SUARA SOUND ACADEMY


Sound Healing Courses and Workshops at Polhilsa House Retreat in Cornwall UK                                     

Specialist in Tuning Fork Sound Therapy Training and Relaxing Retreats for Self Care & Nurturing

MY SOUND RESEARCH


STUDY ONE


STILL POINT PEACE PROCESS STUDY


The aim of the study is to see by listening to the sacred sounds of the OM and Solfeggio tones how the health of mind, body and spirit is affected.

The reason I decided to do the with the sounds is that not everyone has access to the tuning forks at the moment, and I have found some people are curious of how they may work. I went into the sound studio and made a CD specifically for the study. There are three tracks and I have used tuning forks, chimes pipes and a chime bar. The sounds are the OM and the ancient Solfeggio healing tones. Track 1 is the OM (tuning forks and chime pipe), track 2 is about the Solfeggio tones (tuning forks, chime pipes and the 528 chime bar) and track 3 is my voice channeling tones of the sounds of the Solfeggio. The CD is about 27 minutes. I have learnt how to put the CD together, so for me too it been a journey of learning new things. The research is completely self-funded and I am working on my own at this time. Thank you for your patience.

 

THE STUDY ASSESSMENT PROCESS


By looking at the research available, the mind and body need to relax and reach its Still Point for 20-30 minutes per day for stress genes to be switched off and healthy genes to be switched on (more of this later). As I don?t have access to conducting trials and research in a laboratory setting I am going to use a well researched and validated assessment tool called the S-F 36 (Short Form 36) alongside the CD. The S-F 36 is a multi-purpose, short-form health survey with only 36 questions. It has been documented in more than 4000 publications. It is judged as the most widely evaluated generic patient assessment health outcome form, measuring Quality of Health with 80-85% of reliable variance. I will ask the research volunteers in Phase 1 to fill in the S-F 36 BEFORE the study and then week 4. If they go onto do Phase 2 then at week 4 again. I will use the S-F 36 qualitative scoring system for the data.


CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION - this is what I sent to the volunteers


Everyone who wishes to volunteer will be considered. The MOST important part of the study is number 1. This will help you decide if you are able to be part of the research at this time.

1. Be able to donate 30 minutes a day to yourself and listen to the CD.

(There are 1440 minutes in the day, so to find 30 minutes is doable, as it leaves you 1410 to do the other things)

2. Get a journal or notebook that you can write your sound journey in. This will give you insights of how things are going with mind, body and spirit. It is easy to forget how we felt when we start to feel better or different

3. Phase 1- The S-F 36 assessment form needs to be filled out prior to the study, at day 7 and day 28. IMPORTANT: Your commitment to me and the study is that this will be done promptly and the results sent to me via email or in the post.

4. Phase 2 - You are invited to then carry on with the study for a further 4 weeks if you wish. The assessment forms will then be filled out again on day 56.

5. I will compile all the data and the results will be published on my website. All information is confidential and anonymity is maintained, however, volunteers agree to their scores being published.


HOW TO USE SOUND TO REACH YOUR STILL POINT WITHIN

HOW TO USE THE SUARA SOUND STILL POINT RESEARCH CD - THE CD IS FREE FOR ALL TO USE.


3. Take a deep breath. All the way in and all the way out, deep into your lungs. As the sounds are playing you may like to breathe in the sounds                                                                                                                        

     Put on the CD or MP3 player. Settle down and be comfortable

5) If a stray thought comes, acknowledge it and come back to stillness (this may take practice

A  Allow yourself to sit and BE for the full 25 minutes of the CD. It is important you do not sleep

7) When the CD ends you will hear my voice inviting you to come back to the present

8) At this point you may like to sit for a little longer enjoying the stillness. See what your mind chatter is doing. When you are ready, take a deep breath. Put your hand on your heart and breathe through your heart, anchoring the calmness for the day. Here the mind and heart are linked. When this feels complete, take another deep breath. You  may like to stretch your body, centre and ground yourself before getting up

(You may like to set a timer with a gentle tone if you have to be somewhere following your sound relaxation as time seems not to exist when you are in the Still Point.)


THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY


This is the results of my study which I conducted in 2013.  There were 20 participants that followed the Still Point Programme for the 28 days.

The data I share with you is both qualitative and quantative.

The results showed by stopping and listening to the CD for 25 minutes a day, overall emotional health was improved by 44.11%.  All areas of the study showed an improvement so I am very pleased indeed with the results.  These figures below show the overall improvement following the 4 week study.


