The Sound of the Unconscious – Singing Bowls and Hypnotherapy sessions

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this blog post from guest author Paulo Franco from Portugal gives an insight into the combination of Singing Bowls and Hypnotherapy sessions. Let’s start with a short meditation:

Imagine yourself, your eyes closed, your body allowing itself to relax… Then, the primordial sound of the Universe echoes and resonates throughout your whole body, involving your being in a journey into the very core of Being, letting yourself flow…

And, simultaneously, a voice is also heard, asking you to focus on that very special and unique sound, and leading you into a very deep relaxation, promoting peace and comfort, and hinting at attaining a profound sense of belonging to and moving with that wave of letting your self go, deeper and deeper… While descending numbers from ten to one are counted, you are invited into an ever deeper state of letting go, accompanied by that bass, relaxing sound…

As the mystical sound continues, in its slow rhythm echoing throughout the entire room, your are lead by that voice, relaxing both the body and the conscious mind, and you begin to enter into contact with the deepest part of your being, the unconscious mind… (mehr …)

Peter Hess® Sound Methods in Treatment and Prevention of Burnout

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by guest author Dr. Rosa Matzenberger

As a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, I have successfully integrated Peter Hess® Sound Methods into my work for many years and combine them with various other psychotherapeutic approaches. One steadily increasing area of work into which sound therapies can be easily implemented is the treatment of patients suffering from burnout.  While burnout used to be classified as a typical “manager disease” or associated with “caregiver professions”, we can now call it a real epidemic. For example, in May 2017, the STANDARD reported the following on a study focusing on workplace illnesses: “One third consider themselves to be at least at mild risk of burnout in their respective jobs.“ “According to the WHO, depression and burnout will account for 50% of all diseases by the year 2050“, says psychiatrist Dr. Reinhard Haller. The increasing number of those affected by burnout is also reflected in the Health Atlas 2015 of German corporate health insurers. Statistics of the Atlas show that approx. 15 % of worker absences were due to psychological pressures, which include burnout. Worker absences for psychological  problems where twice as long as those for illnesses of the musculoskeletal system.  This causes significant socioeconomic damage.  It is therefore not surprising that improving health – both physical and mental – is increasing in importance in our healthcare system and will lead to a paradigm shift. The focus is increasingly directed toward factors that promote and maintain health rather than those that cause disease. It is here that the Peter Hess® Sound Methods with their holistic solution and resource-oriented approach can provide valuable services. (mehr …)

Peter Hess Academy Finland – resonates in the land of thousands of lakes, cold winters and sunny summer nights

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from guest author Anne Matero

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My name is Anne Matero and I am the Peter Hess Academy leader in Finland since 2010.

How this wonderful sound relaxation method came to Finland?  I had worked in Greece for 26 years in hectic travel business when I decided that it was time to make a change and move back to Finland in year 2010. Can you guess what I had in my suitcase? It was filled with seeds of sounds and a dream to come true, to open a Peter Hess Academy in Finland.

I was part of the first group of graduated Peter Hess sound massage practitioners when PHA Greece was taking its first baby steps by Anna and Nikos Avramidis 2004-2005. Now when I read my old hand written notes I feel so proud of this fantastic sound method and its great development throughout the years.

Since my first contact with singing bowls in Greece and then studies in Germany I have understood how true it is that we all have our unique sounds of ¨nature¨.  Finland as a country is located north and we speak our unique Finnish language.  My home is in Lapland (which is approx. 1/3 of the area of Finland) and where we have approx. 200 000 inhabitants and same amount of reindeers, huge areas of wild nature, forests and lot of nature waters like lakes, rivers and of course the sea. (mehr …)

Sound Massage – part of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation of seriously ill patients

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A look back on more than 10 hears of sound therapy in the HELIOS Clinic Leezen

by guest author Nicole Becker, published in german in the specialist journal Sound-Massage-Therapy, edition number 11/2016, European Association Sound-Massage-Therapy, D-27305 Bruchhausen-Vilsen

Flashback from my childhood

Christmas time 1973, Rostock, at the house for deep-sea fishermen . . . seamen who could not return to their families because their ship was to go out to sea again . . a children’s singing group and the youngest, Nicole Rhem (after the marriage of her parents Nicole Becker), who had just turned 3 years old, being pushed to the front next to a seemingly huge, glowing Christmas tree. “Now sing!“ She sang: “Silver bells . . . “ Hardy men started to tear up, their facial features softened, they even began to laugh. A glance between teacher and child meant that it went well; a caress, deep breath, happiness in the child. Joy, togetherness, emotion. From my perspective today, this is an early conscious memory of how music, singing, sound in the broadest sense, togetherness with others, as well as emotions – sometimes more and sometimes less meaningfully – were always part of my life. My path to becoming an educator and music teacher ultimately led me to music therapy in a neurology and intensive care rehabilitation center for severely ill patients. During the course of my 17 plus years there, the HELIOS Clinic Leezen developed into an acute care facility for early rehabilitation and an interdisciplinary rehabilitation center. It is now the largest weaning center in Germany and the largest clinic providing rehabilitation services in northern Germany.

