IN PERSON SOUND HEALING INFORMATION

Where is Your Studio?

High Wycombe (HP13 7QR), Buckinghamshire, England.

IS YOUR STUDIO ACCESSIBLE?

My studio is up a single flight of stairs. If this would be inaccessible to you, please consider booking an online treatment.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?

Please wear loose clothing and avoid a heavy meal and alcohol beforehand. You do not need to bring anything with you. Bedding, blankets and refreshments will be provided, but if you wish to use an eye mask, you may like to bring your own.

To facilitate as relaxed a state as possible, you are invited to lie down on the comfortable bedding provided. However, if you would prefer to be seated, that is absolutely fine, just let me know in advance.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY SESSION?

At the start we will talk about what brought you for your treatment and your hopes for the session. You may set an intention if you wish. I will answer any questions you may have and make sure that you are comfortable.

You are not expected to do anything during the session. Simply bathe in the sound and allow it to do its work for you on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

You will hear a range of instruments, which may include voice and other instruments, such as harp, gongs, singing bowls, bells, chimes, strings and flutes. After the voice and instruments have stopped, there will be a period of silence before you are brought back again with grounding vocal or nature sounds.

HOW LONG WIll my SESSION BE?

A typical session lasts for approximately 60-75 minutes, depending on how much pre-treatment discussion is needed. Ideally, please schedule 90 minutes in total, to allow for recovery/processing time after the session, if needed. If you have less time than this, please let me know at the start of the session.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY SESSION?

Afterwards, you may feel relaxed, refreshed and re-energised. It is possible that you will experience a lessening of physical pain and tension, or you may receive insights into things that are concerning you. It is likely that you will feel different in some way. Occasionally, you may feel worse before you feel better. This is quite normal and it is actually desirable, because it is a result of the sound triggering a detoxification process. It will only be temporary. If this happens to you, please drink plenty of water, rest and be kind to yourself. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to discuss your reaction to the sound healing treatment.

WILL SOUND HEALING CURE ME OF A SPECIFIC CONDITION?

Sound healers do not diagnose or treat specific conditions and no set outcome can be guaranteed. Rather, we treat the whole person, addressing causes of dis-ease on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Sound healing is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.

ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS?

If you have any of the following conditions, please mention this at the time of booking. We can then discuss what form of treatment would be appropriate for you:

Ménière’s Disease, Tinnitus, Hyperacusis (Sensitivity to Sound), Epilepsy, Psychosis, Osteoporosis, Acute Injury/Internal Bleeding, Cancer, Stroke, Thrombosis, Hepatitis, Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High or Low Blood Pressure.

Please also let me know in advance if you are fitted with a pacemaker or have any metal implants, pins or bindings, if you are taking Warfarin, or if you are or might be pregnant.

If you have recently had surgery, it is advisable to wait for 2-3 months before having sound healing.

If in doubt, please speak to your general or specialist medical practitioner for advice.

DO I NEED TO SIGN ANYTHING?

I will ask you to fill out a new client information sheet and sign to say that you agree to have a treatment from me. I will email this to you in advance for you to see. You are free to fill it out before your session, print and bring it with you, or fill out a copy before your session. I also need to ask you to sign a consent form which will allow me to securely store this form in line with GDPR regulations. For more information see my Privacy Notice.

WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?

I am a Certified Healthcare Musician and qualified as both a Sound Healer with the Voice and as a Gong Practitioner. I am a full member of the College of Sound Healing. To gain my both Sound Healing with the Voice and Gong Practitioner certification, I underwent a year’s intensive training each, which included 60 hours of tuition, ongoing assessment, 36 case studies, an extended essay and a written exam. To gain my Healthcare Musician certification, my four years of training involved 180 hours of theoretical study, a 45 hour practicum and the completion of a research project. I am also a qualified Reiki Drum Practitioner.

I am fully insured to practice as a Gong Practitioner, Sound Healer with the Voice, Healthcare Musician and Reiki Drum Practitioner.

WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?

Payment is normally due in advance. I accept BACS transfers and payment through PayPal. I will provide details via email upon booking.

I also accept cash on the day. Please let me know in advance if you intend to pay with cash.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Bookings may be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Bookings may be rescheduled twice up to 24 hours in advance. After the second reschedule, full payment is incurred. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours incur full payment.

HOW DO I BOOK MY TREATMENT SESSION?

Call me on 01494 440356, send me an email at paula@paulatait.com or fill in the form on the contact page.

I HAVE AN UNANSWERED QUESTION

If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch and ask.