A LISTENING FOR WELLNESS
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Author: Pierre  Sollier
ISBN-13: 978-0976363903  
Published: June 2005
Paperback: 397 pages
Delivery time: 8 - 14 days

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Subtitle:

An Introduction to the Discoveries of Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis
With Forewords by Léna Tomatis and Don Campbell
 


The Mozart Center Press proudly announces the publication of Pierre Solliers award winning book "Listening for Wellness". According to Léna Tomatis, it is not just a simple introduction, but a masterly presentation of the discoveries of her late husband, Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis.

Even though the book is an in-depth presentation of the work of Dr. Tomatis, it is easy to read thanks to the many examples taken from the practice of the author.

This is a "must read" book for parents, teachers, psychologists and musicians. To get a flavor of the book, please see the Table of Contents and the Summary page. 

  •  Foreword by Léna Tomatis   13
•  Preface by Don Campbell   15

 

Part I  •  THE SOUNDS OF WELLNESS
    Introduction   19

Part II    

•  A LITTLE COURSE ABOUT OUR EARS
   

hearing and listening   37
The Role of Our Ears   41
The Evolution of the Ear
   43

     

Do Fish have Ears?   43
The Long Road toward Verticality   44

    How Do We Hear?   46
     

The External Ear   47
The Middle ear   47
The Inner Ear   51
Air and Bone Conduction   56
Skin and Hearing   57
The Human Antenna   58

    Energy through the Ears?   61
     

Charging Sounds, Wearing Sounds   64
The eardrum, the vagus nerve, and a sense of wellbeing   69

    Toward Human Listening   74
     

Raising the Antenna   75
Listening posture and sound analysis   80
Selectivity   83
Auditory radar   86
The Three Integrators: a diagnostic tool   91
Conclusion   99

    The Ear and the Voice   100
     

How the Ear and the Voice are Connected   102
Lateralization   105
The Leading Ear   106
The Dominant Mouth   108
We Speak with our Ears   111
Shifting Sides   114
The Body Image   116

    Summary   123
       
Part III  •  THE LEARNING EAR
   

Preliminaries   127
Autism   129

     

Tuning up the Body   130
First Results   133
The mother’s voice and the Desire to Communicate and to Speak  135
The Course of Therapy   140
Listening and the Therapeutic Process   142

   

A Look at Dyslexia   145
Listening and Attention Deficit Disorders
   155

     

What is ADD / ADHD?   155
Treatment Options   160
Tom and Jeff: Two Case Studies   165
Conclusion   168

   

The Gift of Languages   170

     

Ever heard of an “Ethnic Ear”?    171
The Road to Success   177

       
Part IV  •  THE Listening Test
   

Preliminaries   183
The Ideal Listening Curve   189
Administering the Listening Test   193
The Meaning of the Air and Bone Conduction Curves   195
The Three Auditory Zones
   197

     

The Body Zone (Zone 1)   200
The Communication Zone (Zone 2)   203
The Creativity Zone (Zone 3)   207
A Global View   209

    Selectivity   210
     

Selectivity, Logic and Sense of Organization   210
Selectivity and Psychological Development   212

    Spacialization   220
     

Spacialization Errors in the Body Zone   220
Spacialization Errors in the Communication Zone   221
The Chicken and the Egg   222

    Lateralization   224  
     

The Present, the Future and the Past   225
Dominance in Disguise   227
Shifting Dominance   229
From Baby Talk to Language   231

    Personality and the Listening Test   236
     

The Airborne Listening Profile   237
The Controlling Listening Profile   243
The Depressive Listening Profile   248
The Flat-Line Listening Profile   253

   

Listening to the Body   256
The Dialogue between the Ears   258
Symbolic Ears   265

       
Part V  •  THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EAR
    Mother Cares for her Unborn Child   269
     

Listening in Utero   269
The Mother’s Voice   272
Hi-fi in Utero? What does the Fetus exactly Hear?   274
The Sonic Birth   278
Playing back their Mother’s Voice to Adults   284
Music for the Unborn Child   290
A Child is Born   295
The Child grows up   297

    The Role of the Father   304
     

The Voice of the Father   304
The Absent Father   316
Listening to Father’s Voice   324

    Refusing to Grow Up   328
     

Telltale Signs for Parents to Watch for   328
Adults refusing to grow up   334

    Recapitulating the Journey   337
       
Part VI •  THE SPIRITUAL EAR
   

Evolution and Creation   343
Listening to “the Sound of Life”   346
Letting Go   349
The Listening Posture   352
Making Sounds   356
Sacred Music, Sacred Chants   360
“Our Heart Breathes through the Ear”   364
The Divine Mozart   366

       
  •  Conclusion, 371
       
  •  APPENDIXES
     

Research Results   379
The Listening Posture   384
Humming Sounds   388

       
  •  REFERENCES   391



For more information on the Tomatis Method, please see www.tomatis.com.