When we think about taking a bath, naturally we all think of our bathroom right? But what if I told you about an amazing type of healing therapy that has you soaking in sound?
Owned and run by Soesen Edan, edan sound specialises in individual and group therapeutic sound sessions. Soesen is a certified Sound Therapist with The British Academy of Sound Therapy and a member of The Therapeutic Sound Association (TSA). Edan Sound uses sound as a tool to help heal and become grounded.
Based in Birmingham at The Buddhist Centre. Edan sound is an escape from the hustle and bustle of life and instead an opportunity to achieve relaxation and realignment. When entering the centre the silent atmosphere is calming, you are greeted by Soesen who is warm and welcoming.
What to expect ~
You are asked (by Soesen) to grab a mat and a spot anywhere around the large hall. My best moment was when I was told to grab a blanket, this made me snug and more relaxed in my position of choice. Soesen begins to introduce herself and gives all relevant instructions before starting the session. Initially, Soesen guides you through a sequence of meditative relaxation, visualising points of the body to relax all muscles before the sound bath can begin. In the centre of the hall are various instruments. some include a Himalayan & quartz singing bowl, gongs, Shamanic drums & percussion.
The session begins, and all you have to do is lay down, close your eyes and be ready to be bathed in sound.
Benefits of having a Sound Bath ~
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves sleep
- Fast tracks the meditative state
- Lowers blood pressure
- Calms the nervous system
- Is good for physical and emotional wellbeing
- Reduces depression
- Reduces anger
There are many more benefits to a sound bath and each benefit will be unique to you.
How does it work? ~
Sound therapy is a way to access Alpha brainwaves and Theta brainwaves, both are present during light meditation, daydreaming and deep relaxation. These states are a way to the subconscious mind and it’s here where we experience access to the subconscious mind where deep healing can take place.
Sound can impact our nervous system, slowing the heart, brain and respiratory rates down to induce a state of deep relaxation, clarity and thus peace. When the brain waves and body are in sync, balance can be restored and stress can be released.
Healing sounds are a new way forward and Soesen is a great facilitator, her delivery is pure healing energy that amplifies the experience as a whole. The symphony of frequency bought me to a zone of pure relaxation, simultaneously stimulating me with waves of beautiful sounds. Before you know it the hour session, is over. Time is meaningless and what was an hour felt like a minute.
Once the session is over Soesen encourages you to relax, you’re gently pulled back to reality and encouraged to take your time with an opportunity to chat and have a drink after. There’s a real sense of connectivity with others in the room including the facilitator, even though you are individually experiencing a meditative state.
I would recommend anyone to attend a sound bath, it is a crescendo of healing, relaxation, stimulation, rejuvenation and transcendence you leave feeling calm and destressed.
Self-care is to take the time to experience things that are not only new but are of potential benefit to your wellbeing. Anything you attempt that you are open-minded to and have an intention for the wellbeing of the self is all part of a positive process of transformation and growth. Edan sound gave me an experience that simultaneously cleansed me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I will be back in January to continue my therapy.
If you are looking for alternative ways to achieve health and wellbeing I recommend you to go experience a sound bath.
Good luck guys, I’m rooting for you.
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|Birmingham Buddhist Centre|
11 Park Road