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Sound Medicine has Arrived


Around the world, there is an increasing acceptance of sound therapy for healing and expanding the consciousness.

An extraordinary human being, Edgar Cayce once said: “Sound is the medicine of the future.” His words are now a reality. Sound Medicine has arrived.

He would not be surprised to see that a growing number of health professionals are using sound therapy as medicine, for ailments that include post-operative healing.

Utilised since the beginning of recorded history in many cultures, in today’s world, these ancient sound traditions are being used for group sessions. And for individuals, sound therapy is gaining new ground as an added tool for the restoration of wellbeing.

The sound used may be shamanistic drumming from Mongolia and Native America, singing bowls from Tibet and the Didgeridoo of the Indigenous Australian. Interestingly, Indigenous Australians are the first known culture to heal with sound.

‘Indigenous Australians are the first known culture to heal with sound’

The State of Vibration

The fundamental principle of sound healing is Resonance, a word used when describing the frequencies of vibration. These frequencies are used as a transformative and healing modality. In every organ, bone, tissue, and so on, we are in a state of vibration.

With research into binaural frequencies, since their discovery in 1839 by German experimenter, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, the application for sound therapy has exploded. Specialists are using it to treat ailments while students are using it to help with focus and study.

Today’s healing music modalities use various frequencies such as Solfeggio-Binaural Frequencies, and these are included in Heart Activation Music. There are also ‘brainwave entrainment’ frequencies, which assist with sleep and healing DNA: the list grows, as there is a wide range of these healing frequencies available today.

Binary sound frequencies are important within the Heart Activation Music because they help unlock something energetically, and this ‘something’ will be different for each person.

Profound Results

It is widely known that sound therapy can be used for stress reduction or to facilitate meditation. But for some people, the effects may include unlocking deeply entrenched issues, memories or patterns, and may help them work through blocks that were previously unknown. Results can be profound.

The latest quantum physics theory, known as String Theory, suggests that absolutely everything in the Universe, all the particles that make up matter and forces is comprised of minute vibrating fundamental strings. All these objects have a Resonant pattern associated to them. In simple terms, the physical Universe is built of sound vibrations.

More than 100 years ago, Nikola Tesla referred to a non-Hertzian energy (without frequencies), Scalar, and in the 1920s, Albert Einstein referenced Scalar energy. This energy is not electromagnetic and is comprised of pure zero-point energy. The Scalar energy form has the ability to carry information and is a field of energy systems that is alive. Scalar energy is vibrant and dynamic and has always been in existence within the Universe.

According to world-renowned crystal expert, workshop leader, and author, Judy Hall: “Scalar waves activate the meridians and facilitate healing at the energetic interface between spirit and matter.”  

In addition to sound therapy, crystals have been used in healing therapies throughout known history. The energetic properties of crystals are harnessed to influence the energy field to return to a specific vibrational healthy frequency. Different crystals are used in these therapies because they each have a distinct unique consciousness as well as resonant frequencies. Sound therapy with crystals offers two layers of healing energy.

There are various sounds within sound therapy that can be utilised with other healing modalities.

‘Scalar waves activate the meridians and facilitate healing at the energetic interface between spirit and matter’- Judy Hall

Call in Higher Powers

“Some will clear energy, some will assist with healing, and there are some that help open the mind. Additionally, there are sounds that help call in higher powers, such as the Ascended Masters. These sounds will help with everything: healing, twin flame union, past life recognition, accessing higher consciousness: there is no end to what may be achieved with sound therapy.

In Heart Activation Music Therapy, there is an integration of many aspects of current sound therapy modalities, as well as the integration of natural Scalar energies. These energies are coded vibrations consisting of many messages that can help a listener transform his or her own life.

Through the facilitation of crystal energies, binaural frequencies, Scalar energies, coded vibrations and music sounds a person can experience a quantum and multi-dimensional healing.

You can discover more about the Heart Activation Music through our Group Sessions in Perth, Western Australia. Check out the new Steven North website for further information.

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What Hugs Can Do For You

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This morning, I met my beautiful friend at the beach for a coffee and stroll.  We haven’t seen each other in a few weeks so there was lots of catch up on with all of our news. During our conversation, it really struck me how much I love our friendship and how grateful I am to have this fabulous lady in my life, with her support, encouragement, love and most of all, hugs! I think within one and a half hours, we hugged around six times while we were sharing exciting stories and encouraging each other. That is the most hug I have had in a long time.

