Visualization and Vibration: THE ENERGY CHAKRAS

Saturday, April 30, 2-4:30 pm

People House 3035 West 25th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Discover the power of healing through sound and color.

The chakras are the energy centers of our bodies.  They function as our spiritual respiration system and play a vital role in our emotional and physical health.  Each chakra is associated with a particular tone, color, organ, emotion, and spiritual lesson.

Enjoy the sensation as each of the major chakras open and activate more fully, through the experience of the vibrations and pure sounds of crystal healing bowls, vocal toning, movement, and color visualization.

Regain a sense of peace and spiritual connection through this one-of-a-kind experience.  2.5 hours of healing and transformation.

Facilitator:   Victoria Bresee, MA, MAR, CHt, CBN has a Master’s of Religion from Iliff School of Theology. She also holds certificates in Brain Nutrition Counseling, from the Brain Optimization Institute, and in Hypnotherapy, from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Pre-registration required.     $20

Call 720-515-8411 or victoria@technologiesoftheself.org

Your Body, the Orchestra:

A healing experience-

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2-4:30 pm, at the People House

Ancient mystery schools of Rome, Athens, Egypt, India, China and Tibet used sound as a therapeutic tool, based upon the belief that vibration is the fundamental creative force of the universe.  According to Jonathan Goldman, “the human body may be metaphorically understood as an orchestra, with each organ, bone, tissue and part having a resonant frequency.”  Come to experience an orchestra of sound within your own body. After a brief discussion of frequency, entrainment, and cymatics, you will have the opportunity to play crystal healing bowls, work with tuning forks, listen to Tibetan Bowls, and learn to tone with the sounds from your own throat.  Each participant will be able to enter into a healing space and to have bowls played on his or her body which will become filled with vibration.

Facilitator:   Victoria Bresee, MA, MAR, CHt, CBNhas a Master’s of Religion from Iliff School of Theology. She also holds certificates in Brain Nutrition Counseling, from the Brain Optimization Institute, and in Hypnotherapy, from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Cost: $20   Pre-registration required.

Registration/Information:  Victoria@technologiesoftheself.org or call 720-460-0758.

Get Smarter with Music

A global review of research of the neuroscience of music, conducted at Northwestern University, to be published July 20 in Nature Reviews, shows how musical training enhances neuroplasticity and develops skills that spill over to “language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion. . . The science covered comes from labs all over the world, from scientists of varying scientific philosophies, using a wide range of research methods.”

Now a data-driven review by Northwestern University researchers that will be published July 20 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulls together converging research from the scientific literature linking musical training to learning that spills over to skills including language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion. The science covered comes from labs all over the world, from scientists of varying scientific philosophies, using a wide range of research methods.

Healing Sounds

We are used to listening to music, analyzing how it is performed, and occasionally being moved emotionally by what we hear, but research shows that sound affects us more deeply that we realize. It can be used to heal us, but it also can harm us.

Ancient stories from the Old Testament show the dramatic use of sound, like when Joshua commanded the Israelites to shout and blow trumpets to destroy the walls of Jericho, or when King Saul called for David to play his harp, to get the “evil spirit” to leave him in peace.

The father of many disciplines, such as architecture and geometry, Pythagoras, wrote in the 5th Century, B.C.E.-“There is geometry of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” Plato insisted that the police of the ideal city needed to study harmonics, “for a mind exposed to the principles of proportion is more likely to have a true appreciation for the nature of justice.”

“What the philosophers wrote about and now scientists are finding is that “the laws of harmony are truly universal principles, of the same order as other universal phenomena, such as light, energy, or gravitation, and that ‘harmony is not invented, it is discovered.’”

We remember from high school physics that matter is highly condensed energy, which to our senses appears solid. Sound and color are both made up of vibrations, and so is what we call “reality.” “The visual spectrum in frequency terms is 400-790 THz, so it’s just under one octave. Humans with great hearing can hear from 20 Hz to 20KHz, which is ten octaves.” So, we while we can see one octave, we can hear ten! Yet, we hardly pay attention to sounds around us and often learn to suppress them.

Resonance is the frequency at which an object most naturally vibrates. Besides the destruction of the walls of Jericho, we’ve all heard about singers that can break a glass by singing loud enough and long enough at the glass’s resonant frequency. What researchers are finding is that every cell, every bone in your body has its own resonant frequency, and to carry it a little further, we can actually think of disease as disharmony, being “out of tune!”

