Anna Tebbet MFHT Kinesiology and Therapeutic Sound in Selby
Anna Tebbet MFHT Kinesiology and Therapeutic Soundin Selby    

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Sound Therapy affects consciousness


It is no secret that one of the single most prevalent causes of illness and dis-ease is stress. The most common ways that people reduce stress levels is by taking prescription medication, recreational drugs and/or alcohol. According to a Survey undertaken by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) more than 1 in 5 women in the UK are on anti-depressants for stress.

But what if there was an easy, cost effective way of reducing stress without damage to health or nasty side-effects?

The latest research undertaken by Lyz Cooper at The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has shown that a short session with therapeutic sound known as a ‘sound-bath’ may have long-lasting therapeutic effects, but how does this work? When we are drifting off to sleep our brains go through a cycle which involves slowing parts of the brain down from being ‘conscious’ (aware and alert) to ‘unconscious’ and therefore asleep. Between being awake and being unconscious there are a range of different states of consciousness where the brain is aware but in a drifty, between-the-worlds state. Have you ever felt that warm fuzzy feeling just before you drift off or when waking up from a good nights sleep? If so, it is likely that your brainwaves were predominantly in an Alpha or Theta state at that point. This state is known as an Altered State of Consciousness (ASC) and is associated with creativity, cellular renewal, potassium sodium balance (which results in mental refreshment) and a whole host of other positive benefits.

Most of the time these brainwave states are fleeting and we rarely have much time to enjoy being in this place unless you have had a lot of training. This is the state that meditators aim to reach but it can take years of practice to be able to still the mind enough to reap the rewards. With sound therapy a deep meditative state can be enjoyed easily, without years of practice in the comfort of your home or by going to a professional therapist or a regular sound-bath session.

Visit the BAST website to learn more about the benefits of therapeutic sound.



Sound is vibration that touches every part of your being.

Sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell, every molecule in our bodies. Sound enters the healing equation from several directions: it may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may calm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn help to regulate the immune system – the healer within.



Report calls for complementary, traditional and natural medicine to rescue NHS from financial crisis.

A new report released by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare (PGIH) warns that the growing number of people suffering from long-term illness poses significant threats to the future sustainability of the NHS. 


The report, titled ‘Integrated healthcare: putting the pieces together’, is based on the findings of an extensive consultation carried out by the PGIH in 2017, to which a detailed response was submitted by the FHT. It urges the government to embrace complementary, traditional and natural medicine to ease the mounting burden being placed on the NHS.

The report stresses that the rising costs to the health system require a more person-centred approach to health delivery, which focuses on prevention and tackles the root cause of illness. It highlights that many more patients now suffer from multi-morbidity (two or more long-term health conditions) than when the NHS was formed 70 years ago, with the number of people in England with one or more long-term condition projected to increase to around 18 million by 2025.
Furthermore, it is estimated that 70% of total health expenditure on health and care in England is associated with treating 30% of the population with one or more long-term conditions.

A significant part of this strategy would be to treat each patient as a whole person, with individual needs, rather than treating any presenting illnesses separately. As such, the report recommends that the strategy should make greater use of natural, traditional and complementary therapies, which are widely used to support people affected by a variety of conditions. It also highlights the huge under-utilised resource of professional therapists, who could work in collaboration with conventional medicine to improve patient outcomes and ease the burden on the NHS.

 Read the full article on the FHT website here:



Health Kinesiology - what is it?


HK UK is the regulatory body for Health KinesiologyTM in the UK. Click the link to read about what HK is and how it was developed by Dr Jimmy Scott. You can also learn about training in HK, or find a practitioner in a different area. There is lots of information about what to expect in your session and what brings different people to HK in the first place. Well worth a visit!

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