Sound therapy, also known as sound healing therapy, is a holistic form of mental health and addiction treatment that uses the deep vibration of sound to promote relaxation. Research has shown that the effects of sound healing have been remarkable on those struggling with addiction as well as mental health disorders. A sound bath is a common method of sound therapy, which we frequently use as part of the meditative practice at Summit Malibu.
The practice of a sound bath often involves inviting residents to lay on a mat in a comfortable position as various instruments are used to create vibrational healing sounds. Through focusing solely on sound, a sound bath provides sensory relaxation that draws participants into a meditative state. For those who struggle with actively quieting the mind, the passivity of a sound bath requires less discipline and can effectively provide the same benefits as traditional meditation.
Like all forms of meditation, the goal of a sound bath is to expand consciousness and allow our residents to look within. Through tuning into their higher selves, they are able to better process previously unsolvable issues.