It's no secret that I love alternative and complimentary therapies, but Sound Activation is a new one for me. Whilst I was cooking on a yoga retreat back in October, I had the pleasure of meeting Cherub, a pretty cool chick who treated the guests to daily sound sessions, where she created incredible sound filled environments using an array of instruments, including her voice.
I was lucky enough to sit in on two sessions... after being covered in a blanket with a pillow beneath my head and one under my knees, I began to relax. With my eyes closed, I took a few deep breaths and the sounds began.
If you've ever been in the presence of live music or close to a huge speaker, you've probably experienced how sound can play with your body, but it's nothing, compared. I'll let Cherub take it form here...
The experience I provide is called Sound Activation, I believe it makes it more accessible, as there are so many connotations around the word "healing". Sound "activates" the body and empowers people to reclaim power over their own healing process, as opposed to turning to others to be healed.
- How does it work?
The principle of sound as a mode of therapy is becoming more widely recognised, as we all begin to understand the vibratory nature of all things…
Everything - including our own bodies - is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. This motion generates sound.
When we are healthy, everything in our body vibrates in harmony. Dis-ease occurs when a part of our body begins to vibrate at a different rate, out of harmony with the rest.
We are literally made of vibration, and the body craves harmonious tones...
Through a natural process called Entrainment, the wave forms and harmonics of sound can be used to change the vibration of the dis-eased part and bring it back to a healthy state of resonance.
We've also carried out our own research to discover the benefits first hand and results showed prolonged states of theta during Sound Activation. It’s in that deep meditative state that the magic happens; the body is flooded with immune boosting chemicals, keeping us happy and healthy! Sound activation works...fact!
- How can a person benefit from Sound activation?
In these crazy chaotic times, we can sometimes tear our minds and souls to shreds at the pace we live.
Our pace of life must be reduced; we need to learn to slow...down...
While we're spiraling from experience to experience - working, rushing, skipping meals, sitting at laptops, getting over stimulated at every angle by noise pollution, media, mayhem & madness, every cell in our body is working on our vibration, and all that over stimulation is producing toxicity in the body, often creating emotional illness, fatigue and frustration.
Through stress, our vibration becomes weaker - the body becomes under pressure and negative emotions are stored through the whole anatomy of the body.
I believe it is essential to surround yourself with healing high frequency sound regularly - one of the most effective methods for healing & transformation. Frequencies that are in tune with our cells have the incredible capability to reprogram the body, release beta-endorphins (happy chemicals), stimulate the immune system, relax the mind, regulate sleep patterns, improve focus, create a gateway to higher levels of conscious and, aaaaahhhh, the benefits are endless!
Therefore, Sound is heard not only through our ears, rather through every cell in our bodies. Sound Activation is a vibro-acoustic cellular extravangaza!
- What led you to work in sound?
I spent 5 years travelling, immersing myself in different cultures, where sound is a huge part of the community. When I returned home it became my passion & purpose to share the ancient wisdom of sound with the people who need it most.
Now I am supremely dedicated to my musical mission and I can honestly say, since I've completely saturated myself in healing high frequency, my life has transformed beyond belief. I feel happier, healthier, stronger and more present. I wake up and do what I love every day.
- What's your favourite instrument?
All of them! Can I say all of them? Even the ones I haven't discovered yet...
A close contender is my beautiful Native American Flute, made for me by a magical Shaman in California.
The flute is such an enchanting, ancestral sound, and I'm lucky to have Tim Wheater - world-class musical master Flautist as my teacher!
We have matching his and hers flutes! After we've played together it feels like waking up from a dream.
- Where can people experience your sound sessions?
We play all over the world, but both based mainly in London. We host Full and New Moon Sound Activations in Hoxton & South Kensington. Lots of exciting sound events coming up...look out for a phenomenal event called RESONATE… not to be missed!
I also offer one on one sound journeys in Camden, including massage and a unique fusion of frequencies, carrying you into very deep, soothing states of sonic bliss!
- How can people connect with you?
Find me on…
Facebook: Cherabelle Sanson
...failing all of the above, close your eyes, journey inwards & lets connect in the cosmos! I highly recommend giving