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SoundTouch clients figure very dearly to us and we are pleased to share some of the comments we have received recently.
Sir Charles Parson School
"Great to hear from you last night. We're still trying to find the "quotes" document we made straight after our activity week so I have been to see a couple of the members of staff this morning. They are happy to be cited. A special needs assistant (actually two, one overheard and joined in) said "Oh I loved that, when is she coming again, I loved seeing the childrens responses. I know it was for the children but got so much out of it personally too." "It really met the needs of our pupils." "She was so respectful towards the pupils, she recognised them as teenagers and individuals, it's no easy thing when faced with a group of "our" special people." " It usually takes ages for the pupils to be aware of what is happening but they were responding straight away. The pupils became alert very quickly." A teacher said she was really impressed at the response several pupils, especially "M" (a teenager with physical, visual and profound learning difficulties) had to the greeting song. She has used the "finger on throat" greeting with "M" ever since and found she remembers it and begins to respond much faster than before. The teacher learned several simple techniques that day that she now uses in class with the pupils. She would also love to support your work and really wants you to come back soon. (I've given her your details as she'd like a session for herself one day. Everyone was in full agreement that your work really supports "our" special children in so many ways."
"Eagle meets the Condor" Healing Drum sessions at Core Music, Hexham. June 2017
"I very much enjoyed the drumming at Core Music, I felt the venue, yourselves and the group created a wonderful healing energy. Thank you".
A Work Group Session at the Sound Lodge
Johanna arranged a bespoke session in the Sound Lodge for the Michael Heppell Ltd team. We arrived at the session not quite sure what to expect, and left feeling relaxed, refreshed and with plenty of food for thought.Our session helped us to clear our minds, rest our bodies and experience resonance and its healing qualities - something of value to all of us in the business world.We are happy to recommend Johanna and her intriguing and innovative techniques.Experience sound therapy - we dare you! Michael and Christine HeppellSept 2011
Drumming at Core Music.
"What a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, drumming with laughter. Thank you both".
Eagle meets the Condor Drumming at Core Music
"Prayers are answered! Great drumming session again. So much power and harmony.
Thank you both again. I love what is happening".
Earth Day Singing for the Trees April 2018
"It was such an amazing experience, thank you so much for having us"
Evening Sound Meditation 9th May 2012
"I thought you might like to know I felt much better the following morning - like a cloud had lifted and, whilst I am not yet firing on all cylinders, there is a definite improvement and I am thankful for that.
Thank you so much for everything - the soundtouch is very powerful. It was also lovely to chat afterwards".
Exloration of Healing Voice 2015
"LIfe has changed sooo much since I came to see you in December - feel sooo much more empowered, and Sarah feels like me now. It was such an amazing afternoon.. quite crazy really with all that wind!"
Feedback of Sound and Colour Experience November 2012
I went across to Hexham a couple of weeks ago for a colour and sound session with Johanna. On arrival we went to Johanna's treatment room which is full of lovely colours, gongs and bowls. The room has a very relaxing and peaceful feel to it. Johanna started by using Tibetan singing bowls and as I was sitting comfortably and allowing the resonant sounds from the bowls to wash over me I felt the cares of the outside world retreat. After some time spent just relaxing and letting go she asked me to choose three colours from a selection of silks that were hanging on the wall. I chose the three that felt right for me at that moment and Johanna then asked me to sit with each of the silks in turn while she talked about the meaning and significance of each colour. I realised as I sat there that it was a while since I had delved into what had been going in my life over the last few months. Different feelings rose and ebbed with each colour. I took the general feeling from each and have been revisiting these feelings since the session. This has helped me review where I am and what I am doing at the minute. Following the session I felt happy and easy about what I had to do for the rest of the day. I took that feeling with me and it has stayed as a source of support and comfort.
It has taken a while to write this piece about the colour session with Johanna because it has taken a while for the effect to sink in. Looking back from here I can see that using the vibrational energy of sound and colour I have shifted my focus on what is going on in my life. It feels good to have the opportunity to step back, see the real proportions and significance of the way I have been feeling and then relax and let it all go. Overall I am sure that as result of the work I did with Johanna I am better able to see where I am and how I am feeling. Having a clear vision feels good, thanks Johanna.
