What is Sound?
Everything from the smallest molecules to the universe itself vibrates and these vibrations create sound. The speed of the vibrations determines the frequency and while some frequencies are not perceived through our sense of hearing, all frequencies are perceived through our physical, emotional and energetic bodies. Sound is so foundational and divine that many cultures and religions believe that sound is what created our universe.
What is Sound Healing?
All parts of our physical, emotional and energetic bodies have been found to have a certain vibrational pattern when they are “healthy and in balance”. When this pattern changes, we can experience symptoms of disease, distress and imbalance. These parts of our Being naturally want to come into resonance with whatever is around it, so they are influenced by the vibrations they come in contact with. By exposing ourselves to positive sources of vibration with a healing intention, all parts of our Being experience a shift as their own frequency changes to match its new environment. These shifts can bring us back into harmony and balance. Consider how we naturally sway in time to slow music, how we feel stressed when we walk into a chaotic room, how sunny days make us happier and more energized than rainy days. This is our Being reacting to the vibrations around us.
What is a Sound Bath?
Sound Baths are a sacred experience that allows you to receive Sound Healing. During Soul Alchemy Sound Bath events, we begin with a short anointing ritual that allows us to connect with plant essences (essential oils) that have been intuitively selected for that particular session. Each essence has a divine purpose or medicine it provides and by smelling and applying the essence to our physical bodies, we can receive those healing benefits. You are invited to lay down on a comfy floor mattress or rest in a zero gravity chair while Priscilla plays various drums, gong and alchemy crystal singing bowls. At the end of the session, you are slowly invited to bring your awareness back into the room and time is provided for anyone to ask questions or share their experience.
What are Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls?
Crystal Singing Bowls are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4,000 degrees in a centrifugal mold. The Alchemy of the bowls include other types of crystals melted into the quartz as well as specialized elements painted onto the bowls. Each element brings their own meaning to the bowl and can help guide the practitioner to uncovering ways these bowls support healing resonance for the guest. The quartz crystal in the bowls works to amplify the properties and vibrations of the Alchemy. All elements used to create the bowls have their own natural vibrations that are present even when they are not being played. The colors of the bowls and the notes that they create can also inspire connections to different chakras, organs and emotions, but you are encouraged to explore the impact they have on you personally throughout the session as each experience can be different.
What are Harmonic and Binaural Tones?
Harmonic tones are perceived by the body as more of a steady flow of vibrations, whereas binaural tones are perceived as a pulse or oscillation which can cause more dynamic movement of energy. Some people describe this experience as “breaking up” energy.
Hypnosis- Healing through story
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a trance-like mental state in which people experience increased attention, concentration, and suggestibility. While hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like state, it is better expressed as a state of focused attention, heightened suggestibility, and vivid fantasies. People in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and zoned out, but in reality, they are in a state of hyper-awareness. The techniques used in a hypnotherapy session bring you into the Theta brain wave state. Theta brain waves occur when you’re sleeping or dreaming, but they don’t occur during the deepest phases of sleep. They may occur when you’re drifting off to sleep or suspended in that light phase of sleep, just before you wake up. Theta brain waves can also occur when you’re awake, but in a very deeply relaxed state of mind; a state that some may describe as “autopilot." This happens when we are meditating or doing meditative activities that allow your mind to wander. Some common examples are watching tv, driving, running/biking, listening to music, etc. Experts believe that theta waves are important for processing information and making memories. It is important to note that this type of experience is a choice, you are always conscious of what is happening and you are always in control of your own mind and body. You will be speaking and discussing your experience throughout the session. You have the ability to consider and edit what you say as your conscious mind is always present and protective of you. You will remember the experience fully or similar to how you remember a dream later in the day-some but not all the details. Each session can be recorded on your personal media so you can revisit the experience and details as you continue to process the powerful information that comes forward.
What happens during a Hypnosis session?
We begin the session by discussing your reasons for wanting hypnotherapy, your overall spiritual healing goals and how this type of work can benefit you. Then you rest comfortably on a floor mattress or massage table while you are guided into a deeply relaxed state where we allow your higher mind to bring forward images and narratives that help you to examine unresolved issues, questions or experiences. We discuss what comes to your mind, explore the thoughts, feelings and images that arise. Often, you are invited to change your relationship to the issue or fully resolve the discomfort or stress it was causing you. Some issues show themselves as memories from your current life, as fantastical tales possibly from a past life or a healing scene found somewhere on earth, heaven or outer space. Plant essences, energy work and sound healing may be used to enhance the hypnotic trance and provide loving support for your healing.
How do you heal through story?
The way we perceive the world, ourselves and the events/circumstances of our lives completely dominates our experiences and relationships. By tapping into the objective or higher mind through hypnosis, you are introduced to new ways of understanding every aspect of your life. In this receptive state, you can explore actual or symbolic scenarios that mirror ideas or experiences you have unresolved issues around. Sometimes the issues that come forward are ones that you weren't aware that you still needed to address and how critical their impact is. Just like in dreams and folk tales, the mind works symbols, images, feelings and story to help you easily connect with things that need to be changed or healed for your highest and greatest good. Most people seek out this type of healing because they feel some trauma around an area of their life. Trauma is defined as something we don't understand and we all have traumas that need to be resolved. This type of experience provides your mind with a way of understanding and processing feelings and experiences so you can move forward.
Will I experience something scary or traumatizing?
This is all relative. Sometimes connecting with the emotion of a situation is helpful, but your feelings of safety and comfort are imperative to continuing the experience. As mentioned above, you are always in charge and no one wants you to be triggered or upset. You can choose not to engage in an experience that is too intense or unpleasant. In those situations, there are several other techniques we can use to get the information necessary to your healing and progress and they are just as effective. Remember that you have beautiful experiences in store for you too. Most sessions include a variety and by the end of the experience, you feel a sense of completion, accomplishment and hope.
What is Energy Healing?