PETS offers non-licensed, unprofessional action oriented suggestions that might help some people. PETS therapists are volunteers and receive no specialized psychological training and essentially make it up.
(Re) Place Therapy Soundtrack:
Just as loud or disturbing sounds cause stress response in animals and humans, some sounds, like ocean waves, rain, soft voices, music and/or birdsong can produce positive reactions in the body and mind.
Coming soon: The PETS Sound Library including special sounds and music to alleviate most common lifestyle disorders! To receive a personal prescription for sound contact PETS today!
Here are just a few samples:
Making non-verbal sounds can be very relaxing. Initial feelings of alienation and awkwardness are normal. It’s always been hard for humans to compete with the symphony of the natural soundscape. Human language and music are derived from natural sounds. But before we can make our own sounds, we must listen.
We can all make non-verbal sounds. Perhaps a more direct means of communication than brain based language, non-verbal vocal-release can relieve stress and elevate your mood. Try making some non-verbal sounds outside today. It’s easy. Find a comfortable and safe place to sit. Close your eyes and listen to the natural soundscape. Breath. Begin to hear your body’s voice starting from your toes, traveling up your legs, your groin, circulating in your stomach, rising into your chest, through your throat, out your mouth. At first you can hum, or whistle, but it’s more effective to make open mouth sounds, responding to the sounds around you. A daily practice can help prevent chronic stress. Try making non-verbal sounds with some friends.
After some practice the process of making non-verbal vocalizations feels natural. What do you sound like?
For a schedule of upcoming hikes, sound and movement workshops click here.