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The Tomatis® Method, how does it work?

dr medical Alfred Tomatis entdeckte die komplexe Wechselbeziehung von Hören, Stimme, Körper, Geist und Psyche._cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_From his research  he developed the "pedagogy of listening" and became a pioneer of prenatal psychology. The Academy of Sciences in Paris recognized this phenomenon in 1957 as "Tomatis Effect"

Above all, our brain needs stimulation to function properly! And over 80% of that stimulation comes from the ear. Ob wir wach sind oder schlafen ständig_cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_bombardiert das Ohr unser Gehirn mit_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_sensory information. The ear is our most important organ of perception.


As an organ of balance, it helps us to achieve good balance, an upright posture and harmonious movement sequences.


As an organ of hearing, it gives us orientation in space and determines the development of our linguistic and vocal possibilities of expression. 

From the beginning of the month of pregnancy, the ear is the first fully functioning organ of the fetus. In addition, the ear not only receives sounds, but affects the balance, rhythm and coordination of your body. Try covering one ear while walking and you will notice a significant loss of balance. When your ability to listen is impaired, then your auditory system, an important sensory integrator, is no longer working effectively. This can have far-reaching effects on your personal development and well-being. By starting with the transmission and processing of acoustic information, the TOMATIS® method helps you to stimulate your brain efficiently.

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The TOMATIS devices were developed to create a unique contrast effect in sound perception. This mechanism causes the muscles in the middle ear to alternately contract and relax. This rocking motion (called "see-saw") is caused by the sudden transition from a low-frequency sound spectrum that places no special demands on the ear to a high-frequency sound spectrum that requires special adaptations from the ear.


This activity can be compared to gymnastics, which allows the repeated activation and progressive mobilization of the ear to optimize the transmission of auditory information to the brain.

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