You see, I live on my own with my cat, so for me to receive a hug from a fellow human, I must go out and seek it. Usually it happens when I am catching up with friends, however, mostly the hug consists of a quick hello and that is that. When I am home, I do fill my hugging quota with my cat, however usually it is me forcing her to comply with my lavish affection, and while that is great (and I love squishing her so much), it is different from human interaction and human connection.

So, what is in a hug? A hug is a powerful healer which releases oxytocin in to your blood stream, which helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, making you relax and feel good. Hugs are a natural emotional healer as they raise your levels of feel-good chemicals serotonin in your brain which lifts your mood instantly. When you hug someone, you are naturally aligned with their nervous system so it calms any negative emotions, allowing you both to relax, feel forgiveness and strengthen connection. Hugs help to build trust and confidence and help reduce feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety. Building confidence in this way helps improve self-esteem and feelings of love. There are so many benefits!

Hugging lowers your blood pressure, therefore reducing risk of heart disease. Hugging boosts your immune system so you can fight infection and fatigue. I find it interesting reflecting within myself that during the height of dealing with autoimmune dis-ease a few years ago, I felt unsupported and unloved. I was not receiving the kinds of hugs and human interaction and connection I was craving and needed. Now, I have incredible people in my tribe who love and support me fully and my autoimmune response is minimal. See how hugs can heal?

Prominent Psychotherapist Virginia Satir, tells us that hugging is so important for our health and we should be aiming to have four hugs a day for survival, eight hugs a day for maintenance, and twelve hugs a day for growth. Does that make you want to hug now? Make it last. Make it count. A ten second hug leads to significant improvements in your health so make sure you fill your quota today. I gave and received six hugs this morning from my beautiful friend, and during the day I have had about twelve more with my cat, so I am doing well so far! If you want to talk more about the health benefits of hugging, please contact me.

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The Holistic Approach to Stress Management



The Holistic approach for stress management focuses on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of health. Holistic Health practitioners believe the body is capable of healing itself and addresses the whole person instead of providing a quick fix to the presenting symptoms. 


The aim with Holistic Healing is to prevent illness and ailments. Holistic health care focuses on the mind, body and soul and how each area interconnects with each other. By addressing stress with a Holistic approach you can reduce stress and prevent stress in the future.


Stress is a mind, body and soul experience in itself so it makes sense to take the same approach for stress management.  A Holistic approach to stress management includes taking a look at each area of your life including, work, relationships, diet and nutrition, exercise, spirituality. Everything you do in your life will have a negative or positive impact on your stress levels, health and well-being.


A Holistic approach to stress management will bring to your awareness all the things that are contributing to your stress levels that you may not be aware of and the signs of stress you’re experiencing.


It’s easy to notice when you’re not sleeping well or when you’re feeling frustrated but its not so easy to be aware of the thoughts you have running through your mind that increase your feelings of stress.  It’s not easy to be aware of all the unhealthy food you’ve been eating when you’re tired that’s contributed to the stress.  


When you feel disconnected to yourself, others and the universe it’s not always easy to recognize what’s happened.  The one thing you are aware of is how stressed you feel and how it’s not working for you.


By addressing each area of your life and any contributing factors we can then create a plan for stress management that is unique to you and your lifestyle. The best part about Holistic Health and alternative therapies is they all have an underlying foundation of self-care and relaxation as an added benefit.  You’re also educated on your triggers and what you can do to alleviate them so you have a blueprint for the future to prevent feelings of stress.


What is Alternative Therapy?

Alternative therapy is stand alone treatment that does not include traditional medical treatment. Each alternative therapy has it’s own philosophy, history, method, theory and technique. Complementary therapies are used together with medical treatment.  Some therapies cross over between alternative therapy and complementary therapy.


Alternative Therapies For Stress management include:

*  Meditation

*  Aromatherapy

*  Reiki



*  Massage

*  Nutrition Therapy

* Herbal Therapy

*  Naturopathy

*  Kinesiology

*  Homeopathy

*  Hypnotherapy

*  Acupressure

*  Biofeedback

*  Reflexology

*  Osteopathy

*  Color Therapy


Let’s take a look at some alternative therapies to help with stress management.

6 Alternative Therapies You Can Use For Stress Management


1. Relaxation Techniques


Relaxation is a key component in managing stress. Relaxation helps you slow down, center yourself in the moment, clears your mind and allows your body to let go of any tension. Relaxation techniques to help reduce stress include meditation, mindfulness, progressive relaxation and visualization.  Essential oils will help you deepen your relaxation by creating the right atmosphere for reducing stress and creating a calm, peaceful environment. 


