More about me
Thanks for getting this far! I appreciate the time you have taken to find out more about me and most importantly, more about how you can help yourself.
My name is Craig and I am a certified and insured Sound Therapy Practitioner. My role is to help create a setting that guides you to a state that your body can work through what it needs to – you are the healer. Our bodies are amazing in so many ways but sometimes we come ‘out of tune’ and they just need a little help to get back on track.
My journey in sound is long but boy have I learnt a lot! Growing up in Malta, I began playing drums in bands when I was 14. Spanning over a decade, my musical experiences were vast – I travelled various countries, performed an uncountable amount of shows and most importantly, connected with many beautiful people. Percussion also played part in my experience and along my journey, the Handpan made it’s way to me.
The Handpan welcomed me to much calmer realms. One of introspect and self growth – this lead me to discover sound in therapy as a tool to help others. I decided to study this in 2020 and here I am, helping others!
My offering consists of Crystal & Metal Himalayan singing bowls, chimes, tuning forks and the Handpan. One day there most certainly shall be a gong or two but for now, me and my bowls look forward to welcoming you.
More about Sound Therapy
Sound is a wonderful thing and for those who have never experienced it before, you may have a few questions.
I’ve prepared the below to explain more about sound and how we benefit from it. Should you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me through my contact page.
What is Sound Therapy?
Everything has a resonant frequency – think of our early school days when we learnt about how everything is made up of vibrating particles. Well, so are we and each part of our body as well as the tools we use have a resonant frequency. Resonance is the reason that sound works as it does and when we strike a bowl we are releasing the mechanical energy that is vibration which creates a sympathetic reaction within our physical body.
We are working with energy blockages in the body that have an overarching affect on us emotionally and mentally. While I talk a lot about sound, we are actually celebrating silence. We are taking you from busy to calm, to quiet and what happens when things are really quiet? We access presence and establish acceptance, peace – a concept that is likely recognised by those who also meditate.
Why use it?
Life nowadays can be very busy and full of surprises. While we are capable of many amazing things, proper restorative rest and aids to help us on our journey should not be under estimated. Lifestyles, workloads, unfortunate events or traumas, illnesses, stresses or injuries can all lead to dis-ease in us or to us becoming ‘out of tune’. Sound helps us re-tune.
On a physical level, the sympathetic reaction created promotes restructuring and rejuvenation on a cellular level. It also creates liquid purification and don’t forget, we are made up of approx 60-70% of liquids. This stimulates red blood cells and it also strengthens the immune system by increasing our Nitric oxide circulation cycle time in our bodies. On a mental level, sound is our link to presence and exercising being present in the moment leads to creating acceptance. The more acceptance we create, the more we cultivate peace of mind. Emotionally, if our mental side is in check, the bridge between heart and mind is in a good state for our emotional side to follow.
Benefits from sound include:
- Headaches & tension relief
- Pain relief
- Balance improvement
- Chronic tiredness relief
- Tightness in chest relief
- Increased levels of energy
- Unclarity / Fog dissipation
- Increased motivation
- Improved mind set
- Improved attention span
- Improved patience
- Improved focus
- Confidence increase
- Anxiety relief
- Ability to relax
- General mood
- Improved expression
Who is it for?
Whether you are immediately suffering from a specific physical, mental or emotional pain / hardship, wish to work further on yourself or create space for sound in your self care routine, sound therapy is open to nearly everyone of all ages, with a few exceptions. I cannot treat you if you have a pacemaker or are currently pregnant.
How often should i do this?
There is no harmful amount that one can be exposed to such sounds. I offer monthly group sound meditations and days for individual sessions. How often would you like to feel good?
Where does this happen?
Currently I practice from the Reema Physio and Wellness studio in North West London and the Jamyang London Buddhist Centre in Kennington. You can find more info about that on my contact page. I also offer on location sessions which are quoted upon enquiry.