7.1.1 Adult Programs
I am new to Sound Therapy. Which program should I use to get started?
All adult listeners start with the Listening Foundation Program.
The first program for all adult listeners is the Listening Foundation Program. This consists of four albums of music with gradually increasing high frequencies to retrain the ears and brain.
The workbook that accompanies the program includes a short questionnaire called the Personal Listening Routine Assessment. When new listeners fill this in, their score will determine which of three listening routines they should follow: Sensitive, Moderate or Fully Fit.
Listeners should not go faster than their routine suggests, especially on the Sensitive Routine. It is fine to go slower if need be.
Are there additional programs available after the Listening Foundation Program?
There are two advanced series. Natural Hearing Improvement and Emotional Intelligence.
Yes there are currently two series, the Natural Hearing Improvement Series and the Emotional Intelligence series. Each Series has two or three advanced levels, which can be introduced after the Listening Foundation Program.
See the catalog of advanced programs.
|Level 1||Listening Foundation Program|
|Natural Hearing Improvement Series||Emotional Intelligence Series|
|Level 2||Building Ear Brain Connections||Resolve and Release|
|Level 3||Audio Activation||Inner Peace|
|Level 4||Listening Pleasure - Full Spectrum|
When I go on to level 2, how do I know which series I should use?
The ideal time to start Level Two is after about three months.
This depends on whether the client is using the program primarily to address hearing issues or to address stress and emotional issues. A conversation with the client will usually make this clear.
A good time for the client to go onto a new level is after they have been using the Listening Foundation Program for about three months or when they experience a breakthrough or significant shift in their listening.
If the client is experiencing a long plateau in their results, or is feeling a bit stuck, this is also a good time to advance to a new level.
Why would someone want to go onto the advanced levels?
The advanced levels have higher filtering which takes the brain enhancements to the next level.
The Listening Foundation Program begins to reeducate the auditory system but only so much can be done in a six hour music program.
The ear has an enormous range of responsiveness to both frequencies and decibels. Therefore the full range of retraining cannot be done in the first three month program.
To further advance the auditory responses, more advanced filtering levels are required. Many listeners experience a new level of breakthrough for a variety of conditions when they take on a more advanced level.
In particular, those clients who are using the program for tinnitus may start to notice greater benefits when they start on level two.
The filtering levels gradually increase throughout Levels 1, 2 and 3, increasing the performance required of the ears and the neural pathways.
What is Full Spectrum?
Two bands of music playing together, one is normal music and the other is very highly filtered.
Full Spectrum recording uses a second track of very highly filtered Sound Therapy music, which is combined with the full, unfiltered music to expand the spectrum of sound impacting the ears and brain.
Full Spectrum may consist of two different pieces of music playing together, or one piece of music simultaneously filtered in different ways.
Full Spectrum recording techniques are used in a number of the advanced albums, Particularly in the Listening Pleasure program.
How and why was Full Spectrum invented?
Patricia Joudry invented it so she could enjoy the full music but still get the benefits of Sound Therapy.
Full Spectrum is a recording technique used in some of the advanced albums such as Audio Activation. It is also used throughout the Listening Pleasure program.
Patricia Joudry invented Full Spectrum after she had been listening to Sound Therapy for ten years.
She found that she missed hearing the full tonal range of a normal music recording, but when she put on ordinary music she got frustrated because it wasn’t giving her the recharge of Sound Therapy.
She then found a way to combine a recording of normal, unfiltered sound with the highly filtered Sound Therapy music. She called this “Full Spectrum”
What are the benefits of Full Spectrum?
Expanding consciousness and brain responses into two levels working simultaneously.
This technique often takes the listener to a new level because the ear has to expand its listening to two frequency scales at once.
It has also been equated to techniques used for expanding the consciousness, where the listener is aware of worldly happenings at the same time as tuning into a more spiritual domain.
On a neurological level this may represent different brain centres operating in tandem.
Those who have had a breakthrough with Sound Therapy often find an increase in their benefits and greater mental clarity from using Full Spectrum. It can be an alternative to, or support for, meditation.