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6 Week Meditation and Joyful Wellbeing Course starts May 2022

I am delighted to be offering this brand new meditation and wellbeing course which is massively needed and perfect for current challenging times. Ideal for anyone feeling over stressed, anxious, unmotivated, depressed, lacking social connection.

Firstly it is in-person as we desperately need the real physical and social connection with one another. I for one am somewhat zoomed out and I am sure you are too. Online is here to stay as the world has changed and it has opened up many opportunities for lots of people to access courses and events but it is not the same and we really do need to connect and bond in-person as much as we possibly can. That said I will be offering a similar course online in the future for those who otherwise would not have access to this course.

Meet new like-minded friends. There will be a real social bonding element to this course.

Tech Free Space. We will be taking a complete break from Tech. No computer screens just real people in the flesh.

Meditation and Mindfulness. You will learn and experience various meditations including guided and visualisation during the course. You will learn how to embrace meditation into your daily lives. It is with daily practice that the real magic happens, real shift begins. We will be focusing very much on creating new healthy habits during the 6 week course so that when we finish, you can continue the practice.

Laughter, Joy and FUN. Life can be so very serious at times, so much so that we can even forgot how to laugh and become disconnected from our inner Joy. This course addresses this BIG TIME. There will be a FUN and playful element.

Happiness and Positivity. We will incorporate new practices including keeping a daily gratitude diary! Did you know there are many proven health benefits from a regular gratitude practice. Gratitude is simply taking time to think about all the positive things in your life. Rather than ruminating on the negatives. During the 6 weeks, participants will be encouraged to keep a daily gratitude diary or journal. Gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools for increasing happiness. Research shows it is the single most powerful method of increasing happiness.

There are numerous benefits to many of these practices that we will be working with.

After this 6 week course you will be able to continue with the new practices at home with an option to refresh with us at a retreat day or further group sessions.

For full info and to book please visit my booking page. Feel free to contact Odette if you have any questions at all.

Facilitator credentials

Meditation and Mindfulness Teachers Cert ( Dr Itai Ivtzan 20014)

Happiness Facilitator (Museum of Happiness 2019)

Laughter Yoga Teacher and Trainer (Laughter Yoga International Cert 2015)

Gong Meditation Training (2014 onwards)

Odette has also trained extensively in other therapeutic practices including Reiki Master and Shamanic practices.

Shamanic Drum and Gong Bath London Camden

I am delighted to announce my new Shamanic Drum and Gong bath. The first one will be on Saturday 26th March 2022 in London Camden Town. 🙏💗 Book here

Some years ago I completed advanced shamanic pathways training which was an incredible journey and training with my teachers at Caer Corhrain. The training was set over a 6 month period with 5 full weekend sessions at the Shamanic Centre in Kent. This was a deep learning experience and at times even painful as the layers were stripped like the pealing of an onion. We learnt so much from crafting our own medicine tools including one of the rattles I often have at my sound baths. Click through to check it out, perhaps you feel the calling too!

I have felt a deep calling from both the Drum and Gong. For years I have worked more with the gong and not really answered the call of the drum although I am noticing how I am gradually being drawn to pick her up more and more during my gong baths. I used to start with a little heartbeat with my drum and now I find myself tempted to keep hold of her for much longer and more recently even some more in the middle and even towards the end of the gong and sound meditation. No more holding back, she is coming out to play, to journey, to aid healing and more.

I’m ready , are you 🙏💗 Join me on Saturday 26th March in Camden town, home of London Gong. More dates and times will follow. I will also have guest drummers joining me. First shamanic inspired Drum and Gong bath Saturday 26th March 6.30pm to 7.45pm. book now at https://bookwhen.com/londongong/e/ev-sz2q-20220326183000 There will be more shamanic inspired events in the following months.

For our full Calendar of events please visit
https://bookwhen.com/londongong

Gong bath meditation in Bushey near Stanmore Watford and Elstree Borehamwood

I am delighted to be offering more gong bath meditation in my local area in Bushey Heath Hertfordshire which is next door to Stanmore in NW London.

Click for our Gong bath Bushey and London Calendar at
https://bookwhen.com/londongong

I have just secured a fabulous space for our soothing Sunday gong bath in Bushey Heath. To start this will be a monthly offering with the first dates as follow: I can’t imagine a better way to end a long week. This will definitely help you to be refreshed and re-energised for the week ahead. A soothing experience for mind, body and soul! Also we are on Fridays once or twice a month on the High Road in Bushey Heath at St Andrews Church Hall.

