‘To grow and flourish through sound’ is Sonja Gundry’s mantra. She is a qualified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner, member of the Therapeutic Sound Association (TSA) and one of the teaching team who trains sound therapists at The British Academy of Sound Therapy.
‘I fell in love with gong sound at the age of 10,’ she says. But it wasn’t until she developed cancer that she came to her vocation. ‘While receiving chemotherapy I found myself reflecting on my life situation. Listening to my taped sounds or music through headphones would place me in my own space. Discovering this made me feel so much better – I became more relaxed, open and lighter.
‘My journey through sound has been a life-changing experience – feeling growth, flourishing and the potential for change.’ Now she shares that experience with others through her sound baths and 121 sound therapy through her practice, Sound for Healthy Being. She uses a combination of different instruments at a sound bath or treatment:
- Himalayan bowls (harmonic warmth)
- Crystal bowls (nurturing)
- Gongs (majestic and bold)