What is Sound Therapy? 4 min.
Videographer, Lorraine Scollan, of Shaw TV interviewed Nancy in March 2016. She shows how Nancy uses crystal bowls for individual sound therapy and meditation in sacred sound circles. Crystal bowls have been around since Egyptian times but have made a resurgence since the 1990s.
Sound therapy uses sound and music to promote health. Healthy sounds bring the body into to a state of resonance—vibrational balance—through the physical law of entrainment. Sound penetrates every cell of your body (like ultrasound imaging does), and realigns your cell vibration.
Kaasay (Nancy Watters) has been studying with a variety of sound and voice specialists for several decades. She teaches practical, easy-to-use methods of incorporating sound wellness into everyday life.
A Typical Sound Therapy Session
Each session is as unique as you are. Depending on your needs and goals, a session might include toning and chanting, quartz crystal bowls, or a combination of other instruments, such as Tibetan singing bowls, guitar, kalimba, native flute and drums. Kaasay will immerse you in soothing, soulful, heart-opening sounds. Her angelic vocals blend with Alchemy quartz crystal bowls to create a loving force field that facilitates healing. Reiki is often used in combination with sound. And Nancy can teach you techniques that you can use at home.
You will often see dramatic results and pain relief after one session, but it generally takes several sessions to affect lasting change. Long-term illnesses usually require multiple treatments to reach a level of relaxation necessary to bring your biological systems back into balance.
What are Quartz Crystal "Singing" Bowls?
One person said, "Listening to the sounds of that bowl was like taking a dip in an ocean of utterly clear, calm water." The Alchemy quartz crystal bowls that Kaasay uses use are potent, medical-grade healing instruments. They produce pure, penetrating tones. They amplify, transform and transfer energy. They are very effective for "sonic smudging." Their vibrations have been measured up to 1/3 mile away.
Crystal bowls were originally created to program the microchips that are used in computers. In the late 1980's it was discovered that the pure rich sounds they produced had the power to impact our bodies and our consciousness. They are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and other gem stones which are then heated to 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mould.
What type of chanting does Kaasay do?
Kaasay has a long-standing love affair with world chant that is infectious. Over the past 20 years spiritual leaders from many spiritual traditions--Jewish, Taize, Hindu, Sufi, Aboriginal-- have invited her to their chant and drumming circles. Whether the music was serene or lively, plaintive or joyous, she found common ground between them, as they expressed collective longing for oneness, and for deeper connections with each other and with Spirit. She thanks these people for sharing their spiritual wisdom and feels blessed to be using it to help others.
In sound therapy sessions Kaasay may use wordless tones, specific healing chants from world traditions, improvised singing, Reiki chants, prayers and mantras. You can choose to sing with her or not. You don't need to be a professional musician to experience the sweetness of chant. Just an open and loving heart.
You can purchase Crystal Tones bowls from Kaasay. She'll personally help you choose the bowls that are perfect for you. More . . .