What is a sound bath?
Sound Baths allow us to immerse ourselves in the wonderful transformative world of sound with gongs, singing bowls, drums, rattles and chimes, which can bring us into a state of deep relaxation, rejuvenation and contentment.
It is a full body/mind listening experience.
Attending a sound bath, you might dream, go on a journey or simply enjoy a rest.
The experience begins once you settle into your comfortable space.
You will then be introduced to a variety of sounds that will allow your thinking mind to slow down, moving from an active to a more relaxed state.
These sounds are an invitation for you to go into a deeper state of consciousness, an opportunity to unplug from external environmental stimuli and to gain perspective on what’s going on within you, creating a period of deep rest and relaxation an allowing time for self-inquiry and self-discovery.
In a nutshell, a sound bath is like a musical hug for your mind and body. Just make sure that it is the right tune for you!
What am I listening to?
You are listening to sounds that come from different percussion instruments. There are no spoken words, just sounds, so the sounds in a Sound Bath can help you to listen without attachment and to go deeper into your own experience.
What are the benefits?
Sound healing has been used throughout time and is reported to bring many benefits, including better sleep, stress reduction, easing physical pain, resting our nervous system, and reducing anxiety & depression.
Can anyone attend a sound bath?
Sound baths are suitable for most people but may not be suitable for everyone.
If you are dealing with specific mental health concerns such as PTSD the sensory experience may be triggering. Those with certain medical contitions (especially relevant for sound therapy healing) such as epilepsy or certain heart conditions consult with a healthcare proffessional before participating.
What should I bring/wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and bring along as many items as you need, for your comfort, for the duration of the sound bath.
Some examples include: Yoga mat (or two) or something to lay on Blanket, quilt, sleeping bag
Head pillow or cushion Eye pillow Deck chair or similar (not too big) if you cannot lie on the floor
Extra layers of clothes
Do I have to lie on the floor?
Quite simply, no, you don’t have to. You can bring a chair (see above) and as many items as you need to be comfortable during your sound bath experience.
Group sound baths are held on a regular basis.