Sound Healing Frequently Asked Questions

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR SOUND HEALING?

Choose loose clothing and avoid having a heavy meal and alcohol beforehand.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You do not need to bring anything with you. Bedding, blankets and refreshments will be provided.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT BEFORE MY SOUND HEALING SESSION?

When you arrive, we will talk about what brought you for Sound Healing 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.

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 Sound Healing treatment from me. I will also 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 SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY SOUND HEALING SESSION?

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. If you have come for a Reiki Drum treatment, you will be asked to lie on the treatment couch. Again, if you prefer to be seated, let me know.

You are not expected to do anything during the Sound Healing 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 will include gongs and other instruments, such as singing bowls, bells, chimes, strings, flutes and voice. After the gongs and instruments have stopped, there will also be a period of silence before you are brought back again with grounding nature sounds.

See the Reiki Drum page for specific information about this treatment.

CAN GONGS AND REIKI DRUM BE COMBINED IN A SINGLE TREATMENT?

Yes. However, it has been my experience that this can end up as too much of a good thing. If you are interested in combining treatments, its best to discuss with me first and we can come up something to suit you.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER SOUND HEALING?

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 is a result of the sound triggering a detoxification process. 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 Sound Healing would be appropriate for you:

Ménière’s Disease, Tinnitus, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia/Psychosis or Severe Osteoporosis.

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 an operation, 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.

WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?

I am a qualified Gong Practitioner and member of the College of Sound Healing. To gain my Gong Practitioner certification, I underwent a year’s intensive training, which included 60 hours of tuition, ongoing assessment, 36 case studies, an essay and a written exam. I am also a qualified Reiki Drum Practitioner.

I am fully insured to practice as a gong practitioner, Reiki drum practitioner and sound healer.

IS YOUR STUDIO ACCESSIBLE?

Sound Healing sessions take place at my upstairs studio in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. If you cannot manage stairs, given notice, I can set up a reduced studio downstairs. Please note that the downstairs studio would not be suitable for dog allergy sufferers.

WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You are welcome to pay with a BACS transfer in advance (please contact me for bank details) or cash on the day.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

I accept cancellations up to 24 hours in advance. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours incur full payment.

HOW DO I BOOK MY SOUND HEALING 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.