Sound Bath Relaxation Workshop with Lee Bloomfield (25th Apr 2024)

What happens in a Sound Bath? A sound bath is an experience where musical instruments...

Last updated 4 May 2024

What happens in a Sound Bath?

A sound bath is an experience where musical instruments are played to relax your body and calm your mind. You will be invited to make yourself comfortable and listen to various sounds with closed eyes.

The entrancing tones produced on Himalayan & Crystal Singing Bowls, a wind Gong and a variety of percussion instruments gently settle you into a deep, restorative, relaxation. It is a truly immersive experience.

Every sound bath is different, and people experience them in various ways. I design my sound baths to invoke relaxation, self-discovery, and inner exploration, and I play my instruments in a way to help you relax your mind, your body, and nervous system.

Many people attend a sound bath to destress, and find inner connection or healing. Most importantly, my clients find that they achieve a deep sense of calm and relaxation which is a vital tool for our mental wellbeing in our busy lives.

Sound baths, in particular, can quieten the mind, decrease the perception of stress, and bring attention into the body in order to allow participants to become centred, grounded and begin to remove blockages and find purpose. Sound baths can often be more easily accessible to individuals who find traditional methods of mindfulness and meditation more difficult to access.

Starting with a focus on your breath, I will guide you into a wonderful state of relaxation, where you can simply rest and be bathed in the beautiful sounds of wind gong, percussion, nature sounds and Crystal and Himalayan Singing Bowls. The session will conclude with grounding to connect again with the present.

You will be invited to make yourself comfortable with blankets and pillows and listen to various sounds with your headphones on and your eyes closed.

My clients say they attend a sound bath event for some of the following reasons…

  • Relaxation of the physical body and mind
  • Stress Management
  • Enhanced focus
  • Invocation of creative insights and ideas
  • Enhancement of a current meditation or yoga practice
  • Experience deeper states of consciousness
  • Experience something new
  • Expand awareness of self
  • Sleep better
  • Mental clarity
  • Experience altered states of consciousness
  • For help processing challenging emotions or negative thought patterns
  • As a part of their health and wellness practice

What do I need?

  • Find a space where you can really comfortable, either laying down or seated, but with your head supported. Ideally listen through some good quality headphones.

In 2016, a US study (Tamara L. Goldsby, PhD, Michael E. Goldsby, PhD, Mary McWalters, BA, and Paul J. Mills, PhD) found that experiencing a sound bath may help you reduce stress and anxiety. This study examined the effects of sound meditation, specifically Tibetan singing bowl meditation, on mood, anxiety, pain, and spiritual well-being. Sixty-two women and men participated. As compared with pre-meditation, following the sound meditation participants reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood. Fully details are on the US National Library of Medicine website via the link below:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871151/

Learning Objective Participants Can Expect From This Event

  • To become a more positive, productive, and peaceful person through the deep relaxation that can be achieved during a sound bath.
  • Many people attend a sound bath to achieve relaxation, inner connection, or healing.
  • Most participants find that the relaxation they find during a sound bath helps them destress which is a vital tool for our wellbeing in our busy lives.

Who is This Workshop Appropriate For?

  • Anyone looking for a deeply relaxing, immersive, meditative experience.

How May This Workshop Impact Your Practice?

  • My aim is for counsellor and psychotherapist members to become more positive, productive, and peaceful through the deep relaxation that can be achieved during a sound bath relaxation experience.

Course Content

Sound Bath Relaxation Workshop with Lee Bloomfield (25th Apr 2024)

Presenter

Lee Bloomfield

I understand, first hand, that stress is now one of the biggest wellbeing issues counsellors and psychotherapists need to face. While the therapists are taking care of their clients, who is taking care of therapists? In fact, it was my reflection on my 20 year career as a manager in further education that led me to train as a yoga teacher and sound therapist to enable me to focus both on my own health and well-being and, most importantly, to share all the benefits of my practice with those I now work with.

I have also been married to a Senior Accredited Counsellor for 30 years and have witnessed how the management of an ever demanding and changing client case load requires careful self-care. With this experience in mind, I understand the difficulties and demands that counsellors and psychotherapists are facing every day, and can, therefore, provide a wellbeing programme through sound therapy specifically tailored so participants can really benefit from what I can offer.

I am a trained musician and a qualified teacher (PGCE, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and Foundation Certificate in Sound Healing); I have been teaching Music and Music Production to people of all ages for the past 20 years in the Further Education sector.

More recently, I have been exploring how I can use my passion for music, meditation, yoga and music production to connect with others and to enhance their wellbeing and health. I am now dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of others using yoga and therapeutic sound and music.

During my sound baths, I work with gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, drum and therapeutic percussion as well as guided self-reflection and mindfulness. I am also able to provide workshops and treatments using vocal techniques to improve the health and wellbeing of others using the power of the voice, thereby combining therapeutic sound and voice-work with self-reflection, mindfulness and self-awareness.