The early Christian writer, Clement, recognized this when he exclaimed, “Humanity is a beautiful breathing instrument of music made after God’s image.” Using music and sound appropriately not only can relax us, but bring us into harmony with others and nature.

Recently, a lot of work has been done to document the measurable effects that sound can have on the heartbeat, respiration, and the ability to concentrate, and some really exciting exploration is looking at its use in healing and supporting the immune system. Just as different tones can affect the walls of Jericho or a glass, different tones and instruments have been found to affect various parts of the body. There are many elements to sound that affect us, for instance repetitive rhythmic patterns affect breathing and the heart rate, much more than lyrics or melody. Think of all the noises and sounds we are bombarded with everyday!

The knowledgeable use of sound can support us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Technologies of the Self sound sessions will surround you with the healing tones of crystal quartz bowls. One recent client reported that when the bowls were played on her body, she felt like her body was an empty vessel, vibrating as if it were a musical instrument, like a flute.

Socrates said that, “Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace.”

Contact Victoria (720-460-0758) or Victoria@technologiesoftheself.org), to experience an orchestra of healing, restorative sound within your own body.

Sessions: 1 1/2 hours,  $95

Lunch & Learn Starts 10/28

For those of you that love workshops, but also love keeping your weekends free, come to the Lunch & Learn Series at the Nourished Health Wellness Center, in Central Denver. Thursdays, 12-1 pm.

Learn ways to create a vibrant lifestyle during your lunch break!

10/28 Optimize Your Brain

Americans are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that studies show that 50% of those reaching the age of 85 will have dementia. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to preserve your brain and to keep it active and sharp.

Anxiety∙Memory∙Insomnia∙Lack of Energy∙Mood Swings

These are symptoms of brain chemistry deficiencies that can often be self-treated with diet, natural supplements, and exercise, avoiding the need for powerful drugs or later loss of cognitive abilities.

Learn how to keep your own brain going as long as your body.

11/4 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life-with Hypnotherapy

For thousands of years we humans have been struggling with our habits and addictions.  Even St. Paul lamented, -“I do not do what I want, but do the very thing I hate.  I can will what is right, but I cannot do it” From ancient practices of healing through trance to cutting edge healers and scientists like Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. (Biology of Belief) and Daniel Amen, M.D. (Unchain Your Brain), hypnosis has long been considered one of the most powerful tools to change your core issues and reprogram your life. Find out how you can use hypnotherapy to create new neural inroad towards the life that your conscious mind desires.

11/11 The Whole Person Approach to the Body you Desire

Psychiatrist and brain imaging expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, states in his latest book, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body,” that to look and feel your best, you must first think about and optimize your brain.  He recommends knowing your brain type to understand what kind of eater you are and to find out which foods and medications can help or hurt you. Balancing your brain chemistry will make it easier to lose weight, reduce stress and increase energy levels.  Quit dieting and get to know your brain!

11/18 Introduction to Sound Healing

According to Jonathan Goldman, “the human body may be metaphorically understood as an orchestra, with each organ, bone, tissue and part having a resonant frequency.”  Ancient mystery schools of Rome, Athens, Egypt, India, China and Tibet used sound as a therapeutic tool, based upon the belief that vibration is the fundamental creative force of the universe.  Come to experience an orchestra of sound within your own body. After a brief discussion of frequency, entrainment, and cymatics, you will have the opportunity to play crystal healing bowls, listen to Tibetan Bowls, and learn to tone with the sounds from your own throat.

Reservations $10-     Nourished Health Wellness Center

Order a lunch prepared by Healthy Chef Katie Bauer      $5

Sound Healing Circle

with Crystal Bowls
Leigh Ann Phillips

Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience the powerful work of Sound Healer/Musician Leigh Ann Phillips in an intimate San Luis Valley home setting. Participants can play the quartz crystal singing bowls as well as receive healing directly from Leigh Ann. Leigh Ann will incorporate Celtic harp, crystal bowls, tingshaws(small cymbals), Tibetan bowls and tuning forks to “hold the space,” to help us build new neurological networks in our brains to allow for more possibility in our lives. Each circle is unique, depending on the intention and desire of the group. Seating will be limited, making the night personal and individual.

Oct. 2, 2009       6:30-8:30 PM            $25

Alamosa, Colorado

For reservations and location call  719-937-2840

For more information on sound healing go to–

www.leighannphillips.com