I've been pondering over the last few days just what my job is as a therapist. I think a lot of people think that the role of a therapist - any therapist - is to make people better. To heal their ailments. I don't see that as my job. I don't heal people. Instead, I'm a facilitator. I hold the space for my clients.
What are the benefits of Sound Therapy? Every sound has a vibration we can feel in our bodies, sometimes very deeply, sometimes on a more subtle level. Every cell in our bodies is affected by vibration, and each is subject to its own vibration on a minuscule scale. Sound therapy uses these factors to “shake up” old patterns of tension, negative thoughts and emotions that do not serve us anymore.
If you get the chance to experience a gong bath, take it! You'll be amazed by the wonderful feelings of relaxation gained by immersing yourself in the musical vibrations of the gong. Many people report feelings of well-being that last for several days after their treatment.
Sound therapy uses sound waves to target specific areas of concern, and can be tailored to your needs. There are many different applications of Sound Therapy and you may already have a preference. Gong Baths, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Tuning Forks and Shamanic Drumming will all work to achieve a state of altered consciousness, similar to a dream state.