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Heal with Listening to Smile Frequency Minded Music

Blog Post By: Ian Morris

Frequency minded music is a conscious intention to introduce you to a consistent frequency or tone that has proven to be useful in facilitating a certain mood, feeling, or brainwave state. Unlike traditional sound therapies (EX: tuning forks Therapy, Vibroacoustic Therapy, Gong Therapy, and Singing Bowls Therapy), frequency minded music incorporates various melodies that are introduced throughout the duration of a song. These additional melodies/frequencies are tuned in the same note or key of the healing foundation frequency.


The goal of frequency minded music is to engage and entertain while providing the listener with a specific intention to focus on throughout the experience.  Frequency music utilizes science-backed methods that deliver a constant frequency of healing for the duration of the song. Frequency minded songs are composed with vibration in mind, meaning that they focus heavily on bass and the lower end frequencies of the instruments in the song. This is an important part of the composing process because our physical bodies respond in a powerful way to lower frequencies (20Hz - 400Hz). They are soothing and very grounding which makes them ideal for relaxation and meditation. The lower frequencies hold the foundation and engage the body.  The combination of both the higher and lower frequencies, in the form of harmonics and octaves, is what facilitates the process of real breakthroughs. This helps the physical body feel safe and supported while challenging the mind and the ears to grow beyond the mundane routine and the same old sound palette that we are exposed to each day. If working out at the gym builds muscle for the body, then working with sound and intention is the exercise that builds a clear and focused mind.


Frequency music is a merging of two worlds: the upbeat and emotional side of traditional music with the science of sound healing. The traditional sound healing tools and instruments hold down the the root of the song with tone, tuning, or frequency. This leaves the composer free to explore the endless combinations and possibilities of melody, tempo, and mood for the intention or focus that has been selected. 


There are plenty of articles out there that talk about the benefits of music, so I won’t go into that a great detail here but I highly suggest that you do a little research for yourself. You will be shocked by the the various ways that music can touch your life. Music improves our state of being and increases our physical and mental health. Music makes your brain release dopamine - the transmitter that makes you feel good. Not only does music increase the feel good chemicals, but it decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol. 


By lowering our stress levels, our immune system can increase allowing it to work more efficiently. Adding movement with the body to the rhythm or even just tapping to the beat of the music can increase these stress relieving effects even more. Drum circles have been found to be very effective in exactly this way. By adding frequency to the already healing properties of music the benefits increase exponentially and expand our opportunities for powerful breakthroughs and true healing [https://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/creativity/tap-feet-music-science-behind-sound-content-creation/ ].


According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people worldwide suffer with depression [https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression]. 


Often times depression can also interfere with our normal sleep patterns. Music can play a huge role in decreasing the symptoms of depression and even help with sleep [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5500733/  ].


Hans Joachim Trappe studied this extensively. He even found how the type of music makes a difference in the results. Meditative and classical themed music helped the most with lifting the spirits of those suffering with depression [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3354373/].  


I have testimonials from clients of how music can even help with physical pain. 



It was studied at Drexel University that music reduced pain in cancer patients. Again the type of music mattered. They found that meditative music played a big part in the results [https://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/current/archive/2014/March/2014-3-20-Research-Spotlight-Encouraging-Preliminary-Data-Using-Music-Therapy-for-Chronic-Pain/].    . 


The evidence and powerful results continue.  It’s amazing that music also stimulates memory and cognitive function. The impact of music on Alzheimer's patients and those with dementia are amazing [https://www.alzheimers.net/why-music-boosts-brain-activity-in-dementia-patients/]. 


A great example of this can be seen in the (2014) documentary “Alive Inside” a film directed and produced by Michael Rossato-Bennett. The film documented how Alzheimer's patients responded while listening to some of their favorite music. These patients made breakthroughs.  Music helped them to remember pieces of their lives that up until that point had seemed to be lost forever. Music is one of the few things that actives all areas of the brain simultaneously [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111205081731.htm].


Statistics and studies are not all I have to offer you. I have benefited from frequency minded music in a truly personal way. It saved my life. I can honestly say I would not be here today without it. As a child I struggled in school with dyslexia and fitting into the traditional learning model. In turn, I spent many years trying to understand my place in the world. This left me feeling alienated and disconnected from the environment and people around me. From this experience, I developed anxiety and various other body style traumas that I didn’t know how to address properly.  At the time, I had no understanding of why I felt so alone and untethered.


Unfortunately, I allowed this anxiety and fear to gain control in my life and I missed out on a lot of opportunities and experiences. Which lead to a lot of regrets and even more feelings of depression. These feelings hung around through most of my adult life, no matter the circumstances. 


It took time and effort but frequency minded music was the gateway to real change for me. The first real breakthrough I should say. I saw a difference in myself and my outlook on life when I was actively engaged with frequency music as a part of my daily routine. It was the bridge builder. It showed me that another life was possible.


Over the last eight years, frequency minded music has helped me with the very necessary release work that I so desperately needed, and restored a peaceful flow to my life. I highly encourage you to give frequency minded music a try.  Despite what you may think, It really does not take a huge commitment and the benefits can be felt in a short amount of time.


Within a few weeks of starting to work with this music, I personally felt definite results. I had less brain fog, I was more relaxed, and I had a restored focus.  After six months, I saw changes in my ability to process and retain information, Something I struggled with for most of my life (dyslexia) I also had an overall boost to all of my creative outputs such as music, art, and poetry. This is what I recognize as the up keep for me in my personal life.  The balance that this music helped me to restore made me more willing and able to dive into my creativity, which made me more relaxed and excited about the possibilities this new life had to offer. 


The benefits and outcomes of utilizing frequency minded music daily will vary from person to person but In my experience of working with hundreds of clients over the years, I can honestly say that if you put in the time, you will see the results. You will not find huge amounts of data, studies, or clinical trials on this type of music. It simply has not been done. There hasn’t been an established way for the medical system to capitalize on this type of music, so in my opinion, it has not been in their interest to conduct these studies.


Luckily,  there is a shift upon us. You can see it and sense it bubbling up in the world around us. This new and exciting field of sound healing and frequency minded music is taking place in today’s creative revolution. We are just scratching the surface of what is possible and all of us are the true explorers in this new frontier. We are laying the groundwork on this epic journey into the healing power of sound.

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