Sound Healing and Art Therapy
Experience the deep and healing frequencies of a Sound Healing Session
Jo is a qualified Graphic Designer, certified Sound Healing Practitioner, mBit Coach and Equine Therapy Facilitator.
Jo offers a range of one on one healing sessions with her equine friends that incorporate Mindfulness, Self-Development, Sound Healing and Art Therapy.
How does Sound Healing work?
Sound has been utilized in various cultures around the world for thousands of years as a tool for healing. The various techniques and frequencies all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
This same concept is utilized in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound it’s the frequency that is the agent which influences the shift.
When sound waves reach our ears, they are converted into electrical signals that travel up the auditory nerve into the auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes sound. Once sound waves reach our brains, they trigger responses in our bodies.
This process alters our emotions, releases hormones, and triggers certain impulses.
Art therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being.
It may surprise you to learn that art can be an effective tool in mental health treatment. “Art Therapy” utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellness. The goal of art therapy is to utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills.
Techniques used in art therapy can include drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting, or collage. As clients create art, they may analyze what they have made and how it makes them feel. Through exploring their art, people can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
People do not need to have artistic ability or special talent to participate in art therapy, and people of all ages including children, teens, and adults can benefit from it. Some research suggests that just the presence of art can play a part in boosting mental health.3
Classes and programs at Holistic Equitation:
- Equine Facilitated Learning for Children/Teens on the spectrum
- Sound Therapy – with or without horses
- Mindfulness with horses to find peace and reduce stress
- Three brain integration and coherence training.
- Equine Therapy with women looking to improve their boundaries, leadership and assertiveness
- Equine Empowerment and Leadership with Youth Justice
- Equine Relationship and reflection with individuals
- Art Therapy
SESSION PRICES AND FAQs
Lessons start at $75 /hr for one on one sessions and $65/hr per person, for NDIS qualifiers.
Two hour sessions are $130
If you have 2 children that you are wanting to bring to our centre at the same time, parent/carer involvement is mandatory to ensure a fun and safe experience as these sessions are delivered by Jo on her own. Cost is $110/hr $85/hr for NDIS qualifiers.
It is always important to manage the expectations of parents and the experience children will have here. Children are not allowed to ride the horses/ponies/donkey and if their emotions are high or behaviours erratic the interaction with the animals will be limited for safety reasons.
We have other activities and modalities that are incorporated into the sessions for those with short attention spans.
We cater for adults, kids and teens and all levels of experience but prefer kids to be over 8 years of age to reap the full benefit.
Clothing and Attire: We recommend long pants, boots, long sleeve shirt and a hat. On warmer days it is also worth bringing your water bottle and sunscreen.
Wheel Chair Access: Due to the experiences being held on the farm and the location of our horse facilities – wheel chair access is limited.
To find out more about Equine and Sound Therapy sessions and the benefits these workshops can have on your group or organisation, please call Jo on 0478 7111 80 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org