Spectrum Center Tuxedo Park, NY
A BOUT THE TOMATIS METHOD The Tomatis method is a program of sound stimulation, audio-vocal work and counseling to train and develop listening and listening-related skills. These include:
The Tomatis Method is a training method that involves the re-education of the way we listen. The Method is a system of sound stimulation and audio-vocal training designed to improve the functioning of the ear as it is involved in listening, understanding and communication. Sometimes the term Auditory Training is used to describe the Tomatis Method but I think that is misleading and that Listening is a more accurate term. Listening training is well known in Europe but is just becoming better understood in the United States.
A PPLICATIONS of the Tomatis Method
The use of sound stimulation or Listening Training can be employed in the treatment of physical, attention, learning and communication disorders.
A bout Dr. Alfred Tomatis
French physician and Otolaryngologist, Tomatis' life's works was devoted to the understanding of the ear and the many dimensions of human listening. In doing this he re-examined the anatomy and neuro-physiology of the ear and in doing this he challenged conventional medical beliefs and proposed revolutionary theories about auditory physiology and the therapeutic use of sound.
He realized that the functions of the human were poorly understood and that the ear had functions that far exceeded those traditionally assigned to it. He felt the ear was the most complex, the most archaic, as well as the newest and most conscious of the body's sensory systems. He felt that the ear played a primary role in human evolution, human development, and in personal evolution and development. He studied the benefits of improved listening from a physiological, psychological, cognitive, and ultimately spiritual perspective. His understanding of the ear's neuro-physiology led to the development of theories regarding the interconnectedness of the body, mind and spirit in what he called the listening function.