What is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is the therapeutic use of sound and music for healing and embraces five broad areas of activity:
Toning, Singing, Chanting, Laughing;
Crystal bowls, drums, gongs, Himalayan bowls, tuning forks and other musical instruments;
Sound Healing Therapy:
where a person receives a sound healing treatment from a sound healer;
using sound healing exercises for self-healing;
the use of music to relax, reduce pain or assist before surgery.
What are the benefits?
Sound healing offers the possibility of a drug-free way of treating pain and illness, is simple to use and has no harmful side effects. It works on the principle that the body is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies and that illness or dis-ease is caused by disharmony within the body, mind and emotions. Sound healing helps to bring the body, mind and emotions back into harmony with our soul or spirit.
What happens in a treatment?
There are many different types of treatment format which involve using either the voice and/or a wide range of other therapeutic instruments (such as those shown above). Generally speaking – using a vocal sound healing treatment as an example - you will be asked to simply lie down fully clothed on a treatment couch, after which the sound therapist will use their voice to tone over and around your body, with the intention of bringing you into a state of harmony and health. There will be alternating periods of silence and most people experience such a sound healing treatment as deeply relaxing.
Examples of client feedback following vocal sound healing treatments:
“Sound Healing with the Voice (CoSH)® Practitioner Training”
Overview & Basic Details:
Sue Pready is a Tutor for The College of Sound Healing and has been running the above practitioner training programme in Hertfordshire since 2012. Having relocated to Oxfordshire at the end of 2019, Sue will be offering this same course in Abingdon from March 2022.
This is the College’s Core Practitioner Training and consists of five weekend modules delivered over a period of approximately 12 to 18 months and is fully accredited by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association). The fundamental focus of this whole programme is on developing and using the voice for healing. During the training you will learn a wide variety of methods for giving sound healing treatments with the voice. (The only other instrument required is a set of C&G Tuning Forks at Part 2). Once you have successfully completed this Practitioner Training you can become a full Member of the College of Sound Healing (MCSH) and the Therapeutic Sound Association (TSA).