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Good Vibrations – Meditation and Sound Therapy

Meditation and Sound Therapy Event
Good Vibrations Meditation and Sound Therapy

 

Good Vibrations  Meditation and Sound Therapy

Presented by Authentic-Life Counseling and Sonic Yogi

September 21,2014

from 2:oo until 3:00’ish

Cost $10 per person

Please leave a comment below to RSVP. Seating is limited.

Please bring a yoga mat or cushion

Meditation and sound therapy are self care practices that can reduce stress, improve concentration, and help turn down the intensity of a racing mind, achieve a deep relaxation and offer a renewed sense of well-being.

Good Vibrations is a meditation class right for individuals with a well established meditation practice, as well as beginners. Following a few minutes of instruction, Tibetan singing bowls will be sounded for 30 minutes. Novice meditators are encouraged to use the relaxing sound of the bowls to support their practice, while experienced meditators can enhance their practice.

Our brainwaves, as well as all sounds, create a frequency which can be measured in “hertz”.  Consequently, sound has the power to affect us not only emotionally, but also to affect our states of consciousness and our brainwaves. The  frequency and vibration of the Tibetan singing bowls can affect the way we think and feel  and enhance our meditation practice. Most of the music we are exposed to is within an international standard for frequencies, but there are many other frequencies that we are not exposed to on a daily basis that can have a profound and beneficial impact on us both mentally and physically.

Come and join us. Do something good for you.

 

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Tame Your Brain, Open Your Heart – A Meditation Event

Meditation and Sound Therapy Event
Calm Your Brain and Open Your Heart

Tame Your Brain, Open Your Heart:

Strategies for Releasing Stress and Inviting Joy

Authentic-Life Counseling is pleased to offer a Meditation class on Sunday, August 17th at 2:00 pm. Sound therapy will be provided by Sonic Yogi to enhance your meditation practice.

DUE TO LIMITED SEATING RSVP’S ARE NEEDED. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND 

 

What Do I Need?  An open mind, a yoga mat, and/or a meditation cushion

How Long Will It Last?  Approximately 45 minutes.

What is the Cost?  There is no cost. However, offerings will be accepted to offset cost

What if I do not know how to meditate? This is the perfect event for the novice meditator or those with an established practice. Following a few minutes of instruction, Tibetan singing bowls will be sounded for 30 minutes. Novice meditators are encouraged to use the relaxing sound of the bowls to support their meditation practice, while experienced meditators can enhance their practice.   

Do I have to meditate for 30 minutes?  No. You can meditate as long as you would like. After 5 or 10 minutes of sitting meditation if you would like, relax on your mat, and let the relaxing vibration of the Tibetan singing bowls wash over you.

 How can Sound Therapy and Meditation help you?

Fast achievement of deep relaxation.

Gentle massage through sound and vibration.

Relief of tensions in the mind and body.

Reinforcement of self-healing forces.

Renewed sense of well-being.

Silencing mind chatter and connecting to inner stillness.

Improved sleep

 

We live in a world of sound! Everyone likes music, and for good reason. Music is food for our soul. Not all music and sound is created equal, however. Come and learn how frequency and vibration can affect the way we think and feel. Our brainwaves and our thoughts themselves create

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Meditation Class with Sound Therapy

Meditation with Sound Therapy July 13th  Offered by Authentic-Life Counseling and SonicYogi
Meditation with Sound Therapy
July 13th
Offered by Authentic-Life Counseling and SonicYogi

Meditation with Sound Therapy

an event for mental restoration

Authentic-Life Counseling and Sonic-Yogi  are pleased to offer a Meditation with Sound Therapy event on July 13th at 2:00 pm.

Location?  3444 Club Drive Lawrenceville GA

What Do I Need? An open mind, a yoga mat, and/or a meditation cushion

How Long Will It Last? Approximately 45 minutes.

