The Gong Practitioner Training Course 

The College of Sound Healing Gong Practitioner Training Course© is a CMA-certificated training programme over five weekends, over the period of one year. This comprises 70 hours formal training, plus practise, coursework, reading and mentoring in-between sessions. Completing this course gives you the information, knowledge, tools and qualification - acceptable anywhere in the world - to be a Gong Practitioner able to treat clients in a therapeutic setting both on a one-to-one basis or in groups. The Course was written for the College by Sheila, who is the College Gong tutor, and advisor to the College on all matters gong-related. She started running the Course for the College in 2010 and teaches it each year to new groups of students.

The world of the Gong and its use for healing is a fascinating and relatively little-known subject. This Course aims to bring together and impart as much relevant knowledge and wisdom, ancient and new, as is possible in the time allotted for the Course. Some of this knowledge was lost in the mists of time and has been rediscovered during the last century. The Gong teachings are extensive and need time for participants to assimilate. This is best done in a Course run over the period of a year, to allow more comfortable integration of the powerful energies involved.

Participants are guided throughout the Course by a highly experienced and caring tutor and assistants, and encouraged to do their own reading and studies between sessions to further promote their training. Sheila only takes a certain number of students on the Course each year, so that she has the time and opportunity to mentor each one individually. Students are allotted Coursework and case studies between the formal sessions to enable them to practise working with clients, thus honing their skills and techniques, and gaining confidence and expertise before they venture into the world to offer their services professionally. Doing the Course over the period of a year also enables the participants to embark on their own healing journey - to do their own inner emotional and self development work - so that they can clear much of their own "stuff" and raise their own energy vibration before they start to treat others. This is essential when you are working in a therapeutic capacity - we need to be able to provide a strongly held safe, supportive space for our clients, and know that when the gongs inevitably do their clearing work during a gongbath, that we can be fully present to support clients in their healing process.
Each participant will need to have the use of their own gong by the 2nd weekend session.

TIME & VENUE DETAILS
The Gong Practitioner Training Course is held in a super rural workshop space in an idyllic setting in East Devon over five two-day weekend sessions during the year, including a Graduation weekend - totalling 70 hours formal training. Each day, Saturday & Sunday, we work from 10am until 1pm with a short mid morning break, take an hour for lunch, then resume work from 2 until 5pm including a short tea break. The venue address is : Splatthayes, Buckerell, Honiton, Devon EX14 3ER. The course is non-residential; however, if you need overnight accommodation, a local B & B information list can be provided – please enquire. There is some B & B accommodation available at Splatthayes for those who book early enough.

DATES FOR 2016-17 COURSE 1 (Fully booked)
Session 1 - Saturday & Sunday October 15th & 16th 2016
Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday January 7th & 8th 2017
Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday April 8th & 9th 2017
Session 4 - Saturday & Sunday June 24th & 25th 2017
Session 5 - Saturday & Sunday October 14th &15th 2017

DATES FOR 2016-17 COURSE 2 (Fully booked) 
Session 1 - Saturday & Sunday November 19th & 20th 2016
Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday January 14th & 15th 2017 
Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday April 1st & 2nd 2017 
Session 4 - Saturday & Sunday July 1st & 2nd 2017 
Session 5 - Saturday & Sunday October 21st & 22nd 2017

DATES FOR 2016-17 COURSE 3 (Fully booked)
Session 1 - Saturday & Sunday January 28th & 29th 2017
Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday March 25th & 26th 2017
Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday July 29th & 30th 2017
Session 4 - Saturday & Sunday November 4th & 5th 2017
Session 5 - Saturday & Sunday January 20th & 21st 2018

N.B. Sheila is running three Gong Practitioner Training Courses this year. We are fully booked for both the 2016-17 GPT Courses 1 & 2 which started in October & November. Course 3 which started in January is also fully booked. Each GPT Course includes the same material, with the same qualification, held on different dates. 
Email Sheila for 2017-18 Course information flyers 

NEXT YEAR'S COURSE DATES :-

DATES FOR 2017-18 GPT COURSE 1 
Session 1 - Saturday & Sunday October 7th & 8th 2017
Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday January 6th & 7th 2018
Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday April 14th & 15th 2018
Session 4 - Saturday & Sunday June 23rd & 24th 2018
Session 5 - Saturday & Sunday October 6th & 7th 2018

At this time we are 90% booked for the 2017-18 GPT Course 1 - just 2 spaces left. Please email Sheila here for Course details. When the Course is fully booked, and if there are still enquiries and requests for places, Sheila may put on a second Course which would start in November.

COST & BOOKING

The tuition cost of each Gong Training weekend during the 2017-18 Courses is £200 (£1000 in total for all five weekends), each Session to be paid at least one month in advance. Go to the
Online Shop & Bookings page to book online for the Course, or to Sheila's direct Paypal link here. You can pay for the whole Course, or each session separately, or a deposit to secure your place, with the balance for each session due a month beforehand. 

Please contact Sheila for information flyers which give full details about the Course. If you need to ask specific questions, do ring Sheila on 01626 821511 during normal working hours or early evening. Online booking for each Session of the Course is available on the Online Shop and Bookings page or through Paypal.me. Booking and payment for Session 1, or a non-refundable deposit of £50 counts as your registration and ensures your place on the Course. We do have a lot of enquiries, and can get booked up quite quickly, so early booking is advisable. Sheila keeps numbers fairly low in each Course to ensure that she can give sufficient individual attention, support and mentoring to all participants.

N.B. It has been brought to our attention that there are occasional glitches in the Paypal payment software in the Online Shop. If you have problems when trying to book for a workshop or buying Sheila's CD's or books, you can either go to Sheila's direct Paypal link here, or email Sheila the details using the Contact form, and she will send you a Paypal invoice directly.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
+ Deposits are paid to save your space in our often fully booked Workshops & Courses, and are non-refundable.
+ Cancellations more than two months prior to the workshop - your deposit can be transferred to another workshop if there are spaces available.
+ Cancellations more than four weeks prior to the workshop – refund of your balance minus the deposit of £50.
+ Cancellations less than four weeks before the workshop – no refund. 

The Gong Practitioner Course is registered with Copyright House Limited GB on behalf of the College of Sound Healing.