With 1-2-1 therapy, a diagnostic chakra scan is performed using a highly responsive and sensitive bell made by a distinguished family of Balinese bell makers.
The scan will reveal areas of subtle energetic over, or under, activity. The scan acts as a starting point for personal reflection and identifying areas of focus for the session.
The Himalayan Bowls give a warm, comforting sound with multiple harmonics that envelope the listener. Deeply relaxing, they begin a treatment or sound bath.
Various harmonics can be amplified: suede wands amplify the deep harmonics, wood the mid and bowing the high. Donging provides a percussive sound with all harmonics singing.
The most ancient of instruments, the gong is, harmonically, the richest of the sound tools. It can shimmer, and roar: a gentle wind or a dragon in the room!
Great for pain relief, its resonance is felt strongly in the body. The gong can provide otherworldly sounds when being rubbed with a 'flumi' and is well suited to therapeutic releasing.
Made of pure quartz crystal (99.9%), and ranging in pitch from the 2nd to the 5th octave, the crystal bowls produce a pure sine wave devoid of harmonics.
They are perfectly suited to entrainment and creating particular harmonic spaces using intervals. With their long sustain, they are also used for creating binaural beat frequencies facilitating a beneficial shift in brainwave state (Alpha, Alpha / Theta border, Theta).
The drum addresses the rhythmic irregularities in life. It has the power to entrain the autonomic nervous system through various rhythms. As such, it can calm or stimulate.
As a 'membranophone', the drum has a strong vibration that can be felt in the body and it is used for off-the-body drum massage.
Another aspect of therapeutic drum work is Shamanic journeying.
Mantra Therapy is uniquely powerful and transformative and can impart long term change. Sanskrit mantra is used therapeutically (rather than Pali) as Sanskrit is a mantric language: sound (rather than meaning) is what produces energetic shifts when chanting in Sanskrit. A large canon of therapeutic mantra is utilised.
Following a diagnostic scan and reflection, a mantra addressing the desired outcomes is chosen. Pronunciation is taught and a recording given prior to the a client adopting a 30 day, daily practice.
Qualified in the methodology of Alan Sales (Cyberkinetics: Chakra Sound), I utilise tuning forks for chakra balancing. The forks are a unique modality.
Kinesiology (muscle testing) is used to identify the forks needed, configuration and placement. A tuning fork therapy session is very focused and can be used for chakra balancing, working with limiting beliefs and even phobias.
The voice is the most expressive and versatile of all sound tools.
In a therapeutic context it can be passive (the clients receives vocal sound through toning and harmonic overtoning) or active, (the client vocalises using various vocal processing techniques in the form of Holistic Voice Therapy).
Group voice work is also utilised as a transformative tool in workshop settings.
After a treatment or sound bath, grounding is used to gently bring the client or participant back to the 'here and now'.
Various tools are used to gently solidify energy: shakers, bells, and rainsticks all produce beautiful but gentle sounds - often reminiscent of sounds found in nature.
Grounding rhythms on the frame drum are also used to ground, depending on context.