Can soothing sounds help the healing process?
Amy Hamilton, a certified sound healing practitioner, offers a monthly SoundScapes class at Zen Body in Tulsa.
Amy Hamilton conducts an AeroZen SoundScape class at Zen Body on Nov. 17.
Amy Hamilton, a certified sound healing practitioner, moves around the room, creating a cacophony with gongs, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments. Her students relax with their eyes closed, letting the sound wash over them. This is SoundScapes Tulsa.
After she was gifted an ancient Tibetan bowl, Hamilton became intrigued by the use of sound healing in other cultures. Unlike meditating with music, which leads the brain to follow patterns that usually lead to a climax or resolution, the lack of melody in the soundscape experience makes it easier to enter a meditative state. “It allows the mind to take a break,” Hamilton says.
One SoundScapes class is offered each month, either using hammocks or with mats on the ground, and each has a theme. Hamilton will offer a “New Beginnings” class to kick off the new year from 5-6:30 p.m., Jan. 26, at Zen Body, 6024 S. Yale Ave. She plans to incorporate the theme “Love of Community” into her Feb. 16 class.