One of my students did not like touching or hugging people and she did not like to be touched herself either. She had difficulty interpreting these gestures. This student attended the Tomatis listening program and after three intensive blocks of listening she has become far more emotionally involved. She’s now giving her family members huge big hugs.
Her facial expression has also become more warm and soft. This is really neat to see that she is changing in a very positive way. Her reading and spelling are also improving. She’s more able to pace herself while she’s reading, to make her eyes track slowly and carefully so that her reading is becoming more accurate with proper intonation and punctuation instead of racing on.
Sjaan van Falier, Tomatis® Practitioner in Wellington, shares how the Tomatis® Method can make profound changes in behaviour and emotions after a few months on the programme.
From 13 to 22 December 2014 a group of five children attended the first of four Tomatis Listening Programmes at Moera Community House where they listened to the Tomatis filtered music for two hours each day to help improve academic performance. The whole programme spans 10 months and each intensive block is two weeks long (Monday to Friday).
During the sound therapy, the children enjoyed the art and crafts activities provided together with construction play, puzzles and games. It was a time of fun, joy and social interaction!
Michelle, 23 years old, is interviewed by Francoise Nicoloff in Sydney after completing her Tomatis® listening training. The main reason she did the programme was to improve communication. Here Michelle reports how she has gained “immense confidence”, that her anxiety has disappeared, and that she now feels much better about herself.
The next TOMATIS® Practitioner Level 1 course will take place in Auckland on 4 - 5 May 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.