The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health and Happiness




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“I highly recommend The Humming Effect for all those impacted by the stress of the modern world. It is a powerful non-pharmaceutical prescription for self-healing that has only positive side effects, such as harmony, health, and happiness.” ― Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Biology of Belief

“At the heart of health and healing is your body’s energies. At the heart of your body’s energies is vibration. The Humming Effect teaches you how to use your capacity to hum to create vibrations that promote health, healing, and higher consciousness. This is a worthy endeavor, and the book guides you on every step of the way. Jonathan and Andi Goldman are pioneers in the healing use of sound, and you are the beneficiary!” ― Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine

“This magnificent book will teach you new ways of using one of the most extraordinary instruments on the planet–your vocal apparatus. With what evolution has bestowed upon you, you can become a maestro at facilitating your own health, healing, and happiness. No gadgets or expensive technology required.” ― David Feinstein, Ph.D., coauthor of The Energies of Love

“Hmmmmmmmm. So simple, yet so intricate! Jonathan and Andi Goldman have written a paramount book that reveals the science and art for why creating a humming practice is not only necessary, it’s fun! Knowledge is power. However, knowledge about yourself is self-empowerment. This book reveals a conscious application for using humming to optimize the health of your mind and body. The Humming Effect is a gift that keeps giving. Enjoy!” ― Dr. Darren R. Weissman, author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude

“Since the time of the Indian rishis the sound of humming has been acknowledged as the fundamental vibration of our divine self. The Goldmans have superbly, practically, and with great simplicity expanded upon this truth and demonstrated the potency of the hum to heal at all levels of our being. The Humming Effect, with its audio tracks, is an essential text in extending the range of what the human voice can achieve in self-empowered wellness.” ― James D’Angelo, Ph.D., author of The Healing Power of the Human Voice

“I love this book! Once I started I couldn’t put it down. It serves a great purpose in giving a deep education about sound, elegantly stated in a very friendly format. For anyone interested in the profound power of sound to heal and transform their lives, I heartily recommend The Humming Effect by the acclaimed maestros Jonathan and Andi Goldman.” ― Todd Ovokaitys, M.D., coauthor of 12-Strand DNA Healing Techniques

The Humming Effect by Jonathan and Andi Goldman is a must-read primer for anyone interested in the effects of sound on cells, the body, and health. Their elegant and direct approach weaves basic research on sound with the specific benefits of sound and humming. Through infusing this book with stories and practices, they lead the reader on an enjoyable journey into their passion for humming as a tool for health and healing.” ― Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D., author of Energy Healing

“Sound–from its historical perspective, mechanisms of action, and applications for wellness– is an integral part of Jonathan and Andi Goldman’s new book, The Humming Effect. I intend to refer my readers to this book as a valued supplement to help them further understand the healing power of sound.” ― George L. Lindenfeld, Ph.D., neuropsychologist and author of Brain on Fire

“A beautiful and invaluable masterpiece in sound medicine.” ― Ranjie N. Singh, Ph.D., author of Self-Healing

About the Author

Jonathan Goldman, M.A., is an award-winning musician, composer, writer, teacher, and chant master. An authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics, he is the author of several books, including Healing Sounds, and the founder and director of the Sound Healers Association. Andi Goldman, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy, the director of the Healing Sounds Seminars, co-director of the Sound Healers Association, and coauthor, with Jonathan Goldman, of Chakra Frequencies. The authors live in Boulder, Colorado.

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10 reviews for The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health and Happiness

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    Karen Fox

    This slim volume has lots more info than its size suggests. I learned of the book from Lee Holden’s QiGong videos that I’ve been endeavoring to do daily for my health and well-being.I use humming for my stuffy nose. The authors teach you how to hum correctly so the sinuses vibrate and then release nitric oxide. I was shocked when my nose opened up. I can BREATHE! All kinds of uses for humming.Included is a weblink on the publisher’s website (Inner Traditions) so you know how the sounds, well, sound.

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    Crystal Robbins

    Loved the science behind things I already know as a voice master teacher. The Lessac work is built upon many of these concepts, and this just seems to support so many things Arthur Lessac posited in the mid-20th century.

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    Makes you think!

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    Stephen R Jones

    Clear and compelling teaching about the curative activity of Yogic humming. I am begging topractice this interesting and historical practice.

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    Angela Benson

    I’ve been into sound healing for many years. The whole idea just makes a lot of sense. And you can find all sorts of books on the subject, from chanting to tuning forks to mantras. And all of these aspects of sound seem to work. But until now, nobody has ever written a book on what is probably the easiest sound we can make—humming!Sound healing pioneers Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman have written a really user friendly book that explores conscious humming—how humming may be used for healing and transformation. The book begins with scientific material that validates that yes indeed, humming has some truly beneficial effects on the human body. Then it goes on to provide some powerful exercise in order to experience these effects.Next the book explores the concept of humming as an aspect of sonic yoga. The Humming Effect concludes with some hypothetical speculations that are really fascinating—that humming can be used to treat neurological disorders and create new connections in the brain. The Goldmans provide a good case for this as being a great possibility. I hope that soon scientists begin to research this concept. It just makes sense.Incidentally, I first got this book on kindle and it amazed me!

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    Paula Gardner

    I’m a music lover. I hear music and rhythm in just about everything. So learning the science and reading about some of the studies of the impact of sound on our human self was very rewarding.I also teach yoga and have been playing Himalayan bowls for my students for years. I was able to incorporate some of the techniques taught in this book immediately with my Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Senior students. They reported feeling even better than with just the yoga and hearing/feeling the bowls during their final relaxation.All in all, this is a great resource for everyone.

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    It really just goes over simple vowel sounds for the most part. Not that good lol

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    The brilliance of this book is in its simplicity. The authors have wisely chosen humming as the entry point for sound healing, which makes this profound modality accessible to everyone. In addition to providing easy-to-learn exercises for beneficial sound healing, the authors also include substantial scientific research to bolster the credibility of this emerging health tool. For anyone interested in learning about the basics of sound healing, The Humming Effect is a perfect entry point. This book is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in holistic health cures, as it creates a fascinating intersection of medical and holistic practices.

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    The narrator drones on endlessly about sound, vibration and humming. However there are no guided exercises for beginners, intermediate or advanced students. You are told to do the exercises on your own. I bought this audiobook to learn the advanced protocols on humming.The lecture was full of disclaimers, as if the writers didn’t actually believe their system would actually work.Their benefit claims were fuzzy, vague.I know that Humming works. I him as part of my daily meditation regimen. But this audiobook is not useful.

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    Got a good approach to using sound for meditation….really could have been 20 pages, but of course you have to travel through The whole woo-hoo cycle of levels and layers references to quantum intention ala Joe Dispenza all that…really I didn’t need it. Happy days to you if you like that whole thing, you’re probably going on retreats and that too so you’ll love this.It was good but I flipped through a lot of pages.Sit. Hum. Relax. That’s it.

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