Full Moon Colour and Gong Meditation December 2017
"Thank you for such a beautiful and much needed colour gong session. We all skipped along the lane to the car and felt very uplifted and Light."
We will definitely be back.
Love and Blessings
Gong and Silence Meditation April 2016
"I just wanted to say thankyou to you and Trevor for this evening and for being looked after so well. I loved the gongs and went somewhere far off and the world was a very vibrant place when we emerged. I really liked the native american ritual and also loved the reading at the end, could you let me know what it was. The Gongs were so amazing, a heart felt thank and blessings."
Harmonising with Bowls 5th May 2012
Thank you so much for a wonderful nurturing afternoon, I really enjoyed it.
Harmonising with Singing Bowls 5th May 2012
"I just wanted to say thankyou so much for today. I got so much from the session on so many levels and also chatting to you after- I feel so blessed to be able to access your workshops and the special space that you hold in the soundlodge."
Healing Partners session with Johanna and David Cohen. April 2015
"Thank you for the wonderful Healing Partners session with yourself and David yesterday, it was good fun aswell as profoundly helpful. Thank you all. I loved the sound and colour reconnection part of it, the whole thing".
Healing Voice Workshop October 2015
"We really enjoyed the healing voice workshop.
I can still picture myself entering the healing space, a smile came over me 'from the inside out'. The structure of the wooden structure, the cobweb, the amazing stones - nature being in tune with us. That's my intuitive feedback Smiling face with smiling eyes."
Individual Session January 2011
"That was a wonderful , enlightening and soul moving experience.I will incubate it all and think about hearthealing for the future .You give so much - knowledge, understanding and kindness."
Introduction to Colour and Sound Meditation 20th July 2013
"What a beautiful group and experience - thank you"
"I very much enjoyed the workshop and it made a lot of spiritual sense to me".
Introduction to Shamanism "The Eagle meets the Condor" March 2017
I would just like to say thank you SO much for Saturday, we both really enjoyed it.
I got so much from it, it helped me see which way I need to go on my path and also reconnected me to the web of light, as I've been lost for quite some time, due to illness and bereavement.
We both got a lot of healing from it, and slept like logs that night.
Really looking forward to the next one.
Dear Johanna & Gwen,
Thank you so much for Saturday. I found it very interesting & really enjoyed the gongs! I'd certainly be interested in learning more about drumming so please keep me posted. And any further opportunities to meditate with the gong(s) would be most welcome, too.
Just a few words to say thank you for the lovely day.
It's always a pleasure to be back at the sound lodge.
I meant to ask you where you got the very fine tinkly sounding bell? I think it would be a lovely way to finish my therapies and to bring people "back" when they've been so relaxed.
Meditation for Samhain
"A magical evening of gong and cello resulted in a feeling of total
renewal and a serious cleansing of everything. A shooting star overhead finished off a perfect evening - Halloween will never be the same again ". Thank you so much , Johanna.
Metamorphic Technique session August 2017
"I want to thank you for recognising the support I needed this week. I felt/feel very held and have found a new wave of energy and a different energy to approach my work and my relationships with. It was a very powerful experience and I am letting it settle and things change, embracing the metamorphoses. Thank you for opening up this space."
In the autumn of 2015 I had Metamorphic Technique sessions with Johanna which were profound and absolutely pivotal in transforming my life! As well as the MT which is gentle but so powerful, Johanna intuitively brought colour and sound healing into the sessions which added a whole other dimension. I am incredibly grateful for what I received and thankful that such 'magic' is present in Hexham!
Johanna also holds beautiful sacred ceremonies in her yurt, which is a sound lodge, and with meditation and sound creates space of deep healing. Wonderful!
Newcastle Carers Group 23rd May 2012
My First Experience of Sound Meditation
I’ve been a carer for my son for 18 years (he is now 22) and the stress of caring has played a major part in my life leading to diagnosed depression. I’ve always found solace in music which helps me relax and makes me feel able to bounce back and get on with life.
