Sound therapy with gongs

Sound therapy with gongs
Sounds that make the body tremble, bright or deep tones that not only penetrate our ears but also our minds - a gong has a meditative and magical effect that is hidden in the beauty of its sound. The areas in which gongs have been used have changed again and again over the centuries. The healing effect of the harmonious sounds has often been the focus. Even today, sound therapy with gongs is still very popular. We explain how you can use the healing effect of gongs for yourself and which playing techniques are suitable.

The most important facts summarized for you

- The high and low tones of the gong can have a calming and harmonizing effect. - Sound therapy with gongs has positive effects on the body and mind. - The calming effect is transmitted to our body through sound waves. - Sound therapy with gongs is varied and can be individually adapted to each person and their different needs. - Olli Hess gongs are particularly suitable for therapeutic use due to their high quality.

What is gong therapy?

The fascinating sounds of the Gongs have been touching people for thousands of years. While the gong was long used primarily as a ritual instrument at special festivities, today it is also used as a gentle background melody at concerts. The gong has a healing effect through the sound waves that are produced when the instrument is played and which penetrate the human body. Throughout our lives, our body is constantly going through changing phases. In everyday life, rapid, intense vibrations often permeate the body, whereas the vibrations calm down considerably during sleep at night. New phases of life can also influence our inner vibrations - for example the menopause, a midlife crisis or puberty. In everyday life, however, external factors tend to play a role. Stress at work, high pressure or arguments within the family are possible disruptive factors that can have a negative impact on our body's own vibrations. Nevertheless, joyful and positive experiences can also have a positive influence on the body's vibrations - and it is precisely this effect that sound therapy with gongs makes use of.

How does sound therapy with gongs work?

Sound therapy with gongs can be very versatile: While the deep, dark and intense sounds have a calming and harmonizing effect, the soft and gentle tones can simultaneously provide inner peace and serenity. Although the sound waves that are produced when the gong is played initially penetrate our hearing, they are also perceived by our entire body at the same time.

Man plays gong with ollihess gong mallets

The high and low tones of the gong touch our innermost core and help us to forget the stress of everyday life and focus entirely on the joys of life. Sound therapy with gongs teaches you to let go and release physical and mental tension. The stressful flood of everyday thoughts and worries falls away and your basic trust is strengthened. The overtones of the gong in particular have an effect on the body: The sound waves penetrate the tissue, the organs, the lymphatic system and the nervous system to give the entire organism peace and relaxation.

What effect does sound therapy have?

People experience the effect of sound therapy with gongs - or classic singing bowl therapy - in very different ways. Deep tones can have a calming effect, while bright and lively tones can support vitality and joy. And yet all sounds in sound therapy are perceived differently by people, in a unique way. Therefore, sound therapy is a very special and intimate moment for each person, which should bring their own emotional world into a harmonious balance. Each of us has contact with sound waves in our everyday lives without realizing the direct effects on our health. In sound therapy, this perception is strengthened in order to trigger emotions and give the body impulses for self-healing - but also to better avoid negative sound waves in everyday life. There are therefore many possible uses for sound therapy, which can mean something different for each person. The choice of gong(s) plays an enormously important role in sound therapy. You can find out more about the different types of gong and the resulting pitches in our blog post.

What other instruments are used for sound therapy?

Music is already an integral part of many forms of therapy. For example, musical therapy is often used in psychiatry and psychology to give those affected a sense of calm and security. Sound therapists and alternative practitioners often use musical sounds to support and strengthen people. In addition to sound therapy with gongs, sound therapy with singing bowls is particularly popular. The slightly brighter and less deep tones can create a cheerful and lively atmosphere and provide joyful feelings.

The same applies to sound therapy with Zen bells or cymbals, which, like gongs and singing bowls , support a meditative state and can help to forget everyday worries. Sound therapy is often referred to as sound healing. These terms essentially refer to the healing effect that sound instruments can have.

ollihess gongs and gong mallets

How does Olli Hess support you in sound therapy with gongs?

In our store you will not only find high-quality gongs and the best Gong mallet - Olli Hess is also planning more workshops on the topic of sound therapy for 2022. We will keep you informed about the exact dates and venues in our Blog and on our Social media channels up to date. You will also always find varied information on the subject of sound therapy with gongs and other Sound instruments. If you want to delve even deeper into the world of training and seminars, we recommend the Peter Hess® Institute (PHI). The PHI offers various training courses in the field of sound therapy. The training and further education concepts are based on the principles of Peter Hess, which were developed in collaboration with therapists and scientists. Here you can learn everything you need to know about sound therapy with singing bowls and gongs in order to get to know yourself better and/or do something good for others.

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