Research and results

Recherche et résultatsIn addition to the positive results achieved with our clients and which have made our reputation, our method has also proven its effectiveness scientifically. The research continues to grow as the areas of application of the method are extended. Indeed, the
acoustic sensory message plays a key role in the development of the individual and as a result connects to a broad range of disorders. The scientific partners with whom we work include several public bodies (ministries, research institutes, hospitals) as well as universities, specialized associations and foundations. Their involvement ensures the objectivity and reliability of the results presented for you in a non-exhaustive overview in the following tables.

For more information on the research and results, see www.tomatisassociation.org

Du Plessis Study Pre/ Post Anxiety Scores
Du Plessis (University of Potchefstroom, South Africa) studied 10 anxious university students who received the Tomatis® listening program, 9 who received psychotherapy program and 10 assigned to the control group.
The Tomatis® group showed significant reductions in anxiety, while the results were mixed for the psychotherapy group and no change in anxiety was found in the control group.
Another Du Plessis' study showed that Tomatis group had maintained its reduced level of anxiety after 14,3 months and that the level of self-actualization had increased significantly. No change was detected in the control group.
Tomatis Psychotherapy Control
N (number) 10 9 10
CAS (Children's Anxiety Scale) 9.6/7.6 11.0/11.3 8.4/7.7
STAIC Trait 42.8/32.9 41.2/37.1 37.2/37.6
STAIC State (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children) 32.8/27.6 30.7/28.1 31.3/30.0


Spaggiari report N Success %
Dr Spaggiara, psychiatrist, evaluated the impact of Tomatis listening program on 409 people with psychological disorders. The highest success rate was scored in treating Anxiety Disorders, where the success rate approached the level of success in treating learning difficulties (78%). Anxieties with Panic 45 72
Psychosomatic Anxieties 71 73
Bipolar/ Manic/ Depressions/ Cyclotomia 97 58


D'Orthy Study Pre/ Post (control group) Pre/ Post (Tomatis group)
D'Orthy (Hospital Foch, near Paris), compared anxiety in a control group of 683 expectant women who received only the traditional preparation technique and 53 expectant women who received a shortened version of The Tomatis® listening program.
The results showed a decrease in anxiety among the Tomatis mother, whereas in the control group anxiety increase slightly.
N 683 53
Hamilton test (self administration test measuring anxiety) 4.4/4.7 5.7/4.0
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