Pam with Deepak Chopra at ´An Evening With Deepak Chopra´ - May 2007
Pam Gerrand conducts workshops in sound healing, creativity, and personal and planetary peacemaking, drawing from her background in music, theatre, sound healing, and the expressive arts. Weaving the wisdom from her practices of yoga, meditation, and ancient chant with her original songs and poetry, Pam has created a series of ´Deep Song Sound Healing Workshops´, on themes including; The Song of Your Soul, Giving Voice to the Heart, and A Journey to the Heart of Divine Love.
Pam´s moving, heart-opening songs and soulful voice provide a vibrational gateway to one's undefended heart, where courage, clarity and compassion reside. It has been said that Pam´s teachings and performances are a unique combination of the ´shamanic and the bardic´...spiritual and earthy, practical and esoteric, the voice of the Divine Feminine is awake and alive in the teachings and songs that Pam shares with her audiences.
Pam has taught workshops in creativity and songwriting at high schools and Universities, and has led sound healing and peacemaking workshops at festivals, healing centres and symposiums in Canada and Europe. Workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of the group or organization; evening, full day and weekend retreats are available. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the ´booking info´ page to make your workshop request or inquiry.
A sound healing workshop guided by Pam is a gentle, relaxing, inspiring journey of exploration for anyone seeking to live more fully in the moment, and more deeply from the heart. For people moving through loss and bereavement, life transitions and the challenge of illness, Pam's workshops have provided a profound measure of healing and comfort.
Testimonial from a recent participant at A Journey to the Heart of Divine Love:
"I did not know what to expect from this workshop but knew I needed
something to heal my heart at a most difficult time in my life. This was
the most amazing afternoon of powerful, healing song and guided
meditation. It touched me deeply and set me on a path of gentle healing,
allowing me to find new strength within and a greater sense of peace." A.S.
Here is a fascinating article on the power of music and sound to promote harmony and healing from www.peacetour.org:
Music and Healing
In addition to its ability to communicate deeply and bring people together, music has many healing qualities. Most cultures around the world have recognized the importance of music and sound as a healing power. In the ancient civilizations of India, Africa, Europe, the Orient, and among the Aboriginal and Native Americans, the practice of using sound to heal and achieve balance has been used for thousands of years. Music is not only entertainment, music is medicine for the body and soul.
Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the health benefits of music: it can lower blood pressure and heart and respiratory rates, reduce cardiac complications, increase the immune response, and increase our capacity to learn. At the California State University in Fresno, studies showed that migraine patients who have started and continue to listen regularly to their favorite music have one-sixth as many headaches. Premature babies at UCLA in Los Angeles and at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta gained weight faster and used oxygen more efficiently when music was played for them daily, compared with babies in control groups without music. When used by surgical patients, music reduced the need for anesthesia and pain relievers. Many hospitals and medical institutions are now recognizing the benefits of music, and are providing music therapy as a service to their patients.
"Music is processed in more regions of the brain than we ever imagined," says Josef Rauschecker, a Georgetown University researcher who studies the auditory processes of the brain. "Music is a great example of how different parts of the brain can act together. Music can have a profound, even physical, effect on the brain."
We, ourselves, may be composed of music. A U.S. geneticist, Dr. Ohno, assigned a musical note to each of the 6 amino acids that make up the DNA code. He then looked at the sound patterns formed by the DNA in various living things. Dr. Ohno found that rather than random sounds, these notes actually formed patterns that created melodies. In one experiment, he transcribed the "notes" of the DNA of a specific type of cancer. The melody, he reported, had an uncanny resemblance to a musical piece written by Chopin in the 17th century - Chopin's Funeral March.
If we look at current theories on quantum physics, we see additional evidence that supports the ability of sound to support and enhance healing. All particles including atoms, electrons, and subatomic particles are energy in a state of oscillation. Sound is a vibration, and any sound generator will cause other particles to act as resonators, picking up the sound from the source. This change in the vibration of subatomic particles resonating to music can impact how larger structures such as atoms and cells are structured. If healing can take place on an atomic or cellular level, it can conceivably heal the entire human being, cell by cell.
We believe that music also has the ability to heal on a global level. We hope that by spreading the vibrations of music that inspires peace, we can help to heal the world from war and destruction.