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I trained with the British Academy of Sound Therapy, known as BAST and qualified as a sound therapist in 2022. I run regular group soundbath sessions in London and follow the BAST method which is designed to take clients into a deeply relaxed, altered state of consciousness. I am a huge believer in the body as a vessel for healing and have a somatic approach to therapy and sound healing. As a musician, I have always found the vibrations of the instruments I play to have a therapeutic effect and as a sound therapist I love to facilitate a space where people can relax into their bodies in a safe environment and meet themselves at a level beyond words. As well as being a freelance clarinettist, I enjoy making my own sound pieces, incorporating sound therapy instruments and field recordings, primarily of birds and water. I also facilitate guided self-reflection in some soundbath sessions; providing clients with the opportunity to go deeper and gain more insight into their health and wellbeing on the different levels of their being.
What is a soundbath?
A soundbath is an instrumental sequence which takes participants into a deep state of relaxation. The frequencies of the different instruments and the way they are played is designed to guide people into an Altered State of Consciousness. Each session lasts around 45mins: after everyone has found a comfortable position on their mats, it begins with Himalayan Bowls, leading to Gong, and finishing with Crystal Bowls before a short sequence of therapeutic percussion which helps to lift participants out of the Altered State.
What are the benefits?
In this state numerous positive health benefits can be achieved, including lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and less mental and physical tension. It can also be a space to set intentions to improve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and to meet aspects which we feel might be blocking the way to our goals and aspirations.
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What do I need to prepare?
Nothing - come as you are.
A pre-session handout will be sent to you beforehand so you know what to expect but the great thing about a soundbath session is that it can be experienced on multiple levels, ranging from relaxation, to meeting aspects of ourselves that we struggle with, to setting personal intentions.
What's special about a soundbath with reflection?
Through a self-reflective guided exercise before the sound starts and after it finishes, a soundbath with reflection allows people to go deeper, tracking feelings as sensations in the body which can help to inform the experience of the soundbath itself by making the process more conscious. These sessions can be used to set intentions, to meet our relationship with pain and difficult emotions, as well as to work through blockages in our system which we feel might be impeding our potential.
These sessions are available to book on an individual basis, but also as a group for birthdays, celebrations, retreats and hen & stag events. The group experience can be a way to connect in a relaxed, and open setting and have an individual, but shared experience to carry forward together. Vouchers are also available as gifts. Please get in touch to discuss further.