We've got some of the answers...!

We know you probably have a bunch of questions about all of this wellness stuff... we've got some of the answers for you right here! Have a look at our most frequently asked questions about Reiki, Meditation, and our Sister Circles.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sound bath?


A sound bath is a really beautiful meditative experience where you are “bathed” in the sounds of various healing instruments. Each of the instruments used in a sound bath emits a specific frequency. When played, that frequency spreads out throughout the room and washes over you. The vibrations of these instruments can actually be felt within your body. These vibrations are believed to assist your body in coming into alignment. Sound healing is an ancient healing modality with roots all around the world.




What's so great about a sound bath?


Sound baths are able to guide you into a deeper state of meditation much quicker than you would otherwise be able to achieve. This is due to the specific frequencies emitted by the instruments being played. These frequencies actually begin to entrain your brain and switch your brain to Theta waves. Theta waves are associated with deep meditation and peaceful states, a clarity of mind, and increased intuition. It is while we’re in this state of deep relaxation that our body is able to truly relax, and to begin doing some deep healing work.




How do sound baths encourage healing?


In the East, illness is often though of as a dis-harmony within the body. An imbalance or disruption in the flow of energy. They see the mental and the physical bodies as inextricably linked, and look to achieve harmony between them. Since all matter is at its most basic, simply energy vibrating at various rates, if we were to alter the vibration, then it would be possible to change the flow of energy. The vibrations of these healing instruments wash over your body, and coax it into alignment, into harmony. The frequencies emitted from these healing instruments also have the ability to entrain your brain and bring you to a state of Theta brain waves. These Theta brain waves are associated with deep meditation and relaxation, allowing your body to truly rest and begin any repair work that may be needed.




How does this healing work happen?


Take a moment to think back to high school science, and how energy is able to spread through different types of matter. You’ll remember that energy is actually easily spread from one molecule to another. This is why we’re able to feel the vibrations of these instruments throughout our bodies. The vibrations of these instruments are able to move through our bodies - through the muscles and organs, truly reaching each and every cell within us. The sound waves emitted by these instruments are able to shake up blockages and encourage energy to flow freely within our bodies. In the East, illness is believed to occur when our body is out of alignment, or there is a disruption in the flow of energy throughout our body.




What instruments are played during a sound bath?


We play a variety of instruments during a sound bath, and we are always adding more instruments in! We play a collection of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, chimes, drums, a flute, and a gong! You can hear us playing some healing instruments in our videos on our YouTube channel! Experiencing a sound bath in person is definitely a different experience than hearing them online, but it’s still a beautiful experience. You can see them here.




What happens during a sound bath?


We begin each of our sound baths with a quick guided meditation to help you release any stress of tension from the day, and help you get into a meditative state. Once everyone is relaxed we begin to play our instruments. We will play the healing instruments for the vast majority of the time, and then a few minutes before the end of the session we have a short guided meditation to gently bring you back from your state of deep relaxation, back into your body, and your surroundings. Afterwards you are always more than welcome to share your thoughts and how the experience was for you. We always love hearing about people’s experiences!




What can I expect to experience during a sound bath?


Your experience during a sound bath is actually completely unique to you and that specific. day. There is no right or wrong way to experience a sound bath, so you can say goodbye to any pressure or expectation that comes along with trying something new for the first time! A lot of people feel incredibly relaxed during and after a sound bath. Some people feel specific instruments resonate within their bodies. Others enter a dream like state. You might feel a warm flush in your body, a tingling in areas, or a rush of energy flowing to a certain part of your body. Whatever you feel is completely okay! You’re safe to lean into any sensation you experience during a sound bath. The instruments are simply sending healing where it is needed, helping you to release anything you no longer need, and bringing your body into better alignment. All good things!!




Will sound healing cure me of ____ ?


We are unable to diagnose or treat specific conditions you may be dealing with, and we cannot guarantee you a specific outcome from a sound bath. Trust that you will get exactly what you need from your sound bath on the day you come. The frequencies from these instruments will begin to heal and restore balance to the areas that are ready to be focused on. Typically each sound bath experience will be different, again this simply depends on what you are dealing with that specific day.




Do I need to bring anything with me for a sound bath?


Just bring whatever you need to be comfortable laying down for an hour! That could be a yoga mat, a thicker mat, a cushion for your head, a bolster for under your knees, or a blanket to keep you warm and cozy.





    Meditation

If I come to a sister circle and don’t feel like sharing, is that ok?


It’s totally alright if you come to a sister circle and don’t feel like sharing! Active listening is also a super important part of sister circles. If and when you open up is up to you, you’ll be an important part of the circle weather you share or not. We’re just happy to have you there!




Are there different kinds of Sister Circles?