1   Physical Functioning = 2.05%

2   Physical Limitation = 11.76%

3    Emotional Limitation = 44.11%

4    Energy / Fatigue = 6.0%

5    Emotional Well-Being = 10.23%

6    Social Functioning = 8.35%

7    Pain = 5.05%

8    General Health = 8.11%

NB - the quantative data is coming soon


STUDY TWO

CLIENT CASE STUDIES


60 client testimonials were selected and there were multiple positive effects noted throughout the tuning fork sound treatments and for the days/weeks to follow.  In line with the other studies I have looked at regarding how relaxation may improve health . Here is a summary of areas a difference was felt:


RELAXATION
PAIN RELIEF
HEALTH IMPROVED
ENERGY IMPROVED
SLEEP IMPROVED
CLARITY AND FOCUS
INTUITION AND SPIRITUAL CONNECTION

STUDY THREE

BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE - PRE AND POST MY 5 DAY SOUND COURSE

I have combined my training as a nurse and my work with the tuning forks for the research. On the first day of my Tuning Fork course I took the blood pressure and pulse of the student Ambassadors of Sound on day 1. I repeated the research on day 5 when they had been doing the tuning fork sound therapy for 5 days.


Here are the results:


The results show that within these 5 days of using tuning fork sound therapy; blood pressure and pulse may return within normal parameters. Subjects BE (4) and LH (9) were having postural hypotension and had daily episodes of dizziness, the blood pressure potentially found its optimum homeostatic point for them. Subject LP (9) has a history of blood pressure and pulse challenges; the pulse going from 48 to 68 is the parameters required by the GP. JD (1) recently expressed she feels she now had her ?life back?. With a pulse of 124, this was very high. She is not on any medication for this so it was the sounds that allowed the homeostasis to occur. In fact most of the therapists have suggested their life has been changed for the better using the sounds. They then are able to share the experiences with others.

An update on LP, in March 2013 she was on 250mg of Ramipril for the Blood Pressure health challenge she had. In December 2013 she is now on 0mg and her doctor is intriged as to exactly what she has done.  LP continues to have regular checks, but all observations are now normal.  LP does her sound practice every day.

MY SOUND RESEARCH

STUDY ONE

STILL POINT PEACE PROCESS STUDY

The aim of the study is to see by listening to the sacred sounds of the OM and Solfeggio tones how the health of mind, body and spirit is affected.

The reason I decided to do the with the sounds is that not everyone has access to the tuning forks at the moment, and I have found some people are curious of how they may work. I went into the sound studio and made a CD specifically for the study.  There are three tracks and I have used tuning forks, chimes pipes and a chime bar.  The sounds are the OM and the ancient Solfeggio healing tones.  Track 1 is the OM (tuning forks and chime pipe), track 2 is about the Solfeggio tones (tuning forks, chime pipes and the 528 chime bar) and track 3 is my voice channeling tones of the sounds of the Solfeggio.  The CD is about 27 minutes.  I have learnt how to put the CD together, so for me too it been a journey of learning new things.  The research is completely self-funded and I am working on my own at this time.  Thank you for your patience. 

THE STUDY ASSESSMENT PROCESS

By looking at the research available, the mind and body need to relax and reach its Still Point for 20-30 minutes per day for stress genes to be switched off and healthy genes to be switched on (more of this later).  As I don?t have access to conducting trials and research in a laboratory setting I am going to use a well researched and validated assessment tool called the S-F 36 (Short Form 36) alongside the CD.  The S-F 36 is a multi-purpose, short-form health survey with only 36 questions.  It has been documented in more than 4000 publications.  It is judged as the most widely evaluated generic patient assessment health outcome form, measuring Quality of Health with 80-85% of reliable variance.  I will ask the research volunteers in Phase 1 to fill in the S-F 36 BEFORE the study and then week 4.  If they go onto do Phase 2 then at week 4 again. I will use the S-F 36 qualitative scoring system for the data.

CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION - this is what I sent to the volunteers

Everyone who wishes to volunteer will be considered.  The MOST important part of the study is number 1.  This will help you decide if you are able to be part of the research at this time.

1.  Be able to donate 30 minutes a day to yourself and listen to the CD.

(There are 1440 minutes in the day, so to find 30 minutes is doable, as it leaves you 1410 to do the other things)

2. Get a journal or notebook that you can write your sound journey in.  This will give you insights of how things are going with mind, body and spirit.  It is easy to forget how we felt when we start to feel better or different

3.  Phase 1- The S-F 36 assessment form needs to be filled out prior to the study, at day 7 and day 28.  IMPORTANT: Your commitment to me and the study is that this will be done promptly and the results sent to me via email or in the post. 

4.  Phase 2 - You are invited to then carry on with the study for a further 4 weeks if you wish. The assessment forms will then be filled out again on day 56.

