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MASHA BENNETT · Derbyshire

GONG BATH MEDITATION

DATE : Approximately 3-4 times per month

TIME : 20:00 to 21:30

COST : £15, some concessions available

VENUE : The Sand & Sound Centre, Wren Nest Business Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8HB

DETAILS : Experience the profound healing and deep relaxation with the sounds of the gongs and other percussion instruments, in this sound meditation with Masha at The Sand & Sound Centre in Glossop, occasionally at other venues.

WHAT TO BRING

Bring something comfortable to lie on (sleeping bag, folded up duvet etc), a blanket and a pillow, so that you can make a cosy "nest" for yourself, which will help you feel relaxed and enjoy the beautiful healing sounds. It helps to have a bottle of water with you, as we need to be well-hydrated, especially after the session, in order to get the full benefits from the healing sounds.

BEFORE AND AFTER

It is best not to have any alcohol or any other mind-altering substances for 24 hours before and 24 hours after the gong bath. Try not to schedule any other appointments or tasks immediately after the gong bath meditation, as it is best to take it easy if you can, since the healing effects continue for some time afterwards.

FEEDBACK

Examples of feedback from previous gong bath participants:

"My first ‘gong bath’ experience - I had no idea what to expect but this was the most special, beautiful and relaxing way to see in the Spring Equinox."

"An amazing out of this world session."

"The most beautiful session to experience with Masha. Deeply relaxing and a great spiritual journey to an improved sense of health, wellbeing and connection. Such gorgeous sounds reverberated through my whole body and filled me with a sense of calm and stillness."

"For me Masha's Gong Bath Meditations have been like a rapid track into a very deep meditative state. I do not experience this depth as soon through other practices. I love it and I will be back."

COVID PRECAUTIONS

Whilst face-to-face events have now resumed, these may have to be cancelled at short notice if local guidelines change. All appropriate safety precautions are in place at the venue.

TO BOOK : Advance booking is essential. Contact Masha by email at masha@practicalhappiness.co.uk

SAND & SOUND MINI RETREAT

DATE : Usually last weekend of the month from June 2021

TIME : Friday 5pm until Sunday 2pm (or Saturday 5pm to Monday 2pm for Bank Holiday weekends)

COST : £199, can be paid in instalments

VENUE : The Sand & Sound Centre, Wren Nest Business Centre, Wren Nest Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8HB

DETAILS : The Sand & Sound Mini Retreats offer an immersive experience into the transformational power of Sandplay and Sound. These weekends are a gentle invitation for you to play, rest, create, feel, relax, cry, laugh, be still, connect with others - but most importantly with yourself - deeply. Small groups of maximum 6 to 8 people.

The mini retreats typically start on Friday evening, and finish Sunday lunchtime (or sometimes, for bank holiday weekends, start on Saturday evening and finish Monday lunchtime).

Please note that these mini-retreats are non-residential, i.e. you will have to find and book your own accommodation in the local area (a list of possible accommodation will be provided).

Dates/times scheduled for 2021:

Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June (FULL)

Friday 23rd July to Sunday 25th July

Saturday 28th August to Monday 30th August

Other dates will be added later in the year

*Mini Retreat Typical Schedule*

(please note this is approximate and may be revised as necessary)

Day 1 (Evening)

5pm - Arrivals, tea/coffee

5.30pm - Start. Introductions

6.00pm - Creating and sharing sandtrays

8pm - Break

8.30pm - Gentle Sound Bath Meditation with Masha

9.15pm - Check-out

9.30pm - Finish

Day 2 (All day including evening)

9am - Arrivals, tea/coffee

9.30am - Check-in

9.45am - Creating and sharing sandtrays

11.15am - Tea Break

11.30am - Drumming Circle (possibly outdoors, weather permitting)

12.30am - Long Lunch break (2 hours)

2.30pm - Creating and sharing sandtrays

4.00pm - Tea Break

4.15pm - Working with Clay

6.00pm - Long Dinner Break (2 hours)

8.00pm - Gong Bath Meditation with Masha

9.15pm - Checkout

9.30pm - Finish

Day 3 (Morning to early afternoon)

9am - Arrivals, tea/coffee

9.30am - Check-in

9.45am - Chants & Mantras

11.15am - Tea Break

11.30am - Creating and Sharing Sandtrays

1.00pm - Creating a Sound Meditation together as a group

1.30pm - Feedback and Check-out

2.00pm - Finish and good byes

*Mini Retreat Costs*

The normal cost of these mini-retreats £225 per person, but in 2021 I will be offering them at a reduced rate of £199, which can be payable in instalments. A deposit of £60 reserves your place.

Included in the cost: Light refreshments throughout the weekeend - please inform Masha of any special dietary requirements at least two weeks before the retreat date. Main meals are not provided - please bring your own packed lunch or you can buy food at local shops and cafes nearby.

*Location*

Glossop is a town in North Derbyshire on the edge of Peak Distric, approximately 35 minutes on the train from the centre of Manchester (between 30min and 1 hour+ drive depending on traffic), about 45 min drive from Sheffield, 1 hour from Leeds.

If you arrive early on the first day or decide to leave later on the last day, you can take the advantage of some lovely walks in the area (we will also have two long 2 hour breaks on Sunday).

The venue address: Wren Nest Business centre, Wren Nest Road, Glossop SK13 8HB

The list of local accommodation will be provided on confirmation of booking/payment.

Please note that if quarantine restrictions do not allow face-to-face delivery of these retreats, they will NOT be moving online but will be postponed till a later date.

*Who can book*

No previous experience required. However, if you are currently feeling vulnerable, are pregnant, experiencing significant physical or mental health issues or ongoing trauma sympoms, please discuss the suitability of these retreats with Masha prior to booking. Email masha@practicalhappiness.co.uk or text 07887 617558 to arrange a time to talk.

CPD certificates: If you are a counsellor or therapist, a CPD Certificate can be issued.

*About the Retreat Facilitator*

Masha Bennett is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, psychotherapy trainer and clinical supervisor, sandplay therapist and tutor for the Association for Integrative Sandplay Therapists, and tutor/gong practitioner with the College of Sound Healing. After her early career in zoology, botany and horticulture, she has been working with adults and young people therapeutically for about 20 years, in prisons, probation service, residential children’s homes, NHS, primary school, charities, and in private practice. Masha is a trauma specialist and has an MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma from the University of Chester, she is an accredited EMDR Europe Practitioner, trainer in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and also teachers courses on Trauma Awareness to professionals and general public. In her spare time Masha paints pictures, walks her two border collies and has many cups of tea in her wild woodland garden

Website: www.sandsoundcentre.co.uk

Facebook: https://facebook.com/sand.sound.soul 

TO BOOK : Contact Masha for more information and booking form masha@practicalhappiness.co.uk

For more details or to book on any of the above dates please visit Masha's website or contact Masha on 07887 617558
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