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Listening for Wellness

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  •  Foreword by Léna Tomatis
•  Preface by Don Campbell

 

Part I  •  THE SOUNDS OF WELLNESS
    Introduction 

Part II    

•  A LITTLE COURSE ABOUT OUR EARS
   

hearing and listening  
The Role of Our Ears  
The Evolution of the Ear
  

     

Do Fish have Ears?  
The Long Road toward Verticality  

    How Do We Hear?  
     

The External Ear  
The Middle ear  
The Inner Ear  
Air and Bone Conduction  
Skin and Hearing  
The Human Antenna  

    Energy through the Ears?  
     

Charging Sounds, Wearing Sounds  
The eardrum, the vagus nerve, and a sense of wellbeing  

    Toward Human Listening  
     

Raising the Antenna  
Listening posture and sound analysis  
Selectivity  
Auditory radar  
The Three Integrators: a diagnostic tool  
Conclusion  

    The Ear and the Voice  
     

How the Ear and the Voice are Connected  
Lateralization  
The Leading Ear  
The Dominant Mouth  
We Speak with our Ears  
Shifting Sides  
The Body Image  

    Summary  
       
Part III  •  THE LEARNING EAR
   

Preliminaries  
Autism  

     

Tuning up the Body  
First Results  
The mother’s voice and the Desire to Communicate and to Speak 
The Course of Therapy  
Listening and the Therapeutic Process  

   

A Look at Dyslexia  
Listening and Attention Deficit Disorders
  

     

What is ADD / ADHD?  
Treatment Options  
Tom and Jeff: Two Case Studies  
Conclusion  

   

The Gift of Languages  

     

Ever heard of an “Ethnic Ear”?   
The Road to Success  

       
Part IV  •  THE Listening Test
   

Preliminaries  
The Ideal Listening Curve  
Administering the Listening Test  
The Meaning of the Air and Bone Conduction Curves  
The Three Auditory Zones
  

     

The Body Zone (Zone 1)  
The Communication Zone (Zone 2)   
The Creativity Zone (Zone 3)  
A Global View  

    Selectivity  
     

Selectivity, Logic and Sense of Organization  
Selectivity and Psychological Development  

    Spacialization  
     

Spacialization Errors in the Body Zone  
Spacialization Errors in the Communication Zone  
The Chicken and the Egg  

    Lateralization  
     

The Present, the Future and the Past  
Dominance in Disguise  
Shifting Dominance  
From Baby Talk to Language  

    Personality and the Listening Test  
     

The Airborne Listening Profile  
The Controlling Listening Profile  
The Depressive Listening Profile  
The Flat-Line Listening Profile  

   

Listening to the Body  
The Dialogue between the Ears  
Symbolic Ears  

       
Part V  •  THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EAR
    Mother Cares for her Unborn Child  
     

Listening in Utero  
The Mother’s Voice  
Hi-fi in Utero? What does the Fetus exactly Hear?  
The Sonic Birth  
Playing back their Mother’s Voice to Adults  
Music for the Unborn Child  
A Child is Born  
The Child grows up  

    The Role of the Father  
     

The Voice of the Father  
The Absent Father  
Listening to Father’s Voice  

    Refusing to Grow Up  
     

Telltale Signs for Parents to Watch for  
Adults refusing to grow up  

    Recapitulating the Journey  
       
Part VI •  THE SPIRITUAL EAR
   

Evolution and Creation  
Listening to “the Sound of Life”  
Letting Go  
The Listening Posture  
Making Sounds  
Sacred Music, Sacred Chants  
“Our Heart Breathes through the Ear”  
The Divine Mozart  

       
  •  Conclusion
       
  •  APPENDIXES
     

Research Results  
The Listening Posture  
Humming Sounds  

       
  •  REFERENCES  
   

 

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