In Sound Healing the powerful healing vibrations of the voice combine with Reiki to clear blocks in the energy field.
Trained in jazz singing with Eva Adams, Berlin using a body, mind, spirit approach, Val has been learning and working with the powerful Shamanic technique of overtone singing for many years. Vocal harmonics or overtones have been practised by indigenous peoples all over the world, most notably in the republic of Tuva, which borders Mongolia and Siberia. In the early 1990s Val was fortunate to attend Masterclasses with renowned Tuvan Singer Sainkho Namchylak, further developing her ability in this field.
Sessions consist primarily of overtones (the most powerful form of healing with the human voice) along with toning (pure vowel sounds). Specific notes and sounds are intuited to suit an individual’s energy at the time of the session. This method of healing with sound works particularly well with the emotions: “I was aware of the feelings, but it was as though the sound was acting as kind of comfort blanket around me” is a typical response. Clients remain fully clothed throughout and either lie on a treatment couch or futon, or sit in a chair, according to individual need or preference. A typical session lasts one hour. This method blends particularly well with Shamanic Healing – see separate page.
Therapeutic Voicework and Singing Lessons
Sound Healing can also be effective with the client taking a more active role. People undertake a course of sessions for a variety of reasons. For example, a quiet voice/difficulties in being heard, lack of confidence in public speaking or simply the desire to sing. Emotional reasons often underlie the initial reason; such as having been silenced as a child, difficulties in expressing emotions or having been told that you can’t sing.
All sessions combine the holistic use of breath, body and voice to suit each individual’s needs.
Emily H, Penzance
Beverly R, Plymouth