Vibro-Acoustic Technology & Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
“I’m sleeping through the night,” she said. Now, that’s really music to my ears, when a client reports this kind of success. In this case, especially, because it was after only two sessions. Sleep is so elusive, and so many factors can influence it. There are no guarantees, but there is hope.
Getting a good night’s sleep can be such a challenge, because there are physical, mental and emotional components that all influence it. The ability to slow our brain waves down is one of these. When the thinking brain is in constant overdrive, it “forgets” how to slow down, how to access the deep stages of rest. Brainwave entrainment and vibro-acoustic technology (VAT) can help the body remember.
VAT is the use of very low frequency vibration to soothe and relax your body. You lie back in an ergonomically balanced recliner with headphones and light goggles. Everything is plugged into a sound system playing music designed to take you into a deeply relaxed brainwave state. The sound, light and physical vibration of the chair all work together to take your brain into healing and restful states. Over time, you begin to remember how to access these states for yourself.
On the emotional side, fear of not getting a good night’s sleep can be the source of considerable anxiety. Add this to the anxiety or other feelings that may have already caused some sleeplessness in the first place, and sleep can become a stranger. This is when EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can be of assistance.
EFT is easy to learn and to apply on your own. Although it is still considered experimental, there is a great deal of evidence pointing to its efficacy. Personally, when I have trouble sleeping, I begin to tap and often fall asleep before I even finish the sequence.
Meg Deak, Licensed Professional Counselor, Music Therapist, and Neuroacoustic Sound Practitioner