Sound therapy involves the use of sound and vibrations emitted by specific instruments played in a specific way combined with deep self-reflection techniques to improve mental and physical health, encourage personal and spiritual growth as well as wellbeing.
Using specific techniques to play Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs and drums affect the brainwaves frequencies and clients reach an altered state of consciousness (ASC), which is similar to a very deep relaxation or meditation or a day dream like state. In this state, many different therapeutic process occur and healing takes place.
A therapeutic percussion is included in a one to one or group sound therapy as well as sound bath and gong bath. It comprises rainsticks, shakers, chimes and other percussion tools played in a specific order to once again optimise therapeutic effects.
Before you can attend a one to one therapy session, we will first check that sound therapy is appropriate for you.
If we decide to proceed further, we will discuss in greater details why you have decided to receive sound therapy treatment, what the BAST sound therapy method is and what the reflective process involves. Information gathered over the last 20 years has shown that certain instruments seem to effect an individual in different ways. This knowledge is used by BAST trained therapists to create a tailored treatment based on client’s needs and the goals.
You will then be guided through a reflective process and we will proceed to the sound session. Once the sound session is finished, we will discuss your experience and make sure that you can integrate what you have experienced.
Some home self-help exercise to support you in your goals may be suggested.
A sound bath or gong bath does not involve water at all. It just means that you are bathed by the sound and vibrations produced by instruments, such as Himalayan Bowls, Crystal bowls, Gongs or voice.
A sound bath involves combining instruments in a specific way and using specific playing techniques which result in influencing the brainwaves frequencies. By affecting positively the brainwaves frequencies, clients reach an altered state of consciousness (ASC), which is similar to a very deep relaxation or meditation or a day dream like state. In this state, healing and many different therapeutic process occur.
A gong bath involves using two gongs using specific techniques so that you will find yourselves in a very deep state of relaxation and ASC.
A therapeutic percussion is included and comprises rainsticks, shakers, chimes and other percussion tools played in a specific order to once again optimise therapeutic effects as well as bringing participants to a full awaken state.
In a gong bath or a sound bath with reflective process, certain instruments are played in a specific way associated with a reflective process.
You will be guided through a reflective process, which will give you an opportunity to start reflecting on something that you want to work with at that session. You do not need to share your thoughts. They are for you to think about.
Instruments and the therapeutic percussion will be played using specific techniques to bring you into a very relaxed state or altered state of consciousness.
At the end, some more questions will be asked in order to to help you re assess where you stand in regard to the issue you wanted to work on.
At this stage, there might be some sharing from some participants depending on the group energy and synergy. It is often an opportunity to create a form of community support: it encourages sharing and supporting each other in a safe environment.
Contact Sabine to find out which treatment will be most suitable for you or to find out more about her expertise.
Group Voice Therapy
Group Voice therapy involves the use of voice and vibrations emitted by the vocal cords combined with a deep self-reflection techniques to improve mental and physical health, personal and spiritual growth as well as wellbeing.
The BAST Method of Sound therapy, which I use in my group voice therapy, involves specific techniques that have shown to be effective in altering positively physiology, neurology and psychology.
Vocal techniques include toning and overtoning. Toning involves singing one tone at a time through vowel sound work. Overtoning involves singing more than one note at a time.
During Group Voice Therapy, “vocal processing techniques”, which combine movement, breathing techniques, visualisation and voice may be used.
A therapeutic percussion is included in group voice therapy following a therapeutic or relaxing “voice bath” and comprises rainsticks, shakers, chimes and other percussion tools played in a specific order to once again offer/ maximise therapeutic effects.
Why should I come to sound and/or voice therapy?
- Gain a better understanding of oneself
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Decrease stress levels
- Deep relaxation
- Guided meditation through sound
- Achieve and altered state of consciousness similar to deep meditation
- Help with muscle aches and pains
Sound Therapy is very effective to assist many ailments and is also a good adjunct to many other therapies. Please contact me for more details