I work primarily as a Sound healing practitioner, working with tuning forks, gongs, crystal bowls and other instruments. And I also have long experience and am fully trained in other very effective healing approaches.
My name is Avalon de Cosme and I am an experienced and fully qualified sound healing practitioner and therapist. I work in a comfortable studio close to the centre of Oxford. I also visit clients in their home for all healing modalities, including sound, Reiki, EFT and Reflexology.
Sound therapy can be helpful for many conditions especially those originating from stress. Chronic stress is considered to contribute to 80% of today's illnesses and yet it has become the normal state of being for most people. When we live in an anxious and vigilant condition (exacerbated by modern life with its increasing demands), our body and mind never have a chance to revitalize. We feel more and more wiped out and our immune system deteriorates.
However, learning to relax is not always easy. Our busy minds agitate away leading to frustration at ever being able to truly let go and find peace. Outer conditions can increase feelings of anxiety and depression.
The beauty of sound therapy is that the full-body effects of the overtones and harmonics of the instruments bring the client into a profoundly relaxed and semi-hypnotic state or trance. This is a deep and refreshing place where self-healing and renewal begins. Reiki can be added at the end of a session.
The depth of relaxation which is induced and changes in brainwaves can also lead the client from gentle semi-hypnosis into an almost dreamlike state. Clients usually emerge from a sound session remarking that they have never felt so relaxed and refreshed.
Reiki, Reflexology and EFT are also very good ways to induce letting go and Reflexology in particular can be very effective in addressing physical symptoms.
My practice includes Gong & Sound Baths, where powerful gongs and other instruments are played for more than an hour in a private or public setting. The experience is unforgettable and profoundly moving and can lead to spiritually-transformative and out-of-body experiences. I work with individuals or couples in my Oxford sound studio where I have some beautiful large gongs and also offer Gong & Sound Baths by invitation for larger groups in settings such as spas and yoga rooms.