Entrainment happens when the powerful vibrations of one object (the gong) changes the weaker vibrations of another object (our body) and cause it to synchronise with it.
Everything in nature is vibrating, every rock, every animal, every object has a resonance frequency. Resonance is the natural vibration of an object. Every cell and organ in our bodies has resonance. So when the gong is played, those cells which are not resonating or are “out of tune”, entrain with the sounds produced by the gong and start resonating with them.
As the gong is an instrument of total resonance, it incorporates all the tones of the sound spectrum, regardless of whether we can hear them or not and for this reason it is the perfect tool for entrainment. We entrain to the sounds around us all the time but are hardly ever aware of it. Sometimes positively, like when we listen to relaxing music and feel calm and sometimes negatively, like when we are surrounded by noise in traffic and feel anxious.
Sound goes into our brain through our ears and effects our nervous system, our heart rate, our breathing and our brain waves. The gong lowers the frequency of our brain waves and automatically takes us to a deep state of relaxation, a transcendental dreamlike state.
The brain is not able to analyse or categorise the sounds produced by the gong therefore it gives up and surrender, allowing the often over thinking left brain to pause and produce lower frequency brainwaves.
Sound is the oldest form of healing and is set to be the medicine of the future.
Already it can help treat many conditions such as stress, insomnia and anxiety but there are endless possibilities for using sound to improve every aspect of our lives if we know how to harness it.