Whilst on a retreat with a group of carers, I was given the opportunity to join a session with Johanna’s sound meditation and at the time I thought it would be embarrassing and basically a waste of an hour but I always believe that you are here to try everything if you can so I joined in. It turned out to be one of the most amazing hours of my life! I had a vision in my head of a lot of middle aged women humming and chanting but Johanna’s voice and the sounds led me to a place inside of myself which I had forgotten existed and which was peace and tranquillity. I felt as if I was the only one in the room with Johanna – it felt personal and one-to-one. When she started singing, it felt as if someone had just pulled a quilt over me and I was totally relaxed.
It was the most relaxing hour of my life in over 15 years and when I left the group, I felt no need for a caffeine lift or an energy rush, I just wanted to be alone – still and within myself where Johanna had put me.
Even 2 or 3 weeks later I could still put my head back to that place of calm.
I would sincerely recommend this relaxation therapy to anyone. I can’t see anyone looking back. It’s got to be tried!
Prayer for Tibet Mindfulness and Sound Meditation. July 2016
Living Mindfully has worked with Johanna on several occasions and have always found the experience inspirational and uplifting. Johanna’s professionalism and dedication always shine through making the event both meaningful and a profound learning experience. The combination of mindfulness and sound is a powerful mix, and has proven popular with our staff and clients.
The feedback we receive is always positive and we look forward to continually working with Johanna in the future.
Receiving Metamorphic Technique for the first time. April 2017
"MT is a very gentle but powerful technique aimed at shifting old or stuck energy patterns that have their origins in past experiences/traumas/crises - even from ancestral patterns. You don't have to be sick to experience the deep release that comes when you give yourself the gift of this gentle touch; it was a deeply relaxing and nourishing experience."
Sacred Pipe Ceremony December 2017
"Thank you for welcoming me at your Sacred Pipe Ceremony. It felt very special and I noticed that changes were occurring over the following 24 hours. i.e. regulatory dreams and healing. It felt, to me, as if everyone was very interested in every one else's journey as well as their own and there seemed to be quite a lot of areas where I felt I connected with what others were saying. In this way it felt very much like being a part of something bigger than myself and left me feeling that there was a sense of community".
‘During the sound lodge sessions I feel so safe, nurtured and cared
for. As the session deepens, this enables me to let go of my mind
chatter and deeply connect to the higher energies and vibrations
present. The sessions enable me to feel total connection with my
body, with nature and the present moment. The sounds and chanting
feel as though they cleanse the energetic pathways in my body and
bring my being back into harmony. It is such an amazing gift for my
soul and such a worthwhile experience to attend these sessions.’
Sacred Sound Toning and Chanting
I very much enjoyed the afternoon, thank you. , the banter over tea seems an essential part of the experience, to share such a workshop experience as a group it seems somehow essential to share some ordinary worldly words afterwards.
In terms of written feedback that might be helpful to others thinking of coming along for the first time I would just like to offer that..
.'... in practical terms it consists of a nice drive out to the countryside to sit in a lovely yurt for a couple of hours with like minded people.... Listening to the beautiful sound of sacred chants... made even more special as the resonance of my own voice as part of that sound feels very inclusive....magic !...and I can't even sing !'.
Sonic Valentine 13th February 2016
"A very belated thank you for such a special afternoon last Saturday; uplifting and inspiring.
Your manner is simply beautiful; compelling, sincere and gentle. Thank you once again we were so impressed."
Sonic Valentine 14th February 2015
"So many thanks for yet another wonderful session yesterday. It seems to be such a wonderful way to spend Valentines Day and one we would not want to miss".
"I was incredibly moved by the whole event. Thank you."
Sonic Valentine 2017
"Thank you I really found the Sound Healing a very powerful experience. Like being part of a mind bending choir".
Sound For Peace Meditation 14th February 2013
I just wanted to let you know how amazing I found the sound lodge on Valentine's day. I got so much from it and I am looking forward to attending the Spring Equinox on the 20th March. I told my partner about it and he very much wants to attend as well.
