Simon Heather

Simon has taught sound healing workshops in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Zimbabwe, and has appeared on radio and television in New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and in the United Kingdom.

He has an extensive background in the healing arts and is a qualified acupuncturist, healer and bodyworker. He has studied with some of the world's leading spiritual teachers and sound healers.

In 1996 Simon brought a group of sound healers together to found the 'UK Sound Healers Association', a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sound healing in the United Kingdom. Simon is one of the leading teachers in the field of sound healing. Over the last fifteen years he has written five books and produced six CD's.

Simon has been running workshops for over fifteen years. His workshops include 'Free Your Voice,' 'The Healing Power of Sound', 'Reclaiming your Sacred Spirit' and 'Sound Healing Training'. Simon has taught his Sound Healing Training course in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Simon also offers individual healing sessions.

Simon is the founder of The College of Sound Healing.

 

Simon Heather

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Yoga on Sound Forum , Sound4Healing , Transformational Sound Therapy Summit

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Posted: 04 Oct 2010 By: Clarissa Woodcock

PART ONE REVIEW Originally I enrolled for the Sound Healing weekend to get some idea of how to sound the chakras as part of my third degree Reiki practice and to further investigate how I could use sound as a healing modality. I had been aware for a long time that sound could affect my frame of mind, both by enriching and changing the way I felt but I had no idea why - it was just so. On reflection it is difficult to identify what I enjoyed most on the introductory weekend after much thought it has to be the freedom to sound and sing both in my native tongue and in other spiritual traditions. It was wonderful to be able to sing with such a talented group of people: it uplifted the soul and removed much of the heavy weight of baggage that I carry around on my ‘back’, I was able to transport myself to a land of inner peace and tranquillity. It was sheer joy sometimes just to listen to the vibration, feel the sheer energy being generated in the room and being able to rest in that very special quiet place which I understand to be my spiritual home which rests inside my soul. Having spent many hours practising meditation, I was so surprised that I could access this desired psychological state so quickly through sounding. I do not however feel the previous work had been wasted, perhaps finding sound was a necessary part of my spiritual journey. It was important for me to carry on the practice after the weekend whether this was sounding with Simon’s Chakra tape to access the chakras and my spiritual space, or chanting in other spiritual traditions on my way to work – to uplift a sometimes resistant and flagging energy towards Christmas. The change in me was instant and remarkable, I felt so different in so short a time. This led on to further exploration listening to Classical and New Age music. I came to realise I loved the sound of Tibetan singing bowls and symbols and these could transform me into a state of tranquillity. I was particularly attracted and called to the vibration and the end peace. So important to someone who had been deaf (stress induced). These days I just seem to appreciate sound more after living with silence for two years. The sounding and internal vibration I loved and one of my new year resolutions is to join one of the groups sponsored by the Natural Voice Netwok and explore singing and developing listening further whilst sharing the spirituality of sound further. I have also bought myself a MP3 player and often tune myself into mind altering music. I have never considered myself to be a ‘musical person’ and have had several aborted attempts to play a musical instrument, basically I just enjoy the sound. My Reiki meditation practice has totally changed since the introductory weekend and now focuses on sounding and sending colours to the chakras. This transports me to a wonderful peaceful place and I am beginning to learn when one chakra needs more work because it is out of balance. I have also quietly started to sound the chakras during Reiki treatments for clients. It is difficult to express in words the influence and power of the introductory weekend. There was much to assimilate and understand. The time was enhanced by a wonderful group of people. I was particularly impressed by the treatment demonstration and the charming way in which we sung someone’s name to them. I have tried this myself and it is tremendously liberating as if the whole universe is singing.


Posted: 08 Aug 2010 By: Christina Ashby

Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Your encouragement and guidance to call upon one's own voice to heal was tremendous. I feel so happy to have received the gift of chanting. What a valuable aid for meditation and healing. Learning about the chakras and how sound can energize them has also been fascinating. I have thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of my training in Sound Healing. Christina E. Ashby Sound - Performance - Healer


Posted:
04 Oct 2010
by:

