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Meet the student: Natalie Minnis

This week we will be talking to Natalie Minnis who completed the Level 1 Multi Instrument course in the summer of 2022. She runs her own mountain guiding business and is qualified as a hypnotherapist.

Natalie has been loving working with her instruments for self healing. Here’s what she says about them.

“Sound healing was one of these things I always wanted to do, mainly because I love the sound of Tibetan bowls, and I’ve often listened to them on YouTube while meditating or just for relaxation. My reasons for doing a sound healing course were quite vague – I just wanted to do it.

I loved the course, and what surprised me was the power of healing sounds. Healing sound can bring about quite dramatic changes of mood, emotional release, visions, colours… Listening to the sounds of bowls, drums, gongs and other instruments can inspire ideas and motivation. It’s a very different experience from going to a concert or listening to a symphony. I will definitely be doing more courses in sound healing.

I use my instruments on a daily basis, sometimes for self-care and sometimes just as a break between one activity and another, as I work from home. My instruments are in another room, which has a nice view from the window, so I’ll go and play the bowls, or turn over the rain stick while enjoying the view. If I’m feeling irritated or “out of sorts” I use the tuning forks for rebalancing. Tuning forks were one of the great surprises of the sound healing course for me. Before I tried using them, I couldn’t imagine how they might work, but I’ve found them surprisingly powerful.

My frame drum sits beside me as I work, and every now and then I pick it up and tap it with my hands. The vibrations from it are very powerful and I feel them around my head and chest.”

You can find out more about Natalie on her website. http://glasgowhypnocbt.co.uk/

 

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Integral Sound Healing Meet the Student Tuning Forks

Meet the student – Zoe Pearson

The second in our regular series of articles about Sound Healing Academy students. This week meet Zoe Pearson. Zoe has completed Level 2 Diploma courses in both Groups and Tuning Forks. I loved working with Zoe over the course of her studies. I have seen her start to really flourish and grow into a confident and natural sound bath facilitator and tuning fork practitioner. Over to Zoe:

“I feel I have found the missing piece to my jigsaw of life with sound healing. My previous healing therapies (massage and reiki combined) have now fallen into place. I had what I call a ‘lightbulb moment’ whilst studying sound healing and felt this was the next chapter in my life and my soul journey, to help others and myself. It is now an important part of my life and I have only just touched the surface. I’m so excited to learn more with SHA and continue my journey with them. I wonder why I haven’t studied this before, but I realise that I wasn’t ready for this chapter until recently.

Do you use your instruments for self-care?
Yes, I always carry my OM tuning fork around with me in my bag, as it has healed my thumbs, after 24 years of massage. I also give myself a weekly treatment with my harmonising tuning fork set, to clear my aura and chakras. I find with hands-on healing, I sometimes pick up other peoples problems and negative energy, and the Tibetan bowls and tuning forks help me clear what doesn’t serve me. My stress and anxiety levels have dropped to almost zero since studying sound healing.

The level 2 groups course allows you to work professionally with groups. Have you been doing this and what sort of groups have you worked with?
I have been offering group sound meditations /gong baths since I finished the Level 2 Groups course and offer two sessions a week. I have had an amazing response and had people from all walks of life come to my sessions. The feedback has been so positive and it has been great to hear how the sessions have helped release blocked emotions, given people time to relax and to go on journeys to other dimensions. It has been a joy to use my new skills and knowledge and offer a healing service to others. I have mainly taught people with hectic lifestyles and very little personal time: people who feel guilty for having time-out and putting themselves first. The emotional release has been remarkable and life changing for some.

How has this helped you professionally?
The Level 2 Groups course has enabled me to be able to offer sound meditation classes and I now run them weekly. It has given me a taste for other sound healing techniques and I’m currently studying the Level 2 Healing with Tuning Forks. [Zoe has since graduated with a Diploma in Tuning Forks]. I plan to be able to offer group and one-to-one sessions and if I can help just one person along my journey, it has been worthwhile. My own journey has been transformed by sound healing and changed my life for the better. Thank you, Morag, for being so inspirational and thank you SHA.”

Thank you so much, Zoe, for taking the time to tell us about your journey with sound.

Zoe is based in the Leicester/Market Harborough area. You can find out more about her on her website and on Facebook.

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Meet the student: Sandra Hewson

In this series of blog articles I’ll be introducing you to some of the talented students who have completed both Level 1 and Level 2 of the Sound Healing Academy’s Integral Sound Healing course. This will give you some insights into how they have used sound healing both for their own self-care and professionally. 

First of all I’d like you to meet the amazing Sandra Hewson. Sometimes you are so grateful when the Universe brings someone into your life and Sandra is one of these people. I call Sandra my sound buddy as we both share the same passion for sound. Sandra has completed the Level 1 Multi Instrument course and is now working towards her Level 2 Diploma for 1 to 1 clients. You can meet her in person at the next Level 1 Sound Healing with Voice weekend in Glasgow where she will be assisting.

I asked Sandra how Sound Healing has changed her life.

“I have been interested in Sound Healing for many years but it was through meeting Morag and attending her in person workshop for the Level 1 Multi Instruments course, that I began to appreciate the effectiveness of this modality and it has become a passion for me.

I love to play with my drums, Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks most days for relaxation and release of tight muscles or even to have an energy boost. I have also introduced them into my client sessions alongside my Kinetic Chain Release and subtle energy therapies.

Sound Healing is an enjoyable and easy way to help my clients to relax at the start of a treatment. The more relaxed they are, the easier and quicker it is to establish rapport and trust.

This helps them to allow me to guide them back into balance and to begin resolving the issue they attended with. It is also useful for grounding and integration at the end of a session.

Kinetic Chain Release(KCR) is a whole body treatment of gentle stretches and joint mobilisations which is designed to help bring the body back into balance and to provide stress and pain relief. I have also used tuning forks and Tibetan bowls alongside it as a way of assisting the release of areas that were very tight and painful, before continuing easily and effortlessly with the KCR protocol. This allows my clients to maintain their relaxed state and to address these areas more quickly and easily.”

More information about KCR can be found at www.kineticchainrelease.com where Sandra is listed as an Accredited Practitioner. You can also find her on Instagram under @sandrabhewson .

Thank you Sandra, for sharing your insights and your passion for sound healing. Next time we’ll be talking to Zoe Pearson who holds the Level 2 Groups Diploma.