Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When Learning is a Sound Lesson ~ APOGEE Acu-Tone™

"…When force of circumstance upsets your balance, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to harmony will increase your mastery of it..."

Marcus Aurelius

Learning is meant to be an ever present life long process. Life experiences, perception, behavior and specific habit patterns can enhance, block or limit our ability to profit from particular learning opportunities. Opportunities are created. We each have the power to bring ourselves to a state of greater harmony, greater readiness and greater understanding.

Potential can be nurtured. The realms of potential are many. Although there are hundreds of locations of focused or concentrated energy within our body, there are however, seven specific energy centers referred to as chakras. The chakras are spinning vortexes of energy. When these energy centers are open and balanced, we more readily realize our potential for health, learning and creativity.

Each energy center has its own element, vibrational quality, pattern of energy and is associated with particular aspects of intelligence, perception and cognition. To enhance learning one must necessarily enhance the flow of energy through each of these centers. Energy is influenced by all we experience, physically, emotionally and spiritually. An imbalance of energies and stress are known to adversely effect one's well being as well as one's ability to focus, and meet the challenges of learning. Learning is an experience that taps into our physical, emotional and spiritual being.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ employs a system of evaluation that allows the recipient to gain personal knowledge and feedback. The Acu-Tone™ session applies the tuning fork vibration to those energy channels and points that have been identified in the evaluation process. The sound is purely acoustic with a note range, of C - D - E - F - G - A - B.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ was first conceived several years before its public presentation. Over a decade of experimentation and research was in place before its public introduction in 1983, as a sound healing and energy balancing system. Sound has been used as a healing force for thousands of years. All ancient civilizations used sound for healing. Traditional cultures still surviving today understand the remarkable healing power that lies in sound. Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. The dictionary defines ‘harmony’ as ‘congruity of parts to their whole or to one another’. ‘Health’ is defined as ‘the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free of disease’.

Dr Alfred Tomatis (1920–2001) the French ear, nose and throat specialist, devoted over 50 years to understanding the ear and its function. He held that the ear is the most important of all our sense organs. The ear controls the body’s sense of balance, rhythm and movement and is the conductor of the entire nervous system. In an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session, sound vibration, via tuning forks are applied to specific points on and around the ear.

Through the medulla, the auditory nerve connects with all the muscles of the body. Hence, muscle tone, equilibrium, flexibility and vision are affected by sound. Through the vagus nerve, the inner ear connects with the larynx, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, bladder, kidneys, small intestine and large intestine. Every organ, bone, and cell in the body has its own resonant frequency. Together they make up a composite frequency like the instruments of an orchestra. When one organ in the body is out of tune it will affect the whole body.

The principle of entrainment explains how sound healing works and how APOGEE Acu-Tone™ delivers its benefits . A harmonious sound projected at a person who is in a state of disharmony will eventually bring them into resonance with the harmonious sound. Our atoms, molecules, cells, glands and organs all have a vibrational frequency. Sounds from outside our body will stimulate sympathetic vibration in the molecules and cells of our body.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ through the use of specifically calibrated tuning forks applied to meridians, acupuncture points and cranium points, brings the recipient into a reported and visible state of balance, centeredness, and well being. Balancing of energies, deep relaxation, body awareness, and the ability to maintain focus, are significant considerations for children as well as adults who experience the effects of stress. APOGEE Acu-Tone™ has brought a myriad of benefits resulting in a feeling of well being, relaxation, keener awareness, ability to focus, maintain attention and a renewed readiness to learn. A heightened sense of self, in balance and in command, are consistently reported following an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session. Children who have experienced an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session state: 'just feel good,' 'quiet inside,' 'not nervous,' 'real cool,' 'wow neat,' 'happy,' 'headache is gone,' 'nothing hurts now,' 'all better,' 'ready to go,' 'awesome.'

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The benefits, the integrity and the safety of this sounding modality have been documented from its introduction and development since 1983.
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Acu-Tone™ Sound Therapy
Tuning forks

As with a a piano, or any fine instrument, one's body can be tuned to a state of accord and balance. Applying the vibrations of tuning forks brings about changes in the body’s biochemistry, bringing the nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. The body is brought to a deep state of relaxation and feelings of well being.

