Gong Bath FAQs
My intention is to focus gently but powerfully on the benefits of the deep meditative stage. Other instruments such as bowls, handpan drums, rattles, whistles and so on all offer very beautiful aural experiences but equally each sound is a fluctuation or disturbance – in yoga this would be a state of Vritti. We are looking for focus -the state of Samadhi, or oneness with the object of meditation. Stillness, singularity, and total relaxation. So to bring the experience away from the ears and the mind, and deep into our body and spirit. Additionally, unlike these other tools, gongs uniquely offer extremely low frequencies, which work deeply.
Absolutely not. The term Gong Bath is a slight misnomer. Gong baths can take place in water absolutely – but the vast majority do not. The term has come to refer to the idea of bathing in the sound of the gong. So by all means feel free to don your swimwear but unless you have specifically scheduled a session in water, our “Gong Baths” will be in the warm and dry, under blankets. So we suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Whatever you need to feel comfortable. I suggest:
- Something soft to lie on – a mat or sheep skin for example
- A pillow
- A blanket
- A bottle of water
- An eye mask if you like
- An optional cushion for under your feet
- A journal if you wish.
If you have special sensory needs or if you feel that it’s likely something difficult may arise for you (for example, if you have a history of trauma), it may be advisable to work one-on-one for a few sessions before joining group gong meditations. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.
Intimacy Coaching FAQs
Sessions will be structured in accordance with your circumstances.
For individuals and personal relationships, our work together may follow the format of a weekly session, or we may find that a more intensive approach – for example a 5 hour private workshop – will be more effective in creating breakthroughs and embedding new ways of relating.
If you are enquiring on behalf of an organisation, again we will devise a bespoke approach that best supports the needs of the organisation and the people within.
This is not unusual and cannot be ignored. While the Intimacy Coaching process with a couple does require the commitment of all involved, we can also commence or proceed as an individual. So if this is the case, please reach out.
No – not by any stretch. Every type of relationship can benefit from greater self awareness, mutual understanding, empathy, and communication. Intimacy Coaching is of benefit to people in all types of relationship: romantic, familial, friendship, professional, and also self (attending as an individual).
Absolutely. As with all of the services I offer, you can feel perfectly assured of confidentiality. Nothing that you share will be disclosed or discussed away from our sessions unless I have reason to believe that you or anyone else is in real or imminent danger. I work in accordance with the codes of ethics of the BACP.
Personal Training FAQs
I can conduct personal training from a private space in Petersfield, online, or in your home (surcharge will apply).