness, corporate wellness. I specifically gathered people from these various segments to help further the research and development of this.
TREND 2: Sound baths and/or gong baths
Sound baths and/or gong baths are growing and becoming more mainstream. Having people participate in a group environment where all sorts of sound healing instruments are used to relax, restore and recharge. Being done in all sorts of public venues, in addition to more private clubs and/or healing arts facilities.
TREND 3: Use of specific frequencies
Expanding use of and exploration into use of specific frequencies, such as the Solfeggio frequencies, expanded use of binaural beats and/or hemi-sync as a proactive approach to stress reduction, expanded awareness/consciousness, enhance performance. Expanding use of sound frequency or sound canceling technology to help eliminate disease.
TREND 4: Programs in schools
Programs being offered in schools to help children self-regulate their anxiety and depression. Again, we are focused on a specific research project in this area both by offering use of sound healing bowls and other instruments as well as acoustic relaxation/sensory integration environments.
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