In an ideal world, we would all grow up in a harmonious, nurturing and safe environment. However, in the real world we often don’t.
We know that adrenaline and other stress-induced neurotransmitters can weaken the immune system. Tummy bugs, ear infections – they can all be indicators of underlying emotional upsets.
Stress causes the release of certain chemicals which will numb the brain on the one hand, but make it hyperactive on the other. Memory and learning may be profoundly affected, since under stressful circumstances our brain waves go faster, and our ability for logical and creative thinking is inhibited. Even environmental noise such as traffic, certain types of music, and television or equipment like computers can keep brain waves on the alert.
Music has a mysterious way of reaching into the depths of our brain and body. Prof. Dr. Tomatis believed that sound can be seen as a nutrient – a very important nutrient, especially when we are young and still very vulnerable. His method has helped thousands of children without medication, in a quick, gentle and simple way.