A Musical Approach to Well-Being
Evelyn Ward de Roo is a contemplative musician/soundwork practitioner in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. Soundwork offers a non-invasive and meditative way to promote well-being. In a nurturing space, music can support the healing journey, opening us to new personal insights and helping us gain new prespectives towards spiritual growth.
What to expect during a soundwork session?
Ev uses a variety of vocal sounds and instruments to create a live improvisational soundscape. A treatment is a simple yet profound experience. Lie fully clothed on a massage table, close your eyes and be surrounded by a blanket of instrumental and vocal sound. You are invited to listen deeply. The improvisational music happens around and over you with the sole intent of having you experience a personal and significant response.
Think of it as a sonic tonic that helps you connect deeply and soulfully with your inner, healing resources and which allows you to explore your personal life journey through the presence and beauty of sound. Often you will enter a deep state of awareness during which you may be able to discern key patterns and clues to impact decision-making.
Something special happens when a soundwork practitioner interacts with a client, something that doesn’t happen when simply listening to recorded music. Firstly, the vibrations are present and fuller and secondly, a trained practitioner can be responsive to the changing moods of the listener, can adapt to an individual’s needs in the moment and, most importantly, can create an atmosphere of loving kindness.
A relaxed state of peace, calm and comfort, decreased anxiety and grief. Clients report relief of stress, release of tension and awakened creativity. Consider a session as deep meditation, like a “sound” massage or a visioning experience. The latest research indicates that sound vibration helps to synchronize the right and left brain hemispheres producing relaxation responses such as lower heart rate, deep breathing and lower blood pressure.
Sometimes it provides a therapeutic context to befriend inner conflicts, wounds or energies that have been exiled. At times, soundwork can help you manage psychological or spiritual challenges during an illness. Testimonials.
$60-$80 suggested / per session
SONIC DREAMING, SOUND JOURNEYS
Facilitation of sonic journeys, drumming and soundscapes is available to groups for specific events, such as opening and closing ceremonies for retreats, workshops, wellness seminars or other community building opportunities.
SOUNDWORK and END OF LIFE CARE
Evelyn offers musical vigils at the bedside which are very beneficial for both the patient and loved ones. Please see this page.
Evelyn fashioned a “Soundwork as Soulwork” philosophy into her practice as a result of studying with Gary Diggins and David Darling - Music for People. She has also been influenced by Chloe Goodchild’s Naked Voice teaching.
…Soundwork can help prepare the appropriate setting in the heart and cultivate a good garden where reverie, gratitude, or spiritual communion can take root. Sound is like a sonic tonic, it’s good medicine - Gary Diggins
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