a Root Canal Procedure
Dementia and Sleep Difficulties
“I use Barry Goldstein's Ambiology series as background
music when providing therapy and guided imagery for clients.
Recently I was working with an 11 year old autistic boy. We
were trying to recreate situations that create frustration and
subsequent ‘meltdowns’. When I asked him why he
wasn’t feeling frustrated, my autistic client told me
that it was the music. I was playing Barry’s CD, “Home”,
in the background. “Eden” had the same effect later.
client said he felt it in his brain and ears. I asked him if
he knew about chakras. When he said “no” I encouraged
him to ‘scan’ his body and I took him through the
7 chakra areas in his body while suggesting he feel for the
music or any other sensations deep inside, yet not where the
organs are. He pointed to the areas corresponding to the solar
plexus and abdominal chakras and said he felt a “thrumming”
that calmed him. I suggested that maybe the music connected
the physical (brain, ears) with the inner (upper and lower abdomen)
and he agreed. He looked so peaceful! He then suggested he was
finished and when he left he gave me 3 separate long, full hugs.
Thanks, Barry, for your intuitive wisdom to create music that
calms and balances.”
—Judy Lipson, MA, LPC, W. Bloomfield, Michigan
have been involved in births since 1974. First as an obstetrical
nurse, then as a woman giving birth, and now as a certified
nurse midwife. Over the years I have searched for the magical
sounds, rhythm and music for birth. Ambiology changes the ambience
of the room into energies that support relaxation and openness
to enhance the birth process. The pacing, laboring woman can
change her rhythm when she connects with the "Heart".
For the woman who uses breathing to go inward, the "Breath"
sets the flow for her inward focus. I have experienced the magic
of Ambiology and my dream is that all birth will be in light
—Evelyn Simmons/CNM MS
Coordinator Midwifery Services Alivio Medical Center
“I had the necessity to visit a local dentist on a couple
of occasions in North Carolina. Unfortunately he had a reputation
for being brutally rough with his patients, but since I had
a dental emergency and no one else in the area could see me
right away, it seemed at the time that I had no choice but to
accept an appointment with him.
got to thinking how I would maintain my space—my internal
balance while sitting in this dentist's chair. Since I was traveling,
I had my Walkman with me, and of course, your Ambiology CDs.
The music of the Ambiology series is both uplifting and heart
opening while at the same time, it takes me to places that somewhere
in my consciousness are familiar and feel like home.
I put in CD # 3 (Journey) and off I went to that place of comfort—relaxed
and joyful—and the appointment with the dentist went faster
and easier than I could have imagined. Thank you, Barry, for
sending a part of your heart out into the world. Your music
is beyond wonderful; it is vital.”
—Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, host of The Dr Meg Show on Shirley
Maclaine Radio, Author of "Pyramids of Light: Awakening
to Multi-Dimensional Realities" and “Children of
a Root Canal Procedure:
“I credit Ambiology
for making a recent root canal procedure a calm and surprisingly
relaxed one. You see, upon finding out I'd need a root canal,
people shared so many painful accounts of their own procedures
and I became nervous. I brought ‘Ambiology: The Breath’
with me, thinking it would keep me centered. Literally right
before I was called in, a man let out a loud scream of pain,
which increased my anxiety as I sat in the chair. I turned on
Ambiology. As the doctor worked (on what he called a difficult
procedure due to the minimal size of my roots), my eyes were
closed and my mind just flowed with the music, dampening any
anticipation of pain. I found my breathing was as regular and
soft as if I was sitting in a park reading a book. I was amazed
when he said we were done and I was still floating with the
music having not felt any more discomfort than having my mouth
propped open for an hour. And my palms were not sweaty as they'd
been before we began, nor was I animated, which would have been
my usual reaction to getting through a ‘scary’ thing.
I felt like I'd woken from a nice afternoon nap —almost
refreshed. I know it wouldn't have been the same if I'd not
been listening to Ambiology”
Dementia and Sleep Difficulties:
“In November of
2003, my 77-year mother suffered Congestive Heart Failure. She
was in intensive care for 15 days—12 of which attached
to a respirator. During a slow 2-month recovery, her doctor
realized that the heart failure had caused some permanent damage.
