I have been working with sound healing for around 20 years, since first experiencing a didgeridoo massage. I have been offering experiential workshops around the country and at festivals for a number of years.
I completed my training in the BAST method of Sound Therapy, studying one to one Holistic Voice Therapy, Drum Therapy, Gong Therapy, Himalayan Bowl Therapy and Group Voice Therapy. I have found this method to be deeply transformative with clients on all aspects of being physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I am both humbled and excited by its potential for very deep work.
I have a degree in music and psychology and have also undertaken training in counselling, NLP, hypnosis, reiki-seichem and Lifemusic. I also teach piano, cello and voice.
I offer lots of groups and workshops, including regular Soundbaths with Gongs and Himalayan Bowls, Introduction to Sound Healing, Introduction to Voice Therapy, Find Your Voice workshops, Chakra Toning, Chakra Sound and Movement, Healing Chanting, Voicescapes, Overtone Singing and other therapeutic vocal work and sound and voice meditation practices.
I am very excited to soon also be offering Gongs and Himalayan bowls for one to one treatments. Please enquire for details.
“I had a course of 4 sessions with Naomy. She was brilliant, patient and understanding. She explores what you want for a session for me was relaxation and she aims to deliver. My experiences were relaxing and enlightening. I would definitely recommend her”
"My first encounter with Naomi was as a nervous singer who desperately wanted to join a choir, but did not have the courage to do so approx. 3/4 years ago. I have since joined three choirs and it has been an on-going hobby that has helped my health and confidence"
“I found all four of your sound-massage sessions extremely helpful in finding relief from the anxiety problems I seem to have been left with following quite a traumatic episode in my life. Problems that also included tinnitus, digestive and sleeping problems...The regular beat of the ‘drums’ led me to an extremely deep meditative state and I experienced what I felt to be the clearance of certain energy ‘blockages’ around the upper body/head area, especially with the last 2 sessions as I felt myself becoming more ‘in tune’ with the work...I am now starting to sleep a full 6-7 hours a night (most nights)"
"I feel very grateful for having experienced an introduction to voicework & have benefited from Naomy’s gentle guidance & support as I struggled to use my voice & allowed myself to be heard.”
"I very much enjoyed my course of treatments, I found them beneficial for relaxation and de-stressing as well as helping to alleviate the discomfort in my joints."
"The treatments were extremely relaxing, resonated with my emotional states of imbalance, helped to deepen my sense of self connection and the energetically blocked areas of my body and encouraged therapeutic release. This assisted in reducing my anxiety and move towards a greater sense of internal peace."
“Wow such an interesting way to work with your beautiful voice. …it felt like I was in a prizium of pure blessings of sound I felt relaxed an able to explore in a safe place.All what we had spoken about before hand felt a million miles away after the session had finished .It is something I feel I would like to continue with an will never leave me it’s a life’s journey to find these true an special moments with someone that really cares about her work .thank u natasha”
Holistic Voice Therapy One to One
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The BAST method of Holistic Voice Therapy is a one to one treatment consisting of Passive Voice Therapy treatment and dynamic breathing, vocalisation, visualisation and movements (depending on need and relevance) called Vocal Processing Techniques (VPTs). A client may have just a passive treatment, just an active treatment or a combination.
A passive treatment is very much like a personal voice bath. After a sharing and exploration of what you are bringing to the session and would like to work on, you are invited to lie comfortably on the couch while I create a series of vocal tones and overtones, designed as a treatment personal to you. People often find this a very enjoyable, relaxing experience and may enter into a very deep state similar to that of meditation or just before falling asleep and may experience feeling warm, seeing colours, having imagery, a distortion in time or personal insight as they enter an altered state of consciousness. You are invited to observe your experience as a compassionate witness during the treatment.
At the end of the treatment I will play a series of grounding percussion instruments to gently bring you back from your relaxed state and afterwards you will be invited to share how that was for you. If we are doing a partly active treatment I can then offer some exercises (VPTs) for you to do in the session and or as homework between sessions, depending what is felt will be of most benefit to you.
A purely active treatment involves a similar sharing and exploration of the issues brought to the session and then I can offer exercises (VPTs) for you to do using your breath, voice, visualisations and movements depending on what I feel will be most helpful to explore, express and transform.
Working in this dynamic way with your own voice really can be truly powerful work.
Drum Therapy One to One
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The drum is ancient, universal and almost certainly the oldest instrument in the world. It has been used ceremonially and shamanically in almost every culture. Its power is strong and deep.
The BAST method of drum therapy includes Rhythm of Life, Drum Journey and a wonderful Drum Massage.
Drum Massage can be particularly helpful for pain conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. As well as described as being very relaxing, calming, focusing and centering, clients report enjoying the feel of the strong vibrations on their body.
The Rhythm of Life is a wonderful tool to explore the feel of your day to day activities and to then prescribe a specific therapeutic rhythm which I will play in the session and which you can then use between sessions (you do not need a drum but if you have one it is great to use to play this for yourself). The rhythm can be played close to the body or as in the drum journey, played away from the clients body.
All the techniques help induce an Altered State of Consciousness (ASC), a deep trance-like state, akin to deep meditation during which numerous physical and psychological benefits can occur.
Drum therapy can be good for muscle or bone pain, arthritis, muscle tension, stress-related symptoms, general relaxation and physical pain. I have also had success helping clients with insomnia. A recent study by Barry Bitman MD showed drum circles a group of people drumming together boosts the immune system and actually increases cancer killing cells. Other studies have shown group drumming to have a calming, focusing and healing effect on autistic children, and alzheimers patients.
I help you explore how your issue is manifesting in your system and plan a treatment accordingly. You lie down on the therapy couch while I play the drum and depending on method used will either play the drum nearby or close to your body as in eg drum journey. Afterward I invite a sharing of your experience and offer you a homework rhythm and or breathing exercise to move forward.
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Time to relax and restore. Apart from the deep nourishing relaxation and the enjoyment of being bathed in sound, benefits people often experience are increased sense of self awareness, feeling more connected to self and life, feeling cleansed or clearer, reduced stress and anxiety, help with pain control. You may also receive information or insight regarding a problem or question.
During this sort of sound work, as the brainwaves entrain to a slower rhythm, we enter a state of consciousness akin to meditation where stress hormones lower, blood pressure and heart rate drop and the brain’s sodium and potassium levels can be balanced. In this state, cellular regeneration can also occur.
The BAST method of sound bath meditation is designed to help facilitate this very deep relaxed state. People usually find sound a much easier way to achieve this kind of state than by meditating.
There are mats and blankets and pillows at the Centre, though you may wish to bring your own. Please also bring a bottle of water. Booking Essential. £12 or Earlybird price £10.
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Holistic Voice Therapy