Meet some of our instructors: Craig Rogerson

Craig Rogerson every Sunday is hosting at Jamyang Sound Bath sessions. In this interview, we discover more about him an the Sound Therapy.

Craig is a certified and insured Sound Therapy Practitioner that is running his practice ‘Soundworks’.

Craig is passionate about the use of sound in helping us navigate our journeys, feeling better, creating spaces that allow us to work through whatever we may need to. We are the healer and sometimes we just need a little help!

His journey with sound has been a long one. Growing up in Malta, he began playing the drums in bands when he was 14. Spanning over a decade, his musical experience is vast – he traveled to various countries, performed an uncountable number of shows, and most importantly, connected with many beautiful people. Percussion also played a part in his experience and along his journey, the Handpan made its way to him.

The Handpan welcomed him into much calmer realms of introspection and self-growth. This lead him to discover sound 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, my bowls and I look forward to welcoming you. If you would like to find out more, please head to my website at www.welcometosoundworks.com and if you have a question, please do get in touch.”

 

What is Sound Therapy? 

Sound in therapy is such a wonderful practice that has many benefits! Working with resonance, we use tools such as Metal Himalayan Singing bowls or Crystal Singing bowls to help us reach a state beyond relaxation, a therapeutic state. It is here that the body is truly able to rest, rejuvenate and restore. I offer Individual Sound Therapy and Group Sound meditations which is also sometimes referred to as a ‘Sound Bath’.

The benefits

In short, I like to say that sound helps us ‘re-tune’. Sometimes life can be very busy and full of surprises. Lifestyles, workloads, unfortunate events, traumas, illnesses, stresses or injuries can all lead to dis-ease in us or to us becoming ‘out of tune’.  Sound is a fantastic tool that is becoming more popular in people’s wellness journeys. Work with singing bowls can be detoxing, balancing, de-stressing, and uplifting. It is a great way to refresh and reset so whether there is deeper work to do or a moment of relaxation is in order, there are many benefits that we enjoy from sound.

On a physical level, we see cellular rejuvenation and restructuring, liquid purification, and immune system strengthening via our nitric oxide cycle time being quickened.

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.

A few benefits we enjoy from sound:
  • Physical: Headache & tension relief, pain relief, balance improvement, chronic tiredness relief, tightness in chest relief, increased levels of energy.
  • Mental: Unclarity, fog dissipation, increased motivation, improved mindset, improved attention span, improved patience, improved focus.
  • Emotional: Confidence increase, Anxiety relief, relaxation, general mood improvement, improved expression.

What can you expect? 

While I focus on Individual one-on-one treatments, I also enjoy hosting regular Group Sound Meditations across London.

Individual Sound Therapy Treatments

During a one on one session, the individual is welcomed to a comfortable, safe space where we understand and set intentions before embarking on a deep, relaxing treatment. This session is completely tailored to address whatever is present with the patient. Whilst laying down comfortably, I use a variety of metal singing bowls surrounding the body to guide them to a therapeutic state. Stimulating frequencies create sympathetic reactions and this is where working through any blockages is able to happen.

Group Sound Meditations

Also known as ‘Sound Baths’ these group sessions are a fantastic introduction to sound. Laying down with your eyes closed, you enjoy experiencing the sounds and vibrations of both metal and crystal Himalayan singing bowls, with the addition of chimes and the beautiful sounds of the Handpan. You are free to relax your mind and drift away to wherever the sound may take you. A great way to slow down and relax.