Sound Healing with Monochord
"I absolutely loved the sound healing session yesterday and found it valuable. I felt very uplifted afterwards and had a wonderful deep sleep last night (so much so that I almost slept through when my 10-month old son woke up!). Thank you for the chat afterwards as well, as it was great to connect with you on some of the background and philosophy".
Many thanks again
Soundtouch Group Session @ Core Music:
"A belated thank you on behalf of the dance group for last Friday evening. Just wanted to let you know we all enjoyed the gongs very much. The relaxation stayed with me all weekend which is unusual!"
Soundtouch Personal Sessions:
"I had my blood pressure taken just after my first Soundtouch session and it had gone down significantly. I then had another two sessions and my blood pressure remains stable."
"I have had several Soundtouch sessions with Johanna. The sessions are hard to describe as they vary according to my needs at the time. Sometimes I have felt very relaxed as I respond to the sounds. At other times my body feels as if it is physically changing with the vibrations of the sound waves. Later I am aware of feeling calm, with less physical discomfort and often energized by the experience. I have terminal cancer and plan on continuing Soundtouch as a therapy which contributes to my peace of mind, sense of wellbeing and delight in my life."
Spring Equinox 20th March 2015
" We just wanted to thank you for making such a wonderful magical and memorable evening yesterday. To say we thoroughly enjoyed it would be something of an understatement.
I do think your little cat would truly think she had a fitting 'send off'. She was determined to wait until she thought the time was perfect - how right she was. It is only humans who have to be taught how to enjoy life, evidently if ever there was a contented cat then you had it !
For Trevor to round the evening off really did make it special - something we have always wanted to do but never got around to it, many thanks".
Summer Solstice 21st June 2013
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Summer Solstice Celebration - it really was a magical evening and one I will remember in the dark winter months - the light was so beautiful.
You really put together a magic mix of ingredients and I could see how much thought and preparation had gone in to it all, so thank you.
We first heard of Johanna when she organised a therapy session at the Sage in Gateshead. My husband and I went along and were truly amazed at the affect this event had on our well-being. Since that first gathering we have attended several others and each one has been a truly remarkable experience.
I have always been interested in alternative therapies and have attended many different venues all over Britain. I have also taught alternative therapies for several years but I must say, Johanna’s sessions stand head and shoulders above anything I have ever experienced. Her therapies are calming, relaxing and inspirational. We have never come without feeling healed in some way.
Johanna involves everyone on all levels but never puts pressure on anyone to participate in anything they do not feel comfortable with.
At the end of each meeting not only Johanna but her wonderful, welcoming family always offer refreshments to allow everyone to gradually return to ‘the real world’ and feel at total peace.
I would recommend Johanna to anyone and everyone – I can guarantee you will have the best night’s sleep ever with a feeling of inner peace which continues for some time.
Summer Solstice Meditation
"A beautiful soulful evening"
Testimonial for Musical Spine. April 2013
Thank you for a really special and gentle session that went surprisingly deep.
I am used to the feeling of flow (and blocks) in the meridians and other channels of the body but do not have any reference for applied sound and colour. With some of the tuning forks there was quite audible sound together with vibration even when at a distance from my ears and others were felt only as a shorter or longer vibration. There was only one point where I could sense a change due to colour.
At the end of the session I was definitely more relaxed and centred and my body felt looser. I slept well that night and then experienced a ‘healing reaction’ later the next day and the day following.
I would definitely use this form of healing again.
Two weeks later after Colour and Sound Healing Session
"I feel a lot have things have shifted and that I have much greater clarity. Thank you"
Winter Solstice 2010
"Thanks for organising the gong session in the yurt over the solstice weekend. It was really good to spend some time taking stock and thinking of all the activities that had taken place over the last 12 months. There is something magical about spending some time in quiet contemplation with others in a beautiful setting and backed with the resonance of your expert use of the gongs. It really created a feeling of peace and space for me. I look forwards to future events"
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