Sat, 20 Aug|
Certified Online Gong Training Programme
Do you feel called to the gong and a desire to guide group gong baths? This certified training will set you up with a solid foundation to understand the history, science & theory of sound healing; gong playing techniques; and facilitating group gong baths safely and skilfully.
Time & Location
20 Aug 2022, 10:00 BST – 04 Sept 2022, 12:00 BST
About the Event
Anyone can learn to play the gong, no prior music or meditation experience is required. Gong playing is a great way to learn to meditate on your own, or you can kick start your journey to becoming a gong meditation practitioner with this course.
Leading a meditative gong bath, as well as playing the gong, is an intuitive practice. However, it's also a great responsibility and there are several considerations to be aware of before facilitating a group gong meditation session. Join this training to learn how to safely and skilfully host gong baths and be on your way to host your very first session.
This training will cover the following topics:
Introduction to the Gong & Sound Meditation
- Types of Gongs & Mallets
- History of the Gong & Gong Baths
- Science of Sound Meditation (mental & physical benefits)
Introduction to Playing the Gong
- Gong Playing 101
- The Four “i’s” of Gong Playing
- Stroke Techniques
- Creating a Soundscape
Facilitating Group Gong Baths
- Creating a Welcoming Space
- Setting Intentions for Yourself & Participants
- Introducing the Gong Bath
- Guided Meditation Practices
- Creating a Sound Journey
- Closing the Gong Bath
- Before & After Participant Care
- Guiding Sessions Virtually
Group & At-Home Practice
- Guidance for Group & At-Home Practice
- Private 1-1 training call with Selma
- Facilitate a gong bath for your friends & family
This a focused, practical, and interactive workshop, conducted online via Zoom. The benefit of the online format is that you can learn and practice directly with your own gong at home, which will allow you to develop a relationship with your own gong and optimize your personal set up.
You are stronglly encouraged to purcahse a gong before the first group session, and I will support you in selecting one. Upon signing up for the course, you'll receive a guide and tutorial on all the different types of gongs, where to buy them, and then have time to select and purchase a gong, mallets and stand before the practical part of the training. I will also be available for any questions and to support you in this process.
The first part of the course will then introduce you to the history, theory and science of gong meditation, and includes an overview of playing techniques as well as practice time with the gong. The second part will help you understand how to set up and prepare for a gong bath, how to welcome and take care of guests, how to transition into the gong playing, how to create an enjoyable soundscape, and how to take care of guests and yourself after the session.
To support your leanring, you will receive a handbook as well as access to the recordings from each session.
After having completed the training and reviewed the handbook materials, you should feel confident about the various considerations in setting up and guiding a group gong bath. As a bonus, you will also have an optional 30 minute 1-1 mentoring call after the course to address any personal questions, concerns or other topics you might like to get more guidance on.
Completing the full course in addition to a practical and written assignement will qualify you to receive a Certification from GONG accredited the Complementary Medical Association.
History & Science of Sound Healing
Gong Playing Theory & Technique
Gong Training Registration
Includes group online course, handbook, access to recordings for 6 months after the training, 30 minute 1-1 mentor call with Selma to take place within 3 months of the training, support in selecting a gong, and digital certification. A print certification can be ordered for £25.£600.00