The benefits of sound therapy
- A scientifically proven physiological effect on the body, mind, and emotions.
- Positive benefits including lowering of heart rate and decreased blood pressure.
- Promotes a feeling of relaxation and reduces feelings of anxiety and stress.
- Can help release endorphins and so ease pain and tension.
- Promotes a sense of quiet, restfulness, peace and calm.
- Promotes multi-sensory work with children.
Individual Sound Therapy Session:
This uses a Monochord Sound chair, which is a therapeutic instrument that gives a sound massage. It is an instrument that you can sit on to enjoy a relaxation therapy. The chair has 25 strings which run down its back and when played the sound vibrations resonate through the chair and into the body. The sound is similar to that of a harp and has a gentle vibration which is deeply relaxing and comforting. This session also includes the gentle sounds and vibrations of Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, bells, tuning forks, drum, other instruments and voice, as appropriate. Incorporating meditation- and mindfulness-based interventions including breath work, muscle relaxation and guided imagery, this session aims to induce a relaxation response within the body. The positive benefits of such a response in relation to feelings of improved physical and emotional well being are extensively documented by health professionals.
An individual session lasts approximately 45 minutes. The session can be adapted to meet the needs of clients with mobility difficulties including those individuals who are more comfortable resting in bed or in their own wheelchair.
Some previous clients said:
“My experience of the sound chair was wonderful. I felt as if every particle of my body was getting a massage. Lovely, would definitely recommend.”
“Thank you for a wonderful experience. Very powerful and enlightening. Will return and definitely recommend.”
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Group Sound Therapy Sessions:
Sound baths: A ‘Sound Bath’ is an opportunity for you to totally relax, to forget the world for a time and to be ‘bathed’ in sound and its vibration. This type of sound session can be either stimulating or relaxing.
You will experience the sounds and vibrations of many unusual and fascinating instruments, including Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, crystal bowls, bells, rain sticks, shakers and rattles.
The instruments are played in such a way as to induce a relaxation response. This positive relaxation response supports tension release within the body and mind, helping us to feel at ease physically, emotionally and mentally.
This is a passive relaxation session. Nothing at all will be required of you during the sound bath except to make yourself comfortable in a chair or on the floor, to close your eyes and allow the sounds to wash over you.
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A sound bath lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Generally the group size is only limited by the size of the room. However working with less than 10 people is ideal as the group atmosphere is more friendly and informal.
From experience of working with children and adults with complex needs and learning disabilities, it appears that smaller groups seem to work best, with sessions lasting for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Sound bath sessions have been shared successfully in a variety of settings including school classrooms, hospital day rooms, multi-sensory rooms, and holistic therapy centres. This type of session suits both children and adults. It is beneficial to those who are new to meditation as well as those who are well practiced in relaxation techniques.
Some previous clients said:
“Enjoyed it, feel it was therapeutic, and loved the sounds.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt it was a personal journey of healing and relaxation.”
Soundscapes:- A participative group session with sound in which the participants become actively involved in the production of sound rather than just passively receiving it.
Within this session the group create their own musical composition in a fun and relaxing way. No prior musical ability is required. During the session participants are shown how to play various instruments including singing bowls, gongs, drums and many other interesting instruments from around the world.
Sometimes a performance has a theme, such as ‘ The Magic Sky’ – A multi-sensory learning experience about life at the North and South Pole and the beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Other performances are more abstract, allowing each participant to have a unique sonic experience or journey.
This interactive approach facilitates group work, being both creative and fun. Participation can help to build individual confidence and the skills necessary to work in groups and teams. Soundscapes can be adapted to meet the needs of adults and children. They are a fun activity for all as taking part involves tapping into your creative ability and inert playfulness.
Some previous participants said:
“I was really looking forward to it and I was not disappointed. It was an amazing experience.”
“I loved it.”
“I was nervous beforehand, but really enjoyed the experience.”
“It was great, a fun and nice thing to do.”
Singing Bowl Circle:-
Is your singing bowl gathering dust, its beautiful sound never heard?
Is it just a beautiful ornament rather than an instrument of peace and calm?
Well here is your chance to use it for what it was made for!
Join our singing bowl community as we come together to share our collective resonance.
Each session is an opportunity to share peaceful meditation and to send good vibrations into the world.
Singing bowls are not just for therapists and this class allows anyone to connect with the meditative potential of the sing bowls. Sound is a universal language and by playing the singing bowls together we unite in the positive vibrations of their sound.
This class is not about teaching you to play, so you either need a little bit of experience (just being able to make a bowl sing is enough!), or to have attended my singing bowl introductory workshop.