Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 3)
The vestibule, which is part of the inner ear, is responsible for the balance, coordination and position of the body. These signs will help to identify the presence of vestibular problems:
clumsy, uncoordinated movements;
weak sense of rhythm;
confusion of “left” and “right” space;
weak physical development.
The ear acts as a generator, supplying us with the energy necessary for a full life. These phenomena may indicate problems with the hearing:
difficulty waking up;
fatigue at the end of the day;
habit to postpone on “then»;
tendency to depression;
feeling burdened with problems.
Behavioural and social adaptation
The reasons for the following problems are often hearing problems:
isolation (tendency to avoid others);
lack of interest in study/work;
negative attitude to study/work.
Listen to Mozart more often
Imagine a situation that seems absolutely incredible for Russia. You came to see a therapist about, say, vegetative-vascular dystonia. After all the necessary examinations, the doctor gives you a prescription. Looking at him, you are taken aback look at the doctor.
“Mozart,” you mutter. “Mozart” – confirms the doctor. Actually, in the recipe and it is written: “Mozart. 2 times a day for 1 hour”.
“Nonsense,” you say. Nothing like that. Music has been valued by wise doctors for centuries as a remedy. In China, for example, you can find in pharmacies music albums – records or cassettes – with the names “Digestion”, “Insomnia”, “Liver”, “Kidneys”… Well, and so on. About the same thing exists in Japan, in India. However, the stunning healing effect of Mozart’s music has been discovered recently and has not yet been fully explained. So far, one thing is clear: the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in its healing power is much superior to all other musical works. Listen to one of the amazing stories from the life of the famous French actor Gerard Depardieu, who went around in his time, many Western publications.
Fans of the great French actor, of course, drew attention to the amazing vibrations of his voice. However, it is known that in the mid-60s Gerard was absolutely tongue-tied young man, not able to force more and stuttering to bring to the end of a single sentence. Studying the work of the actor explain the situation with family troubles, personal failures, low self-esteem and problems with education. The only thing that at that time undoubtedly distinguished Depardieu – a passionate desire to become an actor.
Depardieu’s mentor in acting sent Gerard to Paris to a very famous doctor Alfred Tomatis – doctor of medical Sciences, who devoted many years to the study of the healing effect of music and especially the works of Mozart. Tomatis determined that the cause of voice failures and memory problems in Depardieu lies deeper than his purely physiological difficulties – in the emotional sphere, and promised to help him. Depardieu asked what would be included in the course of treatment: surgery, drugs or psychotherapy. Tomatis replied, “I want you to come to the hospital every day for two hours for a few weeks and listen to Mozart.”
“Mozart?”– asked the puzzled Depardieu.
“Mozart, – Tomatis confirmed.
The very next day Depardieu came to the center of Tomatis to put on headphones and listen to the music of the great composer. A few “musical procedures” he felt considerable improvement in his condition. His appetite and sleep had improved, and he felt a surge of energy. Soon his speech became more distinct. A few months later Depardieu returned to acting school in a new way self-confident and, after graduating from it, became one of the actors who expressed his generation.
“To Tomatis, – Depardieu recalls, – I could not complete a single sentence. He helped to complete my thoughts, taught me the synthesis and understanding of the process of thinking.” Practice again and again convinced Tomatis that, whatever the personal tastes and attitudes of each individual listener towards the composer, Mozart’s music invariably calmed the patient, improved his spatial representation and allowed him to Express himself more clearly.
Why music heals?
First, let’s answer the question: what is sound? Vibration, of course. About the importance of vibrations spoke Michio kushi and Avelin in his famous lectures on macrobiotics, read in Paris in 1978. In particular, the couple pointed to the cleaning ability of vibrations that occur when singing a combination of “AU-M”.
“Sing it 5, 6, 7 times in a row on a long exhalation several times a day. This vibration not only cleanses, but also establishes harmony between all your internal organs. Then in the same way sing the mantra “su…” It establishes harmony between you and the world around you…”. In ‘ 78 these statements of the spouses seemed to be the most bullshit. Today, however, views have changed dramatically. Much of the credit here belongs to the Swiss doctor and engineer Hans Jenny, who explained and showed how sounds can affect objects. He conducted experiments with crystals, liquid gases with the participation of electrical impulses and vibrations and found that it is the sound vibrations that create incomplete, constantly changing geometric shapes.
It is easy to imagine how noticeable the impact of sound on the cells, organs and tissues of a living organism. The vibration of sounds creates energy fields that produce resonance and movement in the surrounding space. We absorb energy and it changes the rhythm of our breathing, pulse, blood pressure, muscle tension, skin temperature and so on. Jenny’s discoveries help to understand how music changes our mood, condition and even the shape of our organs. The work of Lindy Rogers, a musician and sociologist from new York, showed that vibration – born of music, can have a beneficial effect on the patient, and negative, if incorrectly selected. After studying, for example, the ability to perceive the music of patients under anesthesia during surgery, she concluded: “We never stop hearing.”