What is sound therapy?
Sound therapy is the application of healing sound frequencies, to entrain the body’s frequencies back to a state of coherence & order.
What this means for us is a calm, balanced state where brainwaves slow, the nervous system is tuned, & the body responds accordingly.
I think of it like a sonic reset.
Why would I want a sound bath?
Everything is made of energy, which has a frequency, & in today’s world we are constantly bombarded with dissonant (jarring, chaotic & potentially harmful) frequencies, which send our own energy fields out of sync, taking our minds, bodies & emotions into uncomfortable & often unhealthy states; as can any kind of emotional, physical or mental stress.
Sound therapy & sound baths differ greatly but their common aim is to rebalance our energy fields (& consequently our whole being), by use of harmonious, healing sound frequencies.
What happens & what does it feel like?
Contrary to popular concern, it has nothing to do with water or naked hippies.
In my sound baths I use Himalayan singing bowls, a gong & a variety of crystal bowls…
Participants lie down on a yoga mat with as many cushions & blankets as you like to feel really comfortable, & eye pillows are provided if you’d like to zone out a bit more.
If you’d prefer to sit up though, &/or keep your eyes open, that’s fine too. Basically all you have to do is sit or lie down for an hour or so & let the sounds wash over you; they’ll do their thing no matter what.
The Himalayan bowls start it all off to help wash away our ‘stuff’ from the day & to calm, then in comes the gong. This is played for about 20-25 minutes & can get quite loud at times. The effect this has is so massively varied it’s impossible to predict; it breaks up stagnant energy & gets things shifting, so whilst it can lull you into a blissful, deep & ethereal meditative state, it can also stir up sometimes uncomfortable emotions that need to rise to the surface in order to be released. Sometimes it just feels really exciting – it often gives me the feeling of standing on the edge of a cliff & screaming at the top of my voice, or running really fast…
Whatever happens though, it’s always therapeutic.
The next section is the crystal bowls which I play for 20-25 minutes. Tuned to 432hz they are beautiful to listen to & the perfect calm after the storm of the gong.
I use different intervals (frequency combinations) to encourage various emotional states, all of which are calming, balancing, uplifting or reassuring.
These help to integrate anything which might have shifted during the gong section, & to calm & ground.
The crystal bowls also correspond with the chakras, so sometimes I play them to balance the chakra system too.
Finally there is a short grounding section & we always finish with natural, no-shit homemade chocolate truffles!
How do I book onto one?
Please contact me via email or phone (preferably text; contact details below) & I’ll reserve you a space if available…
• Please book by the day before at the latest.
• Payment is made on a donations basis. If you are able to make a donation (suggested amount is £15), please pay on booking.
• As I need a minimum number of people booked on in order for it to run, I will let everyone know if it’s going ahead the evening before.
• If it doesn’t go ahead I will refund you, but cancellations after I’ve confirmed it’s going ahead will not be refunded.
Gift vouchers are also available (see my shop page or contact me directly).
1:1 sound healing sessions coming very soon…
I am also a Biofield Tuning practitioner, & having combined my favourite & most widely used tools from my group sound baths, Biofield Tuning & additional training, I have created a unique session of a ‘Sonic meridian flush’ & nervous system reset.
The result is deep, deep relaxation & a sense of restorative order brought about by working on the etheric, electrical & physical aspects of the body.
The session involves lying down (fully clothed); weighted tuning forks are used on points of the body (like a sonic massage!) whilst healing frequencies are simultaneously played (in the form of chimes hung above the midline of the body) to work deeper with the nervous system, tuning it back to its natural state & aligning the chakras.
There are many variations & additional tools that can be incorporated into the session to tailor make it to you & your needs, so before the session we’ll have a brief chat about what you’d like to get out of it.
I am currently finalising plans & locations for these sessions & will send out information in a newsletter as soon I’m ready to go ahead.