‘Earth Resonance’ expresses our love for the natural world and therapeutic practice. Our approach has shaped over a period of many years and we present to you now a distillation of knowledge and skills developed to help improve mental and physical wellbeing.
The Earth is our home and a healthy relationship with its natural rhythms and cycles can provide an abundance of opportunities for improved health. We aim to provide you with a toolkit for wellbeing and to engage you in your own therapeutic practice.
The term ‘Resonance’ is used here in both the physical and psychological sense and refers to the ‘natural frequency at which something vibrates’. Our practices will help you come to a sense of balance and create the optimum state for living a happy and fulfilled life.
Instruments can create naturally low frequencies that calm and reset our bioelectric field
Direct connection with nature
We are advocates for feet being in direct contact with the earth
Mindfulness and meditation
Calming the senses and developing nature based awareness
Trees and plants
We work using a knowledge of the health benefits of botany and arboriculture
Rest and sleep are essential to your physical and mental health
Natural techniques to help untangle and understand your own mind
Teaching you skills
Empowering you to engage with you own healing process
With an understanding that everything vibrates, the next step is to see that we are part of a resonant system of both ‘free’ and ‘forced’ resonance. The latter is not as bad as it sounds and ‘forced’ simply means that one vibration can affect another, whereas ‘free’ is a more stable state. Tuning forks are relatively stable and will only resonate at their own frequency but do have the ability to set another tuning fork of the same note in motion. There are many stories of how material matter responds to vibration in different ways, for example a plane named ‘Lockheed L-188 Electra’ was known for its wings breaking apart due to the vibration caused by the propellers! Hopefully this illustrates the need to respect the power of resonance and how great an impact it can have.
In the human sense, our eardrums are an excellent example of ‘forced resonance’ as they are able to vibrate at a multitude of different frequencies. Without this ability we wouldn’t be able to hear such a wide range of sounds and would find this sense ability very limiting. To reflect on this more deeply, the tenth cranial nerve known as the ‘Vagus Nerve’ travels from the ear drums to every organ (except the spleen) in the human body, which highlights the importance of being exposed to ‘natural resonant frequencies’. It doesn’t take much for questions to emerge as to how healthy are the artificial resonances created by wifi signals, the drone of traffic or LED screens? It is time for the modern world to stop and consider the vibrational environment we are creating and how these rhythmic patterns are affecting both our bodies and the natural world.
The Earth and its atmosphere act as a ‘closed loop’ energetic system. This global ‘electromagnetic resonance’ phenomenon is named after the Physicist Winfried Otto Schumann, who began developing his ideas mathematically in 1952. As humans, we live in the space between the Earth’s surface and the outer edges of the atmosphere (ionosphere). You can imagine this being like living inside a battery with the ground being negatively charged and the upper atmosphere positive. You will no doubt have felt the difference in the atmosphere just prior to the release of a thunderstorm. Within our atmosphere, there are natural fluctuations in electromagnetic charge which have their own way of rebalancing themselves, but we must also consider the effect of the increasingly urbanised environment which doesn’t regulate itself.
The natural frequencies within this closed loop system are relatively low and can range from 3Hz to around 60Hz. There are peaks within this range at around 7.83Hz which is considered the Earth’s fundamental tone. It is interesting to consider our own relationship with this. The human body is made up of a multitude of varying frequencies (think of the difference between the speed of your personal atoms and the beat of your heart) and we are able to measure an overall output of around 5Hz. In recent years, there has been a gradual increase in our resonant frequency to around 10Hz, which could be caused by a number of factors. The modern world has increased our exposure to artificially created environments such as offices, factories, travel and city centres, with the use of constructed materials and electronic signals (wifi, mobile phones etc). All of these things can serve to impose a ‘forced resonance’ and subsequently increase our fundamental human frequency. To make matters worse, we have further insulated ourselves from the Earth’s natural circuit by wearing shoes and covering the ground with materials such as cement. To put this simply, we are over stimulating our nervous system and causing increased inflammation within our bodies.
Natural Resonance is something deeply personal to you. It is not something 'to be achieved' but instead a 'returning to a natural state of wholeness'.
Firstly, consider a time when you have felt really out of tune. You know those times... things just don't go right and no matter how hard you try, it all just feels so wrong. You might feel tired, that there isn't enough time, you are overthinking everything, generally feel lost and maybe even emotional. None of these things are inherently bad or wrong, but we know we could be different!
Natural Resonance is when you feel centred, relaxed and at ease in your body and mind. It's a flow state, in which you feel like you manage both the joys and challenges of life with a sense of poise and grace. We call this being at your 'Resonant Centre' which is a state in which we feel both whole in ourselves and interconnected with all things.
It is a reciprocal relationship with nature in which life and living are one.