Nature’s way of healing / Valerie Ross and Abid Amir

Ross, Valerie and Amir, Abid (2019) Nature’s way of healing / Valerie Ross and Abid Amir. GADING Journal for Science and Technology, 2 (2). pp. 64-72. ISSN 2637-0018


The sounds of nature evoke universal pleasure. Birds, flora and fauna create a symphonic band with wind and water resulting in perfect acoustic, temporal and spatial harmony that arouses a sense of calm and well-being, promoting health in humans. When the anxiety and stress of city-life takes a toll, medical intervention is sought. Nature’s sonic healing powers are often forgotten. Recent scientific studies have ascertained the health benefits of nature sounds with growing interest among the medical fraternity regarding its use in intervention tools such as guided imagery, a technique which uses imagery in a positive and directed manner with an ultimate goal to bring about healthy changes in both the mind and the body. Applying an interdisciplinary practice-led methodology, this study created Bespoke Music and Narration for use as Guided Imagery to promote relaxation for pre-operative cardiac surgery patients. It extrapolates how images and sounds of nature from the Royal Belum State Park, reputed to houseone of the oldest rainforest in the world dating back 130 million years were captured and transformed into a sonic-visual landscape embodying original images, narration and music in a creative artefact of research entitled 'Nature's Way of Healing'.


Item Type: Article
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Ross, Valerie
Amir, Abid
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Stress (Physiology). Stress management
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music > Musical research
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music > Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: GADING Journal for Science and Technology
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal of Science and Technology (GADINGS&T)
ISSN: 2637-0018
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 64-72
Keywords: Bespoke Music and Narration, Guided Imagery, Nature Sounds
Date: 2019
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