A Sound Girl
By Elva Carri
After seeing Patricia Lohan demonstrate the powers of sound at a Buddha Bag meeting, I was intrigued and delighted to be able to follow up with a series of sessions. I had never considered sound therapy before. I’ve long been aware that at gigs, I’m often more affected by the lighting than the sound and wondered if sound could affect me in the powerful way it seems to affect others. I went to my first session concerned that it ‘might not work on me’. I needn’t have worried.
Lying, in a warm room in the presence of a person who emanates love, care and friendliness is the first thing you feel, but the physicality of the vibrations of the bowls was incredible. Even ones that aren’t touching you emanate a frequency that resonates within your cells; like a gentle massage of tiny parts of you that are rarely treated to such sensations. Patricia closed each session with a chat and insightful, practical advice. As well as it all feeling wonderful, personal results over the four weeks ranged from experiencing meditation in an entirely new way, to noticeably sleeping more soundly and heightened levels of fun and creativity in my day to day life.
As well as group and solo sessions, Patricia offers training. She lights up when she talks about this aspect of her work and shares stories of people she’s trained and their clients’ experiences so I can only imagine her teaching is as magical as her healing.