Bringing People Together
Invite Ben to facilitate Sound Healing Journeywork at your Retreat or Special Event
Ben will join you to facilitate Sound Healing Journeywork and community building exercises as the main event, or as part of a longer event/retreat.
For Longer Events and Retreats:
This is the perfect way to kick off your event/retreat in a way that allows the group to come together under Ben's guidance, to build a sense of trust and openness that will last the whole of your event,
OR to strengthen the trust and togetherness already being fostered within a group that has been together for several hours or several days already,
OR as a grand finale, the perfect way to bring a special event to a big finish!
Experiencing Ben's work in a private event or a retreat setting is always a wonderful experience. Ben greatly enjoys the opportunity to work with people in these more intimate settings which often comes with the opportunity to help to build a sense of community by bringing people together in a truly unique way, and to help deepen the sense of intimacy within a group. The more comfort we have when coming together at these types of soul awakening events, the deeper we are able to go...this is so important.
Following the community building exercises we will delve in deep with the sound work, in which Ben utilizes voice, quartz crystal singing bowls, solfeggio tubes, drums, tuning forks, toning/chanting, and various other sound tools to guide the participant to states of consciousness where much healing and releasing can occur.
After the experience of the sound, which usually last 75-90 minutes, the group is invited to open up and share their experiences. The trust we build together allows for a deeper level of opening up and deeper sharing amongst the group that often lasts well past the end of the event.
Sound Healing Journeywork sessions at your Retreat or Private Event start at $300 per 2 hour session, with an additional travel cost of $50 per hour of car travel. (Special arrangements for longer distance travel can certainly be made as well.)
Longer time slots are also available, talk with Ben to see what will be the perfect set up for your group.
~ Contact Ben for information about booking him for your private event or retreat~
What does this sound work entail?
Sound allows us to calm our minds and turn inwards with a potency that, for many, no other medium seems to have. This internal depth allows us access to non-ordinary states of consciousness and allows for access to different aspects of ourselves that are less bound by the beliefs that we've formed. When we can get past the part of our mind where our beliefs about this world form our experience of this world, we access other parts of ourselves that are unbound by these belief systems.
We are each powerful creators. In the right state of mind, we each have the ability to take away our own pain, to reduce our stress levels, to heal ourselves physically and emotionally, to intuitively access information about ourselves and the world, to journey to other realms, and countless other extra-ordinary benefits. Sound is a vehicle that has been used for accessing these non-ordinary states of consciousness by many peoples for many millennia.
In my work I currently use mostly voice and crystal singing bowls to create the sound to journey with. The bowls are played as a drone to accompany my voice. (More on drones here.) Working with a drone helps to 'soften the mind' so to say, to release yourself from your ordinary active mind state. The other important sonic aspect of these sound journeys is voice. What I've found is that I can use my voice to feel energetic blocks and to move stuck energy back into a state of flow. I'm aware that is a bit vague, it's difficult to explain exactly how this works, or how this feels from my own perspective, let alone yours. I've studied reiki for a while, the use of my voice in this sound work (to me) seems similar to reiki, but this work with sound is a far more potent medium for me in my own practice.
I especially enjoy working with groups because in a group situation we utilize the group energy to amplify the effects of this work. This is why I always start Sound Healing Journeywork workshops with some small activities to bring the group together and to activate the flow of the group's energy into a state that is flowing smoothly together. These group activities generally consist of simple introductions and a bit of group toning. I'm always amazed at how opening it can be to just simply introduce yourself to a group and use your voice to move a bit of air and a bit of energy.
Everyone's experience is different in this work. There is no right or wrong experience that you can have. Some people experience amazing visions, some people experience deep cathartic release and a lot of tears, some people experience visitations from passed loved ones, some people experience lost time and Satchidananda...pure bliss consciousness, while others experience nothing more than a pleasant and relaxing meditation.
One thing is for sure, no two of these sessions are ever the same, I'm always surprised by what comes up. Experiencing this for yourself is the only way to find out what it will be for you.