The Healing Power of Sound and Music


Do you ever listen to music when you’re focusing on work or other tasks? I speak for myself when I say that different rhythms and types of music inspire me in many ways. I play calm instrumental music to help me sleep, fast music to motivate me and sometimes, classical helps me to focus. However, sound alone can profoundly influence our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual states of being.

Have you ever heard of Solfeggio Frequencies?

Solfeggio Frequencies can be listened to as a form of sound therapy. It uses different sound frequencies to promote a response within the body. For example, in a study done in 1988 by biochemist Dr. Glen Rein, listening to 285hertz (hz) promoted slight healing of tissues and organs. Dr. Rein’s study concluded that mantras, chants, and classical music all assist cell function, while heavy metal rock music appeared to damage cells. For more information about Dr. Rein’s study and other research, check out this article The Science Behind Solfeggio Frequencies.

Recently, I’ve been listening to sound at 639hz and using it as a resource to cultivate empathy and promote gratitude. Sound at this frequency is called “the frequency of love” and can promote self-love and healing connections with others. Another useful sound may be 174hz for relieving pain and stress, or 396hz for relieving feelings of fear and grief. If you’re interested in experiencing Solfeggio Frequencies yourself, recordings can be found on streaming platforms like this one on YouTube: All 9 Solfeggio Frequencies

Here’s an experiment: Try listening to different sounds and take a little time to think about how you feel afterwards.

Can you identify sounds that comfort or inspire you?

Can you identify sounds that make you feel sad or angry?

At TACID, our resident yoga instructor, Megan Zaback, offers Sound Bath Meditation which includes instruments like gongs, singing bowls, and tuning forks that produce healing sounds. Sound Bath Meditation. On Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30, Megan also facilitates our Drum and Sound Healing Circle. Here’s what Megan says about the circle: “Drumming is a group experience focused on sharing rhythm and internal energy. Drumming has been proven to lower stress and chronic pain, as well as improving mood and strengthening the immune system. It also can bring a sense of community through sharing rhythm.”

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Blog Post by Da’Nitra Wade-Roberts, CPC
TACID Young Adult Peer Support Specialist

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