Those who have experienced APOGEE Acu-Tone™
consistently have found the benefits
to be welcomed and consistent:

Provides instantaneous deep relaxation
Balances physical energy
Relieves stress by bringing your body into a centered space
Awakens the life energy of your cells
Eliminates tightness of muscles
Reduces pain, tenderness, associated with injuries or stress
Integrates left and right brain
Brings the nervous system into balance
Relieves headaches
Fosters mental clarity and brain functioning
Develops and refines sonic abilities

Image: Spiral DNA, Credit: Soul Sounds: The Physics of Sound

The Effects of Sound on Matter

YouTube - Vibration creates matter:

Further implications of understanding sound as a developmental milestone and the telling response of the infant and growing child:

Understanding Babble as a Key to Development -

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  1. sounds just fabulous and ever so promising!

  2. Yes, Trisha, this very week results with a 12 year old and an adult with ADHD were astounding. So very encouraged to bring this to 'the market place.' As with good wines, its time has come.

  3. Thank You for the calls and inquiries. Recent sessions have been exceedingly well received. From relief from headache and inner tension, to the absence of leg pain, to the reported sense of 'feeling real balance,' to a renewed readiness to work toward resolve of a personal issue, to gratitude for what was considered, 'a magical transformation.'

  4. Lawrence Turner posted the following response:

    "I've since come to understand the reason school lasts thirteen years. It takes that long to sufficiently break a child's will. It is not easy to disconnect children's wills, to disconnect them from their own experiences of the world in preparation for the lives of painful employment they will have to endure."- Derrick Jensen

    Children who's will can not be broken are diagnosed as having ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or ODD (oppositional defiant disorder).

    "The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all,
    it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality." – H L. Mencken

    In 1890 Andrew Carnegie wrote a series of eleven essays called "The Gospel of Wealth", a treatise which essentially stated that free enterprise and capitalism no longer existed in the United States, because he and Rockefeller owned everything, including the government, and that competition was impossible unless they allowed it. Eventually, says Carnegie, the young children will become aware of this and form clandestine organizations to fight against it.

    Carnegie proposes that men of wealth form a synthetic free enterprise system based on cradle-to-grave schooling. The people who advanced through schooling would be given licenses to lead profitable lives. All licenses are tied to forms of schooling. This way, the entire economy can be controlled and people have a motivation for them to learn what you want them to learn. It also places the minds of all children in the hands of a few social engineers.

    "Public schools open to everyone were basically put into operation not as a benevolent gesture to spread knowledge, but as a system to inculcate patriotism, national values, and fill the job gaps in our social structure, keeping the economic network running as smoothly as possible. That is why it was made compulsory." -Lew Paz"

  5. I in response to Lawrence:

    In 1983 I separated myself from the 'system' that would not allow me to bring to children what I felt would liberate and support them rather than constrain and control them. Many of my students, who are now adults, are entrepreneurs, movers and shakers in their own right.

    The initiation of the blog, APOGEE Learning, has been motivated by the need to bring greater awareness to parents, to liberate the dependency upon drugs and to be introduced to viable alternatives that have worked for scores of children and teens.

    A dialogue awaits - a listening heart to be reached.

  6. David Burns posted the following response:

    "If I was a child of today, I too would be on meds, I lived very much in my imagination, still do, however I use it to write the images that flow through my mind. and I hope to help those kids I come in contact with to value their world just as much as I value mine."

  7. I in response to David:

    David, That is precisely my defined mission and life's work. First to have accepted my diversity, my desire to create, my fascination with the sky, with ambient sound, with art, with music, with everything that grows, lives, and in stillnes...s serves life itself. To learn but not to unlearn that inner knowing, to express in totality the gratitude, the celebration of breath itself. A teacher, a rebel in the system, an advocate, an activist, one who has chosen to claim life and reclaim Self. With an embracing reach, a poet's heart, an explorer's mind, and an artist's soul, I AM and hold to every child's right to BE.

    Thank You David for your endearing friendship, interest and support.

  8. Harmony Heart posted this comment:

    I am in complete agreement (and in awe) with your system of Attunement Therapy. I surely will follow up on this. I thank God for great minds like you,with "...a poet's heart, an explorer's mind, and an artist's soul,.." ♥

    And I in Response:

    Harmony Heart, I see the 'resonance' given your chosen name. It is so very important for our children to know that there is purpose in their varied interests and passions. Sound nutrition, balanced energies, self awareness, intent and purpose, bring creative responses to all challenges and pursuits. Herein is the mission of APOGEE Learning... a service, a philosophy, a way to perceive, explore, discern, grow. Thank You for your interest.