Healthy Sound Practices Podcast


Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Michael Seng on the Oneness Approach podcast. During our conversation, I explained the harmful effects of noise pollution and how we can use sound to heal, reduce stress, anxiety, the effects of ASD and other health problems.

Listen in by following this link to learn what healthy sound practices you should incorporate into your daily routine to reduce stress, increase focus and improve your listening skills.


25 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Good


Science has given us great insight into the brain, and this knowledge has lead to innovative techniques, solutions and treatments.

It has also shown us that the decisions we make now will directly impact our health and vitality as we age.

This is why it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest research.

Right now, you can register for a complimentary pass to Brain Summit, an online conference produced and hosted by my good friend Erin Matlock.

25 global experts have come together to present cutting edge information on brain health, mental health, peak performance, neurotechnology, nutrition and much more. And’ I’m fortunate enough to be among this esteemed group of presenters.

You can attend these sessions from your couch, office or your local coffee shop. All you need is an internet connection and either a computer, tablet or smartphone.

This year’s summit is chock full of critical training on topics including the gut-brain connection, biohacking, peak performance, anxiety, depression, longevity, spirituality, neurofeedback, neuroscience, self-improvement and much more.

And as a bonus for registering, you’ll have access to three LIVE panel discussions where you can directly ask the guest experts your questions and get the answers you’ve been searching for.

Click here to save your virtual spot.

Here’s a look at the sessions:

Kurt Othmer: The Power of Neurofeedback

Learn how to use non-invasive neurofeedback to train your brain to function more efficiently.

Alex Doman: Using Music To Rewire Your Brain

Learn how scientifically designed music can reorganize your brain leading to better focus, emotional strength and communication.

Jim Kwik: Super Charge Your Memory

Join resident memory expert and brain trainer to Hollywood A-Listers, Jim Kwik, as he shares the latest tips and techniques to power up your brain.

Trudy Scott CN: The Anti Anxiety Food Solution

How to use specific amino acids and foods to balance your moods, control cravings and ease anxiety and depression.

Rick Hanson PhD: Hardwiring Happiness

Learn how to use brain science to achieve contentment, calm and confidence. You’ll quickly use good moments to build a great brain full of happiness, ease, comfort and self worth.

Sarah McKay PhD: Attention, Focus and Habit Change

Oxford educated neuroscientist, Dr. Sarah McKay brings you the latest research you can use to make lasting change in your brain.

Max Lugavere: Hacking Diet For A Better Brain

#BREADHEAD filmaker Max Lugavere talks blood sugar, grains, intermittent fasting, exercise and biohacking.

Drew Ramsey MD: Key Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower

Discover the Key Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health

Jim Hardt PhD: Peak Performance Through Alpha Wave Training

Achieve new levels of performance, creativity and emotional renewal by using neurofeedback to control your own brain activity.

Mike Meinke: A Musician’s Journey Through Mental Illness

Take an intimate look at the downward spiral and one man’s unique way out.

Hyla Cass MD: Naturally Optimize Your Mind, Mood And Energy

Integrative and natural psychiatrist Dr. Hyla Cass shows you how to optimize your mind, mood and energy by using a drug free, natural approach.

David Haase MD: Tapping Into The Power Of The Mind Body Connection

How to sort through information overload to find the wellness blueprint that is uniquely destined for you.

Amy Morin LCSW: The Keys To Becoming Mentally Strong

Straight from the therapist’s couch, learn how to create habits that lead to deep and automatic emotional strength.

Duilio Menghini: The Life Changing Power Of Forgiveness

How do we forgive those who’ve hurt us so we can free ourselves to live life to the fullest?

John Mekrut: Transforming Ourselves With Technology

Discover how neurotechnology can give us insight into our truest sense of self.

Debbie Hampton: Creating Surprising Purpose From Brain Injury

Learn how to take a devastating loss and turn it into a life of strength and purpose.

Julia Roy: The Smarter Path To Higher Productivity

Learn how to leverage your brain’s natural inclination for performance and productivity at work.

Here’s the link to register now.

And here are the expert panels:

Live Expert Panel #1

Ask The Psychologist

Dr. Drema Dial, Dr. Julie Nelligan and Dr. Stuart Silberman will be live to answer your questions and discuss topics related to behavior, mood, performance, resilience and fulfillment.

Live Expert Panel #2

The Future Of Neurotech

Adam Goyer, John Mekrut and Erin Matlock will be live to answer questions about the future of the industry, marketing and ethical considerations.

Live Expert Panel #3

Ask The Child Expert

Sheila Allen MA, OT, Mariam Herrmann MA, BCET and Pat Mattas RN, CP – BC will be live to answer your questions and discuss topics related to child behavior, education, motivation and life challenges.

Remember, the free broadcast begins this Monday, May 2nd. Sign up today and secure your spot.

Each session will broadcast completely free for 23 hours so no matter where you are in the world, you can choose a time to view them that is convenient to you.

