Following work is going to be presented at Indian School Psychology Association International Conference on School Psychology, PDPU, Gandhinagar (Nov 14-16, 2019)

Impact of one week of Singing Bowl based Sound Bath with guided imagery on well-being of healthy individuals

Suhanee L Bakeri*, Nigar Parvez, Gunjan Y Trivedi

(All are associated with the Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad

*Correspondence: [email protected], +91.75677.18814)

Introduction:

Emotional well-being is an important aspect of overall quality of life. This study explored the impact of Himalayan Singing Bowl and script-based guided imagery on subjective well-being after one week of intervention. 

Aim of the study:

The objective of the study was to measure the impact of Singing Bowl with script-based guided imagery on apparently healthy individuals after one-week intervention.

Methods:

The experimental group (N=12) experienced script-based guided imagery with singing bowl sound bath for at least 4 times during the week, each session >=45 minutes. The control group (N=4, being worked at present) did not go through any intervention i.e. did not experience any supine relaxation practices during the week. WHO-5 well-being index was measured before and after the week for both the group. The data will be analyzed using Student T-test to understand if the improvement in each group is statistically significant or not. 

The result:

WHO-5 well-being score of the experiment group increased from 42% to 61% demonstrating good enhancement in well-being since any score below 52% requires screening for possible depression.  For the control group (N=4, being worked at present) the well-being index score changed from 43% to 42%, denoting that when there is no intervention, subjective well-being levels remain nearly the same.

Conclusion:

This small pilot demonstrates the positive impact of Himalayan Singing Bowls with script based guided imagery on subjective well-being of apparently healthy individuals as compared to the control group which did not receive any intervention. Future studies must expand the sample size, and plan a randomized assignment of subjects to validate the findings of this pilot.

NOTE: This study is still in progress, and we will have the complete results of experimental sample group N=12 and control group N=12 by mid-November.