Everybody is different, so the benefits of a Tomatis® listening programme are individual. Here are some examples that are both typical and quite common. They will appear suddenly as “glimpses of change”, before becoming permanent, and by then, you may even have forgotten it was a problem. All the glimpses add up and create substantial change. Read more about what types of improvements to expect.
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"My youngest son was struggling with Auditory Processing. He had severe tonsillitis that lead to glue ears as a toddler. After only two sessions of Tomatis training the change in Philip was remarkable! I felt so guilty because I did not fully comprehend the importance of ears/hearing in learning and I am surprised by the impact of Tomatis." - Philip's mother Celia
What are Glimpses of Change?
It takes TIME between the first GLIMPSE of an improved behaviour or skill until it becomes permanent. One by one the glimpses add up during your programme — making a huge difference in years to come.
Fred is an adult with Dᴏᴡɴ Sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ.
After only 2 sessions of Tomatis® auditory re-training, Fred reads and writes better, speaks more clearly, and uses longer sentences. Everybody around him notices his progress. Fred enjoys the music and practises pronunciation with the microphone on his Tomatis Infinite® headphones.
"We can already see improvements in Silva's motor skills! With balance, walking tolerance, body awareness and strength. She can climb, run, walk backwards, and ride the scooter much more confidently than before." says her mother in Auckland.
Tomatis® made my body feel like a perfectly tuned instrument when I woke up in the mornings.
It also helped clear out most of my dyslexia.
— Solveig Sandstrom Taylor
Author, Councellor, Family Therapist
Tomatis® is different compared to medication and other interventions. It works from the inside out, regulating how the body and brain work together.
Tomatis® improves listening, executive function, mood regulation, and overall sensory integration.
When Michael started Tomatis® with Tomatis® Consultant Pam Mitchell (image) he didn’t like things on his head, around his ears or loud sounds. These things could throw him into a meltdown. Within days of starting, Michael had stopped bed wetting and was sleeping through the night regularly for the first time in 5 years.
The Speech and Language Therapist was amazed by the huge advancement in his oral language between visits.
After the second round of Tomatis® listening, she said that his oral language skills was on par with his peers.
After my stroke I couldn't read any more. Half way through my Tomatis® training I suddenly realized my brain could make sense of the words again. A lifelong passion was back. — Ann, 84 years old
Adam 8 yrs has ASD. When he started Tomatis® he was non-verbal. One month later he speaks 2-4 word sentences. All vowels are clear and consonants are beginning to appear.
And he has completely stopped chewing lego. Before, I threw away 6 pieces when tidying. Every night. — Laura in Helensville
We could never eat out as a family because my son, 6 years old, kept running around disturbing the other guests. It was unbearable for everybody. After two blocks of Tomatis®, we went out for a meal together and he remained seated just like everyone else. What a relief! - Cathy in Kerikeri
A hotel and restaurant was our big dream for years but we never dared.
After a Tomatis personal development programme we just did it!
Hans and Christina (with daughters)
One of many noticeable improvements after his 1st intensive Tomatis® auditory retraining programme was that he can now count up to 100.
Before he could only count to 10.
— Mum of 8-year-old boy
Our four year old has had a terrible stutter. First Tomatis® intensive, we saw the stutter almost disappear. After five weeks it was sneaking back a little bit. Second Tomatis® intensive, for the first few days the stuttering went very bad and then by day four was gone again. It's been two weeks since he finished and you wouldn’t know he ever had a problem! – Kelly in New Plymouth
A non-verbal 3 year-old boy using Tomatis® Bone Conduction Kit (without headphones), is doing brilliantly. Had wonderful feedback from his teachers when I went to observe at the kindy. They are all thrilled with his progress.
Mum and Dad are also absolutely delighted—HOORAY FOR TOMATIS! 🙂
James has folded all the washing! He previously refused to do anything much because of his diagnoses (ADHD and ASD) and high anxiety, sound sensitivity, and jitteriness.
"It's such a good start to helping out with the family chores!"
– Rachel in Auckland
David is a 6-year-old who struggled with speech and language. He started Tomatis® in september 2020 and within one (1) month he
• Started to SING – which he had never done before
• Improved VOCABULARY and sentence structure
• Improved his SPEECH CLARITY
• Was able to DANCE in rhythm to music – never done before.
After 20 successful years in big corporations, I wanted a new life.
Tomatis gave me the clarity of mind, energy and confidence I needed.
Nina, award-winning entrepreneur
The most noticeable improvement after his 1st intensive Tomatis® auditory retraining programme was that he began showing interest in reading and is now taking out library books from the school library on a regular basis – reading the stories with his mum!
My chronic car sickness has always been a problem. We were travelling regularly and it was an unpleasant experience.
I did Tomatis to reduce stress and to my surprise found it also helped with my car sickness!
— Grateful woman in Gisborne
Twice this week she has had a good old belly laugh. I can't remember the last time she did that! And also she's not so angry this week and the outbursts of frustration aren't so often and if she does she apologies straight away. I feel like we can have a proper conversation and she is able to engage better. Looking at her when I speak to her, I feel she is understanding what we are saying. — Anne (Auckland)
David's most recent report (Woodcock Johnson Literacy Assessment)
showed he had improved in all language areas, reading, and reading comprehension,
gaining 3 years progress in 6 months. Before Tomatis®, his mum felt like she was
“hitting an impenetrable wall” working with him every day after school.
The twins’ verbal output has far more clarity, and their grandparents think they have a brand new set of twins compared to when they saw them just a few months ago.
They marvelled at the changes they saw, and wanted to know what mom and dad did.
"He lay perfectly still and his breathing, which was normally erratic, was relaxed and deep. After the first intensive he started speaking, not great but a huge change. He’s a different kid now, he speaks and engages, he sleeps way better."
Hugh was 3 years old when he started his Tomatis® listening programme. Every intensive block brought more change.
During the programme she made several important life changes: quit a job she didn’t like, found a new inspiring one, started and still follows a challenging fitness programme, and deepened the relationship with her partner.
Her mum said they did Anna's individual Education Plan yesterday. She has gone up more than 10 levels for reading and now she understands what she reads. The school is well aware she does Tomatis® training and her teacher has researched it online.
They are so happy!