Traditionally sound therapy also known as
Psychoacoustics refers to a range of therapies using sound to treat physical and mental
conditions. The most common sound therapy is music therapy involving a person listening to music for
conditions such as stress and muscle tension.
At BlissKi as well as using sound to induce relaxation, sound is
also used in a different way. Though sound is used as relaxant is may also be used to discover
deeper unconscious memories and reveal to us information about ourselves. When a sound is played we
hold very personal connections to each sound. For example the sound of children playing in a playground may
bring for one a happy memory of fun playtimes at school and for another produce a sad memory of unpleasant
times. These triggers can help us to uncover possible areas of our past that have infiltrated into our
present thoughts, beliefs and responses. In unlocking these memories and bringing them into our conscious
mind other counselling methods such as CBT can then be used to help change any negative thoughts that may be
attached to the sounds affecting our present life.
Sound therapy is not used on its own and is used where clients
have particular trouble identifying any underlying issues or find putting things into words and discussing
painful memories difficult.