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Sound Bath Guided Mediation Transcript

Mar 7, 2017

In this episode, Eric Mellgren and Jennifer Schaefer discuss and perform a Sound Bath Guided Mediation. A Sound Bath is a form of guided meditation that can help relieve anxiety and stress. The vibrations and tones are created with “singing” bowls made of quartz crystal or synthesized ambient tones all tuned to 432 Hz. Click to watch Eric perform the Sound Bath. 

Eric:
I'm Eric Mellgren with Vigilant Healing Solutions.

Jennifer:
I'm Jennifer Schaefer with jenniferwellness.com and I'm a holistic healer.

Eric:
I have been working with sound healing and crystal quartz bowls. It's something called sound baths is what the reference has been going around. I also like to call it sound-guided meditations. The vibrations from the bowls just have a very healing effect on people and really help take away a lot of stress, anxiety and help with the sleep quite a bit. 

Jennifer:
What I love about doing what I do with the meditation hypnosis is that it allows you with the sound bath to get the vibrations of the sounds as well as the tones of words that help relax your body and quiet your mind and get you back feeling light and free no matter of the circumstances going on in your world.

Eric:
I guess, the easiest way to correlate is when you have the wineglass and you circle the wineglass and it gives that really high pitch. Basically, the same thing, you're making these bowls sing, create these vibrations. It's just very, very soothing. Actually, a lot of times, I tell people we don't give ourselves that time anyways. The session can last anywhere between 40 minutes to a little over an hour. It just depends on the session in the group.

Jennifer:
What I love about the sound bath and the reason why that work is because your body, when you do it, a vibration will sound and your body is, what percentage of water?

Eric:
Sixty percent.

Jennifer:
Sixty percent. The more hydrated you are, the more connected you are, the more that it vibrates through your body because water is electricity. When you are using electricity, which is tones and sounds with your neurotransmitters, you're actually able to connect neural pathways and change the vibration on a cellular level. You can't close a neural pathway when you have like an anger or resentment or fear or you're upset about a condition in your life. What you can do is change the vibration through the neurotransmitter connection. That's what those sound baths and these tones putting you in visualization, allow you to connect and visualize what the next moment looks like or how you can tap in because it changes how you feel in your body which then helps the neurotransmitter start to communicate to cells on where to go, how to open up and how to exchange peace and calmness and empower yourself.

Eric:
What I love about it the most also is the meditation part where I know a lot of people would like to meditate just don't know how to meditate and really don't take the time to really find that space to do it. Doing these sound-guided meditations, the vibrations off the bowls really do take you there themselves so you need to know how to meditate per se. You just come, relax. I just tell you, they say, "Hey, what do I need to do? How do I prepare?" It's really, "Just come in some comfortable clothes and be ready to relax because ..."

Jennifer:
Open up and just allow your body and your mind to take you through these process. Now, the great thing about what we did as a collaboration today was that for people that can't quiet their mind, this is really about you following a story to connect to the words and a visualization that allows you to not have to be like, "Oh, I need to quiet my mind. How do I do that? Oh, I just saw the laundry list. I just saw this." This allows you a focus point to keep moving forward.

Eric:
The caregivers like anybody that cares for somebody else, they are putting other people's stresses first and they're tucking away all their second and so not probably finding the time to take care of themselves. This work and them being able to take the time to take care of themselves, it definitely goes a long way.

Jennifer:
Well, I think also because a caregiver hides the emotions, the sadness and the fears and everything else that they're going through to rise above and be happier and give positive energy to the person that's sick. It's most important for a caregiver to take this time because it rejuvenates. It gives them back that positive energy that they need to keep taking care and show up in a place of integrity but also in a space of being authentic with your feelings because people read if you're tired, if you're sad or if you're doing this so they really get to be authentic with being positive and a cheerleader to whoever they're taking care of. Right before you start this amazing sound bath meditation, the best way to do it is put yourself in a quiet space. Turn your phones off, make sure that you're not going to be interrupted for about 20 minutes and I prefer to lay down on a bed and put some earpods in for me because it keeps everything really isolated. Make sure you're relaxed, that you're in a comfortable position. You're going to stay in for 20 minutes, legs down flat and just surrender to this moment and just open up your heart and mind and allow this to exchange positive for negative and negative for positive. Let it vibrate out. Stay in positive and open and this will help you go really deep in this situation.

Eric:
I'm Eric Mellgren and I'm aware that I am rare.

Jennifer:
I'm Jennifer Schaefer and I'm aware that I am rare.

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