The Sound and Well-Being Humanities Lab course hosted a sound bath on January 28, 2020.

The small event helped the class recognize the health benefits of these wellness sessions, and experience firsthand how sounds can affect our well-being. Kimberly Marshall and Lisa Lippincott, who led the sound bath, said it has been shown to help release gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA, which helps promote calmness in the body.

“I’m a musician,” Marshall said. “So I experienced firsthand how music helps us. It’s very healing for all of us.”

The event aligned with the goals of the class and explored how sounds can be therapeutic for people. Gongs were the primary instrument throughout the sound bath, but it also featured a variety of other unique instruments, including an Ocean Drum.

Check out the State Press article on the sound bath!

Maureen Kobierowski