gongs and sound therapy

  • vibrational massage.

  • train your brain.

  • elevate your frequency.

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    “When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.”Rumi
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    what is it?

    An immersive, vibrational sound massage that ripples through your muscles, joints, bones and organs; travelling right down into your cells and beyond. Complex instruments are used to frame a profound silence, which can be used to transform negative energy, balance the brain hemispheres and assist the body in healing itself.

    fact.
    Gongs have been used in ceremony for several thousand years, going right back to the bronze age (3,500 BC) – yes, that old! Sound therapy hit the mainstream in the late 1990s with the introduction of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a recognised form of cancer treatment in hospitals.

    what can it help with?

    There’s a harmonic structure to all reality and everything is in resonance. Tuning in and surrendering can work on many levels, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually – but psychobabble aside, it’s also a great way to beat stress and relax.

    Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini yoga and knowledge of the gong to the West in the late 1960s, commented that the gong is the only instrument with the power to still the human mind. Those that struggle to meditate – take note.

    training.

    Rob completed his 12-month gong practitioner training with the College of Sound Healing.

     
    “The secret is embracing flow, not attaching to states. Diving into the shadows can be fun too!”
    Rob Calcutt
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    how is it done?

    what tools do you use?

    I work with the following Paiste gongs, all manufactured by hand in North Germany:

    • 38″ Symphonic gong
    • 24″ Uranus planet gong

    Paiste gongs are favoured by orchestras, performance artists and sound therapists alike, due to the high quality of workmanship and purity of metals used in their alloys.

    I also incorporate Biosonic tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, shamanic drums, rainsticks, rattles, leaf bundles, tingsha cymbals, an ocean drum and a bull roarer for dramatic effect.

    tip.
    The gong is a great tool for shamanic journeying if you have a specific issue to work with.

    why is it effective?

    The unfathomable gong sound produces a range of harmonics, some of which are beyond detection by the human ear. Each strike blossoms and fades, mimicking the sound of the original “om”. These hypnotic drones stimulate the brain to produce theta waves, inducing a meditative state where deep healing can occur.

    Gongs also have a very commanding presence, which makes them a great tool for working with large groups in workshop situations.

    learn more.
    See studies on the natural balancing effect on the brain hemispheres here.
     
    “Gong baths are profound. The body vibrates and resonates so deeply. I found yours very helpful. Thanks!”Maureen
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    show me the science!

    The juncture between Alpha and Theta brainwave states, which are stimulated by the gong sound, is often called the crossover point by neuroscientists. Here, subjects have experienced “seemingly miraculous resolutions of complex psychological problems” including a significant reduction in anxiety levels*.

    * Dr. Eugene Peniston and Dr. Paul Kulkosky of the University of Southern Colorado.

    I’ve hand-picked a range of clinical studies for various health conditions here.

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    I offer a free, 30-minute consultation, to explore your circumstances and answer any questions.