Guildford, Gong Bath: De-stress and Relax
September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We are delighted to launch our Gong Bath events in a beautiful new location. The Gong Bath will take place in a stunning modern pavilion with large glass windows and amazing views of the Surrey countryside, birds and animals. It feels like you are outside even though you are indoors!
Our sound experience is designed to help release stress built up over a busy week. We have received some wonderful feedback about our events, many of our members are now attending on a weekly basis.
Sound therapy is a unique type of experience. We all have busy lives, rushing from here to there, generally feeling there is never enough time to do everything. The intention behind our sessions is to give you a welcome break from feeling this way. Our sound experience is designed to give you a truly deep sense of relaxation. We hope you will feel as we do, and experience a beautiful tranquil feeling. Guests at our events report feeling much calmer after the sound experience.
During our sound experience sessions, we use different instruments, such as rattles, crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, gongs and others. We use a variety to help maximize the effects and also make the events more interesting and exciting for you! We aim to build a safe, comfortable yet magical atmosphere, and hope to offer you a friendly and inspirational place to relax or simply enjoy the power and beauty of sound!
Each session is unique, variety adds another dimension, and as any musicians will know, playing instruments intuitively can often produce surprising and rewarding results.
Please find below the general outline for each event.
We will start with 5min drumming and rattling, which is believed to help relieve stress and get deeper into relaxation. We will then follow with a short 5 minute guided meditation, which will be accompanied by a crystal bowl. Please, be aware that doors will be locked at this point. We will then transition into the Earth Gong, which creates a wonderfully uplifting feeling.
The session ends with questions and comments; you can also speak with Gary and Olga about the instruments used and feel the sound vibrations directly. The gong and drum create very low-frequency sound waves, something the bodies sense of touch can feel, these are also the sound waves that offer profound relaxation and can work in a similar way to massage on the body.
Our sound sessions dedicated to relaxation and de-stress – for deeper relaxation, we recommend combining our yoga classes with follow-up gong baths. You can find more information about our yoga classes in our Meetup group The Alchemy of Sound, or on our website holistichealingtherapy.co.uk.
We also recommend combining yoga and gong bath with the follow-up Nature Therapy Walk in Newlands Corner, Guilford GU4 8SE, from 2pm to 5pm on the day (price per ticket – £15, concessions – flexible price: please, or contact us to discuss). You can learn more about our Nature Therapy Walks in our Meetup group Nature Therapy Walks in Surrey, or on our website holistichealingtherapy.co.uk.
Please, note that £1 from each ticket will be donated to Surrey Wildlife Trust http://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/ andhttp://www.wildlifeaid.org.uk/ (for more information see our website holistichealingtherapy.co.uk)
Single Ticket: £12 GBP. We offer a package of 6 sessions for £59. We also offer yoga and gong bath packages – book a yoga session and a gong bath, and pay £20 instead of £24! We do accept cash on the door but please let us know you are coming otherwise we may not have space. If you would like to purchase a package, please, contact us via Meetup messages, or by filling in the Contact Form on the Contact Us page on our website holistichealingtherapy.co.uk.
Concessions (students, pensioners, benefit recipients): 10 GBP. PLEASE, CONTACT US FOR PAYMENT DETAILS. We will ask for evidence of eligibility.
HOW TO BOOK A PLACE:
To guarantee your place, we ask you to RSVP YES on Meetup and pay via Paypal. If you are unable to pay via Paypal, please, contact us via Meetup messages, or by filling in the Contact Form on Contact Us page on our website holistichealingtherapy.co.uk. “RSVPS CLOSED” means that all places for the event are currently booked. You can also pay at the door on arrival. Please, let us know you are coming by contacting us prior to the event.
Please, be aware that WE ONLY REFUND THE TICKET PRICE NO LATER THAN 72 HOURS (3 DAYS) BEFORE THE SCHEDULED EVENT STARTS. Please, contact us if you need a refund (please, note that Paypal charges will be deducted from the refund amount). PLEASE, KINDLY NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE.
WHAT TO BRING:
We provide yoga mats, blankets, pillows, and eye masks. We advise you to bring a bottle of water.
ADVISE FOR BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT:
We advise you to eat light before the event and drink plenty of water before and after the event. Water can help facilitate the detox process. We also encourage you to wear loose fitting clothes for your comfort.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We kindly ask anyone attending the event to read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Please, be aware that by clicking “RSVP YES” and paying for your ticket, as well as coming to the event and paying there, you confirm you have read and agreed to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Minors: Please, be aware our sound events are aimed at adults due to the profound nature of sound therapy. We ask that 16 and 17 years olds are accompanied by adults (guardians or parents), and we will need a written consent letter from their parent/guardian. We can not admit anyone younger than 16 years old (sorry!).
Medical conditions/prescribed medications/pregnancy: We advise those in the first trimester of pregnancy to abstain from our events. If you are pregnant, please, inform us before the event. If you have any medical conditions, are on a prescribed medication, are pregnant, or have any concerns, please, see your GP and inform him/her about attending our sound therapy sessions, this will allow your GP to give appropriate advice. If you currently experience or have a history of serious health issues (including mental health issues, operations, medical procedures, seizures, implants, special needs), please, inform us before the event.
If you have any questions, please, contact us by Meetup message or by filling in the Contact Form on the Contact us page on our website: www.holistichealingtherapy.co.uk
We hope to see you at our event!
Gary and Olga
Holistic Healing Therapy