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TOMATIS®

Sixty years ago, the ENT Alfred Tomatis developed a method to restore listening skills. This program, to which Tomatis devoted his life, consists of specific listening sessions. Your own voice, or music is modified in real time to naturally train your brain to enhance your motor, emotional, and cognitive abilities.

This effect occurs because of neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s capacity to create new connections following specialized, sustained, and repeated stimuli. Considered a forerunner to modern neuroscience, Alfred Tomatis is cited as a reference by many researchers and scientists. His method is now used all over the world.

Your preliminary interview will last about 2 hours. During this interview with a professional trained in the Tomatis® Method, you will be asked to share your personal history or that of your child. At this time, you may also be tested to determine your listening profile.This session will allow you to think about a Tomatis® course, to set goals, and to define your expectations. Each session is followed by an interview in order to adjust the course as needed.

Each listening session generally lasts 14 days with 80 minutes of listening each day. These sessions are performed at home with TALKSUP®. The sessions consist of music that has been customized to your listening profile.

As you go along, the program evolves, incorporating active sessions of reading and/or repetition. 

After the first session, you will take a break of at least 4 weeks. After each session that follows, the duration of the break increases.

 Listening Sessions (Passive Phase)
These sessions will serve as the majority of your sessions. The music presented is composed mostly of Mozart, which is filtered and modified. The music is transmitted by bone conduction while wearing specialized headphones.
You will perceive sound contrasts that modify the timbre and intensity while maintaining the rhythm and melody. These contrasts produce a naturally stimulating effect for your brain and improve your listening.
The number, duration, and the type of material covered during the sessions are customized to your listening profile and your program goals.
Between each session, you will take a break for several weeks. These breaks are called “Integration Phases.”
They were be followed by tests and interim interviews before a new session begins.
In these sessions, you will read, repeat, discuss or even sing while your voice is instantly changed and transmitted according to specific settings. This allows you to hear your own voice modified in real time.
The activities you perform during these sessions are dependent on your personal listening profile and your goals.
The Music. The music chosen for the sessions is mostly extracts from the works of Mozart. This music is dynamic and rich with harmonics, thus perfectly suited to the dynamic filter. Mozart’s music is also universally appreciated. Other types of music can be used including waltzes, rhythmic songs, or Gregorian chants.
Sound Contrasts (dynamic filter). The brain is particularly sensitive to sudden, unanticipated changes. During Tomatis® listening sessions, the music changes suddenly in its tone, timbre, and intensity. These changes are virtually undetectable for the brain and therefore create the effect of surprise. In response, the brain develops its ability to detect these changes which is very important for improving attention. You can witness the dynamic filter in use by watching the blue and green lights on your headphones, which blink during sound modification.

The Transmission of Sound. Sound is vibration. When this vibration is in the air,  we call it air conduction. Air conduction is the way in which we naturally perceive external sounds (for example, listening to music through headphones). But when this vibration is transmitted through bone, we call it bone conduction. We can perceive the sound while plugging our ears with our fingers or placing one hand on top of the skull. During Tomatis® listening sessions, music (or the voice) is also transmitted by air conduction and bone conduction. While the brain is perceiving sound signals arriving via bone conduction, the analysis of the sound signals arriving via air conduction are also facilitated. 

Favor the right ear. The left ear is connected to the right side of the brain and the right ear is connected to the left side of the brain. One ear usually predominates. Depending on our predominance, the analysis of the stimulus is not the same, and influences the way we process information. We now know that favoring the right ear over the left strengthens learning and communication skills. Thanks to the specific settings used, the Tomatis® Method favors the right ear by modulating the intensity of the sound in each ear. Work on auditory laterality with the Tomatis® method is not systematic.

Utilize the Mother’s Voice. From the 18th week of gestation, the fetus is capable of hearing. The voice of the mother reaches the fetus through vibrations in the vertebral column. The fetus, as it becomes a baby, will integrate all the characteristics of the mother’s voice such as her timbre, intensity, rhythm, and tone… . The mother’s voice is a fundamental source of sensory stimulation. In certain cases, when possible, your Tomatis® professional may wish to record the mother’s voice and apply it to the dynamic filter for use during sessions.

The Tomatis® Method is a natural, noninvasive sensory stimulation approach. Regardless of the program offered by the professional, there is absolutely no risk of hearing loss. The ears are powerful tool for processing sensory information, and  this means that they are well-connected to the brain. The Tomatis® Method aims to optimize the ears’ potential to help train the brain. What you may feel in terms of mood, energy, and concentration can vary greatly from person to person. Here are some explanations of the processes behind the subconscious changes that occur with the Tomatis®  Method.    

  • The Tomatis® Method is a program. It aims to train the brain by giving it opportunity to process sensory stimulation. Like any learning process, it requires time and repetition. This can result in feeling impatient or fatigued.
  • The Tomatis® Method is a workout. Our ears work as a result of muscles that are both the smallest and the fastest in the entire human body. The Tomatis ® Method aims to develop these muscles to their full potential. At the end of a session, some people may feel fatigued as a result of this muscular effort. On the other hand, some people may feel immediate well-being.
  • The Tomatis® Method is sensory stimulation training. Remember that sound is vibration. The role of the inner ear is to convert this vibration into electrical impulses. The musical component of the Tomatis® Method promotes the transmission of high-pitched sounds that are particularly effective in stimulating the brain. This intense stimulation can result in temporary fatigue, or conversely—a boost of energy.
  • The Tomatis® Method is a psycho-educational program. The goal is to help the brain better analyze sensory information. This analysis has an important emotional dimension since everyone processes this information according to their own experiences and feelings. By promoting listening, we can be quickly overwhelmed by the sensory information our brain must now learn to process. Some people sense new emotions that they find difficult to grasp and verbalize. This can result in irritability and stress. This is called “disorganization before reorganization.”
Experiencing one or more of these effects can be explained by the creation of new neural pathways, which initiates future progress. Therefore, it’s important to follow the program to completion, and to share your feelings with your Tomatis® professional, who can adapt the program as needed. If there is too much discomfort, we recommend that you stop the program temporarily while discussing the experience with your professional.

 Tomatis® pricelist Price (euro) (Tax) Price+tax (euro)
1 cours Tomatis®  40 until 80 min. + 10 until 20 min. Forbrain ®     600 120 720
2 cours Tomatis®  40 until 80 min. + 10 until 20 min. Forbrain ®     600 120 720
3 cours Tomatis®  40 until 80 min. + 10 until 20 min. Forbrain ®     600 120 720
4 cours Tomatis®  40 until 80 min. + 10 until 20 min. Forbrain ®     600 120 720
5 cours Tomatis®  40 until 80 min. + 10 until 20 min. Forbrain ®     600 120 720

Why use Forbrain?

Forbrain - has a unique patented dynamic filter that trains the brain for more attention, improving not only attention but also hearing processing and sensory integrations!

Speech - Forbrain helps improve fluency, pronunciation, rhythm to get clearer and more effective communication!

Memory - Forbrain helps improve short-term memory, affecting skills such as reading, writing and everyday communication!

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