2. Breathing Techniques


Breathing techniques are essential in reducing stress and anxiety.  Breathing correctly is important for 3 reasons. Firstly, our survival depends on it! Secondly, it brings oxygen to every part of our body.  Thirdly, it helps our body to get rid of waste and toxins. Our brain needs oxygen the most.  


If you’re not breathing correctly so that you’re getting enough oxygen throughout your body it will cause circulation problems which in turn creates illness and disease.  There are many benefits to breathing correctly that impact your mind, body and soul in a positive and healthy way.  Yoga, meditation and mindfulness all focus on breathing techniques to achieve a calm, peaceful state of mind and body.


3. Exercise & Physical Movement


Exercise has been proven to reduce stress, improve moods and self-esteem, improve quality of sleep and decrease overall tension. Physically, exercise improves cardiovascular functions by strengthening the heart and increases oxygen throughout the body.  


Exercise helps produce biochemical changes in the body and brain that elevates your moods, relieves pain and will help you feel relaxed. It helps you work off mental energy and negative emotions including frustration and irritability. 


Exercise also promotes a restful sleep. Going for a walk or a jog can help release mental energy and can help relax the body by letting go of tension. Swimming is also a non strenuous exercise that will help decrease stress.


4. Nutrition & Diet

Nutrition is another piece of stress management. The foods you eat affect your mood and state of mind.  Unhealthy foods can cause other health issues including inflammation in the body. 


It’s really important to have a healthy, balanced diet to give your body the nutrients it needs to function. A balanced diet will give you more energy and reduce symptoms of stress.  

Eating healthy food helps to reduce toxins building up and makes it easy for your body to go through its natural detox process.


5. Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

Aromatherapy can help create a calm, peaceful state of mind.  You can use essential oils to create a tranquil and relaxing environment in your home. Essentials oils are used for the healing properties of relieving tension and stress, reducing inflammation in the body, improving concentration, focus and prompting a good nights sleep.  


You can use the following aromatherapy essential oils for stress management and to help ease tension and anxiety:

*  Lavender

*  Bergamot

*  Chamomile

*  Frankincense

*  Juniper

*  Clary sage

*  Ylang Ylang

* Neroli


Essential oils may be used in a diffuser, mixed with a carrier oil for massage or add a few drops to some tissues and keep them close to you.  Aromatherapy works through inhalation of the essential oils scent. (Please be sure to seek advice from a professional before using essential oils).


6. Meditation

Meditation is a process being still and quiet for a set amount of time, without interruption and without consciously thinking of anything to heighten your self-awareness.  Meditation is a relaxation process that helps to realign your mind, body and soul creating a calm sense of being.  It reduces stress, relieves insomnia, brings self-awareness to any pain in the body, awareness to thoughts entering the mind and any emotions being experienced.  


Meditation also focuses on breathing correctly which brings all the extra added health and well-being benefits already mentioned.  There are 2 types of meditation you can try. The first one is Concentrative meditation which is focusing on your breathing or an image and the second is mindfulness meditation which focuses on sensations in the body and thoughts in the mind. Meditation has many physical and  psychological benefits too.

I Hope that this article will be helpful to you showing a holistic approach to managing stress in your daily life.

Light and Love to you




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acneAcne is abhorred  by most teenagers and adults and gives them grief.  Pimples or acne  manifest on your face or body  when your  skin follicles get blocked by the oil or sebum that normally drains to the surface of the skin. These secretions increase with hormonal changes, especially around puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, and when the sebum is blocked it allows bacteria and yeast to grow, causing the skin to become inflamed and eventually resulting in acne.

The severity of the infection defines the characteristics of the acne. Whiteheads are secretions trapped beneath the skin; blackheads are the sebum breaking through the skin, colored black as a result of the body’s natural pigment deposits; and cystic acne is characterized by severe pus-filled infections under the skin, which can be painful.  In severe cases, acne can lead to permanent scars.

 I remember  a teenage boy who had such severe acne on his  face to the extent that he always felt self conscious in public and it affected his self esteem. He had tried antibiotics and all kinds of topical cleansers and creams, as well as the drug Accutane, without much  success.

 I treated him from the inside out with diet and nutrition, topical and internal herbal therapy, and acupuncture. His condition cleared up substantially after 5 months of treatment. . To his credit, his level of commitment was high and he stuck to the food program  that was  recommended.

In Chinese medicine, the skin is controlled by the lungs; acne is commonly a sign of pathogenic heat in the lungs and intestines. So the Chinese approach to treating acne is to cool the heat, cleanse the lungs, detoxify the intestines, and externally heal the conditiojn. Work with your dermatologist to find natural and effective treatments for your condition.

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