Great question! There sure are. We do open Sister Circles - these are ones that anyone can attend and are mostly the type that you’ll see up in the event section on our website. The group at open sister circles will change depending on who shows up that particular evening. Open Sister Circles are an amazing way to meet new people and hear wisdom from a varied group of amazing women. We also host closed Sister Circles - these are circles take place over a period of weeks where the same women meet every week. These circles are an amazing way to builder deeper relationships and understanding with the women in the circle. We also host Sister Circles for private groups too - if you have a group of girlfriends, co-workers or really any women you want to get to know a bit better, we’d be happy to lead a private sister circle for you in the comfort of your own home - send us a message for more details about this option!




Are there different topics at each Sister Circle?


Yes! To keep you on your toes just the tiniest bit, we pick a new topic for every Sister Circle, and you’ll find out what the topic is when you arrive. We’ve found that this is the best way to have the most authentic answers - without time to prepare, our answers come more directly from the heart! If you are hosting a private sister circle, we can totally chat about the topic before hand, picking the topic that would mean the most to your crew :)




What can I expect when I go to a Sister Circle?


You can expect to meet an awesome group of women from many different backgrounds! Everyone will take turns sharing if they want to. We use the age old tradition of a talking stick so that people can share without being interrupted. After everyone has shared what they feel inspired to share, we open the circle up to sharing of wisdom from the other women. So often we realize that we have so much more in common than we would have ever guessed! Women will open up, share from the depths of their hearts and you’ll leave feeling heard and supported by a new group of friends. During Sister Circle we incorporate a few short meditations and a blessing to open the circle, no previous meditation experience is needed, just an open mind and an open heart <3




I’m feeling nervous before attending my first Sister Circle! Help!


Opening up and being vulnerable aren’t something that we do every day, so it’s totally normal if you feel a bit nervous. A lot of women also express to us that they struggle to really connect to other woman in a way that feels comfortable to be completely vulnerable. Sister Circles are an amazing way to be bold and explore your own vulnerability in a group of women who are doing exactly the same thing. What you learn about yourself and the other women might really surprise you! Take a deep breath, everyone is going to be in exactly the same boat :) You got this girl!




What if I get interrupted while I’m sharing?


Not to worry! Kristen and Amanda are there to step in if people get a little too excited to share and end up interrupting. If this happens, we all just take a few moments to reflect and then continue. At the beginning of the sister circle we hand out our agreements - things like confidentiality, respect for varied opinions and agreeing to actively listen to the person who is talking without interrupting, etc. so everyone should be familiar with what goes in to making a really amazing and supportive Sister Circle.





    Reiki

Women's Circles


Can my animals benefit from reiki?


Yes! We love 4 legged clients! Because animals don’t have a bias about energy healing it is incredibly effective for them. We specialize in working with horses, but love working on dogs and cats as well! Animals actually understand energy and energy healing much easier than humans do and are able to accept that things are working without having to understand why or how. Many of the horses that we work with have had a lot of body work done and can start out hesitant at the beginning of our sessions, but they warm up quickly!




What will I see during my horse's reiki session?


Reiki for horses is non-invasive and includes light touch on the main chakras as well as any other points that the praxctioner may be guided to. Because we are both experienced horse people, we are very tuned in to the signs a horse gives when they would prefer that we don’t work in a particular area, so you don’t have to worry! Horses show a wide range of behaviours during a reiki session. The most common are nose and lip twitches, eye twitches, rapid blinking, heavy blinking, shifting back and forth on the feet, yawning, full body shaking (like shaking off water), they often look like they are fully asleep as well! Some horses can get a little testy right before they have an energetic shift, and things like trying to nip, moving away, or tossing the head are totally normal - don’t worry! Some horses need to release on their own so we’ll often move away and let them have a little bit of space to process what is shifting within them.




I don’t have a barn or cross-ties or anything, can my horse still have a reiki session?


Yes! In fact, we prefer if the horse that we are working on isn’t in crossties. We like the horse to have the option to move away if they would perfer we don’t work in a particular area, or if the horse needs to release on their own. Quite often after a horse has released, we find them coming back for more! We happily work in a stall, field, or under a shelter - wherever your horse is most comfortable.




My horse is dangerous, can they still have reiki?


Yes! The neat thing about reiki is that it can actually be performed at a distance so we do not have to be in the same space as your horse and everyone can stay safe.




What if my horse doesn't like reiki?


It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while we come across a horse who has no interest in Reiki. Thats totally fine, we aren’t interested in forcing healing on your horse. Reiki heals what is ready and able to be healed. If your horse is saying no, it's not the right time. We will always differ our approach and offer Reiki in different ways that your horse might be more comfortable with, but if they still say no, we completely respect that. We’re always more than happy to transfer a session to another horse, animal, or human, or offer a refund.