PART ONE REVIEW Originally I enrolled for the Sound Healing weekend to get some idea of how to sound the chakras as part of my third degree Reiki practice and to further investigate how I could use sound as a healing modality. I had been aware for a long time that sound could affect my frame of mind, both by enriching and changing the way I felt but I had no idea why - it was just so. On reflection it is difficult to identify what I enjoyed most on the introductory weekend after much thought it has to be the freedom to sound and sing both in my native tongue and in other spiritual traditions. It was wonderful to be able to sing with such a talented group of people: it uplifted the soul and removed much of the heavy weight of baggage that I carry around on my ‘back’, I was able to transport myself to a land of inner peace and tranquillity. It was sheer joy sometimes just to listen to the vibration, feel the sheer energy being generated in the room and being able to rest in that very special quiet place which I understand to be my spiritual home which rests inside my soul. Having spent many hours practising meditation, I was so surprised that I could access this desired psychological state so quickly through sounding. I do not however feel the previous work had been wasted, perhaps finding sound was a necessary part of my spiritual journey. It was important for me to carry on the practice after the weekend whether this was sounding with Simon’s Chakra tape to access the chakras and my spiritual space, or chanting in other spiritual traditions on my way to work – to uplift a sometimes resistant and flagging energy towards Christmas. The change in me was instant and remarkable, I felt so different in so short a time. This led on to further exploration listening to Classical and New Age music. I came to realise I loved the sound of Tibetan singing bowls and symbols and these could transform me into a state of tranquillity. I was particularly attracted and called to the vibration and the end peace. So important to someone who had been deaf (stress induced). These days I just seem to appreciate sound more after living with silence for two years. The sounding and internal vibration I loved and one of my new year resolutions is to join one of the groups sponsored by the Natural Voice Netwok and explore singing and developing listening further whilst sharing the spirituality of sound further. I have also bought myself a MP3 player and often tune myself into mind altering music. I have never considered myself to be a ‘musical person’ and have had several aborted attempts to play a musical instrument, basically I just enjoy the sound. My Reiki meditation practice has totally changed since the introductory weekend and now focuses on sounding and sending colours to the chakras. This transports me to a wonderful peaceful place and I am beginning to learn when one chakra needs more work because it is out of balance. I have also quietly started to sound the chakras during Reiki treatments for clients. It is difficult to express in words the influence and power of the introductory weekend. There was much to assimilate and understand. The time was enhanced by a wonderful group of people. I was particularly impressed by the treatment demonstration and the charming way in which we sung someone’s name to them. I have tried this myself and it is tremendously liberating as if the whole universe is singing.

Posted:
08 Aug 2010
by:

Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Your encouragement and guidance to call upon one's own voice to heal was tremendous. I feel so happy to have received the gift of chanting. What a valuable aid for meditation and healing. Learning about the chakras and how sound can energize them has also been fascinating. I have thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of my training in Sound Healing. Christina E. Ashby Sound - Performance - Healer

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The Power of Sanskrit Mantras

Why are Sanskrit Mantras so beneficial? read more

Books on Sound Healing

We now have a page for Sound Healing Books on the College website -https://www.collegeofsoundhealing.co.uk/soundhealingbooks.php read more

Sleep Music

Music designed to send you to sleep - BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43290567 read more

World Sound Healing Day

Every year on the 14th February, people throughout the planet join together at 12 noon to tone the heart sound “AH” for a minimum of 5 minutes with the intention of radiating love. People all over the read more

Tuning Fork Healing

Nitric Oxide Study Nitric Oxide is an important cellular signalling molecule involved in many physiological and pathological processes. It is a powerful vasodilator with a short half-life of a few se read more

Research on Toning

Shelley Snow, Ph.D. has published research she has done with other scientists on Toning. The article may well be one of the most important pieces of research on the healing power of the voice - part read more

Chakras and Musical Notes

Does a chakra respond to one musical note or to a number of sound frequencies? Do everyone’s chakras vibrate at the same sound frequency? Each chakra may respond to a number of sound frequencies d read more

Sound Healing Practitioner Training - College of Sound Healing

Core Curriculum 1. An Introduction to Sound Healing with the Voice FINDING YOUR VOICEUnderstanding the healing power of the voiceRemoving blockages from the voiceVoice exercisesCreating pu read more

Blood Pressure Study

The College of Sound Healing has been instrumental in establishing a charitable foundation - Sound4Healing - to conduct research into sound healing. We are currently developing a study to measure the read more

The Healing Power of Silence

All sounds arise from silence. Through chant and meditation we can follow the sound back to it’s source, silence. At this point the small self merges into the greater self and all fears and worries di read more

