I would definitely say that being
a Musician and a Healer have been the two strongest influences throughout
my life. Art was a big interest also. I
went to Art School at 17, and later worked in various care establishments,
using art therapeutically. I have also sold paintings of mine from time
to time, but much as I loved it, art has never really prevailed in my
life to the same extent that music and healing have.
I always felt that Sound and Healing
made for the perfect marriage.
On one level, music can be used as
background to induce relaxation and can be deeply soothing. Whilst on
another level, music and percussion can be used therapeutically as an
aid towards recovery for people in hospitals, children's homes, prisons,
and those undergoing psychiatric care, etc.
I was a Music Therapist for some years and found
it to be very rewarding.
However, I'd never realised then, that music could
be used directly as healing within itself. This was something I came
to understand later.
Meanwhile I had always been a healer in one form
or another throughout my life, and in 1983 I became a healer member
of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers.(N.F.S.H.) and a trainer
of healers. I also prescribed combinations of Bach Flower Remedies
which I administered to patients and, happily, I was seeing some good
results. However, this method, whilst effective, wasn't as quick and
as permanent as I would've liked, and sometimes people were having to
come for longer than I'd hoped.
However all this was about to change when in the
early 90's, I met Jill Purce, Britain's foremost teacher of Overtone
Chanting. I went on various courses of Jill's to learn this wonderful
At first I used the chanting just for my own pleasure
of deepening my consciousness, Then, I had the idea to try Overtone
Chanting whilst I was mentally sending people 'Absent Healing'. I focussed
healing thoughts on them from a distance and simultaneously chanted
Overtones. I visualized the high-pitched Overtone, acting as a kind
of laser, piercing the unhealthy areas of their bodies and obliterating
all signs of the diseased tissue. The results were amazing! Receivers
of this treatment rang me and said how all their pain had suddenly disappeared!
So, I devised a way that I could give the 'laser-experience' to people
who actually came to see me.
I began Overtone Chanting
down a tube, directly on the painful areas of the body. The first thing
I noticed, was that the sound, together with the correct intent, literally
'blasted' away the pain, and in many cases, it never returned!
I was delighted and yet not surprised by any of
this. I began studying the wealth of information available, on the healing
effects of sound on the body and started to understand why the chanting
was having such a wonderful effect.
Then I began investigating the use of Tuning
Forks as instruments of healing. I discovered that the Overtone
Chanting has much in common with the way the Forks work. (Please see
Simon Heather's description of 'Entrainment' plus the other information
on Tuning Forks and Overtone Chanting, as described on this site.) So
I incorporated using specific Tuning Forks and Overtone Chanting, combined
with my own form of hands-on healing, and this became: 'BodyTuning'
So Music and Healing finally came together for
me in these wonderful ways.
Also,throughout my life, I have been a singer,
from the age of 16. Sometimes a professional songwriter and performer
for a while, sometimes allowing it to fall into the background whilst
getting on with other things. However, thorough all these years of singing
many different kinds of music, I developed a system of Voicework Practice
designed to transform 'Little voices' into BIG voices. It is a holistic
style of singing teaching called: 'Singing for
Joy & Health'. Here again, music and healing co-operate together
in perfect harmony!
Finally, after reading a book called 'Catalyst
of Power' about the human Assemblage Point by Dr. Jon Whale P.h.d.,
and also the website of Dr. Angela Blaen , I became fascinated and deeply
impressed by the results they were having, with people who had undergone
the treatment. This was something that 'clicked' with me, so I went
down to Devon, to be trained as an Assemblage Point Shifter,
by Dr.Angela Blaen. Since, receiving the treatment myself, my own life
has changed so fundamentally for the better, that I am now delighted
to be able to offer this service to others.
I am deeply grateful to be able to practice and
offer these different methods of assisting people, on their journey
towards mental and physical health. I am wonderfully rewarded every
time I see someone glowing with health and joy as a result of these
treatments, which is why I carry on doing what I'm doing!