June 9, 2009
With a background in art, I spent 15 years in London working in graphic design and the music business. In 1999 I returned to Dublin and trained as a youth & community worker, graduating with a PG Dip in Community Arts Education from NCAD, Dublin. I facilitate collaborative arts groups in health care and community environments since 2005. Since 2009 I have been using the voice as a medium for self development & as a method of community building. Singing and listening to sound involves being fully occupied with what is arising in the present moment. This is a bit like giving a dog a bone - it occupies our fear-activated left brain, allowing us to transcend dualism and separation and to experience a sense of unity. Sound is the most effective route I have found to this experience. Singing together is the most effective, efficient and fun way for people to become more integrated and develop a positive connection with themselves and each other.
Lifechanging - Singing has become my meditation - I feel that the act of Sounding without words engages the right brain and is a direct route into the experience of just being in the present moment. I want to support people to connect with their creativity and liberate their authentic voices.
Overtoning, harmonics, kirtan, meditation through sound, singing in groups in public places, arts in health care settings, collaborative creative projects
I am a sound healing practitioner, giving regular workshops and soundbaths and have a private sound healing practice. I teach the Sound Healing Practitioner training Certificate course for the College of Sound Healing,
I love this way of being together in sound - I think sounding together shows the potential to move between dissonance and harmony without conflict. Creative possibilities are endless - More please!