What is a sound bath?
In general, a sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself. More important than the what is the WHY? This meditative practice invokes the parasympathetic nervous system which slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and calms the brain and body. Sound baths can shift the brain from its beta wave, or normal consciousness, to the theta wave, or relaxed consciousness, to the delta wave, a state of deep relaxation where healing of the mind and body can occur. SUD can disrupt the brain's ability to shift into this state, so sound healing is an immensely helpful tool in the healing of the disease of addiction.
Recovery Means Connection
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently declared loneliness an epidemic. In an interview with Quartz, Dr. Murthy and further stated "we will not solve the addiction problem in America if we don’t address social connection.” Deep, meaningful connections based on shared experiences are key to defeating the loneliness and isolation that can drive or trigger addictive patterns. How do we build those connections at Starfish? Our program is designed to strengthen social relationships and promote community. Shared experiences, especially those that teach a new skill or create a sense of team building and accomplishment, for example our yoga, CrossFit, or creative arts activities, promote camaraderie and encourage the development and maintenance of deep, long-lasting bonds.