At a surface level, many people find the gong experience deeply relaxing. The magnificent depth, breadth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our 'normal world'. Aside from the healing energies that they produce, their sound crowds out the mind space that most of us use to worry and ruminate. So they offer a great way to let go and take time out from the stresses of everyday life.
Being immersed in the sound of the gong tends to bring people whatever experiences they need in the moment. The experience changes rapidly as the listener relaxes into it and no two experiences are ever the same. Some people might fall into a nourishing, trance like, sleep. Whilst others might experience altered states of consciousness or visions.
Some people even find their experiences with the gong life changing!
For those lucky enough to be of sound body and mind there are no contraindications that might mean a gong bath is not for you. However, if you do suffer from tinnitus or epilepsy, have been undergoing treatment or receiving medication for any form of psychological disorder within the last 6 months, or are pregnant, then please let us know through this website or by email, prior to booking our session.
When you come along to your gong bath wear comfortable, warm clothing, preferably natural fibres that won't rustle and disturb other people when you move around.
Most people prefer to experience the gong lying flat on the floor. So bring a yoga mat and pillow to make yourself comfortable and a light blanket to keep you warm as you start to relax more deeply.
If lying down on the floor gives you back ache you might want to bring a bolster to put under your knees. If you are unable to lie on the floor for any length of time then you might consider bringing along a comfortable camping chair to sit on instead.
If your session is going to be held during daylight hours and you want to enjoy the experience in complete darkness it might be worth bringing along an eye mask or something similar to keep the light out of your eyes.
For your own and everyone else's sake, please ensure that you arrive for your gong bath with time to spare. Whichever venue you attend, once doors are shut no one will be available to let you in, so sadly if you are late you may well miss out!