Sacred Sound for Healing

Created and run by Peter Whitehart

Sound Gong Bath provides regular gong bath meditations and drum circles for groups of people at public venues throughout the South West of England

A gong bath is a relaxing and blissful experience. During a gong bath you are bathed in sound waves, there are no clothes removed or water involved, you simply lie down on crash mats (which are supplied), wrap yourself in a blanket, lay your head on a pillow, close your eyes and relax. The gongs are normally played for an hour. The sounds that come out of the gongs are difficult for the human brain to follow, and you will most likely drift into a deep meditative state. This can happen once or many times throughout a session, everyone can have their own experience and every session is different. The gong bath is very good at relieving pain, stress or dealing with personal issues, it tends to bring people to a blissful state that can often last for many days. When the session ends I gently bring the group back with small tingling bells and my Heart sounding bowl, and sometimes other instruments. Bottled spring water is distributed at the end of the session as people emerge from the experience.


What is Sound Therapy?

Is there a habit of thinking or behaving that is holding you back from being your best self?

Sometimes such habits go back to earliest childhood and are so familiar; they may not be recognised as negative and damaging. Many people are held back by limiting habits of belief, which adversely affect their mental and/or physical health.

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 Freestyle Drum Circles

The modern world in which we live creates separation; our race, sex, education, politics, religion and so much more serve to disconnect us from one another. During a freestyle community drum circle the separation is healed and a non verbal connection takes place. What starts out as a gathering of strangers soon becomes the feeling of deep connection as if we have all known one another for many years. The joy of seeing people come alive and experience such happiness is an amazing experience. The drum is the most ancient instrument in the world, which dates back thousands of years and has always been used as a healing instrument; it gives us a powerful link with our tribal past. My freestyle drum circles are not about coming to learn rhythm, and its not a place to come to be told what to do. It's freedom to come play the drum in harmony, it's a gathering of people who are free to drum, dance, sing or sit and enjoy the music being played. I supply drums and other percussion instruments but you are very welcome to bring your own drum.


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 Sound-Gong-Bath Is Now Three Years Old

Sound Gong Bath, established by myself, in April 2011, is now three years old. Its creation was born from an inner conviction that I needed to use, therapeutically, the skills and knowledge that I had gained through training at the British Academy of Sound Therapy, the School of Inner Sound, and the College of Sound Healing, the latter of which gave me a Gong Practitioner status, and to which I remain a fully insured member. This training is further deepened both by ongoing professional development in sound therapy, and by the gong bath sessions I am commissioned to give to community groups, spiritual groups, and meditation groups; I have also set up a regular monthly Drum Circle around East Devon.  It is experience, which alongside the continuing professional development, has informed and enhanced my sound therapy practice.



Here's how a gong bath attendee explains it.
I found the Peace I was seeking after all...  Not here amongst the rolling farmland, gentle trees and building storm clouds, but in the middle of town in a room full of people.
I took a pillow and a blanket, and with many others, immersed myself in a Gong Bath.
For over an hour we lay on the floor like refugees; elbows to elbows, feet against feet, heads against heads.  Two shining gongs were played non-stop, and as the sound waves connected with my body, I gave myself up to the vibrational shift.  I blended with it, I became it, and in so doing, blended with all the other people, so that at one point I wasn't sure if there was anyone else in the room at all. I slept, I fell asleep, drifting in and out in a state of pure bliss and total peacefullness.  At the end everyone remained still and silent; it was as if we were One.  It was truly beautiful. I wanted to hug everyone, I didn't want the feeling of such deep connection to ever end. 

If humanity only knew how beautiful we all are!  How could we ever harm another when we can feel such truth?
Perhaps one day the gongs will ring out all across planet earth, and we WILL be as one!

Shamanic Drum sessions

I am now running shamanic drum circles.

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Classified ad page

Advertise your sound therapy instruments free for 30 days.

The classified add page is for sound therapists to advertise their un wanted sound therapy instruments.

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Special Two Hour Gong Bath

Five sound therapists are joining forces to bring you two hours of“Sound healing and relaxation”  This will involve eight gongs as well as other sound therapy instruments, including drum, sounding bowls, Tibetan bowls, crystal bowl, healing chimes and  holistic voice.

Three events being held throughout 2014 at this Tiverton, Devon venue.


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Find A Gong Bath

Wanting to attend a gong bath but don’t live in the southwest of England, here you will find worldwide gong baths and sound events. If you are a sound therapist or gong practitioner please  advertise your regular events here FREE of charge.

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Current Sessions

Exmouth Shamanic Drum Circle

Palmer House, Fraser Road Exmouth Devon EX8 4DH

The up-coming drum circle is on Thursday 8th May 2014. 6.00pm - 9.00pm £6 per person, please pre book a place. Held on the second Thursday of every month.

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Topsham Gong Bath Meditation

Estuary of integrated health, 19 Fore Street Topsham Devon EX3 0HE

Sunday 18th May, 4.00pm - 5.00pm Please arive for 3.45pm.£10 per person

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Barnstaple gong bath Meditation.

Living Tree Centre 4 Paiges lane Barnstaple EX31 1EF

First Sunday of the month every two months. Upcoming gong bath is on Sunday June 1st 2014 Please pre-book a place. Please arrive for 6.45pm. The cost of this session is £8

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Gloucestershire Gong Bath Meditation

Hits the Spot therapy centre, Oridge Street, Corse, Gloucester GL19 3DA

Upcoming gong bath is on: Saturday August the 16th 2014. The third Saturday of the month every four months.10.00am till 11.00am. Please pre-book a place. The cost of this session is £12.50 per person.

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Tiverton Gong Bath Meditation

Old Heathcoat School Community Centre 81 King Street Tiverton Devon EX16 5JJ. Held in the main hall.

Third Sunday of the month every four months. 7.00pm till 9.00pm. The next gong bath is on August 17th 2014. Please pre-book a place. Please arrive for 6.45pm. The cost of this session is £12.50 per head.

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Exmouth Gong Bath Meditation.

Palmer House, Fraser Road Exmouth Devon EX8 4DH

The up-coming Gong bath is on Sunday 7th September 2014. 7.00pm - 8.00pm please arrive for 6.45pm £8 per person, please pre book a place.

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Newton St Cyres Gong Bath Meditation

Newton St Cyres village hall. West Town Newton St Cyres Exeter EX5 5BL

The up-coming gong bath is on the 15th October 2014. 7.45 pm - 8.45 pm please arrive at 7.30 pm £10 per person

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Introduction to Sound Therapy group healing session (4 hours)

I cover Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Avon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire.

£20 per person, depending upon venue size and distance.

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Sound Healing Group Taster Session

We can offer this taster session in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Price depends upon location, venue hire etc (my local area is £5 - £6 per person).

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