A Sound Bath is a deeply-immersive,
full-body listening experience
that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to
NURTURE YOUR MIND AND BODY
What is a sound bath?
Sound has the power to change not just our emotional and spiritual wellbeing, but our physical wellbeing too. Sound baths offer the intention of healing mind, body and emotions, as well as the transformation of consciousness, itself a path to wellbeing.
When conducted with relaxation in mind therapeutic sound sessions can reduce blood pressure and heart rate and relax the autonomic nervous system. Furthermore, the session can slow down our brainwaves, taking them from an awake and alert state to a more altered, deeply meditative state. The result is a lovely, drifty feeling, like the one we might feel just before we are about to go to sleep, which brings health benefits that enable us to be better able to respond openly to the demands of everyday life.
What happens during a Sound Bath?
The experience begins with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies being introduced in succession. The sounds are created by a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including crystal singing bowls, planetary gongs, himalayan bowls, tuning forks, chimes and percussion instruments.
These sounds have the potential to relax, realign and restore you on all levels and all you need to do is get comfortable and be open to absorbing them as they take you on a magical journey. You are free to relax and drift off where the sound takes you.
Our session was so deeply relaxing.
I literally feel like a new woman!
Wow. Just wow.
I feel like I floated out of your house so not sure I properly thanked you. I’m gliding my way through the day.
You’re a legend!
I've never experienced anything like that.
It's so interesting and I will definitely be back for more!
When you sink into a Sound Bath and guide your awareness to your listening, you allow your brain waves to slow, shifting from a more active state to a more relaxed state, or even a dreamlike state.
The sounds introduced during a Sound Bath are an invitation into a deeper state of consciousness, an opportunity to unplug from external stimuli and to gain perspective on what’s going on within you. The goal of the experience is to invite deep rest and relaxation, and explore self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Where are the community sound baths?
I host a monthly sound bath in the gorgeous Billson Room at Mountsorrel Memorial Centre, 105 Leicester Road, Mountsorrel, LE12 7DB.
doors open 7pm
we start at 7.15pm
concluding at 8.30pm
Friday 17th September - BOOK HERE
Tuesday 19th October - BOOK HERE
Friday 19th November - BOOK HERE
Tuesday 21st December - BOOK HERE
Please bring all you need to be super comfy and warm. A yoga mat, blanket, cushion, eye pillow are recommended. I can bring yoga mats and eye pillows for you if you let me know in advance.
I’m offering an introductory discounted rate of £12 per sound bath or book all four for £40
I don't want finances to prevent anyone from benefitting from a sound bath. I offer a concessionary rate of £8 per bath for those who need it. Simply use the coupon code WITHTHANKS when booking to benefit.
Sound Bath FAQs?
You aren’t listening to music in the formal sense. Though the sounds come from instruments, they don’t incorporate melody, harmony, rhythm and arrangements like music does. The less-structured sounds in a Sound Bath help you listen without judgement.
Sound Baths remove the desire for reaction and analysis that you might have with a pop song, and allow the listener to go deeper into their own experience.
It is not meditation as you may traditionally think of it, but the Sound Bath experience can be helpful for anyone who wants to access the benefits of meditation or a period of relaxation. Instead of a meditative practice that requires you to sit up straight or have a point of focus or recite a complicated mantra or count your breaths, all you have to do during a Sound Bath is listen.
Sound is ephemeral – this particular sound is only happening right NOW – and thus an awareness of each sound helps you connect to the present moment, and explore mindfulness.
This experience can be beneficial for both beginners of meditation and experienced meditators.
Most people report of a “good night’s sleep” after a Sound Bath which often extends into a calm, centred feeling the next day.
A Sound Bath can help you access a reflective, self-healing state and invite calm into your daily life, and further promote healthy sleep.
PLEASE DRESS COMFORTABLY. Bring your own yoga mat, and a cushion; a blanket, eye pillow or anything else that will help you to feel more comfortable is most welcome. I can bring mats and eye pillows for anyone who needs them, just let me know in advance.
Lying on the floor is one way to experience a Sound Bath. If this is not possible, you are also welcome to sit on a cushion or chair.
Please contact me before booking if you are pregnant, have epilepsy or tinnitus, are recovering from surgery or have an implanted heart pacemaker, stent or shunt.
We will talk through any contraindications and explore whether a sound bath is right for you.
For some children, being quiet and still for any length of time is difficult and movement, fidgeting or talking is disruptive to other participants. You know your child best.
I am open to hosting family sound baths if there is interest, many have enjoyed the experience before, just let me know!
Private Sound Baths
Private sessions for you, your family, a group of friends or even at your workplace are possible.
I am happy to host a well-being event for your organisation, a ceremonial sound bath for your sister circle or a private healing session at your, or my, home.
Just drop me a line with your thoughts and I will do what I can to create a bespoke experience for you.
Bring mindfulness + sound to the workplace
Kat can customise SOUND BATH experiences for your company and small groups of executives and/or employees to improve focus, creativity and communication, as well as increased productivity and peace of mind.
As our culture and society continues to recognise the importance of health, wellness, mindfulness and holistic practices in their everyday lives as well as the workplace, we provide our programming to your work force and your executives to improve focus and creativity and communication as well as increase productivity and peace of mind.
Build awareness of self and environment
Develop strong working relationships
Facilitate compassionate communication
The ability to calm the mind
Release of undesirable thought structures and habits
Considerable diminishment of anxiety and depression
Access to inner peace and calm
Increased self-confidence and ability to connect to others
Enhanced ability to listen and pay greater attention to details