How often should I get reiki for my horse?


A lot of our clients check in with us about one a month or whenever they feel like their horse is working through something. Sometimes a change in behaviour is a good indicator that it's time for a reiki session. A lot of the times we will hear from people before going to shows, when the herd dynamic changes, or when a horse is working through a physical or emtotional issue. We have some clients who we see like clockwork and some who call us up once in a blue moon. Reiki heals what is ready to be healed when it is ready to be healed. Whatever schedule works best for you and your equine partner works best for us.




My horse seems upset/angry, can reiki help?


Yes! Reiki is super helpful in working through emotional issues with our equine partners. A lot of horses aren’t entirely sure how to shift through their emotional problems and reiki can be super helpful. Quite often while we work through a session with a horse, the energetic blockages will give us an idea as to the root of the issue and we can move forward from there.




Does it help my horse if I get reiki as well?


It sure does! Quite often we come across horses and riders that are incredibly linked. They take on each others emotions and even physical issues - this is something that goes both ways! It is most beneficial if the horse and rider both have a reiki session so that they come into better alignment with each other without passing issues back and forth. The best part is - because there's two of us, you and your horse can have a reiki session at the same time!





    Reiki for animals

If I come to a sister circle and don’t feel like sharing, is that ok?


It’s totally alright if you come to a sister circle and don’t feel like sharing! Active listening is also a super important part of sister circles. If and when you open up is up to you, you’ll be an important part of the circle weather you share or not. We’re just happy to have you there!




Are there different kinds of Sister Circles?


Great question! There sure are. We do open Sister Circles - these are ones that anyone can attend and are mostly the type that you’ll see up in the event section on our website. The group at open sister circles will change depending on who shows up that particular evening. Open Sister Circles are an amazing way to meet new people and hear wisdom from a varied group of amazing women. We also host closed Sister Circles - these are circles take place over a period of weeks where the same women meet every week. These circles are an amazing way to builder deeper relationships and understanding with the women in the circle. We also host Sister Circles for private groups too - if you have a group of girlfriends, co-workers or really any women you want to get to know a bit better, we’d be happy to lead a private sister circle for you in the comfort of your own home - send us a message for more details about this option!




Are there different topics at each Sister Circle?


Yes! To keep you on your toes just the tiniest bit, we pick a new topic for every Sister Circle, and you’ll find out what the topic is when you arrive. We’ve found that this is the best way to have the most authentic answers - without time to prepare, our answers come more directly from the heart! If you are hosting a private sister circle, we can totally chat about the topic before hand, picking the topic that would mean the most to your crew :)




What can I expect when I go to a Sister Circle?


You can expect to meet an awesome group of women from many different backgrounds! Everyone will take turns sharing if they want to. We use the age old tradition of a talking stick so that people can share without being interrupted. After everyone has shared what they feel inspired to share, we open the circle up to sharing of wisdom from the other women. So often we realize that we have so much more in common than we would have ever guessed! Women will open up, share from the depths of their hearts and you’ll leave feeling heard and supported by a new group of friends. During Sister Circle we incorporate a few short meditations and a blessing to open the circle, no previous meditation experience is needed, just an open mind and an open heart <3




I’m feeling nervous before attending my first Sister Circle! Help!


Opening up and being vulnerable aren’t something that we do every day, so it’s totally normal if you feel a bit nervous. A lot of women also express to us that they struggle to really connect to other woman in a way that feels comfortable to be completely vulnerable. Sister Circles are an amazing way to be bold and explore your own vulnerability in a group of women who are doing exactly the same thing. What you learn about yourself and the other women might really surprise you! Take a deep breath, everyone is going to be in exactly the same boat :) You got this girl!




What if I get interrupted while I’m sharing?


Not to worry! Kristen and Amanda are there to step in if people get a little too excited to share and end up interrupting. If this happens, we all just take a few moments to reflect and then continue. At the beginning of the sister circle we hand out our agreements - things like confidentiality, respect for varied opinions and agreeing to actively listen to the person who is talking without interrupting, etc. so everyone should be familiar with what goes in to making a really amazing and supportive Sister Circle.





  Sister Circles 

What is a sound bath?


A sound bath is a really beautiful meditative experience where you are “bathed” in the sounds of various healing instruments. Each of the instruments used in a sound bath emits a specific frequency. When played, that frequency spreads out throughout the room and washes over you. The vibrations of these instruments can actually be felt within your body. These vibrations are believed to assist your body in coming into alignment. Sound healing is an ancient healing modality with roots all around the world.




What's so great about a sound bath?


