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First Time Visitors Guide to Sound Healing and Gateways to Brilliance

 Welcome First Time Visitors!

I’m thrilled you’re here! Sound Healing is an integrative modality that many people include in their Personal Preventive or Self Care Plan. It supports your desire for health, wellness, and wholeness at a vibrational energy level. Sound is a powerful transformational vehicle that can leave you feeling renewed, just like massage, reiki, hands-on healing, or acupuncture. The difference is that instead of being touched by hands or needles, you’ll be touched by sound.

Sound Healing tools will be used above, below, or around you, and sometimes a Tuning Fork, Tibetan Bowl, or a Crystal Bowl may be placed on your body to enhance the vibrational energy experience, resulting in sound reverberating throughout your body. If you’re looking for ways to rest, relax, reduce stress and pain, restore your quality of life, and feel renewed, I invite you to try a Sound Healing appointment. Sound Healing looks at you from a place of wholeness, considering the mind, body, and spirit connection. Each session is customized just for you.

In addition to Sound Healing, we offer Vibrational Home Transformation to support your healing and expansion into aligning both inner and outer spaces. Transforming lives with sacred sound and space harmonizing, we’ll work with you to create a space that supports your personal journey, bringing peace, joy and balance into your home and your life. The word “Gateways” in our name represents the opportunities for you to open new doors and walk through gateways to discover the infinite possibilities of life. “Brilliance” refers to the magnificence that lies within you, waiting to be uncovered and celebrated. Our mission is to empower you to awaken and expand into healing, feeling more love, and elevating consciousness.

If you’re exploring integrative health options for a current health situation or have exhausted what Western Medicine can offer and are open to trying other holistic modalities to get relief, Sound Healing and Vibrational Home Transformation may be right for you. Schedule your experience today and open the gateway to your own brilliance!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sound Healing?

Everything is energy. Everything is connected. Everything makes a sound. We are all unique vibratory beings.

Sound healing uses vibrations to help you reach a meditative state of relaxation. These
vibrational sound tools such as music, voice, chanting, crystal singing bowls, gongs, Tibetan
bowls, ting sha’s, tuning forks, drums, harps, didgeridoos, and others, may change your
brainwaves from an active Beta state to a more relaxed meditative brainwave state of Alpha or
Theta. Your brainwaves entrain or synchronize to the healing sounds being played for you.
These vibrational sound tools invite deep states of relaxation, inner peace, calm, healing,
rejuvenation and may create opportunities for expanded states of awareness or as some say
they experienced a journey.

Benefits of Sound Healing

Lowers stress, decreases mood swings, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol levels,
teaches pain management, and lowers the risk for coronary artery disease and stroke and
improves sleep.

Additional Benefits of Sound Healing

Reduces energy blockages, gain clarity and focus, inspires self-discovery and curiosity, creativity can blossom, activates courage and confidence, relationships can improve, intuitive skills expand, invites you to tap into your own internal guidance system, connection to humanity deepens, your love for self and others expands, you become happier and more joyful.

What Happens At A Sound Healing Appointment?

Prior to the Appointment

  • Once you schedule your appointment, Carolyn will send you details for your upcoming appointment like day of the week, date and time, address, and parking instructions.
  • You will be invited to wear comfortable clothing and not to wear any jewelry.
  • You will stay fully clothed when you are lying on the Sound Table (Massage Table).

Appointment Day

  • You will be invited to the Sacred Sound Chamber.
  • It is in the lower level of Carolyn’s home where you will be asked to walk down a flight of stairs.
  • There is a private bathroom for you to use prior to your appointment.

Sacred Sound Chamber

  • Once inside the Sacred Sound Chamber you will be offered a glass of water or a cup of tea.
  • There will be a Consent For Treatment form to sign and a brief check-in conversation.
  • Then you will be introduced to the Vibrational Sound Healing Tools that may be used for the appointment.
  • Then you will be invited to lay on the Sound Table (Massage Table) where you will be covered in soft blankets and your head can be placed on soft or firm pillows.
  • Once you are comfortable, there is a beginning breathing exercise.
  • A guided meditation follows next.
  • Then the Vibrational Sound Tools will play for you and shower you in healing tones.
  • Silence is encouraged after the appointment comes to an end so you can enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the space.
What to expect after a Sound Healing Session?

You will be invited to:

  • Drink water to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.
  • Spend time outdoors: take a walk, hug a tree, lay on the grass, watch the clouds float by, garden, read a book.
  • Take a nap if your body is tired or deeply relaxed.
  • Listen to music.
  • Meditate.
  • Stay present, quiet, contemplative, and reflective.
  • Have a cup of tea with a friend and share your experience with them.
  • Pay attention to any insights, thoughts, aha moments.
  • Appreciate your investment in you and your self-care.
  • Look at the world with a new sense of renewal and a grateful heart.
  • Feel lighter, brighter, and more radiant.

A Message from Carolyn

My passion for transformational healing has driven my work for over two decades. Through my practice of Sacred Sound Healing and Feng Shui Consulting, I have been dedicated to helping individuals expand their consciousness, open gateways to their own brilliance, and create sacred spaces where their unique soul can dance freely.

With a heart-centered, nurturing, and inspiring approach, I offer powerful immersive and transformative ceremonies, workshops, and training. These interactive and meaningful experiences help you release energy blocks, elevate your consciousness, and cultivate more harmonious spaces within and around you where you can thrive.

My ultimate goal is to support you in connecting, awakening, expanding, and transforming, so you can share and radiate your most light-filled self. I am deeply committed to walking alongside you on this transformative journey, and I look forward to helping you unlock your full potential.

Re-center, focus and change the energy you put out into the world

I found Carolyn Vinup of Gateways to Brilliance from a friend who knew I was searching for stress reduction options for frontline healthcare workers. I had not heard of sound healing and was curious how this mindfulness energy modality could support rest, relaxation, and bring a sense of peace and calm. I decided to give it a try. (READ MORE)

Kellie Lease Stecher, MD OBGYN

Co-founder & President | Patient Care Heroes Fairview, Obstetrics and Gynecology Services