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Although everyone has stress, and stress is necessary for life, studies show that our inability to adapt to our stress causes a cascade of physiological changes to occur that, if left unchecked, can instigate a number of disease processes including heart disease, cancer, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.
While pharmacological treatments may quell symptoms of some disease processes, many times they don't address the source of the problem. What is necessary to manage the underlying stress disorder is an internal practice that utilizes the connection between the mind and the body to reverse our stressed physiological, so our bodies can heal themselves fully and naturally.
David Ison has been a composer, meditation teacher, author and energetic practitioner for over forty years. Faced with severe spinal injuries due to a car accident, he joined his musical skills with his extensive knowledge of meditation and the human energetic system to help him recover full mobility of his legs. Out of this experience, he developed an innovative and powerful healing system that utilizes music and breath, called The Ison Method?.
The Ison Method? is based on the premise that we all hold tension, stress and trauma in specific areas in our bodies. Using specific chord and rhythmic structures this music entrains the body's breathing system, encouraging the listener to breathe slowly and deeply, and eliciting a deep ?relaxation response.? This relaxation response helps to reverse our stressed physiology and allows the body to achieve its optimum state of health and well-being.
This two CD set utilizes the Ison Method?, and includes a spoken guide that describes how to use the music in a regular practice of conscious listening and meditation. Used regularly listeners will release their stress and realize their fullest potential for health and vitality.
nbsp;This proven music combined with meditation and breathwork will elicit the relaxation response and lead you to deep states of healing and renewal.
GENESIS OF THE ISON METHOD. In 1980 I was in a serious car accident. Left unable to walk and in terrible pain, I drew upon my experience as a musician and meditation teacher to explore how I could use breath, meditation, and sound to heal and free myself from pain. To my doctor's amazement, I quickly made a full recovery. Wanting to share my experience with others, I refined what I had discovered and created a new kind of music, and I also developed a new way of using music, which I call The Ison Method. Interested in my work, The National Institutes of Health funded a three-year study that demonstrated my music's ability to elicit the Relaxation Response and to reduce pain and anxiety. Since that time the NIH has used this music with more than half a million of their patients with great results--DAVID ISON. CD1: Free Yourself for Chronic Pain. In a deeply relaxed state, your body can best call upon its natural resources for healing and rejuvenation. CD1 includes an introduction, a guided meditation and a 45-minute peaceful musical soundscape that uses The Ison Method--to coax your breath to slow down and deepen. As you relax deeply, you'll gain access to your own wellspring of physical healing and renewal. CD2: Let Go of Pain and Anxiety. If you suffer with pain, you know that feelings of anxiety, depression and anger can make your situation seem intolerable. CD2 begins with David Ison introducing you to the principles of releasing pain and anxiety, then leading you through a meditation to help you let go of negative emotions. Finally, 30 minutes of Ison's soothing music will help open up to healing, happiness, and inner peace.For a free download containing additional information about this program, please go to www.themusicalbody.com or the David Ison page at www.TheRelaxationCompany.com.
About the Author
David Ison has produced dozens of therapeutic compositions and his work is utilized by some of the most prestigious medical institutions around the country and the world including Bethesda Navel Hospital, San Diego Children's Hospital and The Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. In 1999 the U.S. National Institutes of Health published a three-year study on TheraSound. This trial clinically validated the music's capability to elicit the Relaxation Response and further documented its effect of significantly reducing pain, anxiety and depression.
David has an extensive private practice with clients all over the country. At his facility in Carlisle, PA he teaches meditation and enjoys working with clients on a long-term basis. He regularly lectures and conducts training workshops on the TheraSound Method at conferences and medical centers around the country.