Sound baths are able to guide you into a deeper state of meditation much quicker than you would otherwise be able to achieve. This is due to the specific frequencies emitted by the instruments being played. These frequencies actually begin to entrain your brain and switch your brain to Theta waves. Theta waves are associated with deep meditation and peaceful states, a clarity of mind, and increased intuition. It is while we’re in this state of deep relaxation that our body is able to truly relax, and to begin doing some deep healing work.




How do sound baths encourage healing?


In the East, illness is often though of as a dis-harmony within the body. An imbalance or disruption in the flow of energy. They see the mental and the physical bodies as inextricably linked, and look to achieve harmony between them. Since all matter is at its most basic, simply energy vibrating at various rates, if we were to alter the vibration, then it would be possible to change the flow of energy. The vibrations of these healing instruments wash over your body, and coax it into alignment, into harmony. The frequencies emitted from these healing instruments also have the ability to entrain your brain and bring you to a state of Theta brain waves. These Theta brain waves are associated with deep meditation and relaxation, allowing your body to truly rest and begin any repair work that may be needed.




How does this healing work happen?


Take a moment to think back to high school science, and how energy is able to spread through different types of matter. You’ll remember that energy is actually easily spread from one molecule to another. This is why we’re able to feel the vibrations of these instruments throughout our bodies. The vibrations of these instruments are able to move through our bodies - through the muscles and organs, truly reaching each and every cell within us. The sound waves emitted by these instruments are able to shake up blockages and encourage energy to flow freely within our bodies. In the East, illness is believed to occur when our body is out of alignment, or there is a disruption in the flow of energy throughout our body.




What instruments are played during a sound bath?


We play a variety of instruments during a sound bath, and we are always adding more instruments in! We play a collection of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, chimes, drums, a flute, and a gong! You can hear us playing some healing instruments in our videos on our YouTube channel! Experiencing a sound bath in person is definitely a different experience than hearing them online, but it’s still a beautiful experience. You can see them here.




What happens during a sound bath?


We begin each of our sound baths with a quick guided meditation to help you release any stress of tension from the day, and help you get into a meditative state. Once everyone is relaxed we begin to play our instruments. We will play the healing instruments for the vast majority of the time, and then a few minutes before the end of the session we have a short guided meditation to gently bring you back from your state of deep relaxation, back into your body, and your surroundings. Afterwards you are always more than welcome to share your thoughts and how the experience was for you. We always love hearing about people’s experiences!




What can I expect to experience during a sound bath?


Your experience during a sound bath is actually completely unique to you and that specific. day. There is no right or wrong way to experience a sound bath, so you can say goodbye to any pressure or expectation that comes along with trying something new for the first time! A lot of people feel incredibly relaxed during and after a sound bath. Some people feel specific instruments resonate within their bodies. Others enter a dream like state. You might feel a warm flush in your body, a tingling in areas, or a rush of energy flowing to a certain part of your body. Whatever you feel is completely okay! You’re safe to lean into any sensation you experience during a sound bath. The instruments are simply sending healing where it is needed, helping you to release anything you no longer need, and bringing your body into better alignment. All good things!!




Will sound healing cure me of ____ ?


We are unable to diagnose or treat specific conditions you may be dealing with, and we cannot guarantee you a specific outcome from a sound bath. Trust that you will get exactly what you need from your sound bath on the day you come. The frequencies from these instruments will begin to heal and restore balance to the areas that are ready to be focused on. Typically each sound bath experience will be different, again this simply depends on what you are dealing with that specific day.




Do I need to bring anything with me for a sound bath?


Just bring whatever you need to be comfortable laying down for an hour! That could be a yoga mat, a thicker mat, a cushion for your head, a bolster for under your knees, or a blanket to keep you warm and cozy.





  Sound Healing

- hippocrates

"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity"

  Still have questions?

That's totally fair! If you're still scratching your head trying to figure out how all this works, still have that niggling ​"but what if this happens...?", or are interested in some of the science behind meditation, reiki, and the power of social relationships, feel free to send us a message! We always love hearing from you, and answering all of your insightful questions!

Ready to jump right in and join us at an in-person event? That's amazing!! We can't wait to meet you! Check out our calendar for upcoming events you can attend. Don't see exactly what you're looking for there? Let us know, we're always happy to put together custom sessions that will fit your needs. 

I want more wellness in my life!

Well then, you're in the right place! Spending our days surrounded by meditation, reiki, and other wellness modalities leaves us bursting at the seams with interesting information, lots of inspiration, and awesome ways to really take your self-care game up a notch! We're pouring all of this into a monthly newsletter, along with our upcoming events, and any other uber exciting things coming up.

 

So if you want more wellness in your life, a dose of motivation and inspiration, and to be in the loop about upcoming events, all you have to do is enter your email below! 

Let's Connect

© 2019 Wellness on the Farm 

Website Designed by Sprout Online