On the Friday evening we had a freestyle drumming circle around the camp fire with over thirty eight drums being played. We also had a belly dancer, a singer/song writer and a fire and glow performer entertaining us.
Please explore below to get an impression of the exciting healing event that was gong camp 2015!
During the morning and afternoon of Saturday the 18th there were a variety of workshops running, mostly sound therapy but also yoga, tai chi and sound treatments. See below for more details.
Jane Duggleby holistic tent.
As a former successful business owner working in London, I moved with my husband to Somerset in 1993 and felt a calling into discovering more about myself, which led me to study Healing and later Sound Healing. Firstly I was trained by the NFSH (The Healing Trust), and this was followed by a number of amazing teachers and modalities, including Dr. Rosie Daniels, William Bloom, Jill Purce, Dr Eric Pearl, Daphne Johnston, Brandon Bays, Philippa Merivale, and Charmian Winser, Debbi Walker and Sheila Whittaker. My healing practice, almost always with hands off, has become increasingly powerful yielding profound and lasting results.
Throughout the day on Saturday 18th July Jane did one to one and small group sound therapy treatments. The treatments took place outside and was a great success.
Lea-Ann has been a complementary therapist since 1994 and a Hatha yoga teacher since 2004.
Lea-Ann teaches yoga in Ashill, Culmstock, Hemyock, Uffculme, Silverton and Wellington.
As Lea Ann could not make it on the day, Dinah Mann stood in for her and ran a yoga session for an hour in the morning of Saturday 18th and an hour in the afternoon.
Tai Chi Nation
Tai Chi Nation is a social enterprise (community interest company) based in Dartington in Devon. Who specialise in providing Tai Chi and Qigong of the highest calibre in the form of classes, workshops and in-depth courses.
Their main purpose is to bring the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong to as many people as possible.
Chris Waters from Tai Chi Nation ran a Tai Chi/Qi Gong workshop on Saturday 18th July during the morning and afternoon.
For more details on Tai Chi Nation's work visit: www.taichination.com
Since 1994 James D’Angelo has been leading his Soundspirit workshops and courses in the UK and the USA, empowering people to use their voices therapeutically for self-transformation. Considered a leading authority in the field of sound healing, he has developed his own unique approach to toning and re-tuning the chakra system
James did an hour and thirty minute workshop, leading you on a chakra journey through toning seeds on Saturday 18th July, morning and afternoon.
For more details on Jame's work visit: www.soundspirit.co.uk
Healing Sound showcases the work of Sheila Whittaker - a Musician, Sound Healer and Teacher from a classical music background, who in recent years has specialised in using gongs for her Sound Healing work. Sheila is a professional violinist who draws on almost forty years of music teaching experience. She still plays the violin, but over the last dozen or so years her main work has been with Sound Healing, and specifically with the gongs.
Sheila ran a introduction gong workshop on Saturday 18th July, morning and afternoon and also ran a chanting session before breakfast on Saturday, a wonderful start to the day.
For more details on Sheila's work visit: www.healing-sound.co.uk
Debbi Walker, Suara Sound Academy
Clear, Cleanse, Balance System of Tuning Fork Sound Therapy.
PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS OF TUNING FORK THERAPY**
You can take back your own health and happiness and use these sacred tones regularly for yourself, family, friends, animals, plants, the water you drink, spaces you live and work and our beloved planet.
Debbi ran a clear, cleanse, balance system of tuning fork sound therapy workshop during the morning and afternoon of Saturday 18th July.
For more details on Debbi's work visit: www.suarasoundhealing.com
Drum Workshop with Michael
The owner of Coombe farm is an experienced drummer (a regular attendee of my Tiverton drum circle) Michael ran an hours drum workshop during the afternoon of Saturday the 18th of July.
One of the highlights of Gong Camp was the all night gong bath.
Saturday evening - Sunday morning was the all night gong bath. Under the stars, starting at 8.00pm and running till 8.00am Sunday morning. We kept a constant gong sound running for the twelve hours. An incredible experiance, the sounds of nature and the sounds of the gongs.
A poem about the twelve hour all night gong bath under the stars.
..ALL THAT WAS LEFT WAS LOVE
No words to pierce
This profound silence.
All that was left was Love
After our 12-hour Puja
In this beautiful place.
The gongs’ sacred space
Held everyone safe.
Masters of sound,
They did their work.
Lives were changed here.
Wind in trees,
The softly sighing breeze,
Life in flow
In every moment.
This is heaven on earth.
A gentle symphony of sound,
And at the end
All that was left was Love.
Sheila Whittaker 19.7.15
I am a Multidimensional Energy Healer and International Medium, and Minister. I specialise in hands-on Vibrational Therapies. I work with Traditional Usui Reiki, Seichem and Kuanshih Reiki, Angel/ Ascended Master Energy, Colour and Crystals. I also work with my Shamanic Drum and Singing Bowl for Healing, and offer Reiki Tuition, as well as Workshops/Courses, and a fortnightly Meditation/ Relaxation group.
Suzy ran a "Your Sacred Voice" workshop and a Rainbow Meditation on Sunday morning. Two very gentle activities after the all night gong bath.
For more details on Suzy's work visit: www.rainbowsuzy.co.uk
My name is Phil McNamara, and I am a percussionist, sound healer and lover of all things 'gong'. My own interest in gongs - or more specifically 'tam-tams' - extends back nearly forty years to a time when I was finding my own likes and dislikes in classical music and developing an interest in the large symphonic works of the late 19th Century as well as British, American and Russian composers of the 20th Century.
Philip gave a talk/workshop on the Sunday morning "The history of gongs and how they are made and the theory of sound healing with them" Philip also demonstrated how to clean your gongs.
For more details on Philip's work visit: www.pmgongs.com
The most important part of gong camp were the meals. Michael provides only the finest ingredients (this being mostly organic) for the cooks to prepare our meals, and the results were very rewarding.
If gong camp appeals to you, do come and join us on the 8th -10th of July 2016