The Soothing Pulse
From John M. Ortiz, Ph.D.
Author, The Tao of Music: Sound Psychology
Multimodal relaxation Designed for busy:
Parents * Educators * Mental Health Professionals * Physical Therapists
Students * Speech Therapists * Occupational Therapists * Nurses
Behavioral Specialists * Administrators * Social Workers
Relaxation * Yoga * Massage * Tai-Chi * Home Base * Meditation * Down Time
Stress Reduction * Reducing Hyperactivity * Sleep
Rhythmic Pulsing for Speech & Reading * Biofeedback
The Soothing Pulse is designed for adults and adolescents and consists of:
A continuous, pulsating beat designed to synchronize–or entrain–the left & right brain hemispheres.
Two interlacing drones. A bass drone (i.e., continuous, meditative sound) intended to ground us, and a light, melodic drone designed to quiet our thinking mind, helping to create a sense of peace and flow.
A rhythmic, guided entrainment script that escorts the listener through a progressively deepening state of relaxation. The tempo begins at an up-beat, lively pace then gradually descends to a tranquil, soothing cadence.
A series of thought stopping, meditative affirmations that emphasize restful breathing, flowing, and letting go.
Guided Relaxation with Soothing Pulse Music
Soothing Pulse Music
Pulse Entrainment CD Series: Background
The Pulse Entrainment™ techniques used in these recordings are based on years of clinical research findings and sound collages. Pulse Entrainment™ is a procedure designed to synchronize, and then gradually slow down, our intrinsic pulses and rhythms leading to a state of natural mind-body relaxation. The progressive relaxation sequence introduced in these quieting exercises helps to accomplish this by using a combination of Applied Psychomusicology techniques, and a guided narration, designed to help us achieve a state of deep, restful meditation. In essence, these deep relaxation CDs combine a number of sounds and techniques (drones, brain lateralization, a hemispheric synchronization pulse, ocean sounds), with progressive relaxation scripts that escort the listener into deep relaxation or meditation with the help of a gently descending (84 to 54 beats per minute) tempo.
The Pulse Entraiment™ technique was developed throughout years of research and experimentation at Penn State University, clinical practice, and in natural settings. It has been found to be effective with a number of clinical populations—particularly persons with ADHD, Autism spectrum and related conditions (such as Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration Dysfunction), as well as general populations.
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