GONG BATH MEDITATION
DATE : Approximately monthly, contact Masha for further details
TIME : 11:00 till 13:00 at weekends, 19:30 till 21:30 on weekday evenings
COST : £12 or £9 concessions
VENUE : Little Nine Heaven Kung Fu School, Spartan House, Unit 3, Green Lane, Romiley, Greater Manchester, SK6 3JG
DETAILS : Experience the profound healing and deep relaxation with the sounds of the gongs and other percussion instruments, in this sound meditation with Masha at the Little Nine Heaven Kung Fu School in Romiley, Stockport. Other venues, in Glossop and Hadfield, are sometimes used.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring something comfortable to lie on (sleeping bag, folded up duvet etc), a blanket and a pillow, so that you can make a cosy "nest" for yourself, which will help you feel relaxed and enjoy the beautiful healing sounds. It helps to have a bottle of water with you, as we need to be well-hydrated, especially after the session, in order to get the full benefits from the healing sounds.
BEFORE AND AFTER
It is best not to have any alcohol or any other mind-altering substances for 24 hours before and 24 hours after the gong bath. Try not to schedule any other appointments or tasks immediately after the gong bath meditation, as it is best to take it easy if you can, since the healing effects continue for some time afterwards.
Examples of feedback from previous gong bath participants:
"My first ‘gong bath’ experience - I had no idea what to expect but this was the most special, beautiful and relaxing way to see in the Spring Equinox."
"An amazing out of this world session."
"The most beautiful session to experience with Masha. Deeply relaxing and a great spiritual journey to an improved sense of health, wellbeing and connection. Such gorgeous sounds reverberated through my whole body and filled me with a sense of calm and stillness."
"For me Masha's Gong Bath Meditations have been like a rapid track into a very deep meditative state. I do not experience this depth as soon through other practices. I love it and I will be back."
TO BOOK : Advance booking is essential. Contact Masha by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAUMA AWARENESS FOR SOUND HEALERS
DATE : Saturday 7th September 2019 - Sunday 8th September 2019
TIME : 9:00 to 17:00 both days
COST : £180
VENUE : Studio Fields, Shillingford Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8LQ
DETAILS : This is a two day workshop covering both practical and theoretical aspects of working with clients who have experienced trauma, within the context of sound healing/sound therapy practice as well as more generally in a holistic therapy setting. A maximum of 12 places is available.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
Practitioners and healers working with any aspect of sound healing or sound therapy including the voice, gongs, singing bowls, drums and other instruments. It is also suitable for other holistic practitioners such as yoga teachers, massage and reiki therapists who do not necessarily use sound in their work, but may encounter traumatised clients where the treatment could potentially trigger a trauma reaction.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
~ how to recognise the signs of trauma in their clients
~ important differences between developmental trauma and shock trauma/PTSD
~ the basic neuroscience of trauma and how to apply it in practise
~ significance of Adverse Childhood Experiences
~ the essential components on trauma healing
~ why sound healing and some other holistic therapies may be particularly effective in releasing trauma and how it may also trigger traumatic reactions
~ the risk of vicarious traumatisation in therapists and how to help to prevent it
~ a range of simple techniques and approaches that will help both them and their clients stay safe and grounded during and after the session and in between sessions
~ steps that need to be taken to assess and manage potential risk with a client who is in severe distress
~ options for referral to trauma specialists and other mental health professionals
FEES & PAYMENTS
The course fee is £180, with a £50 deposit to secure your place. The balance must be paid 4 weeks before the course and there will be no refunds thereafter. Prior to that date, cancellations will incur a £25 admin fee. Payment is accepted by cheque or BACS transfer. Your place will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit.
Included in the fee:
~ tuition and post course support if needed
~ course handouts
~ CPD certificates
~ light refreshments in the morning and during the two breaks each day
~ please note lunch is not included and you will need to bring or purchase your own - there are shops in Wallingford (within a short driving distance)
It is important to note that whilst some aspects of this course may be healing, it’s main purpose is educational - it is not intended as a replacement for personal therapy. As this course deals with trauma and other potentially distressing material, before booking your place, please be sure that you are able to take part in discussions that may touch on some difficult topics, without detriment to yourself. It is particularly important that you have enough sleep, do not over work, eat well, drink plenty of water and take time to connect to nature, in the few days before the course as well as after it.
FEEDBACK FROM STUDENTS
“Fabulous content, professional and pleasing delivery of a difficult subject. Safely held over the two days. Really excellent and beyond my expectations.”
“I found the weekend informative, crystallising various issues for me, and encouraging to continue what I do, only better.”
“Great course for a grounding in trauma awareness, and working with clients safely during potential trauma release.”
“A good overview of trauma and a masterclass in providing a safe space for exploration.”
“A safe space to explore trauma awareness - connecting to myself and recognising and accepting what is there. Good toolkit resources to work with clients, recognising signs of trauma and how best to support them. It has taken the fear out of trauma.”
“It has been a privilege to benefit from the experience of such a well-informed, connected and skilful presenter. It has been inspiring and deeply effective.”
“It was excellent! The publicity describes what you get very clearly… You held a safe, well boundaried space - I was able to be present with the information, and my own responses to it.”
TO BOOK : To book a place or for questions about the venue and organisational matters, contact the host and organiser, Alison Russell, at email@example.com 07917 015951.
For enquiries about the course content and structure contact the tutor, Masha Bennett, at firstname.lastname@example.org 07887 617558.