THIS IS NEURASONIC
THE NEURASONIC APPROACH
WELCOME TO NEURASONIC
If you have taken a look at some of the pages on the How We Can Help You section, you already know who Dr. Tomatis is and what he accomplished during his remarkable life.
But you might wonder: what is NeuraSonic, how it applies the Tomatis Method and how it fits in the world of sound therapy.
Well, here we got the answers. But before that, let's go back to Dr. Tomatis, just for a minute.
Dr. Tomatis believed that the ear has several functions. Its initial purpose is to help grow the brain of the unborn child. Hearing is the first sense to be developed when the fetus is only a few months old and can hear its mother's voice in the womb. It is thought that it even gets nourished by it.
Once the baby is born the ear's role is to energize the neocortex section of the brain. That's the area were the central nervous system is located. It is thought that, if the ear "malfunctions," the nervous system can't digest information, which damages our capabilities to communicate and to express ourselves, and also affects our social behavior.
Dr Tomatis claimed that the ear also plays a significant role in our speech as it controls the voice. The voice produces only what the ear can hear. Hearing and listening capabilities may not be the same in both ears. The Tomatis method is said to improve these capabilities in the right ear as it is the one which has better control over the parameters of our voice.
And this is the moment when we can really tell you how NeuraSonic can help you and the people you love.
MUSIC IS THE ANSWER
Patients who undergo our treatment here at NeuraSonic will find that their voice changes as they improve their listening capacities.
NeuraSonic is based on sound stimulation: patients listen to high frequency sounds which seem to stimulate the brain's neurons. Dr Tomatis believed this type of sound has a positive effect on the central nervous system, so the patient feels more energized and calm, and is able to concentrate and learn better. Low-frequency sounds have the opposite effect. The sounds played during a NeuraSonic session include music (Mozart and Gregorian Chants) and speech, which can be filtered to produce high frequency sounds.
Also, Dr. Tomatis' theory that hearing and listening are not the same-since hearing involves a passive attitude, whereas listening entails an active attitude- is very accurate in the case of children with attention deficit disorders.
These kids usually find it difficult to read and concentrate, and even if they have very good hearing, their listening capabilities are very poor.
CHOOSE THE TREATMENT THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Here at Neurasonic we don't want you to feel forced to attend a specific amount of sessions. Each person has a different way to react to the treatment. That's why we offer different options, depending on your needs and circumstances..
The NeuraSonic approach usually consists of 40 to 100 hours of listening retraining..
There are two versions of the NeuraSonic approach for adults: the "relaxing and resetting" approach, and the more intensive one, involving additional filtering of the music, and reprogramming of the laterality. Both approaches are very helpful, but only the more intensive approach will allow you to deal with past traumas of any sort.
You have the option to choose between weekly ongoing sessions, that take place in different locations depending the city where you live, or intensive workshops during the weekend, set in a residential environment.
During the sessions, you can rest, sleep, draw, write, meditate or even exercise while listening to Mozart (no, we don't recommend using your cellphone while the session is taking place, unless it's an emergency).
Children are usually treated following a succession of intensive residential sessions of nine and five days. They might require one initial package of nine days, and one to three additional packages of five days. If the child is already at school, the sessions can take place during their vacations or holidays.
We also work in weekly or biweekly sessions, as this allows the parents to attend the sessions without taking too much time and allowing them to keep their regular jobs' schedules and parental duties.
Seniors usually listen to the music once a week, at their retirement facility, in a group setting playing cards or solving puzzles, or by themselves while, for instance, knitting.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The tools used by our sound therapists are:
An electronic device (the electronic ear) which can filter sounds.
Special headphones which enable sound to be transmitted directly to the bones, as it is thought that people hear first through the bones in their ears and then the muscles.
Please, contact us if you have any questions or doubts regarding our sessions or the benefits that NeuraSonic can bring to your life and the lives of your loved ones.. Remember: we are here to help you.