Music for Relaxation, Comfort and Peace. Sound Healing (Tuning Forks -Singing Bowls)
Larry Gindhart is a multi-instrumentalist, an experienced performer and an arts educator. With his associates, he regularly provides music and arts education programs in schools such as the International Geographic Tour and the World Rhythms Workshop which introduce students to rhythms, instruments, art, and culture from around the world.
Gindhart performs music for meditation, healing and peace with Native American and Native American Style Flutes and drums but also RAV Vast melodic steel drums and the Khomus (jaw harp). He also employs soothing nature sounds, wind, and soft percussive instruments. His sound healing sessions are conducted for individuals and groups in senior living facilities, hospice, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and private in-home sessions using the resonant, restorative sounds of Ohm, Solfeggio and Schumann tuning forks.
Gindhart’s primary musical education was in the tradition of West African Healing Drums with a master teacher from Mali. He also studied with other master drummers from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Guinea. Gindhart has performed professionally in a variety of musical ensembles ranging from multi-ethnic improvisation groups to alternative indie rock and folk bands. More recently he was a member of the Rhythms of Life Percussion and Dance Ensemble and is currently with People, Paint and Percussion, a multi-arts performance painting, music, and dance group. Following a performance residency in drum making at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Larry was invited as a keynote speaker to the First International Congress on Multi-Arts in Education, RGS, Brazil.
Gindhart holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a diploma in Sound Healing and is a member of both the Percussive Arts Society and the Sound Healers Association. His career in psychotherapy and healing spans more than 25 years. He was a therapist in the Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Dept., Wishard Memorial Hospital at Indiana University Medical Center, the Director of Youth and Family Counseling Services, Southside Youth Council, and a Senior Clinician at the Davis Psychiatric Clinic. He has authored several professional journal articles and was the recipient of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Award for Scholarly Writing. After his work at the Davis Clinic, Gindhart began his private practice providing therapeutic services to artists, musicians and other creatives.
Each person's body has its own frequencies of resonant wellbeing. When out of sync or in a state of imbalance due to trauma, stress or illness, sound therapy can help cells and organs regain states of resonant harmony and thus, re-establish balance within the person. Sound has been used successfully in energy healing and wellness for tens of thousands of years.
Sound healing sessions focus on restoring the body's own resonant vibrational patterns to a state of harmony. As vibrations travel throughout the body they release dopamine (the happy molecule) and oxytocin, which is a natural pain killer. Reductions in tension and stress can be expected as sound frequencies are soothing. They can aid in sleep and they can generate positive emotions and general wellbeing.
Resonant, healing sound frequencies release neurotransmitters and hormones that can increase t-cell production, increase immune system response, decrease PTSD symptoms, relieve grief, and reduce physical pain, hypertension, and depression.
Gindhart also facilitates community and healing drum circles Drumming is an ancient healing practice with far-reaching benefits. Research demonstrates that drumming boosts the immune system, accelerates physical healing, it reduces tension, anxiety and stress, controls chronic pain and releases negative emotions. Among other things, drumming actually increases the production of cancer-killing t-cells which aids not only in cancer recovery but also in fighting off viruses.
Gindhart has an extensive collection of drums and other percussive instruments that can be provided when needed.
World Flute Society, World Flute Circle, Indiana Flute Circle