ABOUT THE GONG
Sound Healing is said to be the conscious therapeutic application of sound frequencies to a person for the purpose of healing and with the intention of bringing them back into a state of health and harmony, using the voice and/or different musical instruments. The Gong is one of the most effective instruments for Sound Healing, making the sound “Om”, the living resonance of “All that is”.
Work with this powerful & magical instrument has been in use in the spiritual traditions of the East for several thousand years. The Gong originated nearly six thousand years ago in Sumeria – in the land that is now Iraq and continues to be used in the Buddhist religious tradition. The Gong is an idiophone, i.e. it resonates with the whole of its being, producing many harmonics from its fundamental tuned note. When played, it produces the primordial & original sound “Om”, which is an extremely powerful & healing sound to the human ear.
WHY “GONG BATH”?
Sound is considered to be the oldest form of healing known to man, going back to the early teachings of Egypt, Ancient Greece, China, Tibet, the Mayas, the East and American Native Indians, …
A Gong Bath will bring you into a state of deep relaxation and meditation, working on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – and make you feel rejuvenated and revitalised.
When the Gong is played well, it bathes the human body in sound – this is why we use the term “Gong Bath” to describe this type of therapy – the recipient is literally bathed in the sounds of the Gong.
There is no water involved & no clothes are removed! It is like a very deep and lasting massage with sound, tuning the physical body and soul to the greatest possible resonance, while totally letting go. It is usually experienced lying down on your back, receiving the sound energy of the Gong as it is played moving through the nervous system – opening, clearing and recharging the whole mind, body and spirit. It triggers a meditative, contemplative state in which we have the opportunity to relinquish control of the mind. Negativity and chaos are suspended, irregularity and resistance are cleared, and the whole being is reset to a state of synchrony and alignment.
During a Gong Bath, the body takes in the sounds that it needs for healing and filters out what it does not need. The usual result of a Gong Bath is that the person being gonged feels very calm, relaxed and de-stressed, & often goes into a state of meditation automatically, where healing can more readily occur. Some physical aches & pains might have disappeared, or may lessen or vanish subsequently as the sounds of the Gong continue to do their work long after the Gong Bath has finished. As it works on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – the Gong is a very powerful instrument for healing.
We organize Gong Bath sessions for individuals and/or groups.
TERRA NOVA PRACTITIONER GONG TRAINING
We offer a certificated Practitioner Gong Training, which is affiliated with the ( T.S.A.) Therapeutic Sound Association. It runs over six weekend workshops over the period of one year. Completion of this training will give participants the information, knowledge and tools required to become a Specialist Gong Practitioner. Homework will be allotted after each weekend and case studies will be required for certification. A short written exam will be set near the end of the course. Each participant will need to have the use of their own gong by the 2nd weekend workshop, an insurance cover while they are training and a first aid qualification (a one-day course incl emergency procedures would be sufficient).
The cost is £195 per weekend workshop.
This course takes place in March, Cambridgeshire on various dates throughout the year.
Please contact us for further information
Steven Playing section of Gongs https://youtu.be/vJZ3INCOVp0
Below Steven playing gongs in the forest.
VIDEO GONG EVENTS
The Gong can be used in many different settings and for a variety of occasions – weddings, funerals, christenings, birthday parties, other types of parties, in hospitals & hospices, care homes, prisons, schools, for autistic children, at spiritual ceremonies, for the inauguration of new buildings, for meditation, to end workshops etc. In all these settings, the Gong takes its place and masterfully creates a rich soundscape which has an enhancing and calming effect. We also use Singing Bowls and other related ancient and modern instruments during a Gong presentation.