Gemma Gough became a healer after suffering from Crohn’s disease at the age of 14. It was at this time she had a spiritual awakening and became aware of angelic energy around her whilst she lay in hospital.
“You have to trust Spirit in how it presents itself to you and just have fun with it and enjoy it, otherwise you can end up blocking it. You’re an instrument, really, and they need you as much as you need them.”
Which techniques do you use?
My first step into learning energy healing was reiki. I went to a place in Covent Garden in 2010 and it was a wonderful introduction to energy work and my awareness of it. I’ve practiced reiki for many years but was keen to learn more ways to introduce energy into the physical. I now specialise in hands-on energy healing, working with Spirit, sound healing and EFT which is also known as tapping. I actually incorporate a newer EFT technique within my sessions created by my teacher Tania Price called Inner RePatterning which focuses on tapping only the thymus point at the heart centre.
How does EFT work?
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is based on traditional Chinese medicine. It’s like an emotional version of acupuncture. You stimulate meridian points on the body by tapping on them whilst describing your physical symptoms, negative memories or emotions. This helps release the stresses or physical issues from your body’s energy system. With Inner RePatterning you focus on the electromagnetic field of the heart which is a key control centre for the Meridian channels. When the heart goes into a coherent rhythm it pulls all systems into balance.
How did you get into sound therapy?
I’m very passionate when I speak of sound, as I am when I speak of Spirit. I watched a documentary on cancer outside of the box and it lit a fire within me, I guess. I’ve since been drawn to this dis-ease and supporting those affected by it. I attended the School of Inner Sound in London and began researching cell function where I discovered Bruce Lipton and his book ‘The Biology of Belief’, and then Fabien Maman, one of the world’s leading experts on vibrational sound healing. Fabien conducted a biology experiment in the early 80s showing the impacts of acoustic sound on human cells and their energy fields. He found that through a series of acoustic sounds cancer cells would explode and healthy cells would become energised. Watching footage and listening to documentaries it was a no brainer for me to bring sound into my sessions.
Which instruments do you use for sound healing?
I use twelves pairs of tuning forks which range in frequency from 32 to 5000 hertz, roughly spanning the range of a piano. The forks are applied in pairs at each ear. The waveform of two frequencies produces a movement of expansion and contraction, one of the basic movements in the body, which begins with the first breathe at birth. This movement is known in cranial sacral therapy as the cranial rhythmic impulse. Where there is tension in the body from stress the body stops moving in this undulating wave. These Tuning forks help the body remember this basic oscillating movement which produces a deep meditative state.
How does sound help heal the body?
You can think of it this way perhaps. The body is a symphony of sound. Every chakra, organ, tissue and cell has a unique frequency. It’s harmonious. But if some part of your system becomes unbalanced with the other organs it affects the entire system. Disharmony occurs and dis-ease takes place. When you offer a harmonic opportunity to the cell it can choose that frequency and become established to its normal resonance and become recharged to its normal energy state. Mitchell Gaynor says in his book Sounds of Healing, “there is no organ system in the body that’s not affected by sound, music and vibration.”
How do you work with spirit in your healing sessions?
Working with spirit is such an important part of my sessions as it guides me throughout, but it’s a personal thing and it works in four different ways, through seeing, hearing, knowing and feeling. For me the feeling and knowing developed first but the other two are becoming stronger. I’ve recently started working with trance which is a much deeper meditation and this seems to be strengthening my practice. You have to trust spirit in how it presents itself to you and just have fun with it and enjoy it, otherwise you can end up blocking it. You’re an instrument, really, and they need you as much as you need them. Before every session I lay selenite out around the room which helps to create a light box of energy. I light a candle out of respect for Spirit and afterwards I do a closing ritual to thank them.
How does it feel to work with spirit?