Sound Healing and Harp Therapy FAQS

Answers to commonly asked questions about individual Sound Healing and Harp Therapy sessions.

Online Sessions

Does online Sound Healing/Harp Therapy Work?

Yes. Initially, I was sceptical too, but having participated in online sound healing sessions both as practitioner and recipient, I can say for certain that it can be more or less as effective as an in person treatment. Despite not being in the same room, you are still able to receive the sound vibrations and the healing intention behind them. In some ways, an online session can be an advantage: you can prepare yourself in your own way and take things at your own speed afterwards, without having to negotiate travel to and from the appointment. Of course, one great advantage is that you can benefit from sound healing or harp therapy wherever you are in the world.

What If there are connectivity issues?

I will ask you for a telephone number that I can contact you on. That way, if we lose internet connection we can remain in contact and you will not be left unsupported. If the session is not viable due to connection issues – your end or mine – I will provide a full refund.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?

You are invited to prepare your space so that you are as comfortable as possible – on a bed, on a mat on the floor, or on a chair, as you wish. Don’t forget a blanket, pillows/cushions and an eye mask, if you would like to use one. Its good to wear loose clothes for comfort and layers are advised because body temperature can fluctuate during a treatment. Dim the lights and have some water handy.

You may want to set your phone to silent – unless we lose internet connection –  and ask members of your household not to disturb you. It is a condition of my insurance that I must be able to see you during the treatment, so your camera will need to remain on.

Please avoid a heavy meal and alcohol beforehand.

In person Sessions

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, I am unable to offer in person sessions at this time.

Where is Your Studio?

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

IS YOUR STUDIO ACCESSIBLE?

Sound Healing/Harp Therapy sessions take place at my upstairs studio. 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.

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.

Sound Healing

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.

Harp Therapy

If you have come for a Harp Therapy session, you will be invited to make use of the Ombed: this is a vibroacoustic bed connected to a set of speakers so that the frequencies of the harp are felt in the body. It is a very gentle and subtle sensation and nothing at all to be concerned about. However, if you would prefer, it is possible to benefit from Harp Therapy without using the vibroacoustic features of the Ombed. If this is the case, I still recommend that you lie on the disconnected Ombed for your session, as it is extremely comfortable! But, of course, if you would prefer to sit, just let me know before your session.

Reiki Drum

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

Online and In person sessions

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY SESSION?

At the start we will talk about what brought you for Sound Healing or Harp Therapy 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 a Sound Healing/Harp Therapy session. Simply bathe in the sound and allow it to do its work for you on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

Sound healing

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.

Harp Therapy

You will hear a range of music on the harp. You may also hear other supporting instruments, including singing bowls, bells, chimes, strings, flutes and voice.

CAN GONGS, HARP THERAPY AND/OR 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 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 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/HARP THERAPY 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 and Harp Therapy are 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, Epilepsy, Psychosis, Osteoporosis, Acute Injury/Internal Bleeding, Stroke, Thrombosis, 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 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.

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/Harp Therapy treatment from me. For online clients, I will email this to you beforehand. 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 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.

WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?

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

Live Sessions only: 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?

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.