Sarah Gregg - The Reiki Drum Technique

Dear Sound Healing Friends, I’ve just returned from the  College of Sound Healing’s annual conference.  It was lovely to catch up with old friends and make some new acquaintances too.  It was a joy to bump into my friend Phil McNamara at the conference.  Phil and I trained together on our Gong Practitioner’s Course with the College.  Phil has had a life long interest in gongs, and besides a more recent interest with gong sound healing, has played as a percussionist in various different orchestras throughout the UK.  As such, he is something of an expert on gongs, and I would like to recommend his recent book, Gongs and Tam-Tams:  A Guide for Percussionists, Drummers and Sound Healers.  I often get asked during gong baths about the gongs and this book is an excellent resource if you want to find out more about the actual different gongs that are available around the world.

Gongs and Tam-Tams:  A Guide for Percussionists, Drummers and Sound Healers can be sourced from Sound Travels as well as YPD Books and Waterstones and is highly recommended for those of you who would like to purchase your own gong and are bemused by the different ones available.  This book is a one-stop shop covering all aspects of these fascinating instruments. With information about their construction, history, and playing techniques as well as the paraphernalia needed in terms of beaters, cases and stands, cleaning and care, and a comprehensive listing and description of many of the gongs available today or in the recent past.

This book is intended for anyone interested in gongs, from players through to sound healers, including composers, music arrangers, and students of music, metallurgy and percussion history. It is believed to be the first book of its kind in the World, and would be an excellent Christmas present for anyone who is just about to embark on their gong journey.

Another reminder about the Reiki Drum Share next March 24th in Essex.  As always, it’s booking up fast.  There are about 15 spaces left.  Please let me know should you like to attend and I will reserve you a place.  The same applies for the North Cornwall Reiki retreat which is being held around the Summer Solstice next June 17-21st.  This is going to be the most magical of the retreats I have run over the past few years.  It truly is not to be missed and there are a handful of places remaining.  This retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to deepen your Reiki practise in beautiful, high vibrational surroundings so conducive to self development and healing.  Please let me know if you would like further information.

I have a beautiful three days ahead of me.  Shoden tomorrow, followed by two days of Okuden and a Reiki Share tomorrow night… what bliss!  I am looking forward to seeing some of you at our Sawbridgeworth Yule chant evening on 6th December and of course for the Ascension Evening 12.12.12 which is going to be AMAZING!

With love xxx

Forthcoming Events:

  • November 23 – Reiki Share (Students only) 1930 hrs (donation).
  • December 6 – Christmas/Yule Sacred Chant Evening, 0730-0930 hrs, Sawbridgeworth. Fee £8 payable on the night
  • December 12 – Ascension Evening 12.12.12. A magical evening of sound commencing with sacred drumming, a special group Ascension Ceremony and a hour long gong bath meditation. Sheering Village Hall, Sheering, Essex.  Doors open 07:00 pm, last entry 07:25 pm.  Gong Bath  ends at 10:00 pm.  – Fee £20 payable in advance.  An evening to celebrate our interconnectness with like minded. (Full)
  • January 26 & 27 – Reiki Drum Practitioner Class, Sawbridgeworth
  • February 2 & 3 – Reiki One Shoden
  • February 9 & 10 – Reiki Two Okuden
  • Sunday March 24th 2013 – Reiki Drum Share, Sheering, Essex to celebrate the Spring Equinox 10:00-16:30  Fee £20 payable in advance.
  • Monday 17th-Friday 21st June 2013 – Reiki Retreat, Tintagel, Cornwall

I am really happy to see how Reiki Drumming is now firmly in the UK Reiki Community’s consciousness.  Every week there seems to be more students coming through wanting to learn this fantastic healing modality and the great team of teachers who have trained with me over the past five years are doing amazing work around the UK in raising awareness.  I was really honoured to be able to include an article about the therapy in the most recent edition of Kindred Spirit, which in itself has a large audience and will help to get the message out.  If you’ve not yet tried Reiki Drum, please seek out your nearest practitioner.  It really is the most amazing healing experience. Read the article here:   Kindred Spirit Article on Reiki Drumming November 2012 Please feel free to share with people who may be interested.

The recent Samhain Reiki Drum residential in Suffolk was an incredible experience for me as a teacher.  We extended the teachings by two days and fitted lots of new and exciting Reiki Drum techniques into the retreat.  Samhain, the Celtic New Year, is traditionally a time to honour our ancestors, so our practises reflected this theme and included an all night Reiki Drumming Vigil along with a beautiful and very moving Honouring the Ancestors Ceremony.  The Reiki practitioners who attended were lovely souls and we went very deep into the practises and were supported greatly on an energetic level.  The Reiki drumming creating a high energy environment throughout the weekend and we had lots of Orbs show up in many of the photos.  The retreat had several repeaters on it, which shows what a positive and lasting impression Reiki Drumming has on people.  It was a joy to spend time with old friends!   We also managed to get out and about in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and connected with the elements and nature spirits during our coastal walk.  Happy memories.

We also celebrated Samhain when I returned to East Herts with another group of fantastic people and were blessed to have several people with mediumship skills in the group, so the messages we received were very clear and poignant.  We did a drum journey to connect with an Ancestor and everyone in attendance was surprised at the people who they met – Ancestors who had very important messages for them and wanted to be remembered and recognised that night.  We also spent time reflecting on the things we needed to let go of at the end of the Celtic Year so we could embrace the New year without any encumbrances and move forward confidently.  Another beautiful event. In fact, whenever a group of Reiki practitioners get together, the events are always magical and full of joy and healing for those who attend, and when the drum is added… it just takes it to another level, as those of you who practise know.

I am already looking forward to 2013’s events and am now taking bookings for the Reiki Drum practitioner classes scheduled throughout the year.  The Spring Equinox Reiki Drum share is already over half full, so please let me know if you are coming, so as to avoid disappointment.  I have the joy of spending the next three days with two lovely ladies who are doing their Shinpiden Reiki Master Teacher Course and as always I am mindful of the Reiki precept, Be Grateful, as I truly am grateful for having the opportunity to do this work.

If you would like to find out more about this beautiful healing modality, please contact us at for further information.

With love and Reiki blessings, Sarah

2013 Reiki Drum classes and Share

Duration of Course: 2 days •Fee: £250 – Includes drum, workbook and class manual. If you have your own drum, the fee is reduced to £200, please advise at time of booking.

Reiki Drum – Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
26 & 27 January •27 & 28 April • 6 & 7 July • 5 & 6 October

Annual Reiki Drum Share – Sheering, Essex
Sunday March 24th, 10:00 – 16:30.
Fee: £20 – pre-booking essential.

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