Projects of the Great Octave Foundation



You are invited to MediSounds Sound Meditations

SUNDAYS in 2023

12 NOON EDT (New York)
(Approximate Duration 30 – 45 minutes)


(Please be aware that the clocks change in many locations, including New York State, on November 5, 2023)

These free meditations will be given every Sunday until further notice.

Join us and receive powerful vibrations emitted from the human voice. Shulamit brings sounds that will meet you where you are. The sounds work to connect you to an inner peace.

Learn sounds that you can do at home to promote self acceptance, love and compassion.

What are MediSounds?

MediSounds meditation consists of vocal tones made with the human voice. These vibrational tones nurture our whole body so that we are able to feel connected to a greater reality.

MediSounds Meditation practitioners use specific sounds made with their own voices to calm their mind, reduce stress and promote compassion and forgiveness.

MediSounds connects us with universal powers and unseen forces. We find respite from the conflicts of life, and relief from anxiety when facing the unknown. Clarity becomes possible.


The Great Octave Foundation is offering soothing and calming MediSounds as a gift to those who have suffered from trauma and loss. Descriptions in English and Spanish. The streaming audio can be found free of charge at our website or at the iPhone store “A Gift of Peace”.

MediSounds are unique sounds made with the human voice, developed for use with individuals who wish to reduce fear, soothe pain and promote calm. We are delighted to announce that the CD, MediSounds: The Path to Wholeness, is now available. All profits from the purchase of the CD and downloads from this website are donated directly to the Foundation.

The Great Octave Foundation, a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization, is currently incorporating MediSounds into two projects:

The Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MassKids), is a Boston-based not-for-profit organization devoted to the prevention of child abuse. MassKids has joined forces with The Great Octave Foundation to seek funding to scientifically investigate the use of MediSounds as a tool to help at-risk parents cope with stress and control the impulsive behavior that often causes violence against infants. The projects goal is to prevent death and serious injury from Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The Society of Integrative Urology has joined forces with The Great Octave Foundation to scientifically study the effects of MediSounds in calming and soothing individuals in doctors’ waiting rooms or undergoing procedures for prostate-related problems.  The Society of Integrative Urology and The Great Octave Foundation are currently seeking donations to help cover the costs of this project.

Shulamit Elson Teachings/Appearances

Columbia University Medical Center ~ In June 2011 Shulamit taught at the Prostate Health Seminar at the Columbia University Medical Center on The Power of Sound: The Use of MediSounds® in Dealing with the Challenges of Prostate Cancer. In addition to the teaching on the nature of sound healing and its applications, participants experienced the power of MediSounds – receiving the sounds, as well as discovering the power of their own voices in producing healing sounds themselves.

Cayman Islands Crisis Center ~ Shulamit taught MediSounds to the staff members of the Cayman Islands Crisis Center (CICC) in May 2011. CICC supports victims of domestic and sexual violence. CICC provides safe, temporary shelter and a protective environment to abused women and their children, and helps them with supportive care when they return home.

Katz’s Corner Radio Show ~ Shulamit was a guest on “Katz’s Corner” WABC AM call-in radio show. Shulamit talked about the profound calming effects of MediSounds on patients with the hosts of the show, Dr. Aaron Katz and Dr. Philippa Cheetham, founders of the Society of Integrative Urology. Click here to listen to the conversation


The Warrior Soul Project

Helping war veterans heal trauma through sound and vibration. Click here for more information about the Warrior Soul Project.


Middle East Initiatives

The Great Octave Foundation is developing a series of new sound-based meditation programs to continue its work with those traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Middle East. In Israel, the Project will work with Israelis and Palestinians traumatized by violence resulting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, targeting underserved communities within these populations. This project is under development and more information will be made available as the detailed plans develop.


Ronald McDonald House, New York City

From 2009 to 2010 Shulamit Elson, assisted by Natalia Perlaza, taught Sound Healing Meditation to the parents of children with cancer at the Ronald McDonald House in New York City.



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