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Diaries of a KliK® Sound Education Practitioner: What I See When Children Meet With Sound.

Words by Nicole Tamlin | June 2022

KliK® Sound Education is a program that uses therapeutic Singing Bowls to enhance a child's learning, using all your senses. This method was founded by Peter Hess, a German engineer in the 1980's. It was said that he was a lonely, only child and as an adult he travelled to Nepal in search of happiness. During this time, he came across the singing bowl and was instantly struck by its beauty and sound. He obtained this bowl and returned to Germany to create a program that bought happiness and health in one’s life.

This program has brought happiness into my life, as I have personally suffered from anxiety from the age of small child. Through Kundalini Yoga and Peter Hess Sound Therapy, I have been able to help myself and my students create calmness in order to learn.

I have worked with a number of students; one in particular named Devin. Devin lives with autism, experiencing a difficulty to remain calm when he is overwhelmed by sensory input. The singing bowls support Devin through the subtle sounds, in this process he learns to trust and relax, which allows him to reset his system. The subtlety of the sound is so pleasant that Devin can finally relax and adjust his nervous system, previously in high alert.

I have been in a number of schools; with a memorable experience in South Balajurra, where I collaborated with a friend to deliver KlikⓇ Sound Education. It was common for me to witness children that were suffering from various traumas, some fleeing their home countries to due war for example. Many teachers were so surprised at how relaxed these children were after one session. They were engaged and enthusiastic in being part of the sound therapy. Some students with emotional needs were able to relax and followed by writing about their experience. Using their own words to explain their feelings, is an amazing thing to witness in the setting of the class room.

From their own words (shared after an introduction):

“Fascinated by the sounds”
“Calm and curious”
“I saw colours , like people's emotions changing”
“I was focused”
“I loved working with water it made me peaceful inside”

Less Is More

Weekly, I visit Esperance High School Education support classroom. Here, we have been provided our own room with yoga mats. I offer sound to the class with a number of students living with varying disabilities including; from blindness, autism and various cognitive learning aspects.

This is both challenging and rewarding work to do. In these sessions, the students have learnt to be considerate, take turns and help others. The students break into groups where they are invited to discuss their feelings, dreams and aspirations. I have noticed they have gained a trust in me, through delivering sound for them, to support them to find a connection with themselves and give them confidence, becoming a seed of knowledge to others.

This journey has been amazing, I have grown and met some amazing people.

I am delighted to be part of this program in its integral growth and share it to the world. This program is scientifically proven for to be effective. Let the sounds lead you to your own awareness and potential.

Love and sound,

Nicole Tamlin @NicoleBodyMindSoul

Visit Nicole's website to view her offerings based in Esperance, WA

Online KlikⓇ Sound Education Courses

Do you want to actively support children in their development? Would you like to help children de-stress and find inner peace in these unsettled times?

If so, we offer online tried and tested methods based on educational programs which, with the use of Singing Bowls and Gongs, can help children become strong, resilient and happy individuals. See course information and dates here.

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