I first experienced the incredible healing powers of sound a few years ago when, during a particularly stressful period, a friend offered me a gongbath which she thought might help me. During the session, tucked up and cosy under a blanket, I felt completely immersed in the wonderful, powerful sound of the gongs as they were gently played around me. I felt totally relaxed, but also lifted, energised and blissful. It was such a life-changing moment. Afterwards, I started to notice more and more how and where I was experiencing sound on every level, physically, emotionally and spiritually, and I found myself wanting to learn more about how to recreate that experience for others.
What I have learned since is that the sounds we hear and feel when certain instruments are played in a specific way over a certain period can put us into a deep meditative state. This can help us to feel calm, to feel soothed and to provide us with a greater sense of self-awareness and connection, both between our minds and bodies, but also to each other and the outside world.
I am very passionate about what I do, love anything that helps with well-being and am always encouraging people to be kind to themselves; a soundbath is just that - time out from busy lives to be bathed by the sounds and vibrations produced by instruments including gongs, drums, crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, chimes and shakers. I look forward to sharing with others the warm, intense, deep and enriching sounds of these wonderful instruments.
I am a fully qualified Sound Therapist with a Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy after having completed my training with the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST), and am a registered member of the International Therapeutic Sound Association. As well as providing group gongbath and soundbath sessions, I provide 1-2-1 sound therapy and sound relaxation sessions, and Himalayan singing bowl on-body massage treatments.