What is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is a complementary health approach which uses therapeutic sounds, plus the client’s intention or wish, to bring the mind, body, and spirit into balance.
Sound and music have been used for centuries in all cultures and natural healing systems, and using many different sound making instruments. A sound healing session may also include guided imagery, meditation (including mindfulness), and breathing techniques to help increase health wellbeing.
What are the benefits?
Sound healing has many benefits and is known to treat:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep disorders
- Psychological and emotional conditions
A sound healing treatment can result in:
- Increased relaxation
- Reducing pain
- Releasing suppressed emotions
- Balancing the nervous system
- Better sleep patterns
- Increased energy
- Increased positivity
- A sense of peace and happiness
- Increased self-love
What to expect in your one to one sound healing session:
Helen works with a variety of instruments in her sound healing sessions from tuned instruments such as singing bowls, tuning forks, chime bars, violin and viola, to untuned percussion instruments like drums, gongs, and bells. She also uses vocal toning and mantras to enhance the experience, and bring further power and nurturing to the sounds.
In one to one treatments Helen uses her intuition to guide her to areas where energy has become stuck and she uses her instruments to help bring the body, mind, and soul back into balance. Through intention setting, Helen helps her clients to increase their ability to self-heal through bespoke exercises which relate specifically to each individual and their needs.
What you can expect from a group Sound Bath:
Sound Baths can vary greatly depending on the participants. For those who find it a challenge to sit or lie still, the sound baths are interactive, with plenty of opportunity to explore hands on the many different sounds that instruments create. This includes voice work, and Helen will integrate breath work, vocal warmups, exploration of vowel sounds, mantras and chants, and with an emphasis on improvising and creating one’s own ‘soul sounds’. This opens the door for participants to become more aware and in touch with their body, emotions and ‘feeling tones’, helping them to understand and connect with their true inner self.
For sound baths in which the participants wish to bathe in the sound, with no participation, Helen creates a soundscape for true relaxation and balancing, through breath work, mindful meditations, and gentle sustaining sounds of singing bowls, gong, Sansula, Kantele, frame drums, viola and voice. Participants are encouraged to ‘listen’ to their body, noticing any sensations (warmth, coolness, tingling) and allowing the sounds to be absorbed into the body.
The vibrations from the instruments continue to bring the body into more balance up to 72 hours after a treatment or sound bath ~ clients are encouraged to keep hydrated, take a bath, and practise their own self care.
Contraindications for sound healing-please contact Helen for guidelines. You may need to consult your doctor or health care practitioner before having a treatment. Sound Healing is not a replacement for any medications you have been prescribed from your doctor or health care practitioner.