Based on a medical or curative diagnosis and observation of the patient, the therapist develops the sound program that is tailored to the individual patient's needs. In therapy, the sounds are communicated from the therapist to the patient by the sound of their voice and a clear, rhythmic stroke of the sound forms. The patient hears the sound and simultaneously feels the light pressure, movement and warmth of the therapist's hands on the skin.
In general, the sense of touch does not seem so important to us in comparison to our other senses, but it communicates something that is decisive for the human experience of be-ing. Tactile perception gives us the secure experience that the world really exists and that we ourselves are present in our skin.
When a sound form is stroked, the patient directs his attention to the experience of its movement through touch. He or she "reads" this form and at the same time hears the sound. This impression is repeated several times. The sense of touch and the sense of speech unite to give an intensified perception of the sounds. The sounds enter deeply into the soul, because sounds do not have a meaning as words or sentences do. Apparently inactive, the patient surrenders to the sensations and experiences what he or she perceives with great attention.
Each spoken sound has its own characteristic air flow shape. This is created during articulation by the plasticizing activity of the speech organs (larynx, tongue, palate, teeth, lips and nose). The therapeutic effectiveness of individual sounds, their specific sound quality, can be deduced mainly from a close examination of sound formation, i.e. the types and zones of sound formation and the sound gestures expressed therein. In Eurythmy Therapy and Therapeutic Speech Formation, sounds are similarly used as a therapeutic tool in Anthroposophical medicine.