Gong Bath for Relaxation
April 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm£20
In this session Eirene will be playing the Wind and Sun Chinese gongs in a sequence meant to bring you to a state of complete relaxation.
The beautiful, complex sounds of the instruments will fill the space with healing relaxing high frequency vibrations.
The method used was taught by the British Academy of Sound Therapy and is a very powerful and profound method which can enable you to enter an altered state of consciousness (ASC) for the duration of the entire session or for short periods of time during the session. Entering these states is extremely nourishing for your whole system and these are the states where the body is given the opportunity to heal itself the most.
When in ASC, the individual may experience feeling everything as one: the thinker and the thought momentarily merge. During these sometimes fleeting moments, peak experiences, flow or self- actualisation can occur and individuals can also experience bliss. You may feel freedom from the normal ‘human’ limitations of self and as though you are connected to everything, or at least something much bigger than the self. You may merge with the environment and past present and future may also merge into one present moment. In this state any conflicts and contradictions can dissolve.
During these sessions, participants can also feel as though they are connected to something sacred, profound and/or holy. They may feel waves of energy coursing through their bodies, feel extreme pleasure, or even bliss. Feelings of deep peace and tranquillity, tenderness, love or joy may be experienced. In this state emotional pain such as anxiety, grief, anger, jealously, fear can disappear.
Individuals may also have meaningful thoughts throughout the session that will help them gain meaningful insight or knowledge into who they truly are or how to better their lives.
The body of the session will start with a short meditation channelled on the day that will set the intention for the entire gong bath and will end with the play of a percussion sequence meant to bring you back from the state induced by the beautiful healing sounds of the gongs, into the present moment and back to the space. We will also have tea and a sharing “circle” at the end to help with grounding you before you are ready to leave.
If you feel drawn to the beautiful healing sounds of the gongs, or you feel you resonate with any aspects of our event we are looking forward to welcoming you to our space.
How to prepare for the session:
- It is best not to eat a big meal before – we recommend a 2h fast before the session but this is optional.
- Ensure you have access to the following during our session: water, eye mask (optional), journal and pen.
- The space will be set up for you with blankets and pillows but if you have any cosy favourites, feel free to bring them in.
- Arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session (@11:20 am) – we will start at 11:30 am sharp.
- The session will run in our home in Parkstone (see address and map at the bottom of the page)
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No refunds are available for this event.
In a group setting it is not possible to give targeted 1-2-1 sound therapy to meet a specific need. Your Group Sound therapist is giving a general group session which may have an aim or theme such as relaxation, energising, art, or creativity for example. These sessions may have a therapeutic effect but are not a substitute for any orthodox medical treatment you are receiving at present. If you have any concerns regarding your health and wellbeing you are advised to see your GP or health consultant.
Most therapeutic techniques we use can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, if you suffer from one of the following conditions or have metal plates in your body, please let your therapist know as soon as possible so that they may best support your needs: epilepsy, detached retina, glaucoma, uncontrolled high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases (including prior heart attack), mental disorders (manic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), paranoia, psychotic episodes, depersonalization, etc.), strokes, TIA´s, seizures or other brain/neurological conditions, a history of aneurysms in the immediate family, use of prescription blood thinners, hospitalized for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the past 10 years, osteoporosis or physical injuries that are not fully healed, acute somatic and viral diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD-II and COPD-III), chronic diseases with symptoms of decompensation or terminal illness, individual intolerance of oxygen insufficiency, Low Impulse Control.
Pregnant women, in the first trimester of pregnancy, are advised to consult and get approval from their primary care physician before attending a gong bath session.
This work is deeply experiential. It may involve intense and energetic emotional release.
This workshop is not advised for persons who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.