So what is it about? What does the word "healing" actually mean, anyway? On one level, we heal ourselves (and others) by reducing the stress and anger in our lives. If we can ratchet down this non-productive energy, if we can calm our minds, we will have much more mental clarity and balance in our lives. The trap, of course, is that by stating that as a goal, we can then set ourselves up for failure. We think things like "Oh, I shouldn't have gotten angry! I should be a better person! We have therefore failed to meet our goal.
The reality is that there is no goal. The "goal", as it were, is to be here now. I mean right here, right now. But this is a practice. Practicing what many people call presence, or mindfulness. And the more we do this, the easier it becomes to be present with what is actually happening in your life, as opposed to the myriad thoughts you have about what is happening.
And that, my friends, is key. When you can unpack those two things -- what is actually going on vs. your thoughts about what is going on - you are well on your way to "healing". So that is the second aspect of healing: The awareness of the reality of your life vs. your "story".
So where does sound healing come into this? Sounds and music only exist in the present moment. We hear it, and then it's gone. It speaks to our entire nervous system, and sings out melodies of calm and peace - if that is what we need. Or "get up and boogie", if that is what we need to do. Our spirits long for this kind of resonance, and it's available -- right here, right now.