I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be leading some in person gong baths in May and June. The events will be indoors and run according to Covid secure measures – so places will be limited. All sessions can be booked via the GONG website.
As with my online classes (every Tuesday at 19:00 – check schedule for full details) I’ll be playing a symphonic gong and koshi chimes. I’ll also be introducing other instruments, including Himalayan singing bowls and a mixture of therapeutic percussion. The sessions will be a great way to unwind and relax at the end of a busy day.
Sunday 30 May, 16:00-17:00 Greenwich Fitness and Pilates, SE10 8NB Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee Book now
Tuesday 1 June, 18:00-19:00 Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee Book now
Monday 7 June, 18:00-19:00 Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee Book now
Sunday 13 May, 18:00-19:00 Greenwich Fitness and Pilates, SE10 8NB Cost: £20 + £2.15 booking fee Book now
The positive relationship between spending time in nature and our mental health is well established. It can reduce negative feelings such as stress, anger and anxiety while helping us to become more active, connected and relaxed (Mind, Nature and Mental Health, 2018). No wonder then that the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week centres around connecting with nature.
As part of marking Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 in connection with GONG I’ll be running “Nature Connection: A Deep Listening Soundbath”. In this session, we’ll be developing our abilities to listen attentively while reflecting on how nature affects our wellbeing, and our relationship with the natural world. As part of the session you’ll be encouraged to set intentions based on your reflections to deepen an ongoing engagement with nature.
There will be a combination of gong, therapeutic percussion, ambient music, sounds from the natural world and short readings.
The session will last for 75 mins and be delivered online via Zoom. Participants will need a comfortable place to lie down for this time, a reliable WiFi connection and a good pair of headphones.
This will be an opportunity to learn to play more instruments for therapeutic purposes as well as to learn more about the science and research behind sound therapy. I’ll make sure to bring along what I’ve learned to the sessions I’m running!