The History of the Gong
Gongs have been used for many years, Gongs belong to the oldest and most important musical instruments of South East Asia.
The existence of the gong dates back to the Bronze Age, around 3500 BC and the main gong producing areas were believed to be Burma, China, Java and Annam.
Gongs were among the first musical instruments to be made and played by humans. Historically, used in public settings, often to announce the presence of a spiritual, religious or political leader. They originated in the Far East, where they have a long mystical and spiritual tradition.
What can the Gongs do for me?
Gong Bath Meditations can bring deep relaxation, you can enter a place of 'non-thinking', it does not involve any exercise, the participant simply lays on a mat, (or you may bring a comfortable garden recliner chair if you prefer), and Laura will start the session with simple breathing techniques to help relax you, and lead you into a meditation, to prepare you for your 'journey', The Gongs are played by being 'striked' by a variety of different mallets, and some of the sounds are very deep, rich, and resonate all the way through your body and mind, some are higher pitched, almost like underwater sounds, each person will interpret the experience differently. The participant can sit and watch or close their eyes and get comfortable. You can easily lose time in the meditation, the sounds and vibrations take you on a journey deep within.
The Gongs work to help clear blocked energy within you, your Chakras (energy centres) get a good cleanse, and most people usually come out with a very big smile, feel very relaxed and content, a lot of people report feeling more clarity, enthusiasm, creativity, and generally feeling more upbeat and happier, so this is a good therapy to invest in, the feelings can last for a few days, it is recommended to try once a month to keep 'topped up'! So, anyone of any age can do this!
You need to bring a mat, or something to lay on, a pillow, a blanket or 2, water to drink, and an eye pillow if you wish to cover your eyes (if you have one), some bring a favourite crystal and place under their pillow. Please arrive about 10 minutes before the start, to settle and get comfortable. Gong Bath Meditations are not suitable for anyone with Epilepsy, Pacemaker, Pregnancy, recent surgery involving metal, Menieres, severe Tinnitus, severe mental health condition. If unsure please contact Laura to discuss.
Gong Meditation/Event dates:
To book, you are asked to pay a deposit of £10 to book on a Gong via the shop on this website or directly through Laura,and the balance of £10 in cash on the day...
Sun 19th May 7-8.45pm, Uffington Village Hall, 7-8.45pm, £18pp *few spaces left*
Mon 20th May Wymondham Village Hall, (near Melton) 7.15-9pm, £20 pp**few spaces left**
Tue 4 June Langtoft, 7.15-9pm, £20pp (few spaces left)
******After May and June above Gong dates Laura will no longer be doing lots of big events in all the various venues, only small groups upto 4 people at Laura's home in a beautiful room with everything permanently set up, if you would like to be advised of when these will be running please register interest with Laura, cost will be £25 per person.
PRIVATE SESSIONS available upon request, at Laura's home.