© Kat Griffin

Sound Bath @ Humber Street Gallery

What is a sound bath?

Those who have never quite mastered the art of meditation, or feel in need of a digital detox, can lie back and relax as they ‘bathe’ their minds and bodies in the symphony and soothing vibrations of crystal singing bowls and other instruments.

Whilst laid among Humber Street Gallery‘s latest exhibition, Sound therapist Kat Griffin (@all_the_aces) will surround attendees in resonant sounds and vibrations that affect brain wave activity resulting in a sense of wellbeing and calm. The sound frequencies settle the nervous system so you are free to drop into a deep meditative state.

Sound therapy has been used in healing for thousands of years. Many people experience profound relaxation and physical release, some see images and colours. Others achieve deep peace, leaving the session with greater mental clarity and, for many, the best night’s sleep they’ve had in years.

What should I expect?

The adult-only session will open with a guided meditation with a focus on the breath, before moving into a deeply relaxing soundscape featuring a remo drum, crystal singing bowls, koshi chimes and tuning forks.

This peaceful yet powerful experience is unique to each person, some report a feeling of being cleansed from head to toe while others find that certain notes and frequencies resonate with specific parts of their body, evoking a range of emotions. Some people fall asleep while others float from note to note with nothing more on their mind than enjoying the moment. The session provides a beautiful dip into sonic frequencies and an opportunity to take a little time without having to think and process. In the moment, still, not doing for a little while.

What do I need to bring?

Participants are requested to bring their own yoga mats and to dress in comfortable, warm clothes as there is no movement involved in the session. You may also want to bring a small cushion, blanket, an eye mask, a journal and pen, and a bottle of water – although these are not essential. For those who are unable to lay on the floor for the session, we can provide a chair.

Photography

There may be, with respect, photographic images/short video clips of the event taken to be shared over social media purely to show what to expect from a Sound bath from a visual point of view for future guests who may be interested in attending. Please mention to the instructor if you would prefer to not be included in these.

Contraindications:

  • Epilepsy – some rare forms of epilepsy may be triggered by sound. If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy please check with your doctor whether a sound bath is safe for you.
  • Pregnancy – sound baths should be safe during pregnancy but please do your own research to make sure you are happy to take part and let us know if you are pregnant.
  • Severe or Clinical Mental Health Problems – please check with your doctor or mental health professional that a sound bath will be safe for you.
  • Implants or plates in the body (metal plates, pins, ball joints in particular) – please check with a medical professional whether a sound bath is safe for you.

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As a small charity we rely on income from tickets to support artists development and cover the cost of staging the event

For this reason we cannot offer refunds on tickets but are happy to transfer if you notify us less than 48 hours before the event.

Date
16 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June

Location
Humber Street Gallery
10-11:30am

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