Danny Goldberg uses sound therapy to guide people into deep meditative state
Want to take a guided hike in the the hills above Menlo Park? Or maybe you’re interested in taking some art classes, whether it be in a studio or outdoors. Or enter a deep meditative state through sound healing therapy. All — and more — are offerings of Danny Goldberg, whom we’d come to talk to on a Woodside hilltop where he resides in a geodesic dome.
We’d first heard Danny perform sound therapy at a Kundalina yoga night at Little House in Menlo Park and were curious to learn more. He explained he discovered it first as a participant. “It was an amazing experience,” he said. “I already had some Tibetan singing bowls and grew my collection and then bought a gong.
“I started traveling to different venues with a friend who also does sound therapy. It helps people on multiple levels — many find it to be profound.”
Danny explained that sound healing therapy doesn’t have to relate to treating a specific ailment. “Maybe it’s just that you have a lot going on in your mind,” he says. “The bowls and gongs cut out the chatter. They create a container of sounds that moves through you and is very calming.”
Many of his clients come regularly to see him or make it a habit of showing up at one of the venues he visits, a list of which is on his website.
“People want different things,” he said. “Some solo sessions take place inside a container with the gongs around you and the singing bowls on your body. Human beings are 80% water, so the sounds go through your body. Your body becomes the healing instrument — the resident cavity. It can be very restorative.”
Danny is appearing on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Independence Hall in Woodside.
Photo by Scott R. Kline
Rebecca Holland January 03, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Sound therapy can be an amazing experience to one who is ready to experience their own inner silence and welcome the beautiful vibrations of the sounds of the gongs and bowls. I loved it the first time and go back when I can. This article was very well written, thank you.