Alleviate anxiety

Research shows that people with right speech-hearing preference are less prone to anxiety and tension. Sound Therapy builds this right ear dominance.

Recommended reading

Sound Therapy book

The Sound Therapy book details how Sound Therapy works for a wide variety of conditions, including stress and anxiety

Recommended program


The Listening Foundation program with its soothing classical music is suitable for all ages


"When in a stressful situation, the clarity with which I deal with it and the speed with which it passes are dramatically different. It's a very kinetic sort of serenity. I can still move around at 150 miles an hour but feel serene doing it." - George Popov

"Since the Sound Therapy has taken effect for me, I no longer know what anxiety is. Even at the times of greatest pressure I feel an inner calm, a peace and tranquillity that lifts me above the stresses of the moment" - Courtney Milne

"My sense of well being improved greatly. I was not aware of how unhappy and stressed I was until I started to experience a feeling of happiness inside and a more balanced emotional state." - Patricia Jankovic

"Since using Sound Therapy tapes my meditations have been a lot deeper and I feel a lot calmer." - Marion Loe

"Instant relief from stress / fear / anxiety." - Shea


Stress, Anxiety and Sound Therapy

a stressed young woman

Stress is what happens when fear or anxiety become a constant state. Stress and anxiety may be caused by life events, but more often they are due to our overreaction to those events.

Stress interferes with the body's natural flow of energy, which forces us to function on adrenaline. The physical symptoms of our adrenal system being overtaxed include:

  • contracted muscles
  • increased heart rate
  • constricted breathing
  • a rise in blood pressure

Photo courtesy of Dawn Ashley

Noise Pollution and Stress

Noise is one of the biggest contributors to stress. The ear is directly linked by nerve paths to many other body organs, so the sounds we hear have an immediate effect on our whole system.

Sound Therapy pioneer Dr Tomatis discovered that the ear is intended to hear mainly high frequency sounds, because most of the sensory cells in the inner ear are accumulated in the high frequency zone. It is the high frequency sounds which replenish the brain's energy and activate the cortex, improving our ability to think.

Unfortunately, most of the sounds we hear with our mechanized, urbanized lifestyle are low frequency sounds. Traffic, factories, household appliances, refrigerators, fluorescent lights and even computers put out a low frequency drone which drains the brain of energy and causes stress.

To remain healthy and fully charged, the brain must receive three billion stimuli per second for at least four and a half hours per day. This level of stimulation can only be achieved if the ear is regularly exposed to high frequency sound. Notice how different you feel after a day in natural surroundings, hearing only the high frequency sounds of nature - bird songs, wind and running water. These sounds stimulate the ear in a way that releases latent energy in the brain. The nervous system can then function more efficiently, reducing stress and increasing energy levels.

In other words, when we have enough brain energy, we can handle situations more easily, as obsessive thinking and mind chatter is reduced. A state that is closer to meditation can be achieved easily and retained throughout the day.

How Sound Therapy can help

Sound Therapy helps to reduce stress and its physiological effects by replenishing brain energy with high frequency sound. The Sound Therapy program uses classical music which is filtered so that the low frequencies are progressively removed until only the sounds above 8,000 Hz remain.

By delivering the required energy to appropriate brain centres, Sound Therapy calms the brain and nervous centres so that neuro-chemicals are more in balance and nerve impulses fire in a measured way.

Sound Therapy gives us an opportunity to listen to healing, high frequency sounds even in the midst of a busy, noisy environment. Listening to the Sound Therapy CDs for three hours per day during normal daily activities compensates for the draining, stressful effect of low frequency noise. Most listeners notice an effect on their energy levels after 6 weeks to 3 months of listening.

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Listener's Stories

Courtney Milne - Saskatchewan, Canada

"Since the Sound Therapy has taken effect for me, I no longer know what anxiety is.

"As a photographer, lecturer and writer, I am travelling continually and am bombarded with more than average demands. Even at the times of greatest pressure I feel an inner calm, a peace and tranquillity that lifts me above the stresses of the moment.

"I have no doubt at all that this is due to the therapy, as I compare my present state with that of a year ago before I began the listening program. At that time I felt always harried, often exhausted and needed eight or nine hours sleep a night; now five or six suffice, and I awake deeply rested and with a supply of energy which remains constant throughout my long days."