Sound therapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for many major mental health issues. In this article, we’ll explore five typical aspects of mental health and how they may be enhanced with remote sound therapy.
5 Globally Recognised Mental Health Illnesses.
Mental health is a growing concern in today’s society. Mental health illnesses are more common than most people realise, with an estimated 1 in 7 adults globally experiencing some form of mental illness each year. The World Health Organization has determined that the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in a 25% increase across the world in anxiety and depression. Mental health conditions can range from mild to severe, and can impact people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. While there are many types of mental illness, the National Institute of Mental Health identifies five of the most frequent as follows:
1. Anxiety disorders
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness, affecting an estimated 4.0% of the global population. Anxiety disorders can include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. Anxiety disorders are characterized by persistent and excessive worry or fear that can interfere with daily activities.
Depression is a mental illness that impacts an estimated 5.0% of adults globally. Depression is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness. Depression can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, sleeping disorders, and weight fluctuations.
ADHD is a mental illness that affects children and adults alike. According to the ADHD Institute, there are an estimated 2.2% of children and 2.8% of adults suffering from this disease globally. ADHD is characterized by symptoms such as difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD can interfere with someone’s ability to function at work, school, or in social situations.
PTSD is a mental illness that can develop after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. PTSD is characterized by symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and avoidance of triggers. PTSD can have a significant impact on someone’s ability to function in daily life.
According to the World Health Organization, global health authorities, and other sources, addiction affects 5.5% of the world’s population aged between 15 and 64 years. Compulsive behaviours such as drug or alcohol abuse, are characteristic of addiction despite the negative consequences they may have on someone’s life. Addiction has the potential to severely disrupt someone’s ability to function in daily life while also tearing families and relationships apart.
How does sound healing improve mental health?
The simple answer is Frequency and Resonance. The law of vibration states that everything in the universe is in motion and vibrating at a certain frequency. Every cell in our body is vibrating at its unique frequency and these frequencies collectively make up our “vibrational signature.” Our vibrational signature determines how we interact with the world around us and how the world around us interacts with us.
Our mental and emotional state is also determined by our vibrational signature. When we are in a state of fear, anxiety or stress, our vibrational signature attracts experiences that match that frequency. Conversely, when we are in a state of love, joy and happiness, our vibrational signature attracts experiences that match that particular vibrational frequency.
In other words, our thoughts and emotions are vibrational signals being sent out to the universe, and when they come into contact with similar frequencies, they resonate with each other, and an exchange of energy takes place. The result is much stronger than either object could create on its own!
Understanding this principle is the key to permanently changing the mental health landscape. For this to happen, the negative vibrations coming from our thoughts & feelings, need to be reset and restored to their original state. Sound Healing and Therapy uses frequencies that are precisely tuned to the body’s natural vibrations, which makes it the perfect vehicle to achieve this. Utilising ancient Tibetan singing bowls & solfeggio tuning forks, precise frequencies are applied to the quantum energy field, and the result is a powerful shift in consciousness that can lead to profound changes in our mental and emotional state.
Sound therapy is a powerful, non-invasive and drug-free way to improve mental health and there is a growing body of evidence to support this. A single session can often provide relief from symptoms that have been resistant to other forms of treatment.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to support you on your journey to recovery. At Heal With Sound, we offer a range of sound therapy services