I have been engaged since 2015 in gong therapy and gong sound healing research. My method of working with the gong involves combining gong sound healing with the transformational practices that I have been teaching for over 20 years.
It is the consciousness of both the client and healing practitioner that supports the depth of healing in the session.
The healing results I have witnessed in my ongoing gong sound healing research is remarkable. What is most exciting to me is the potential for regular individuals to buy a gong for self-healing at home, in addition to working with healing practitioners that use the gong in an integrative context with other modalities such as reiki, massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, counseling, and shamanic practices etc.
*Gongs made of alpaca or ‘German silver’ are very resonant, and excellent for healing OR the less expensive Chau gong. Recommended size: 28″ and up, with 32″ or larger offering greater ease of playing, particularly if you are a healing practitioner and working with others as part of your business.
My book Gong Consciousness: Self-Healing Through the Power of Sound can help any willing individual buy and use a gong for healing in the home, the workplace environment, and for healing practitioners using other modalities.
Here are some of the issues treated with gong sound healing in the research section of my book: anxiety, depression, a range of emotional issues, eating disorder, ovarian cysts and tumour, fibro-fatty nodules, lumps from varicose veins, addictions, stress, sciatica, carpal tunnel, insomnia, physical pain, injury and inflammation, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, hearing and eyesight problems, and more.
Obviously in my work as a therapist over many years, my emphasis has been helping people with emotional and psychological issues, and spiritual awareness. What was most interesting with my gong research was the physical changes I observed. The gong sound wave infusion into the body is physical because sound waves are physical and also effect cellular change.
”My work has involved facilitating positive change at the emotional, psychological and spiritual levels of human expression. Being witness to what the gong can also do at the physical level is astounding to me, as I immediately see how it puts so much healing potential into the hands of any willing individual who might want to get one for self-healing at home.Jain
Gong Consciousness: Self-healing Through the Power of Sound includes this research and how I use the transformational practices with the gong for personal growth and healing. The book can help get anyone with no prior knowledge of healing get up and running with a gong in the home, workplace or in a clinical healing environment, and get results with it.
The Ancient Gong
It is believed that the gong has been around for several thousand years. It originated in China and spread throughout Southeast Asia. It was used to communicate at great distances, was acknowledged for its natural healing powers, and has been used as a ceremonial tool to mark auspicious occasions. Today, it’s emphasis is around gong sound healing, gong with yoga and bodywork practices, and gong performance/concerts.
For healing purposes, I recommend a gong no less than 28”. However, at 32” or larger, the gong becomes much more powerful and enjoyable to play – for those who are serious about gong sound healing in the home, workplace and for healing practitioners. For focused gong sound healing therapy I recommend gongs from the Planetary Series and other tuned gongs, as well as Symphonic Gongs, Sound Creation Gongs (all of these made from an alloy known as alpaca silver), and the less expensive Chau Gong (made with an alloy of cast bronze, copper, and iron).
Gong-maker and sound healing practitioner from Uruguay, Gustavo Martinez, was kind enough to allow me to use some of his beautiful art/healing gongs on this website. He became interested in sound healing to help his son, who has autism. Gustavo has been working with metal for many years and was drawn to applying his expertise, and study of art and design, to making high-quality gongs. As an artist he was drawn to working with alpaca silver as well as iron for crafting gongs that look and sound beautiful.
”My introduction to sound healing began with Tibetan bowls, then I discovered the gongs and their unique healing properties. In my country Uruguay at the time, the gongs were not readily available, and were quite expensive to buy and import. My knowledge of metals and creative spirit led me to make gongs that are beautiful to look at and pleasing to experience. Today I make gongs with four types of metals, with different techniques.Gustavo Martinez