The vast majority of the participants in this study reported that listening to the songs recorded in 432 Hz decreased their stress and/or discomfort level, and if not, still provided an enjoyable experience as demonstrated by the choice of their words to describe how they felt, as well as in the additional comments.
“The intention of the music is the connection to the heart - to connect people to their feelings, and resolve their feelings,” Karen explains, and the results seem to match her intention. Many of the participants described the experience as “heart-opening” and “heart-centered,” with comments like, “It completely relaxed me and made me feel very accepting and happy,” “Made me feel better for sure,” and “Took me back in time when things were easier.”
“It’s amazing that the stress levels went down for 74.6% of the participants,” Karen says, “But what was really surprising was that even the physical discomfort levels decreased for 55.2% - so many more people than we had expected!
“We knew that music worked to distract people from pain, but for them to actually report that they felt less after listening to my music for a short period of time was astounding. With so many people describing the music as “relaxing” and “calming,” this showed me that it was psychoneuroimmunology in action.
There’s so much tension we keep in our bodies from stress, and relaxing our mind and heart seemed to have an immediate effect on the body.”
Investing in future generations
Karen’s mission is to create and share music and other tools that bring more happiness to people, so others not only feel better, but also become inspired to live a healthier and happier life themselves. She is especially passionate about passing this on to the next generation.
With this aim in mind, Karen is funneling the proceeds from her music into creating nonprofit mentorship programs for tweens and teens, helping them become better musicians in a healthy way. Her two greatest passions, music and health, have naturally converged with her desire to give back to the world.