As a brand deeply rooted in a journey through self-exploration, we find ourselves on the winding path of personal well-being, seeking to experience various wellness techniques and uncover their transformative power.
Today, we stand in awe of one particular practice that has touched the very essence of our being: sound healing. In this captivating realm of vibrational harmony, we have discovered a profound source of solace and rejuvenation.
So, we present to you the one who introduced us to sound healing and brought us on this journey, Athanasia Spathis — a sound healing practitioner based in Sydney, Australia.
Whether you seek stress relief, emotional balance, or a spiritual connection, the realm of sound healing has much to offer.
First, we’d love to start this off with a gratitude practice. What’s something you’re grateful for today?
I am incredibly grateful for my sister, Maria. Her generosity and support is indescribable, along with her wicked sense of humour which always brightens my day. I couldn’t manage doing life without her.
Tell us a bit about your journey into sound healing, how did you get started?
I have always been fascinated with human consciousness and metaphysical studies. However, it wasn’t until the passing of my father two years ago that in the depths of grief I started to delve deeper.
It was during a deep meditation where I connected with my fathers spirit and many profound statements were brought to the surface, one of which being the concept and power of ‘sound’. After this experience I insistently gravitated towards understanding the ancient practice of sound. And through my research I learnt that in all ancient cultures they carried a tradition where sound was used as a medicine for the mental and energetic aspect of self.
With a craving to learn more I then decided to enrol in the facilitator training program with Sound Healing Australia. My mentors Seryia Cutbush and Matty Rainbow, helped to elevate my knowledge as well as train me in the instruments and techniques used for sound healing.
What do you wish more people knew about sound therapy?
One thing I wish more people knew about sound therapy is that it is very different to music. Although at times the instruments can create harmonic resonances, the instruments that are used in sound therapy are tuned at a different hertz than instruments that are used to produce music. Because instruments used for sound therapy are tuned to 432 hertz, the vibrational frequency it produces is one that specifically harmonises with your cells to help return the body to homeostasis.
What's the science behind it?
Science has been quite slow in supporting what the ancient traditions have discovered with sound healing.
However, more and more is being researched in the world of Quantum physics with the biggest highlight being the recognition that our bodies have their own unique vibrational frequency.
In a research project conducted by James Gimzewski & Andrew Pelling they were able to map the pulsations of cell membranes to reveal that every cell in our body has a distinct sonic signature. Put simply, sound healing helps to tune our bodies like we would an instrument.
In addition to this, during my practice you are guided into a deep state of mediation where your brain wave state changes. When you fully surrender to the experience your brain enters into a brain wave state called ‘Theta’. Science has proven that this brain state has the capability of healing, increasing creativity and self regulating the nervous system to reduce stress.
Where can we experience your work?
I offer a monthly ‘Sound of Being’ group session in Sydney as well as private one on one sessions.