OM Westport offers complementary health sessions to support your personal growth, health and wellness. Health promoting modalities currently on offer include; GONG SOUND MEDITATION-Groups & Individual Sessions, SOUND HEALING-Individual sessions, REIKI-Individual sessions and Stress Management-Individual & Groups. Contact: to book your appointment.

Treat yourself to a 1-hour Gong Sound Meditation. We will use therapeutic Gongs and Solfeggio Healing Pipes to create frequencies of sound to help balance and harmonise your body and mind. Many people report receiving a deep sense of tranquility, reduced stress and improved sleep after a Gong Sound Meditation. No previous experience is needed. Just lie down, close your eyes and the sounds will tune your frequency.
Date; July 24th, 2022 – Sunday morning
Time; Prompt start at 10am to 11am.
€15 (€12 concession)
Venue; Ballina Arts Centre
Facilitated by Margaret Carroll & Olivia Varley, Gong Sound Practitioners, College of Sound Healing, UK.

Tree of Life Gong at Ballina Arts Centre

Love Sorrow


Love sorrow. She is yours now, and you must

take care of what has been

given. Brush her hair, help her

into her little coat, hold her hand,

especially when crossing a street. For, think,


what if you should lose her? Then you would be

sorrow yourself; her drawn face, her sleeplessness

would be yours. Take care, touch

her forehead that she feel herself not so


utterly alone. And smile, that she does not

altogether forget the world before the lesson.

Have patience in abundance. And do not

ever lie or ever leave her even for a moment

by herself, which is to say, possibly, again,

abandoned. She is strange, mute, difficult,

sometimes unmanageable but, remember, she is a child.

And amazing things can happen. And you may see,


as the two of you go

walking together in the morning light, how

little by little she relaxes; she looks about her;

she begins to grow.

Margaret Carroll invites you to join her on FaceBook for her offering of Sound for Wellness sessions during the Covid-19 period. Most Tuesday evening’s for 40 mins approx and some Sunday afternoons too. All welcome! A gift for you!

Blessing in Chaos by Jan Richardson

To all that is chaotic in you

Let there come silence.

Let there be a calming

Of the clamouring,

A stilling of the voices

That have laid their claim on you,

That have made their home in you,

That go with you even to the holy places,

But will not let you rest.

Will not let you hear your life with wholeness

Or feel the grace that fashioned you.

Let what distracts you cease.

Let what divides you cease.

Let there come an end to what diminishes

And demeans, and let depart

All that keeps you in its cage.

Let there be an opening

Into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos

Where you find the peace you did not think possible,

And see what shimmers

Within the storm.

02/06/2020 Sound for Wellness with Margaret Carroll

Wild Geese


~Mary Oliver~

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.

Zero Circle

Be helpless, dumbfounded,
Unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come from grace
To gather us up.

We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty
If we say we can, we’re lying.
If we say No, we don’t see it,
That No will behead us
And shut tight our window onto spirit.

So let us rather not be sure of anything,
Besides ourselves, and only that, so
Miraculous beings come running to help.
Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,
We shall be saying finally,
With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.
When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,
We shall be a mighty kindness.

What Can I Say

~Mary Oliver~

What can I say that I have not said before?

So I’ll say it again.

The leaf has a song in it.

Stone is the face of patience.

Inside the river there is an unfinishable story

And you are somewhere in it

And it will never end until all ends.

Take your busy heart to the art museum and the

chamber of commerce

but take it also to the forest.

The song you heard singing in the leaf when you

were a child

is singing still.

I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,

And the leaf is singing still.

The leaf is singing still! (Mary Oliver)

Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda

Now we will count to twelve

and we will all keep still

for once on the face of the earth,

let’s not speak in any language;

let’s stop for a second,

and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment

without rush, without engines;

we would all be together

in a sudden strangeness.

Fishermen in the cold sea

would not harm whales

and the man gathering salt

would not look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,

wars with gas, wars with fire,

victories with no survivors,

would put on clean clothes

and walk about with their brothers

in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused

with total inactivity.

Life is what it is about;

I want no truck with death.

If we were not so single-minded

about keeping our lives moving,

and for once could do nothing,

perhaps a huge silence

might interrupt this sadness

of never understanding ourselves

and of threatening ourselves with death.

Perhaps the earth can teach us

as when everything seems dead

and later proves to be alive.

Now I’ll count up to twelve

and you keep quiet and I will go.


Dear friends,

As a result of measures announced by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our group sessions until further notice taking immediate effect. We apologise for any inconvenience.

May everyone be healthy, safe and well.

Olivia and Margaret

Sound for Wellness and Self-Care

  • A relaxing ‘1-hour session’ in the presence of Sound,
  • with high quality Therapeutic ‘Gongs’, and
  • ‘Solfeggio Healing Pipes’,
  • which create frequencies to balance and harmonise your Body, Mind and Spirit.

In response to many requests for more regular group sessions in Castlebar, we are delighted to invite you to any or all of the following sessions at the beautiful and tranquil Reflection Centre on the outskirts of Castlebar – on the way to Westport.

Address; The Reflection Centre, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Eircode; F23 XK52.

Sound for Relaxation and Self-Care

Symphonic and Venus Gongs with Solfeggio Healing Pipes at The Reflection Centre F23 XK52.

2020 Schedule;

March 11th: Wednesday morning – faciltated by Margaret

March 18th: Wednesday morning – faciltated by Margaret

March 25th: Wednesday morning – faciltated by Margaret

March 28th: Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret

April 11th: Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret

May 23rd; Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret

June 27th: Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret

COST:         €15 per session, (Concession €12).
(For your comfort, please bring a blanket and cushion. Mat is provided.)

TIME: For your convenience, there is a choice of two sessions. Booking advisable!

  • Session 1: 10am – 11am (Prompt start)
  • Session 2: 11:30am – 12.30pm (Prompt start)

CONTACT:    Margaret 087 653 4425 or Email:

Facilitators:     Margaret Carroll and Olivia Varley, Certified Gong and Sound Healing Practitioners with the College of Sound Healing, UK.

Some benefits of therapeutic Sound;
Sound can help create deep states of relaxation through altering our brainwaves.

It has profound effects on our nervous system, bringing us in to a more relaxed state where healing can occur.

No previous experience is required, just lay down close your eyes and allow the sounds to tune your frequency.

The body is made up of 70% water. Sound and vibration travels up to five times more effectively through water so this is a perfect modality for healing at a cellular level.

There are many benefits to sound healing; receiving a deep sense of peace and tranquility, reduced stress, improved sleep and a more relaxed nervous system to name a few.

It is effortless. You can lie or sit in a comfortable position (fully clothed), the sound does the work.


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