What is the Cost?  There is no cost. However, offerings will be accepted to offset cost

What if I do not know how to meditate? This is the perfect event for the novice meditator or those with an established practice. Following a few minutes of instruction, Tibetan singing bowls will be sounded for 30 minutes. Novice meditators are encouraged to use the relaxing sound of the bowls to support their meditation practice, while experienced meditators can enhance their practice.    

Do I have to meditate for 30 minutes?  No. You can meditate as long as you would like. After 5 or 10 minutes of sitting meditation if you would like, relax on your mat, and let the relaxing vibration of the Tibetan singing bowls wash over you.

How can Meditation with Sound Therapy help you? 

Fast achievement of deep relaxation.

Gentle massage through sound and vibration.

Relief of tensions in the mind and body.

Reinforcement of self-healing forces.

Renewed sense of well-being.

Silencing mind chatter and connecting to inner stillness.

Improved sleep 

We live in a world of sound! Everyone likes music, and for good reason. Music is food for our soul. Not all music and sound is created equal, however. Come and learn how frequency and vibration can affect the way we think and feel. Our brainwaves and our thoughts themselves create frequency waves and are measured in “hertz”, just like sound waves.  Sound has the power to affect us not only emotionally, but also to affect our states of consciousness and our brainwaves. Most of the music we are exposed to is within an international standard for frequencies, but there are many other frequencies that we are not exposed to on a daily basis that can have a profound and beneficial impact on us both mentally and physically.

 

 

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Mental Health Wellness

Welcome to my blog

My name is Diane Chrestman, and I am a mental-health counselor, with a private practice in Suwanee GA. I serve individuals and families who are suffering due to emotional and cognitive difficulties, trauma and complicated relationships. My intentions are for the comments, observations and ideas that are shared in this blog to move us all in the direction of peace, joy, and awareness.

Let’s take a look at the statistics

According to the Food and Drug Administration the number of people disabled by a mental health illness has doubled since 1987. In 2007, it is estimated that 1 in every 76 Americans suffers from a mental-health illness. Do we have a mental-health epidemic in our country, community, families? I think that we do.

Mental-health professionals have many different opinions as to the cause of this startling rise in mental health illnesses, and I will likely discuss some of the various hypothesis in future blogs.

Whatever the causes may be, I believe that an equally important facet of the discussion is identifying and promoting prevention measures which help us achieve and maintain mental health wellness. I believe several options are available to us all and that including mental-health wellness activities should become part of our daily health routine.

Promoting good mental health means preventative measures

Prevention measures can be simple and inexpensive. One of the most important steps we can take is to make a commitment to our mental-health. We make jokes about needing a “mental health day” but it seems by the time we make this comment we are at the end of our rope.

Good mental health requires time, be patient

I am convinced that if you want to feel emotionally balanced, centered, grounded, and happy, you must routinely attend to your mental health. Being, remaining, or becoming mentally healthy can take time and commitment, just as eating healthy may require a little more time and planning. Committing to your mental health also takes the right amount of effort. One 10 minute attempt at meditation, will probably not realize any long-lasting improvements in concentration abilities.

Another reason to love exercise…

Exercise is another (free) mental health wellness activity which has been linked to relieving depression and insomnia. Meditation is a particularly powerful tool that has been shown to be beneficial in relieving a host of mental health issues such as emotional regulation, reducing anxiety and panic symptoms, and improving concentration. Making time to be with the people we love is also good for our mental health.

Or get creative

Expressing yourself in a creative manner is immensely therapeutic. Try picking up a sketch pad, paintbrush or even arranging flowers, sticks or whatever you can find outside. Try something!! Make a conscious effort and commitment to do something today, the rest of the week, the rest of the month.

But in the end, the first step is commitment

Take care for your mental health. To deepen the experience, make your intentions conscious. Say to yourself that you are making a commitment to (fill in the blank – exercise, meditate, be creative etc) because you are important and committed to your mental health. Let’s do it!! (I feel inspired just writing about it).

With blessings – diane

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