And if your schedule is too busy to attend the broadcast sessions, you can own the videos, audios and transcripts so you can view them at your leisure or review them at a later date. There is an extreme early bird sale going on right now which is 50% off the already low retail price. So, be sure to check that out.

I really enjoyed my interview for the Brain Summit and am looking forward to learning from this amazing group of people. And I hope you’ll join us!

Here’s the link to register one more time.

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Bruce Cryer

Since starting the Sound Brain Fitness Teleseminar Series just over a year ago I’ve been fortunate to have a roster of valued guests on the program discussing sound, music, and the brain. Together, my listeners and I have learned a great deal, but one area we have yet to delve into is the heart.

Some of the earliest recorded civilizations, including the Greeks, speak of the heart as harboring intelligence. Perhaps this is metaphorical by the standards of modern science, but there is a clear pathway of communication between the heart and brain which provides a theoretical foundation for exploration of this thesis.  The people of the HeartMath organizations are champions of the philosophy that the heart, physically and metaphorically, is the key to tapping into an intelligence which can provide us with fulfillment.

This idea has intrigued me since the time a friend introduced me to The HeartMath Solution when it came out nearly 15 years ago.  I have several friends who evangelize the use of HeartMath techniques and devices (see EmWave) for calming and stress regulation. These are highly effective biofeedback methods which integrate beautifully with The Listening Program® music listening therapy protocols. Combined they are a gentle yet powerful channel for transformation.

Next Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00 pm Eastern I’ll be exploring matters of the heart with global thought leader Bruce Cryer of HeartMath HealthCare for a special teleseminar, What Makes Your Heart Sing: Essential Catalyst for an Inspired Life. Register

“What Makes Your Heart Sing” is a question many people around the world are asking themselves to find inspiration, meaning, purpose, and alignment with their soul’s passion for life. Are you doing enough of what inspires you and if not, what is getting in the way?

Hear the uplifting story of how inspirational speaker, Global Director of HeartMath Healthcare, and co-founder of What Makes Your Heart Sing Bruce Cryer’s awakened the power of inspiration in his own life.  Join us for this special episode and learn how to:

  • Identify sources of inspiration that are essential for optimal performance and creativity
  • Develop a deeper sense of presence and kindness for yourself and others
  • Understand and appreciate new reasons for creating balance and passion in your life
  • Develop the skills of personal resilience
  • Be inspired to bring music and the arts into your personal life and your professional environment

When? Wednesday, September 4th, 8:00 pm Eastern. The event is FREE, but space is limited. Register here.

Turn it Down! Talking Noise and Tweens

TURN IT DOWN! Sound familiar? This is a phase nearly every parent of a tween or teen will undoubtedly find themselves shouting over the din of whatever music is blasting out of their kid’s headphones.

As our sons and daughters head back to school its a great time to talk to them about safe listening habits. In Healing at the Speed of Sound® Don Campbell and I write extensively about the dangers of noise exposure, especially for our children, who often spend countless hours listening to music through ear-buds. Take a look at the Noisy Planet website to learn why you need to worry about noise and how to start a conversation about Noise Induced Hearing Loss with your children sooner than later.

From Noisy Planet— We are surrounded by noises, many of which have the potential to cause hearing loss. This also is true of kids, who take part in a variety of activities that put their hearing at risk. Any loss of hearing by children can have lifelong implications for learning, social relationships, and job opportunities.

In response, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has launched It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. The Noisy Planet campaign is NIDCD’s new public education effort aimed at preventing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among children ages 8 to 12, or “tweens.” This age range presents a window of opportunity to teach children about the causes and prevention of NIHL while they are developing their own attitudes and habits related to their health, including their hearing health.

Adapted from the It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing campaign (, a program of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health.”

7 Week Update

Over the course of the last week the team behind Healing at the Speed of Sound™ has been busy preparing for the book launch on September 29th.

A couple of book trailers are in production. The trailer for the enhanced e-book edition will debut late next week. Filming for that was completed in Colorado yesterday and is now in the hands of our video editor in Los Angeles. This evening I saw the first storyboard for the full book trailer and am thrilled with the direction it is heading.

More news is that our music production team completed Music for Healing at the Speed of Sound™ Volumes 1 and 2.  Masters are complete, packaging designed, and manufacturing starts next week. The official street date for these albums is October 11th. More information on the music coming soon!

My co-author Don Campbell and me are excited to share vital information about the impact of noise on your health, the importance of silence, and how to help you use sound and music to transform your life! More updates coming soon.

Eight Weeks and Counting…

Eight weeks from now will mark the release of my first book Healing at The Speed of Sound  from Penguin Group USA/Hudson Street Press. This is the primary reason for my alarmingly infrequent posts. What posts I have shared are well… about the book…

Many exciting things to share as we countdown to release day on September 29th! Stay tuned here or register for email updates and special offers at the official book website. Be sure to checkout the events page to see what’s happening in your area!

If you haven’t had a chance to read the introduction take a few minutes and check it out. Your questions are welcome!