5.  I will compile all the data and the results will be published on my website.  All information is confidential and anonymity is maintained, however, volunteers agree to their scores being published.

THE S-F36 HEALTH SURVEY

1. In general, would you say
your health is:

Excellent

1

Very good

2

Good

3

Fair

4

Poor

5

 

2. Compared to one year ago,
how would you rate your health in general now?

Much better now than one year ago

1

Somewhat better now than one year ago

2

About the same

3

Somewhat worse now than one year ago

4

Much worse now than one year ago

5

 The following items are about activities you might do during a typical day.

Does your health now limit you in these activities? If so, how much?

(Circle One Number on Each Line)

 

Yes, Limited a Lot

Yes, Limited a Little

No, Not limited at All

3. Vigorous activities, such as running, lifting heavy objects, participating in strenuous sports

[1]

[2]

[3]

4. Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf

[1]

[2]

[3]

5. Lifting or carrying groceries

[1]

[2]

[3]

6. Climbing several flights of stairs

[1]

[2]

[3]

7. Climbing one flight of stairs

[1]

[2]

[3]

8. Bending, kneeling, or stooping

[1]

[2]

[3]

9. Walking more than a mile

[1]

[2]

[3]

10. Walking several blocks

[1]

[2]

[3]

11. Walking one block

[1]

[2]

[3]

12. Bathing or dressing yourself

[1]

[2]

[3]

 During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health?

(Circle One Number on Each Line)

 

Yes

No

13. Cut down the amount of time you spent on work or other activities

1

2

14. Accomplished less than you would like

1

2

15. Were limited in the kind of work or other activities

1

2

16. Had difficulty performing the work or other activities (for example, it took extra effort)

1

2

 During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?

(Circle One Number on Each Line)

 

Yes

No

17. Cut down the amount of time you spent on work or other activities

1

2

18. Accomplished less than you would like

1

2

19. Didn't do work or other activities as carefully as usual

1

2

20. During the past 4 weeks, to what extent has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your normal social activities with family, friends, neighbours, or groups?

(Circle One Number)

Not at all 1

Slightly 2

Moderately 3

Quite a bit 4

Extremely 5

21. How much bodily pain have you had during the past 4 weeks?

(Circle One Number)

None 1

Very mild 2

Mild 3

Moderate 4

Severe 5

Very severe 6

22. During the past 4 weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal work (including both work outside the home and housework)?

(Circle One Number)

Not at all 1

A little bit 2

Moderately 3

Quite a bit 4

Extremely 5

These questions are about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past 4 weeks. For each question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling.

How much of the time during the past 4 weeks . . .

(Circle One Number on Each Line)

 

All of the Time

Most of the Time

A Good Bit of the Time

Some of the Time

A Little of the Time

None of the Time

23. Did you feel alert?

1

2

3

4

5

6

24. Have you been a very nervous person?

1

2

3

4

5

6

25. Have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up?

1

2

3

4

5

6

26. Have you felt calm and peaceful?

1

2

3

4

5

6

27. Did you have a lot of energy?

1

2

3

4

5

6

28. Have you felt downhearted and blue?

1

2

3

4

5

6

29. Did you feel worn out?

1

2

3

4

5

6

30. Have you been a happy person?

1

2

3

4

5

6

31. Did you feel tired?

1

2

3

4

5

6

 32. During the past 4 weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting with friends, relatives, etc.)?

(Circle One Number)

All of the time 1

Most of the time 2

Some of the time 3

A little of the time 4

None of the time 5

How TRUE or FALSE is each of the following statements for you.

(Circle One Number on Each Line)

 

Definitely True

Mostly True

Don't Know

Mostly False

Definitely False

33. I seem to get sick a little easier than other people

1

2

3

4

5

34. I am as healthy as anybody I know

1

2

3

4

5

35. I expect my health to get worse

1

2

3

4

5

36. My health is excellent

1

2

3

4

5

HOW TO USE SOUND TO REACH YOUR STILL POINT WITHIN

HOW TO USE THE SUARA SOUND STILL POINT RESEARCH CD - THE CD IS FREE FOR ALL TO USE.


 3.   Take a deep breath.  All the way in and all the way out, deep into your lungs.  As the sounds are playing you may like to breathe in the sounds                                                                                                                        

     Put on the CD or MP3 player.  Settle down and be comfortable

5)    If a stray thought comes, acknowledge it and come back to stillness (this may take practice

 A  Allow yourself to sit and BE for the full 25 minutes of the CD.  It is important you do not sleep

7)     When the CD ends you will hear my voice inviting you to come back to the present

8)     At this point you may like to sit for a little longer enjoying the stillness.  See what your mind chatter is doing.  When you are ready, take a deep breath. Put your hand on your heart and breathe through your heart, anchoring the calmness for the day. Here the mind and heart are linked. When this feels complete, take another deep breath. You  may like to stretch your body, centre and ground yourself before getting up

 (You may like to set a timer with a gentle tone if you have to be somewhere following your sound relaxation as time seems not to exist when you are in the Still Point.)

