How to Ototone
Important Prestatement: Ototoning incorporates the connections between the voice, the ear, and the brain. Ototoning is a personalized toning session based upon the sound that the body tells them that they need. In order for the process to work effectively, the person should be in balance as demonstrated by the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®). This evaluation provides information about the body’s functioning for the maximum reception and expression of sound, and determines if, when, how long, and in what order any or all of the many different sound-based therapies should be appropriately applied. It is possible that you are ‘in tune’, but if you are not, then doing a sound-based therapy will enhance your reception and perception of sound energy. This enhancement will make the Ototoning session more powerful.
Learn the pre-steps to maximize Ototoning in The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link, beginning on page 174. Can someone Ototone without one of these steps? Yes, but the effect will not be as demonstrable.
The Simplified Process:
A more detailed process is available in The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link, beginning on page 175.
The steps for maximum use of this process are:
1. Exercise for 5-10 minutes before starting.
2. Drink at least 4 oz of water.
3. Find a quiet place without too many sound distractions.
4. Sit in an appropriate chair in the correct Listening Posture as described in Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy on page 221. Hands placed on the knees or overlapping together in your lap is best.
5. Breathe deeply with abdominal breathing a few times to get centered and focused, as well as relax the body.
6. Listen for your spontaneous otoacoustic emission ( page 179 in The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link. Block out the other extraneous sounds you may be hearing.
7. Try to tonally match your voice with the sound you are hearing.
8. Once identified, close your eyes, make the sound by humming the sound.
9. Produce the sound softly but begin to produce the sound through the bones of the body ( page 181 The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link) towards the back of the throat.
10. Breathe deeply but regularly. Do not over-breathe. Hum the sound on your exhale breath stream. Feel the sound as you make it.
11. Begin to visualize color. What color(s) do you see? Continue humming.
12. Subtly begin to rotate your torso while remaining in the Listening Posture while producing the sound.
13. Continue producing the sound for at least 10-15 minutes but as long as you want beyond that.
14. Continue supporting the sound throughout the body. Open up more resonating cavities as the sound begins to take effect. Open up the back of the throat into the opening to the ear so that you feel the bone resonating sound more magnified. Feel the sound vibrating up and down the spine.
15. When you want to stop the sound, when you feel you have had enough for the day, gradually fade the sound out and stop making the sound. Then sit in the silence feeling the reverberations of Ototoning session pass through and without of your body. Stay in the silence of this sound for at least 5-10 minutes if possible.
16. Experience the change!