Because her brain had not received enough oxygen during the
trauma, it had caused mom to be saddled with Dementia. She was
fairly lucid but could not function as she had before her stay
in the hospital, and so it was determined that it would be necessary
for her to be cared for on a daily basis.
sister and I took turns, and when it came time for her to live
with me I gave her my bedroom; I slept in the living room on
the couch. It’s important to mention that I live in Harlem,
NY, and though it is a wonderfully “vibrant” section
of the City, it’s not really the place for a now 78-year-old
woman to relax and recuperate.
It was difficult for mom to sleep at night with the noise that
resounded through my apartment from seemingly every direction.
I decided to use Ambiology 5 to try to at least provide a sonic
cushion from the street sounds. It worked from the beginning
and she was able to relax and fall asleep. We made a habit of
it and I put the CD on every night as she was preparing to retire.
I noticed that it not only provided a sound barrier, it seemed
to relax her. She came to insist that I put it on even when
the streets were quiet. She was frightened and tense most of
the time wondering what the future had in store for her, but
when I put “her music” on, as she called it, she
would close her eyes and drift into a comfortable, deep sleep.
It was her moment of tranquility in a very trying time. As I
would leave the room after I turned on “her music”
I could see a faint smile on mom’s face as the opening
chords sounded. She seemed to know that she would soon be in
a comfortable place, and I can’t express to you how relieved
that made me feel after all she’d been through.
checkups have been good, the doctor says her heart is holding
up well, and the dementia is stable. I don’t know whether
Ambiology 5 had anything to do with her recuperation and presently
stable condition, but I do know that during the approximately
15 minutes it took her to fall asleep every night, she was happy,
relaxed and pain free. As her son, I’m deeply grateful
—Phil Veneziano/CEO Solatus Entertainment
Barry Goldstein has been a true blessing in my life. His music
workshops are wonderful growth experiences that delve into issues
we all share. His "Ambiology" series of CDs has been
a tremendous help to me
while going through periods of intense growth. I listen to them
not only for
relaxation, but have found them to be particularly useful when
I have to focus on
complex material. Beautifully written and musically mature!
—Susan Siesla/ Executive Director of Fond du Lac Center
for Spirituality & Healing
“I recently underwent
major surgery—a hysterectomy. Through an experimental
research program conducted by Terry Champagne, OR Nursing Director
of Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, I was permitted to listen
to soothing music with earphones pre-surgery, during the procedure,
and post-op in my hospital room. The harmonic frequencies aided
tremendously in reducing my physical trauma and emotional stress
by blocking the impersonal clinical atmosphere and conversation
while under anesthesia.
Goldstein’s music Ambiology 1, The Heart, worked wonders!
The speed of my hospital recovery was miraculous. The nurses
were surprised to see me up on my own and walking the hallways
so soon. I was released from the hospital in fine shape a day
home following my surgery, I listened to Barry’s music
to induce rest and sleep. During the day I listened to his music
as a healing meditation to assuage my feelings of loss. Again,
the speed of my recovery surprised my doctors. Now, four months
passed since my surgery and I still benefit from the deep healing
and lovely heart-space carried within Barry’s gentle compositions.
you Barry, for your pioneering efforts in bringing this much-needed
humanitarian approach to allopathic medicine. Patients and professionals
alike will benefit as your concepts and music become a complementary
practice to standard healing
procedures in doctor offices and hospitals nationwide. I highly
recommend Barry Goldstein’s Ambiology Music Series.”
am a Reiki Master Teacher and a Certified Veterinary Technician
who works with humans and animals alike. Barry Goldstein has
created magic with his Ambiology CD series. His music frees
both the practitioner and the patient to quiet the mind and
integrate the heart and spirit. Using it before and after surgery
has calmed the hearts of many. Barry’s music is an important
part of all therapy sessions, and is therapy all by itself.
This is definitely the music of choice for healing sessions
no matter what the species”.
—Terry Shand RMT/CVT Reiki-Veterinary Science