  

THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY

 

This is the results of my study which I conducted in 2013.  There were 20 participants that followed the Still Point Programme for the 28 days.

 

The data I share with you is both qualitative and quantative.

 

The results showed by stopping and listening to the CD for 25 minutes a day, overall emotional health was improved by 44.11%.  All areas of the study showed an improvement so I am very pleased indeed with the results.  These figures below show the overall improvement following the 4 week study.

 

1   Physical Functioning = 2.05%

2   Physical Limitation = 11.76%

3    Emotional Limitation = 44.11%

4    Energy / Fatigue = 6.0%

5    Emotional Well-Being = 10.23%

6    Social Functioning = 8.35%

7    Pain = 5.05%

8    General Health = 8.11%

NB - the quantative data is coming soon

STUDY TWO

CLIENT CASE STUDIES

(Please see http://www.suarasoundhealing.com/clientcasestudytestimony.htm for the full client testimonials)

60 client testimonials were selected and there were multiple positive effects noted throughout the tuning fork sound treatments and for the days/weeks to follow.  In line with the other studies I have looked at regarding how relaxation may improve health (please see Epigenetics and Sound page),  this collaboration of quantative data does seem to support the findings.
 
Here is a summary of areas a difference was felt;
 
RELAXATION
PAIN RELIEF
HEALTH IMPROVED
ENERGY IMPROVED
SLEEP IMPROVED
CLARITY AND FOCUS
INTUITION AND SPIRITUAL CONNECTION  
 

RELAXATION 

 PAIN

RELIEF

CLARITY AND

FOCUS

ENERGY

LEVELS

HEALTH

IMPROVED

SLEEP

IMPROVED

INTUITION

 26

 

 20

 

 4

 

15

24

12

6

 
       
STUDY THREE

BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE - PRE AND POST MY 5 DAY SOUND COURSE

I have combined my training as a nurse and my work with the tuning forks for the research.  On the first day of my Tuning Fork course I took the blood pressure and pulse of the student Ambassadors of Sound on day 1.  I repeated the research on day 5 when they had been doing the tuning fork sound therapy for 5 days.

Here are the results:

 

SUBJECT

BLOOD PRESURE

DAY 1

PULSE

DAY 1

BLOOD PRESSURE

DAY 5

PULSE

DAY 5

COMMENTS

BP           Pulse

1 - JD

148/62

124

120/62

60

-28/0         -64

2 - SR

140/98

68

136/72

56

-4/26         -12

3 - JD

110/74

72

118/74

52

+8/0          -20

4 - BE

120/60

78

130/74

68

+10/14      -10

5 - LQ

160/100

78

128/84

72

-32/16         -6

6 - CM

190/98

80

170/96

68

-20/0         -12

7 - DW

140/90

96

136/88

78

-4/2           -18

8 - LM

136/82

100

140/80

60

-4/2           -40

9 - LH

100/64

60

118/60

74

+18/4       +14

10 - LP

142/100

48

140/96

68

-2/4          +20

11 - JB

152/78

94

148/78

78

-4/0           -16

12 - GS

158/86

96

148/84

82

-10/2         -14

13 - JB

190/98

80

150/90

52

-40/8         -28

14 - DW

148/90

86

125/85

74

-23/5         -12

 

 

 

 

 

 

The results show that within these 5 days of using tuning fork sound therapy; blood pressure and pulse may return within normal parameters. Subjects BE (4) and LH (9) were having postural hypotension and had daily episodes of dizziness, the blood pressure potentially found its optimum homeostatic point for them.  Subject LP (9) has a history of blood pressure and pulse challenges; the pulse going from 48 to 68 is the parameters required by the GP.  JD (1) recently expressed she feels she now had her ?life back?.  With a pulse of 124, this was very high.  She is not on any medication for this so it was the sounds that allowed the homeostasis to occur.  In fact most of the therapists have suggested their life has been changed for the better using the sounds.  They then are able to share the experiences with others.

An update on LP, in March 2013 she was on 250mg of Ramipril for the Blood Pressure health challenge she had. In December 2013 she is now on 0mg and her doctor is intriged as to exactly what she has done.  LP continues to have regular checks, but all observations are now normal.  LP does her sound practice every day.