The New World Consciousness

Music, the healing force of the Universe

Welcome to The New World Consciousness,
centre for Music Therapy and Sound Healing dedicated to improving health and well-being using therapeutic sound and music.

We offer therapy and courses, and conduct ongoing research in the field of healing through music and sounds, with the aim to help people to be healthy and happy.

“Sound will be the medicine of the future”
Edgar Cayce (1877 -1945)

At some point in our lives we have all been moved by sound or music

Whether it is the sound of the dawn chorus, a breeze through the trees on a summer’s day or your favourite music track that always brings you to tears, the ability that sound and music has to move us is well recognised. Music Therapy and Sound Healing can be used to encourage mindfulness, self awareness and calming which in turn can encourage healing through stress relief. There is increasing interest in the transformative power of sound and music.

The New World Consciousness Centre offers Music and Sound Healing therapy sessions, and next to that our centre has been conducting ongoing research and development into Music Therapy and Sound Healing since 2017 by starting a collaboration and exchange program with OLIC - Organización Libre Indígena de Colombia - Ancestral Government of the country of Colombia in South America, which gives our courses a powerful ancient indigenous foundation. It is known that the planet’s indigenous peoples hold great amounts of deep wisdom – a wisdom that is considered to hold the secrets of what it truly means to be human. This, in and of itself, may be considered something crucially important in today’s modern world of fast-paced stress and chaos.

Our aim is to give students the knowledge and skills to be able to develop professional and safe businesses using tried and tested techniques. Our vision is to continue to raise awareness of this important field with training courses, projects, events and a growing range of products. Our Music Therapy and Sound Healing research helps us understand why sound has such a profound effect on the mind and body. This is something we teach our students in every course they take.

For what is Sound Healing beneficial?

Sound as medicine. Are you suffering from (mental) health issues, we are here to help. We offer a holistic approach with the focus on the use of sound waves and frequencies. Sound healing works through the law of resonance and vibration. When we are under stress, sound healing can assist to bring us back into balance. The ultimate intention of Sound Healing is to envelop the client’s body and aura in healing vibrations, in order to find equilibrium in the chakras, which are the electromagnetic energy centers/fields of the human body. This is always done with the intention of improving the client’s physical and emotional health and their general sense of well-being.

More specifically, Sound Healing can help people with:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse / addiction
  • Burn out
  • Easing muscle tension
  • ADD or Inattentive ADHD
  • Fatigue

and much more! Feel welcome at our centre, we are here to help you ❤

Many of our clients sought help from regular health care before they came to us, but without the desired result. While they already achieve enormously positive results after a few treatments with music therapy and they get rid of their issues. Our clients that healed through our music therapy are an incredible showcase of the transformative power of music. Music can bring miracles!

How to tell if Sound Healing is for you

Though science is only just catching up and is currently only scratching the mere surface on how sound can truly benefit the body, people who experience passive sound healing – no matter in which modality the session is conducted – often praise the concept for its benefits to their emotional and social development, cognitive and motor functioning, psychological health, and all-around general wellbeing.

There are manifold varying modalities of sound healing, implementing a variety of sounds, music, instruments, and tools. With so many on offer, choosing the most adequate modality of sound healing for your own personal needs may seem like quite the challenge.

At our Centre we offer a variety of different forms of music therapies, both based in modern science as well with a strong incorporation of practices drawn from the world’s indigenous populations. Music Therapy and Sound Healing is the healthcare of the future, shaped by the past.

Perhaps the best way of finding the modality to best suit your needs is to speak to practitioners from a number of different modalities, discuss your needs, and make a decision henceforth. Or you can just try them all and enjoy the ride.

PROGRAM AND PRICES

Due to COVID-19 we had to close our Centre downtown Amsterdam and change our program. Therapy sessions can still be booked and workshops and trainings will be made available online through ZOOM as far as possible. For more information about our current treatments, courses and rates please contact us. We offer therapy free of charge to those that are unable to afford such treatment.

Music and sound are powerful medicines. The use of sound for healing has a long and varied history.

Long before the discovery of modern medical equipment and drugs, ancient civilizations used different techniques to heal various ailments, and one of those techniques was the use of sound. In ancient Egypt, for example, around 4000 BC, high priests chanted the seven vowel sounds in their rituals, in order to lift the spirit and enhance the healing process.

In Greece, circa 500 BC, Pythagoras – the father of music therapy, built the Pythagoras Mystery School in the island of Crotona, in order to spread the use of flute and lyre as the primary healing instruments. And with the invention of his monochord—a single-stringed musical instrument that uses a fixed weight to provide tension—Pythagoras was able to unravel the mysteries of musical intervals and taught that healing could occur using sound and harmonic frequencies, performed to what he called “soul-adjustments”.

In Australia for the past 40,000 years, the country’s oldest known cultural group, the Aborigines, is believed to use an enigmatic musical instrument called the Didgeridoo (or Yidaki), in order to speed up the healing of broken bones, muscle tears and illnesses of every kind. Interestingly, the sounds emitted by the Didgeridoo are in alignment with modern sound healing technology.

In 1945, United States forces used sound healing to help with the healing of the soldiers of World War 2. This is often described as the ‘official’ dawn of music therapy.

What does science say, thus far?

Scientific research into the benefits and effects of sound healing is still relatively young, but interest is most definitely growing, especially given the ever-expanding range of positive results achieved by this method of therapy. The British Academy of Sound Healing, for example, seeks to be as well-grounded in science as possible and is constantly seeking to deepen and broaden their knowledge of sound healing for the purposes of improving health and wellbeing.

A recent study by Lyz Cooper, for example, looked into sound-induced altered states of consciousness (ASC) for these purposes. The study aimed to answer the question ‘What are the therapeutic benefits of sound-induced ASC?‘ The study’s findings demonstrated that those participants receiving live sound therapy experienced more sensations of positive mood enhancements, ‘floatiness’ (disembodiment), and significant muscle relaxation. At the same time, more of those experiencing pre-recorded sounds reported their overall experience as being ‘ineffable’ (lost for words to give an adequate description), and more of these participants also described achieving a sensation of relaxation in their muscles, with physical tension draining from their bodies.

Modern day methods of Sound Healing

In today’s world, there is a wide variety of different methods used for healing with sound and music. These include, but are not limited to, the Bonny Method, the Dalcroze Method, Mantras, Guided Meditations, Neurologic Music Therapy, the Nordoff-Robbins technique, Root Frequency Entrainment, Singing Bowl Therapy, Shamanic Sound Therapy, Sound Healing and Tuning Fork Therapy, among several others. In our The New World Consciousness Healing Centre we use a variety of these different therapies to help patienst who suffer from all kinds of (mental) health issues, such as severe depression, anxiety and panic disorders, substance abuse and all kinds of addiction problems, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, sleep disorders, burn out, and more. Our centre improves health and wellbeing through music therapy sessions, courses and ongoing research.

Feel welcome and let your heart be filled with the healing power of music!