What’s The Deal With Sound Healing and Where to Try it in Perth

What’s The Deal With Sound Healing and Where to Try it in Perth

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Sound healing, we’ve all heard of it, but do we know what a sound healing session actually looks like and how it works? Sound has been used in ceremonies for thousands of years in various different cultures as a tool for healing. Facilitating shifts in the brainwaves by providing a stable frequency that the brainwave can tune into, sound healing can shift us from a normal Beta state, to a relaxed Alpha state and even the meditative Theta or sleepy Delta state. It is in these states that the therapeutic benefits of sound healing occur. Each sound healing session looks a little different, but you might find a combination of sound healing bowls, gongs, tuning forks, wood and even crystal digeridoos — all of the above is played to produce a deep resonant sound that clients listen to most often laying down in a comfortable position.

With modern science now acknowledging the ancient practice of sound healing as beneficial, studies like biophysicist Gerald Oster’s in the 70’s have found that when a tone is played in one ear and a slightly different tone is played in the other, the variation causes the brain to create its own internal tone called the binaural beat that synchronizes the brain waves — this is also called “brain-wave entrainment.” In 2008 the Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine published findings of 20 studies of brain-wave entrainment and positive patient outcomes that showed that brain wave entrainment was an effective tool for healing, particularly in areas of cognitive function such as headaches, pain, stress and premenstrual syndrome. Now we know a little bit more about sound healing, but there’s no substitute for actually experiencing it — so if you’re still curious, here’s four places to try it in Perth;

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The Sound Temple

Perth Hills

Inspired by the design of a native American tipi, The Sound Temple has taken its cues from sacred spaces throughout history, with a natural wood interior, this little slice of serenity in the hills has been a popular sound healing retreat since 2013. With plenty offered on their calendar, from sound healing on the full moon, kirtan devotional singing and guided meditation — it’s perfect for anyone that’s open to trying something new or for veterans of sound healing that are looking for a new retreat. Check out their full calendar here.

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Satori

Canning Vale

Having recently changed their name from “Echoes” to “Satori” after 11 years of offering sound healing in Canning Vale, Satori will be re-opening their newly refurbished and improved studio on July 1st. Using the gongs and digeridoo, two of the oldest recorded instruments these traditionally ceremonial instruments are used to promote deep relaxation and the release of old, blocked up energy that we might be carrying. Offering pure gong sessions, didgeridoo sessions, crystal spiral sound circles and lunar sessions timed with the moon, you can find more info about their timetable, what they do and how it works here.

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One Tribe Sound Healing

Beacon Yoga Centre

Held every week at the Beacon Yoga Ashram in Beaconsfield at 7.30—9pm, One Tribe Sound healing invites you to let go of the shallow noise of life and “dive deep into the tranquility of your soul.” With a different theme each week, they use digeridoos, Tibetan gongs and drumming instruments to help facilitate deep meditation. Bring $30 in cash with you as they don’t do eftpos and a bottle of water, you’ll find more info here.

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Sound Alchemy Perth

All Over Perth

From crystal digeridoos, Tibetan singing bowls and even a sitar, you’ll find Julian Silburn sharing his gift of sound healing all over Perth from Bodhi J health spa, Yoga West in Shenton Park and The Fremantle Yoga Center. Using sound to restore balance, you can expect a peaceful and soothing experience that will leave you with a familiar sensation of feeling cleansed at the end of a yoga practice. You’ll find more info on his timetable and venues here.

 

Lovingly provided by Ella Liascos

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