Sound enters the healing equation from several different directions; It may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may becalm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence the neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn regulate the immune system - the healer within.
Private Sound Baths
Do you crave space? Want the feel of a week’s worth of rest and a deep massage but don't want a hands on approach? Want a supercharged blissful time away from the norm? Want to treat a loved one or yourself to some much needed relaxation time? If you say yes to any of these then a sound bath, a bit like a super sonic massage, is most definitely for you.
You’ll be invited to lie down and after a short listening meditation the gentle sounds of the Alchemy Crystal Bowls will move over you like waves gently washing away any stress and helping to unblock any emotions that no longer serve you well. Sound only needs 5 minutes to help you enter a state of Theta brain wave activity and 20 minutes or more is a deeply nourishing experience. You may fall asleep or you may enter a blissful state of relaxation.
These sessions last 60 minutes.
Do you have a clear intention of working through a period of feeling stuck? Are you holding on to tensions, old behaviours or emotional blockages that you want to move through? If you are clear about this intention then these sessions are for you.
These sessions are all about subtle work where you take a more active part, but let me be clear……there is very little to actually ‘do’. You will pay attention to the body and any tensions through deep listening and the sounds it makes. By staying in the moment and inviting in the somatic felt experience you’ll set the conditions for tensions and issues to shift and soften. In turn you’ll be listened to, witnessed and with gentle guidance you will see subtle but big results. When we have reached an end to the period of noticing we will use a gentle sound bath to sooth and help integrate the session before you leave. These sessions will last as long as they need to but will often be between 50-90 minutes.
I offer free telephone consultations to people considering this. After one initial appointment we will work together for either 4 or 8 sessions depending on your intention.
Group Sound Baths
A session is typically 60 minutes and held in groups of up to 15 people. You are invited to lie down and will be provided with comfortable mats and blankets. I will then play different Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and overtone singing creating relaxing sounds that put your mind and body into a deep sense of well-being, during which you may fall asleep or enter a blissful state of relaxation. Following the end of the session you will be gently awoken by percussion instruments and there will be a few moments silence before returning to the outside world. Some sound baths may also start with some breath work, movement, meditation and intention setting to give an even greater restorative result.
Please wear comfortable clothes and feel free to bring your own additional blankets. You must arrive at least 5 minutes before the sound bath begins as admission after that will not be allowed as this may disturb the experience of others.
Sound Baths are currently held monthly at Union, Margate on Thursday evenings 8.30pm - 9.30pm and can be booked on line here. See my events page for all other Group Sound Baths and Collaborations.
Parent and Baby Sound Sessions
As a new mother or father you are already perfectly in tune with your precious bundle. These sessions are designed to help you experience that more fully in the present moment with the use of sound. They are perfect for a gift or even just to help with sleep. Typically we will using toning to help harness the power of the voice, our greatest instrument, and then follow this with some soothing sound bathing. Don’t worry you don't have to be able to sing but this is just a new way for your baby to experience your voice – the very sound it heard first.
You’ve heard the old saying ‘never work with children or animals’, right? Well I have but I love both. But that said I know little ones don’t always have the same agenda for the day that us bigger folk might…so if for any reason on the day your baby doesn't settle don’t worry we will repeat it again on me.
You should allow 70 minutes for these sessions.
We’ve lost the art of listening and I want to help to bring it back. Listening to an individual is an act of love on both sides. Listening to nature brings us back home. To do these with intention is a devotion to the infinite part of ourselves. These sessions can be experimental or extremely accessible guided listening meditations. It can be the antidote to today’s digital age or a group activity to aid better listening to one another. We work together to decide where you are at and what you are looking for.
Sound and Listening for Business
Having had experience of leading teams both small and large in the corporate environment I can attest that what underpins a great team is connectivity. Sound and facilitated listening workshops can be used to help people connect to their own professional creativity as well as the purpose of a team and importantly one another. If you are interested in discussing sound as a tool to help facilitate this, please get in contact.
Ready to chat? Book in for a consultation here.