Sound is an effective complementary therapy that works very well in combination with other therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
There is a strong link between emotions, mind and body and when working with special needs children, it is important to integrate all three aspects into the sessions. These children are often highly sensitive and are affected by the emotional states of those around them. Therefore, when working with the children, it is helpful to also focus the attention on the parents and their stress levels. The treatments combine therapeutic vibrations using various tools such as chimes, tuning forks, singing bowls, crystal harp and voice, along with essential oils, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Emotion Code, affirmations and Reiki, as needed. This is a combination called Vibrational Integration Therapy (VIT).
Once the nervous system has been calmed using VIT, other modalities can be much more effective than when the child is highly anxious and stressed. This therapy is for children and teenagers below the age of 16 only.