Gong bath meditation in Bushey Heath on Sunday 27th Feb 2022 at 5pm

Gong bath meditation in Bushey Heath Sunday 27th March

Gong bath meditation in Bushey Heath Sunday 24th April

Gong bath meditation in Bushey Heath Sunday 22nd May

This is in addition to our Gong Baths Meditation in Bushey Heath on a Friday in Bushey High Street however there may be some changes to our future timetable. See our Gong Calendar or Friday Gong Baths in Bushey Heath at
https://bookwhen.com/londongong

To be in the loop for all our events with an opportunity to receive notifications when bookings are open please register for our newsletter at https://www.londongong.co.uk/intheloop/

We are really well placed for those travelling by car from NW London Stanmore, Edgware, Barnet, Harrow, Watford, Radlett,and other Hertfordshire suburbs including Elstree, Borehamwood, Watford, Bushey Heath and of course Bushey

Odette has been playing gongs for 8 years and trained with the very best teachers worldwide. She has been working with other holistic therapies for well over a decade. Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, laughter yoga teacher, Reiki master and Happiness facilitator. A fully insured professional. She works with both members of the public with her public events and privately with organisations from all sectors including worldwide corporations.

Gong to help you sleep mp3 available now.

I recently created a gong meditation recording with the specific aim to help people to fall asleep. This happened purely by chance as I recorded it initially to help my elderly mum fall asleep despite her aches and pains. It worked a treat!! Both my elderly parents, 88 and 97 years young have been enjoying drifting off to sleep or even just relaxing when they need to with my recording.

If you have problems falling asleep or perhaps you have a very busy mind then this might be exactly what you need. It helps if you like gong sounds. In this recording I am playing my sound creation earth gong with one mallet and several friction mallets which create the space whale like sounds.

It’s called gong to sleep and you can purchase a copy via my gong calendar at https://www.londongong.co.uk/gong-bath-schedule-london/

I will be recording more tracks in the coming weeks to help with deep sleep and relaxation. These will also be available direct from me or via my booking page.

As a reminder gong is back on next week January 2022. Start your new year with a gong bath. An ideal time to set your intentions for 2022. Hope to see you soon.

Gong love and blessings and wishing all my friends and clients a happy, healthy, peaceful 2022 filled with joy.

x 🙂 Odette

Gong Flumies

Just received my bear love flumies in the post yesterday. I tested them out on facebook live!! Why not! 🙂

Beautiful spacey sounds. I love working with flumies because you can bring out so many more sounds and tones from the gong. Great bit of advice from Julian gong was to play the back of the gong to avoid marking the gong surface. Here in this example where I am trying out the flumies, I am playing a 26″ Paiste sound creation earth gong. This gong has an uneven surface so probably not the ideal gong for playing flumies but still beautiful spacey sounds. These are definitely going to be my go to flumies, love them. Thanks Bear, amazing, love them.

#flumies #flumie #gongflumie #bearloveflumie

Gong Meditation – A new experience for the elderly

It has been a massively interesting week of Gonging and also a brand new experience for me.

I had an opportunity to introduce gong at a sheltered housing complex for elderly and disabled people. The group were between the ages of 80 and 91.

There is no doubt that there is something extra special about witnessing new people experience gong for the first time. It was awesome to see an elderly man, an MS sufferer who had never ever meditated or been in to anything remotely spiritual before but this guy, he just got it ! He said that he struggled to settle in for the first 5 minutes or so and then when he LET GO (his exact words) that was it for him. He could not believe that he drifted off to a space he had never been to before. I mean this man just loved it , he got it big time. Just goes to show that when we Let Go, magic happens.

Later in the week  I was part of a surprise 40th birthday gift of a gong bath. How lucky am I, I just love surprises and to be part of the surprise was awesome. Loved it and I now have a repeat booking for their friends.

I feel so truly blessed to do what I do and what I love.

London Gong at Sun and Moon Festival August 2016

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As I am sat here on a cold winters night having received our first snowfall here in London, I am dreaming of the long warm sunny Festival season 🙂

Really so very excited to have just confirmed that I will be at the fabulous Sun and Moon Festival in August.

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A super Family  Wellbeing Festival 14th – 21st August at Plumpton College near Brighton. Perfect for those of you who are not good campers as you can book accommodation.

Here is the link to the main website http://www.sunandmoonfestival.com/

Here is a link to the booking form with a £5 discount off adult 7 day entrance. http://sunandmoonfestival.com/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=16

This was a brand new festival last year and several of my friends rated it as one of their favourite alternative festivals in 2015.

I will be offering group gong baths. If you are at the Festie, please pop over and say Hi, or better still come along to one of our group Gong Baths.

If you would really like to treat yourself whilst you are there, I will be taking bookings for individual sessions.

Please get in touch if you would like further information on booking a private treatment at Sun and Moon.  http://www.londongong.co.uk/event/sun-and-moon-festival/

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