Arden says:

"A birth is like a storm. It begins in many ways - quietly, suddenly, with intense physical and emotional highs and lows before ending. This music gives emotional and energetic support to the entire process.

For best results use all of the titles listed, listening to each one as often as desired.

If the birth lasts over many hours or a day, it is useful to play music continuously.

Suggested Use: You can listen to one CD each day in a listening program and repeat the program as often as desired as each music supports the movement created by the others. "

Listening Program for Birth

Intuition, Track 5

Day 1 - Depression
Depression (Track 5-Intuition CD) helps alleviate depression whether short or long-term.

Helps maintain your emotional equilibrium and supports integration of the entire pregnancy/birth experience.
Learn more: Depression

Deep Touch, Track 3

Day 2- For Pain
This music “coats” the pathways of the nervous system with cobalt blue vibration. The length of time for relief varies.

Helps alleviate pain; use as desired during the entire birth from the onset of contractions.
Learn more: For Pain

Inner Sun

Day 3 - Inner Sun
Promotes emotional bonding and integration of the whole birth process - establishing your connection with your baby, your partner, and the process unfolding in your body.

Helps develop: emotional stability and well-being, confidence, communication and self-expression. Facilitates a more integrated connection with your whole body during the earlier phases of labour. Your baby will love it too!
Learn more: Inner Sun

Magical Garden

Day 4 - Magical Garden
Supports the birth and inter-uterine experience. Track 1's natural sounds re-create our sense of connection with the natural world. Re-establishes the flow of sensory information through the body, clearing emotional 'blockages', creating greater contact with and acceptance of self.

Track 2 promotes a contemplative state of solitude as the call of the loon bird and accompanying storm creates an evocative, 'magical' atmosphere!
Learn more: Magical Garden

Music for Children CD

Day 5 - Music for Children
For developing individuality & personal expression in children & adults. In pregnancy, this music particularly helps clear behavioral patterns relating to fear and control - toward yourself or others - helping the birth process unfold naturally.

Supports your preparation, emotionally and energetically, for childbirth by freeing up the 3rd chakra (solar plexus) and strengthening overall energy flow.
Learn more: Music for Children

New Heart CD

Day 6 - New Heart
Pregnancy is a period of many changes in our lives - new beginnings, endings, expectations - sometimes we need help integrating them all. In providing emotional support throughout the whole process for you & your partner, this music particularly focuses movement in the chest/heart region.

Greater emotional stability leads to lower stress levels, deeper relaxation and more continuity.
Learn more: New Heart

Enhance Your Listening Experience...

listening on headphones

Achieving Results
Our music requires regular listening to achieve results. In most cases, we suggest a minimum period of 1-2 months, one CD per day until you are familiar with the music's effects, or more frequently if desired. Benefits are achieved whether listening on headphones or as background music - the only difference is the length of time it takes to achieve results.

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Common Listening Reactions
As tensions within your system begin to move in response to listening, you may sometimes experience temporary discomfort. You may also experience reactions such as tingling, heat or increased tension, an emotional release, sensations of boredom or a complete rejection of the music altogether. You might perceive these reactions as 'negative' but they usually pass quickly. If this happens to you, we advise listening for shorter periods of time and at a lower volume, starting from the beginning of the CD each time. By continuing to listen, your body quickly becomes accustomed to the movement and these reactions then pass.

Choosing Your Headphones:
Good quality noise-cancelling headphones are recommended because they:

  • reduce external noise, thus reducing your listening volume
  • enhance benefits of the psychoacoustic effects in the recordings
  • protect your hearing - very important!

Caution: 'Earbud' headphones increase distortion, offer a more limited frequency range and encourage listening at higher volumes because of ambient noise 'leakage'. Prolonged exposure to loud volume can cause stress-related tension & potential long-term hearing loss

Using Media Players:
If you want to 'rip' your CD to load the tracks onto your media player, we recommend copying the files in .wav format. Whilst .mp3 is a commonly used format for ripping music files, the resulting compression reduces the range of frequencies contained within the original recording and reduces the quality of the file you end up listening to. You may not notice the difference but your body will!

Popular Listening Programs for Physical Themes/Symptoms

Arthritis Substance Abuse Allergies-food Allergies-dust
Developing yr senses Body Awareness Birth Fatigue
Hypertension Insomnia Massage Pain
Physical Illness-acute Physical Illness-chronic Premenstrual Tension Relaxation
Chronic Stress Sports Training Physical Vitality Short-term Stress