Welcome to 2017 and welcome to calmer and deeper sleep! I am very happy to be sending you the completed Sleep Program. This is project very close to my heart. I have worked on this project for years! It combines my Healing Music, 'The Sacred Sounds for Sleep' recording along with my personal Mantra "Breathe in Love, Breathe out Light" and instructions on some gentle movement to help you get the sleep you need.
Sleep is one of the key ingredients to good health. It gives us mental alertness, physical coordination, and restores and rejuvenates nearly every cell in our body. It improves our memory, mental concentration, and creativity. We need sleep. And most of us love it!
Many studies have concluded that listening to slow, quiet, meditative music, reduces stress in all ages – including newborns – and has countless other documented health benefits such as reducing anxiety, lowering high blood pressure and heart and respiratory rates and assisting those with insomnia. A recent medical study has also added enhanced brainpower and a better memory to the benefits of music while we sleep!
Debbie Danbrook, through her Healing Music Company, has produced two recordings specifically designed to enhance our sleep experience and at the same time take advantage of these many other benefits!
'Sounds for Sleep' is a 43 minute recording that helps people fall asleep and stay asleep. This recording utilizes an ancient Japanese instrument, the Shakuhachi flute, to create a type of Zen called 'Suizen' or blowing Zen. This instrument was traditionally played only by monks as part of their Zen practice. Listening to the Shakuhachi creates a calm and relaxed feeling - the breath slows and the rhythms of the body and mind come together. Sounds from the London Boys' Choir (played on a keyboard) are also used in the background, creating an overall experience that is beautiful, soothing, tranquil and flowing.
By leaving this Sleep music on all night, very, very softly, the listener relaxes into a deeper, sounder sleep - and the rest simply happens!
The companion recording to 'Sounds for Sleep' is 'Movement for Sleep'. This recording combines the music from 'Sounds for Sleep' with very gentle, guided movements that can be easily done in bed either during the day or before bedtime. This is movement that anyone can do, no yoga background or meditation techniques are needed. Those with physical restrictions can also benefit from this recording by doing the guided breath work and visualizing the movements while enjoying the relaxing music. The breath work follows a very simple and calming spoken meditation phrase, resulting in a deeply relaxed state.
Please refer to the Sleep Program Instructions for details on how to use these recordings to enhance your sleep experience.
Scientific Information on Brainwaves
BETA ALPHA THETA DELTA - The effect of the Sleep Program on brainwave activity.
In our busy and often stress-filled days we stay mostly in the BETA waves of brainwave activity. These waves can take us from being comfortably alert with normal thought patterns to an uncomfortable level of frustration and anxiety that fills us with extreme tension.
In a normal, relaxed daily routine as the day comes to an end we would naturally move through ALPHA and THETA waves. These waves offer us deep relaxation - a meditative state, drowsiness, the beginning of falling asleep and then moving us into sleep. During the ALPHA and THETA states we are in our most receptive, creative and healing states. Our mind and body are integrated.
And then we move to DELTA for our deep sleep state.
What is happening for many of us is a jumping from extremely active BETA waves directly to DELTA. Often this occurs from sheer exhaustion. Because so many are sleep deprived (and that includes children) we fall into an exhausted sleep, and don’t have the gentle flow there that would facilitate time in the healing and relaxing ALPHA and THETA states. Or sleeping pills take us directly into DELTA, again bypassing either or both the ALPHA and THETA states.
The music, breathing Mantra and gentle movements in the Sleep Program, will help you to move naturally through both ALPHA and THETA wave patterns - encouraging deep healing that will in turn facilitate deep, restful sleep.
Happy December!!! I hope that you have a fun filled, peaceful and heart opening holiday season. Lots of teatimes with family and friends, stress free and delightful!!!!!
I have had a lovely time in November and December playing at lots and lots of events - thank you so much to all who attended. And big thanks and fairy hugs to those who hosted these Music Meditations: Orbital Arts/Toronto, Music Can Heal Benefit/Toronto, Akasha's Den/Oakville, Sacred Dance Guild at the Seminary/Ottawa, Edgar Cayce group/Ottawa.
Here is a beautiful Fairy Altar from my evening Music Meditation at Akasha's Den - www.akashasden.com
HEALING MUSIC USB STICKS
We are pleased to announce a new way to listen to our Healing Music Catalogue - on a USB stick!!!!
Each stick has a beautiful Buddha token from the Todaiji Buddha in Nara, Japan. The sounds files are the highest quality mp3 format.
3 different USB stick versions are available: Version 1: 10 CD’s - The 7 CD’s from The Spirit of Shakuhachi Chakra Balancing Series plus the 3 CD’s from The Sacred Sounds Trilogy. These are all CD’s for healing, meditation and relaxation.
cost: $100 Version 2: Includes all the CD's from Version 1 but will also include the entire Healing Music Catalogue: Circles of Discovery - music for walking the Labyrinth. Ambient World - music for movement. Honkyoku - traditional Zen pieces with contemporary arrangements. Miracles - beautiful pieces to open hearts. Plus bonus pieces from Tanoshii, my first CD and 2 pieces previously released only in Japan.
cost: $150 Version 3 will include Version 1 and 2 and also CD's from the solo piano catalogue of pianist Steve Raiman. These beautiful CD’s have previously only been available in Japan.
The USB sticks are available on our website: www.healingmusic.com CLICK HERE TO GET TO OUR MUSIC STORE
Please contact me if you have any questions about the sticks. firstname.lastname@example.org text/cell: 416-833-3564
If you prefer to send a cheque or e-transfer please let me know, thanks!
SACRED SOUNDS TRILOGY - 3 CD set
We are very, very happy with the release of the SACRED SOUNDS TRILOGY!!!! It contains three of our favourite CD's: Sacred Sounds for Sleep, Sacred Sounds for the Spa and Sacred Sounds for the Soul. Artwork beautifully designed by world class designer Sharon Lockwood for ZayZay Inc. There is a lovely 8 page booklet included. Price: $30.
Please join us at the beautiful Grail Springs Retreat Centre in Bancroft on December 29 and 30. I will be playing with Mark Daniel. Always a joy and a pleasure to play at the Grail! The Grail is exquisite during the holidays. www.grailsprings.com
Our Saturday, January 7, 7:00pm annual Bringing in the Energy for the New Year event is sold out. For me, I always have the feeling that the New Year energy lands and settles in at this event. It is hosted at the gorgeous home of Susan in Scarborough. If you would like to be on the waiting list (in case of cancellations) please call Susan at: 416-439-1494. If you aren't attending please tune in to the energy we will be sending out for a wonderful, magical, loving 2017!!!!!
Wishing you all the best for the Holiday Season!!!
Please join us at the beautiful Grail Springs for a lovely and healing Christmas holiday retreat. It is incredibly beautiful at the Grail during the winter - every view looks postcard perfect! I will be offering Music Meditations with Mark Daniel playing Tibetan and Crystal Bowls. There will be talks on Healing Music before the performances. Daytime activities include yoga, meditation, snow shoeing, horse back riding and a wonderful variety of massage and healing sessions.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 JAPAN CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR The end of March and first week of April, 2017 - dates to be confirmed. Please join us for a delightful Japan Tour to my favourite Temples and Sacred Spaces. We will enjoy Music Meditations under the Cherry Blossoms! Plus great food, shopping, fun! Please contact me for more information, email@example.com (maximum of 4 participants, please book early, thank you)