Singing bowls – enrichment for my music therapy

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Die Peter Hess®- Klangmassage in England /The Peter Hess® Sound Massage UK

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You can find the english version below….

von Gastautorin Maja Dethloff, Seaford, East Sussex, England

Im Frühjahr 2017 ergab sich für mich die Möglichkeit, für 5 Wochen nach England, Eastbourne, zu gehen. Ich wollte mein Englisch verbessern und auch ausprobieren, was mit den Klangschalen und der Klangmassage in England möglich ist.

Bei einem Strandspaziergang in Eastbourne beobachtete ich, dass auf der großen Terrasse eines Cafés sehr viele Rollstuhlfahrer mit ihren Begleitern waren. Bei einer Frau dachte ich, dass sie Multiple Sklerose haben könnte. Ich hatte bereits in Berlin mit einer MS-Patientin sehr gute Erfahrungen mit dem Klang machen können. Letztendlich sprach ich mit der Frau im Rollstuhl und ihrer Betreuerin. Die Betreuerin war sehr interessiert und schlug vor, dass ich sie im „Chaseley Trust“, einem Haus für mehrfach Schwerstbehinderte, besuchen sollte.

So kam ich zum „Chaseley Trust“. (mehr …)

Peter Hess® Sound Massage in Sweden/ Peter Hess® klangmassage Sverige

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from guest author Iris Krüger, Peter Hess Academy Sweden

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In september 2018 we had the first group for certification to Peter Hess® sound practitioner in Lund/Skåne, very close to where I live with my family since 2006. Exactly this year we got in touch with sound massage in South Tirol for real.

It was for sure love & passion at the first look, it felt like coming home to myself, finding basic trust and inner peace, abundance and relaxation for body , mind and soul. After several years living with sound & yoga in 2013 I attended an intensive training with Conny Henning in Gersfeld / Rhön Germany. Directly after my trainings, my vision has been clear since that. I wanted to bring this treasure to people in Sweden, help them to find “healing” tools for coming closer into homeostasis or balance. (mehr …)

Sound “accompaniment” in the context of palliative care

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from guest author Stephanie Schneider

Through memorable experiences of accompanying patients and their relatives, I have experienced the use of sound massage as a gentle and beneficial addition to palliative care. The intense, precious moments, that I have been able to witness in the hospice accompanying people in the last phase of their life since 2014 have shown me that each sound accompaniment – with all its new challenges and gifts- is like the secret of dying itself: unique.

The sound setting – space of being

With all this uniqueness, there are some basic aspects to the sound setting that I would like to introduce here and complete with case studies.

The starting point

Almost all patients in palliative care like to get involved in the gentle method of sound massage. If a patient wishes to receive sound massage or to know more about this technique, we make an appointment. Sometimes I am also called by the team and asked if I can see a patient for a sound session as soon as possible. Sometimes it is the relatives who contact me, knowing that the patient will appreciate this method of treatment. (mehr …)

Sound relaxation/ Entspannen mit Klangschalen Podcast „Ufo to ganga“, CD Relaxed Mind

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Gast Autorin: Christine Heckel, Peter Hess Akademieleitung Spanien

guest author: Christine Heckel, Peter Hess Academy Spain

You can find the english version below…

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen eine weitere Hördatei aus der Audio-CD „Relaxed Mind“ von Christine Heckel und Wolfgang von Boyen zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Gehen Sie mit uns auf eine angenehme entspannende Reise. Relaxed Mind ist eine 60-minütige Audio-CD und eignet sich hervorragend zur Entspannung während Ihrer Yoga Praxis, zur Massage, zur Meditation oder Kontemplation … oder einfach nur so.

Die Musik von Relaxed Mind ist voller Freude und mit Spaß aus dem tiefsten Wunsch entstanden, anderen einen Moment der Ruhe, der Stille zu schenken. Auf Relaxed Mind können Sie die Klänge von verschiedenen Klangschalen, Gong, Flöte, Klangspiele und Stimme genießen. (mehr …)

The burden of lower back pain – sound massage for a relaxed back by Zeljko Vlahovic

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from author Zeljko Vlahovic

We are all familiar with this story: the many challenges of our careers and everyday life proverbially rest on our shoulders; combine those with repetitive tasks and poor posture, and the result is an aching back. Statistics speak for themselves: one out of two Germans complains of occasional or chronic back pain. It is therefore no surprise that back symptoms are a frequent topic in the practice of sound massage. (mehr …)

Relieving stress and strengthening health with Peter Hess®-sound massage

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A pilot study of the European Association for Sound Massage Therapy e.V. in cooperation with the Dr. Tanja Grotz Institute

Authors: Dr. Phil. Christina M. Koller & Dr. Tanja Grotz

Executive Summary

For the first time, the effect of Peter Hess™ sound massage with regard to stress management and body image was investigated scientifically. This article is a summary of the complete study which can be ordered through the professional association website www. (at the moment only in German).
Peter Hess™ sound massage is primarily a holistic relaxation method, and as such uses the sound of singing bowls to prevent and reduce stress and thereby reinforce health.
This is scientific proof in a study of 201 subjects. Within this examination, carried out by European Professional Association for Sound Massage Therapy (Europäischer Fachverband Klang-Massage-Therapie e.V.) in cooperation with Dr. Tanja Grotz Institute (Kollnburg), participating women and men aged 21 to 78 obtained five basic sound massages, given by trained Peter Hess sound massage practitioners on a weekly basis. (mehr …)