Meditation refers to a family of techniques used to “train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state” (Walsh and Shapiro, 2006). I most frequently use mindfulness, focused, movement, and progressive relaxation meditation techniques in my practice, both personally and with clients.
Meditation + Mindfulness Tip Sheet (National Institutes of Health)
Scientific benefits of a regular meditative practice may include reduced stress, better controlled anxiety, improved focus and attention, and improved sleep, mood, patience, and emotional tolerance.
Sound (or vibrational) healing is used to improve health and wellbeing. It includes the use of relaxation techniques, meditation, and targeted healing sounds and frequencies. In my sound healing sessions, I use beautifully tuned crystal quartz singing bowls, chimes, drums, and other instruments to facilitate more relaxed healing states. You can even fall asleep and still soak up the benefits!