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Sound Therapy & Reiki in a Healthcare Environment

Sound Therapy & Reiki Healing can be a profoundly therapeutic and beneficial complementary practice as part of a staff wellbeing programme or to complement patient care or as an activity within a variety of healthcare settings. Reiki is now widely used within the United Kingdom and across the world, within a variety of healthcare settings, as a complementary practice and Sound Therapy regularly being used to assist patients within hospitals in countries such as Malaysia, as well as now beginning to become more widely known elsewhere. Aside from the deep relaxation, there are many more benefits to the use of therapeutic sounds and Reiki within a healthcare environment. Sound and energy is all around us, everyday, everywhere, from the the sounds of the waves, to the sound of the wind rustling amongst the leaves of a tree or a drop of rain as it falls and hits the ground, even our own voices, for every living, breathing thing creates sound and energy in some way, shape or form, it is a part of nature and universal law. As well as this, there is now, significant scientific evidence to show that when applied properly, both Sound Therapy and Reiki can have a profoundly powerful effect upon our ability to heal and recover, whether this be simply a sense of relaxation and calm, to aiding in recovery from operations, to much, much more, the benefits are profound.

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Sound Therapy in Healthcare

Sound Therapy and Sound Healing works on many levels, whether it be mental, physical, emotional or spiritual, the effect of sounds can have a profound impact upon our mind, body and spirit. The benefits of which can range from deep relaxation, calming the mind or a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression, to a more profound impact upon your overall health and wellbeing, the more complicated the condition, the bigger the impact upon our lives.

Therapeutic sound, when used within a healthcare environment, is both an opportunity for social interaction, which can be most helpful for those in care homes or similar settings, as most of the instruments are relatively easy to learn to play, with a little guidance you can reap the rewards, while at the same time boosting confidence, stimulating the mind, helping to improve co-ordination and motor skills, bringing a sense of joy and excitement to those who take part, as well as those around you.

 

As well as this, it is beginning to be recognised, especially in Malaysia, as a significant way of boosting the process of recovery from illness or major operations, where you need time within hospital to recover, thus enabling the ability to free up the spaces sooner than would otherwise, potentially be the case, the primary reason for this, is now being recognised as the ability of sound upon the parasympathetic nervous system, that is boosting the healing process, due to promoting a more relaxed state, enabling the patient to make a speedier recovery.

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The Proven Benefits

  • Reducing Stress, Anxiety & Depression

  • Reduced Heart Rate, Blood Pressure & Improved Circulation

  • Aiding in a more restful sleep

  • Calmer & more deeply relaxed

  • Improvement in overall energy levels

  • Clearer mind (improved clarity & concentration) - reduced 'mental fog'

  • Improved balance between sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous system

  • improved immunity & digestive health

  • Reduced pain & inflammation

  • Improved confidence, happiness, co-ordination & motor skills

  • Release of stuck energy, unhelpful thought patterns & behaviours​

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As well as the many benefits listed above, scientific research has also led to the discovery of the benefits of sound upon those with more complex conditions, such as Alzheimer's and Dementia, with studies showing the effect that specific sounds and notes (particularly the note 'Low E', have upon the brain, particularly the frontal lobe, the area governing memory, language, emotional expression, judgement and problem solving. As well as this research, sound therapy has been reported to benefit those with other ailments, illnesses and conditions too, with many observations on the benefits for those with auto immune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, as well as other inflammatory diseases such as Fibromyalgia and Encephalomyelitis (ME).

For more in depth information, along with the benefits to your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.  Click to go to what is sound therapy? to find out more.

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Ongoing research into the benefits of Sound Therapy is helping us to gain a far richer understanding, not only in the approach from a complimentary perspective, but also on the impact of sound therapy upon life-limiting illnesses, such as cancer, with numerous books written, including that of a Senior Oncologist - Dr Mitchell L Gaynor M.D. who has used Sound Therapy on his patients, with remarkable results. I am always open to, and interested in speaking with any groups or organisation such as GPs and other medical professionals, as well as any local support groups, hospices and universities, to assist in furthering any studies in this area. You can find out much more information and links to various studies on the faq's page

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Reiki in a Healthcare Environment

The benefits of Reiki, have been shown to be profoundly effective in supporting and stimulating healing of patients within a healthcare setting, whether that be in a hospital, care home, or to bring a sense of peace and calm to ease the process of end of life care, within a hospice or other similar setting.

Reiki is an ancient form of healing, which originates from Japan, it is a non-intrusive complementary therapy, with the energies assisting in restoring balance to the mind, body and spirit, resulting in an improvement of your overall wellbeing. It has been recognised for many years, and is now gaining respect within the medical community, with research studies within a healthcare setting, showing remarkable results. Reiki is now more widely recognised for it's many benefits, and is being used as an 'integrative' (alongside conventional medicine) approach within a healthcare setting, around the world, including the UK, Australia, USA, Malaysia and New Zealand.

Find out more about Reiki healing, what it is and how it works.

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The Proven Benefits
  • Reduction in Stress, Anxiety & Depression

  • Reduction in Heart Rate, Blood Pressure & Improved Circulation

  • Increased self awareness

  • Relief from chronic pain

  • Improvement in Clarity, confidence, motor skills & co-ordination

  • Aiding in a more restful sleep

  • Calmer and more deeply relaxed

  • Improvement in overall energy levels

  • Assist in the body's natural healing process

  • Stronger immune system

  • Release of negative emotions and stuck energy

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Types of services available

All sessions can be individually tailored to your specific requirements.  Listed below is a selection of the types of sessions that are available with us....

Whether it is for staff wellbeing or as part of patient care, Sound Therapy and Reiki is available within a variety of healthcare settings, from 1to1 treatments to group sessions or as part of an activity event within hospitals, hospices, care homes or other similar settings, as well as talks and taster workshops for local mental, physical and emotional health support groups for Alzheimer's, Dementia and Parkinson's or Autism, ADHD/ADD and Cerebral Palsy or other similar learning difficulty groups. As a practitioner, facilitating any Sound Therapy or Reiki treatments in a professional and respectful manor is of the utmost importance, whilst keeping health and safety in mind, due to the implications of any treatments given. We have a duty of care for our clients physical, mental and emotional well-being and understand the need for a professional, compassionate and confidential service, whether this be on a one to one basis, or within a group setting. For more information, or to discuss your needs, please do get in touch, for a chat.

Type of session: taster events, one off sessions or regular rolling programmes (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly).

Length of sessions: From a 1 to 2 hour session to half day, full day or a full weekend programme.

Suitable for: Staff wellbeing or as part of a patient care process or activity within care homes, hospitals or other similar healthcare settings

Types of activities: Immersive Gong bath sessions, Meditation, Mindfulness, one to one or group treatments, Sound therapy talks & demonstrations, didgeridoo workshops for team-building.

Themes: Burn-out and stress management, relaxation, self-care and mindfulness at work, mental and emotional wellbeing, self confidence and empowerment.

As well as these aspects, I have excellent contacts and relationships with other wellbeing experts outside of my expertise, who can add to and assist with a broad range of activities to boost any wellbeing programme. All of the above are an example of the selection of programmes available with me, to give you an idea. We will tailor any packages to suit the requirements of your company, for more information get in touch with Christian, for a chat on 07849861713 or via the contact us page.

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