sound bath therapy

Sound and Silence Resonant Healing

Sound baths use sound, as a tool to cultivate and support meditation and the aim is to invite deep rest and relaxation, using different types of instruments to create a gentle, yet powerful experience helping to clear the mind by bringing the attention to the present moment. The ‘bath’ part has nothing to do with water and is just a way to help paint the picture of being ‘‘bathed’ in sound.

Focussing on the sounds of singing bowls, gongs and other instruments helps the brain to move from beta to alpha brain wave states through to the delta and theta brain wave states. We tend to reach these states during daydreaming or deep sleep and they are known to aid relaxation, creativity and natural healing. The brain will find it challenging to follow the sounds of the gong, so you will likely enter a deep meditative state at least once during the session.

Beta: Awake. This is when we are alert, logical and productive during the day, which over time with little rest, leads to stress, anxiety and restlessness.

Alpha: Relaxed. Our memory, imagination and visualisation skills are heightened. We are here during light meditation or when we’re daydreaming.

Theta: Deep meditation and light sleep. Theta is when we feel most inspired, creative and introspective.

Delta: Deep, dreamless sleep where our brain is regenerating.

The optimal range for relaxation and de-stressing is between Alpha and Theta, where we are conscious of our surroundings but we feel deeply relaxed and in control of our thoughts and feelings. Gong baths are highly rejuvenating for the body and bring about an overall sense of relaxation, which can reduce stress as well as help develop a better ability to cope with stress.

Benefits of sound baths, sound healing, and meditation:

  • Calms your body and mind
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases focus and clarity
  • Decreases tension and fatigue
  • Boosts your mood and reduces feelings of anger
  • Improves sleep
  • Elevates feelings of spiritual well-being

The sound baths are not recommended:

  • During the first and last three months of pregnancy
  • If you have metal implants/pins/screws as it can resonate the metal
  • If you have a pacemaker as it can change the rhythm of the pacemaker
  • If you experience Epilepsy/ seizures/tinnitus/Meniere’s – any condition which is sound sensitive’ or could be triggered by sound

Pam Mullett member of COSH and Jurek Dabrowski
Gong Practitioners, Reiki and Reiki Drumming Practitioner
Trained with Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre
Sheila Whittaker and Simon Heather of The College of Sound Healing (COSH)
Sarah Gregg of Reiki Drum & Sacred Sounds and Sarah Arkle – Reiki Master/Teacher

Live recordings of our sound baths available on:

Sound and Silence