About Sound Wellness
Sound Wellness is a holistic modality that uses techniques based on sound and music to bring your body, mind, emotions and spirit back into harmony. It is from this place of harmony that healing takes place. And it is from this place that you can maintain and support your health, prevent illness and extend the quality of your life.
Our Founders: Sharon and Edward Carne
Wellness is about thriving in every aspect of your life. Our purpose is to restore the body’s natural patterns which then enables it to heal.
The best definitions for wellness include the ‘being’ part of your existence, like physical well-being, emotional well-being, mental well-being, spiritual well-being, social well-being – including intimate relationships, friends, family and the larger community, well-being at work, financial well-being, and the well-being of your environment or home.
When Sound is used as a noun, it refers to an energy wave that you hear, like a bird singing, traffic noise, thunder or your phone ringing. This energy wave we refer to as sound also has profound effects on every part of your being.
When Sound used as an adjective, it means strong, like a sound heart; or valid, like sound judgment; or enduring, like sound moral values; or deep, like sound sleep.
Sound Wellness incorporates all three definitions in the use of specific sound wellness techniques that support the creation of health, harmony, wholeness and balance in peoples’ lives. The methods used by Sound Wellness connect with the body’s innate ability to recognize, incorporate, transmit and respond to sound.
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
When Sharon Carne was 16, she fell in love with the classical guitar and its music. That led to her earning two university degrees in music. In 1988 she was asked to join the faculty of the Conservatory at Mount Royal University where she pioneered the teaching of classical guitar to young children.
In the early 1990s, Sharon became interested in the healing power of sound and music. This led her to sound healing and sound therapy training with two of the pioneers: Jonathan Goldman and Tom Kenyon. Sharon had just come home to her soul work.
Soon after returning from her studies with Tom Kenyon, Sharon was asked to create a program in a study on stress sponsored by the Integrative Health Institute, at Mount Royal University. Sharon was to facilitate the program.
At the conclusion of the study, people in Sharon’s group were so excited about what they had learned, they wanted more. To satisfy that need, Sound Wellness was created, bringing this valuable information to a larger audience.
Since those early days, Sound Wellness has expanded into the Sound Wellness Institute. The role of the Institute is threefold:
- to train practitioners in the use of Sound Wellness so they can better support their clients.
- to act as liaison with holistic organizations to gain recognition of Sound Wellness as a combined healing modality.
- to support those who are looking for a drug-free, non-invasive way to effectively reduce the body’s response to stress, to support health and well-being, and to bring harmony back into their lives.
Why is Sound so Powerful?
The use of sound and music has been with us since the dawn of our humanity.
Eight bone flutes have been discovered in three sites in Europe that were inhabited by our Neanderthal ancestors. The flutes have been dated at between 35,000 and 40,000 years old.
David Levitin, and researchers from Rice University, the University of Maryland, and others, hypothesized that we had music before we had language. They believe that music enabled the brain centers to develop so that language was possible. Other theorists have speculated that music is the enabler that allowed Homo Sapiens to develop so quickly from their Neanderthal cousins.
Aboriginal Sound Healing
“The Aboriginal people of Australia are the first known culture to heal with sound. Their ‘yidaki’ (modern name, didgeridoo) has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years. The Aborigines healed broken bones, muscle tears and illnesses of every kind using their enigmatic musical instrument. Interestingly, the sounds emitted by the yidaki are in alignment with modern sound healing technology. It is becoming apparent that the wisdom of the ancients was based on ‘sound’ principles.” John Stuart Reid 2011
Whether the speculation is accurate or not, it demonstrates our long relationship with the power of sound and music. Over the past hundred years or so, this ancient knowledge has largely been forgotten. Today however, neuroscience is re-discovering our intimate wiring to respond to sound and music.
Why Sound Wellness?
Imagine a world where your natural healing response is stimulated holistically, where your emotions are calm, your mind focuses easily, your spirit connects freely and you radiate health!
Sound Wellness was created to support this vision of holistic health. Sound Wellness is a safe, effective way for people to create health, wholeness, balance and harmony in their life.
At Sound Wellness, we view ourselves as partners with our clients and the community. By providing programs and experiences with sound and music, we help people incorporate Sound Wellness within their daily lives, so that they can achieve their full potential, while supporting their own health and well-being.
With Sound Wellness, we can work together to bring the vision of a healthy, harmonious world into reality.