Half a dozen people brought mats and pillows to the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa on Dec. 30, 2022, to relax their minds during a Sound Healing charity event that benefited the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County.
The event, which raised $100 for the center through suggested donations, was led by sound healing practitioner LeeAnna Gregorio, who has been building her practice locally for four years.
Sound healing is a form of guided meditation that uses crystal and metal instruments such as singing bowls, tuning forks and gongs to create vibrations and frequencies that help calm the mind.
“It’s such a wonderful tool for people, especially right now, because we are so overstimulated with everything that’s happening in the world,” Gregorio said. “It helps with emotional health and well-being. It’s a great way to reset. Everybody should try it once.”
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