Sound healing therapies with Gong
Public group sessions
Micklehurst cricket ground First Wednesday of the month at commencing 1st August 2018 8-9 pm £7 entry fee.
Niamos cultural centre, Hulme, Manchester Once a month commencing 6th July 2018 Next date is 26th July 7-8 pm £7 entry fee.
“I was not expecting my gong bath to be such an extraordinary experience. It was truly a performance by Craig playing the different gongs and nurturing all the sounds. The unique sounds and vibrations take you away to another place. I often find it difficult to relax my mind in meditation/relaxation groups but I was so relaxed I fell asleep at one point!
Afterwards I felt re-energized and and at peace, as well as physically relaxed and warm. I can’t emphasize enough what a special and unique experience it was.”
Mindfulness, rhythm and sound 2018
We are pleased to announce our next session. Natalie Hewett and I will be at
One Yoga Studio, 14, Albany Road Trading Estate, Albany Rd, Manchester M21 0AZ
Sunday 11th March 2018 at 15:00–17:00 pm
Our workshops incorporate the concepts of mindfulness within an exploration of sounds and rhythm. Largely experiential, with some explanatory dialogue, there’s a combination of led meditations and playing of simple drumming rhythms, the experience of engaging with the drum itself being the intention, rather than any focus on performance. Each workshop closes with a sounds meditation of accompanying percussion and beautifully atmospheric gong.
Incorporating the teaching of simple drumming patterns, the workshops embrace mindfulness within this, enhancing our engagement with the rhythm of the breath, awareness of the breath and body in our present moment experience, and our connection with the healing qualities of the drum. By enabling the enhancement of awareness and present moment experience through the medium of sounds and rhythm, we encourage bringing these experiential workshop themes into everyday life.
Introductory price of £9 full £6 conc. and members of One Yoga. Book in advance http://www.oneyogastudio.co.uk/ Book here: https://www.oneyogastudio.co.uk/product/mindfulness-rhythm-sound/
~Control Chronic Pain
Chronic pain has a progressively draining effect on the quality of life. Researchers suggest that drumming serves as a distraction from pain and grief. Moreover, drumming promotes the production of endorphins and endogenous opiates, the bodies own morphine-like painkillers, and can thereby help in the control of pain.
In a new scientific study it has been reported that drummers are the most intelligent people. They also say that drumming can ward off depression, alzheimer’s, can detox away unwanted toxins from the liver and kidneys and it will definitely keep you in shape.
~Reduces Tension, Anxiety, and Stress
Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all disease and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes, and immune system breakdowns. A recent study found that a program of group drumming helped reduce stress and employee turnover in the long-term care industry and might help other high-stress occupations as well.
Previous venues: The garden centre has run it’s course after we received complaints for noise. It was the perfect place for this type of drumming. It has it’s own idyllic gardens with lots of exotic plants to purchase, hot and cold foods and drink to be had, it’s own library and if you want to get green fingers, your hands dirty building new structures, making new friends at the same time lots of volunteering opportunities.
Hulme community garden centre, 28, Old Birley Street, Hulme Manchester
We had a place at St Wilfrids enterprise centre in Hulme for 2 years where we’d move into the park on a hot summer’s day. But alas complaints put a stop to that too.