Although we believe that everyone and anyone can benefit from being immersed in the healing frequencies of the gong, we offer three focused programs: Cancer Wellness, Stress Reduction and Community Outreach.
cancer wellness program (CWP)
The CWP is focused on providing events to those fighting cancer and their support group. Currently we are working with Cancer Lifeline in Seattle, WA, who coordinates events at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, WA, and EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, WA and Northwest Hospital in Seattle WA to perform one-time, and on-going gong immersions.
Our next Cancer Wellness Event is Saturday April 20th at 3:00pm at Northwest Hospital in Seattle. Find out more here.
We are also in discussions with several agencies to host 3, 5 and 10 day gong immersions.
I went to my first gong bath about a month after starting intense, weekly chemotherapy for metastatic bone cancer. The cancer diagnosis had taken everyone by surprise, since I had no outward symptoms (only a nasty and unrelated infection). With all the medical prodding and poking through test after test to determine the source of the cancer, I needed some sense of personal initiative in my healing, so I started to research alternative therapies. I had never heard of a gong bath, even though I have been involved in music and art most of my life.
That first experience was positively overwhelming. I drifted in and out of a dream-like consciousness, and about halfway through the bath, the vibrations of the gongs seemed to excite my entire body—everything was tingling. I focused on pushing the cancer away, and it felt like the vibrations surged through my bones and exited through my feet!
That was almost a year ago. The cancer has receded so much that I have my life back again, and am on a much gentler course of chemotherapy. Although my cancer will never be “cured” (short of a new technology), I consider the gong bath experience instrumental to my overall well-being (no pun intended).
Thanks, Wayne and Beneficial Sound!
stress reduction program (SRP)
The SRP is designed to assist those individuals who are afflicted with stress and trauma. The program is led by Katie Stickney, MA, LMHC (in Seattle, WA) and by Claudia Weber, Clinical Trauma Professional (in Portland, OR) and works closely with counselors, therapists and psychologists in the stress/trauma field to promote events.
We are currently offering monthly SRP events at Two Dog Yoga in Seattle. The 90-minute event includes a 45 -minute gong bath meditation. Before the event, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Katie Stickney will discuss how stressful and traumatic events impact the body. Post-event, she will moderate an optional group conversation - participants can share thoughts, feelings, or questions that arose during the experience.
Next Stress Reduction event is Sunday February 17th at 6:00pm at Two Dog Yoga in Seattle. Find out more here.
community outreach program (COP)
The majority of our events fall under the COP. The COP promotes Gong Bath Meditations and Workshops to numerous groups throughout the greater Seattle, WA and Portland, OR areas.
Currently, the COP focuses on engagements at addiction/recovery centers, Yoga and wellness centers, educational institutions as well as the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord.