The healing power of sound
‘Sounds of Grace.’ Liking the sound of these words and drawn to the concept of sound healing, HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to Kings Road Studio in St Leonards to experience one of Carolina Baranski’s sound therapy sessions. Having enjoyed the experience, she asked Carolina about her connection with sound and how she arrived in Hastings from Brazil.
At the session, Carolina came across as someone who really cared about each person lying on their mat wrapped in a blanket, creating a soothing ambience of candles, incense and a warm room. The affirmations she beats out on her drum, I felt came from her heart and a place of gentleness, sincerity and belief in the power of what she was doing.
Tell HOT a bit about yourself and what drew you to Hastings and the UK from Brazil?
In Brazil I was working in the interior design industry and, wanting to develop my work experience, I worked and studied lighting design in Europe, specifically the UK, hoping to bring this new skill to my practice in Brazil. However, I met my partner and have stayed here ever since. I became a qualified Lighting Designer and was working in this industry until 2012. For over 20 years, Parallel to this life, I have been studying the mystical and holistic world, communicating & exploring the ‘other side’ in many ways, attending certified holistic Practitioner Level training in many disciplines, including Reiki, Mediumship, Gi-gong, Angelic Ascension, Light Grid Energy, Balinese bio energy meditation & Holistic Voice Therapy at The British Academy of Sound Therapy.
Hasting and St Leonards are the places I feel at home, where people are open and relaxed.
Tell me what drew you to Sound and Voice Therapy?
I had a spiritual awakening in 2012, when I stayed with a group of sound healer friends on the Isle of Lewis at Callanish Stones for two weeks. We were guided by ‘Spirits of Light’ to be in certain places to ‘heal’ this ancestral land and the world’s energetic line-grid. It was so powerful and meaningful to me that I knew I had to follow this career of producing ‘Sounds of Grace’ for the benefit of others. At first, I hadn’t been sure why I was invited to be part of this group of sound healers, but after a few days it was clear to me to follow this soul path calling as a sound therapist, so in 2013 I began my studies at British Academy of Sound Therapy.
Tell me about the power of sound and how we humans respond.
If you search online you would see 100s of articles on how sound healing affects humans. It is scientifically known that everything in the universe, including humans, vibrates in different frequencies. Vibration is simply everything. By exposing the mind and body to specific healing sound frequencies, we can achieve a greater sense of whole balance and deep healing in all levels: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual; providing an integral wellbeing.
We are being bombarded with damaging frequencies from electronics, processed food, water and so on…. Sound healing frequencies align us with the rhythms and tones that form the basis of the universe, giving you inner peace, a sense of feeling safe, home and connected to your true self.
Everyone knows that what we say (voice / sound), think (energy) and what music we listen to have an effect on our mood – and it’s only a small leap to recognize that healing sounds are capable of influencing change, healing and balancing to provide health and wellbeing to the whole mind-body system on many levels. If music can work in this way, why not the healing sounds of a tuning fork or a crystal bowl, attuned to a specific note that resonates with a specific part of our body?
If you listen to calming music, you may relax; if you listen to up-beat music you may feel like dancing…. well… if you listen to healing sound frequencies tuned to specific parts of your body, for sure they will respond to these vibrations accordingly.
Carolina Baranski is offering 1-2-1 Holistic Voice Therapy and Intuitive Sonic Healing Sessions to be booked by appointment, and local regular classes every Friday morning and evening at Kings Road Studio in St Leonards on Sea. She also organizes events in collaboration with musicians and other sound healers in unique and creative ways.
Our 2ND series of Sound Medicine Classes started on the 12th Jan 2018
and ended on the 23rd Feb 2018, with mornings and evenings classes.
We had at total over 42 beautiful unique beings joining us (including drop-ins)
on our sonic adventure during these 7 weeks.
We had amazing individual transformations, positive changes, new business emerging,
personal confidence, serious illness being dealt in positive way and then changing diagnoses,
and a sense of new beginnings in all levels.
We held strong together as a group and a sense of unity was supporting us throughout.
Thank you all of you that was part of this sonic adventure!
We had an amazing turn out again specially evening time.
Series 3 will return in May 2018, dates tbc,
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WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THESE INSPIRING TESTIMONIALS:
"I found the 7 chakra sound healing course to be a beautiful journey and enjoyed every class - I would recommend the course to anyone, whether they have experience with sound healing
and meditation or not.
I thought the classes were well introduced and gave the attendees a good understanding of areas to focus on for each class, should they wish to. The space felt really calm, welcoming and relaxing and every week the hour with the beautiful sounds of the crystal singing bowls and Carolina's comforting chanting felt like a gift of calm and love to myself, I found myself really looking forward to it each week.
The journey through the course, starting from the root chakra and working up to the crown chakra in the last class, gave me the opportunity and time to really consider week by week where I was feeling blocked in my life and where I could find room to get out of my own way and progress into greater alignment with myself, and a lot of realisations had clicked into place for me by the final class.
I found the throat chakra class particularly powerful, as over the years I have strongly internalised a feeling that I shouldn't attract attention, and have often been tactful or diplomatic rather than expressing my truth readily and clearly. I firmly believe that expressing your creativity and truth gives others around you the opportunity and example to be able to step into their confidence, and as a result of the healing sessions I've been motivated to start a blog I've been putting off, and begun sharing more publicly my tarot work which I have been anxious about others judging me for. I now hope I can help others step more fully into their own truths through sharing my practice.
Thank you so much for the beautiful course Carolina, I feel privileged to have been able to attend and look forward with joy to my next opportunity to share such a loving and gentle space."
~ Jenny A.
"Describe how the sounds affected you. How was your the journey for you?
I found the sound of the bowls extremely calming and that they very much gave me a sense of reassurance - I think the same reassuring feeling of being reminded we are in the present moment. The resonance sounds were strong with vibration and I felt this in my body and it was like instruction to relax and to allow the sounds and vibrations to have their effect on my body and spirit. I also found this caused different colours and shapes to form in my inner vision. I found the use of our own voice brought another dimension to all of this,
a feeling of inclusion and shared experience and strength in numbers as well as
a pleasurable massaging of the vocal chords.
The only thing I would have liked is if the class could have lasted longer.
Please provide us a testimonial.
I would say the Sounds of Grace Holistic Sound Medicine is just that - a graceful, gentle but powerful journey of healing through sound, allowing our inner self to awaken, rest, be heard. Carolina runs the session with tender and welcoming open arms to all."
~ Amanda Thompson
Carolina is a sound & voice therapist following her soul path which is to use sacred sounds and healing energies in creative ways to provide wellbeing, helping to release blocked emotions, feelings and thoughts.
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