The Effects of Different Sounds

Alfred Tomatis says that bass sounds are felt throughout the body in a manner similar to the sense of touch. Low-pitched sounds stimulate the ear via the skin, the joints and the muscles. The ear tran read more

Chakra Colours

The link between the chakras and the rainbow colours is a very recent Western addition. In 1977 Christopher Hills published a book entitled “Nuclear Evolution”. He was the first person to link the read more

LOCAL GROUPS - College of Sound Healing

College of Sound Healing have over 80 regular local sound healing groups running throughout the UK. A local group generally runs in the evening and is a great way for new people to find out about soun read more

New Articles on Chakras, the etheric body and the etheric web

I have recently written articles on the chakras, the etheric body and the etheric web. Here are the intros to each: The Etheric Body - The etheric body is one of the main energy bodies that f read more

Why is Pronunciation so Important in Sanskrit?

It is important to spend a little time to learn the basics of Sanskrit pronunciation. Reading Sanskrit words with no diacritical marks and pronouncing them as an English word, always results in poor p read more

What is Sound Healing

The word Healer comes from the Old English words hale or hael meaning whole. Heal - to restore to health, to repair by natural processes. Healer - one who restores health. I believe that t read more

The Vedic Conception of Sound

According to Vedic Philosophy when we have the urge to speak, our life force in the form of Vaayu (the element of air/wind) is activated at the root chakra. Vaayu brings Paraa (subtle sound) up to the read more

Feet Chakras

The feet chakras are where we connect with the energy of the Earth. The feet chakras need to be activated to allow the new energies to flow through our body into the Earth. The feet chakras are foun read more

Healing with the Rattle

Uses for Rattles - Invocation of Spirits / Space Clearing (breaking up and clearing away any unwanted energies) / Healing of Self or Client / Aura Work (clearing and releasing old patterns) / Medita read more

Healing with the Rattle

Healing with the Rattle The sound of the rattle helps to break up stagnant energy within the body. If you sit quietly and shake a rattle, the sound will help you to clear your mind and open a doorway read more

World Sound Healing Day

Sounding an AH for planetary peace! Every year on the 14th February people throughout the planet join together at 12 noon to tone the heart sound AH for a minimum of 5 minutes with the intention of ra read more

Soul Retrieval Practitioner Training

Shamanic Healing Course - Part One 4th/5th October - Over Two Weekends - Certificated Course - Course Book Included - Beautiful Venue in the Cotswolds - Only 12 Spaces - Concessions Available - Book N read more

The Voice

The voice reflects the strength of our energy. The power of the voice is determined by the energy of our Sacral Chakra. The quality of the voice reflects our personality which corresponds to the Sol read more

The Science of Hearing

The Science of Hearing The human hearing range is between 20 to 20,000 Hz. There is considerable variation in the hearing range between individuals. Most young people can hear up to 18,000 Hz. read more

Assemblage Point

The Assemblage Point is one of the most important parts of our energy anatomy. If the Assemblage Point is out of alignment it will affect the chakras and the meridians. The Assemblage Point affects ou read more

Chakra Blockages!

At our recent College of Sound Healing Conference Professor Surinder Singh said that if we have a blockage in our chakras we would be dead! It would be better to use the word imbalance. Professor S read more

Sanskrit Chanting

I recently went to a chanting evening in a Yoga centre. The man leading the chanting got everyone to chant the mantra Om Namaha Shivaya. Unfortunately he had no understanding of Sanskrit and the m read more

Breathing

Our greatest source of energy is our breath. The amount of energy we have at any time is determined by our breathing pattern. If we are stressed our breathing becomes shallower and we tighten our abdo read more

Sound Healing Practitioner Training

The College of Sound Healing has been running its Sound Healing Practitioner Training Course for over 15 years......The College has 28 tutors and over 300 members............Train to be a Sound Healer read more

Healing with Sound

Each of us can heal our world by creating positive thoughts, healing sounds and by speaking in a loving way. If we get together with like-minded people in a group these positive energies will be magni read more

Healing with Sound

Each of us can heal our world by creating positive thoughts, healing sounds and by speaking in a loving way. If we get together with like-minded people in a group these positive energies will be magni read more

Psychic Protection

Have you ever felt drained after giving healing, listening to someone&rsquos; problems or just being with someone? These are all signs of picking up unwanted energies. In this article I explain how you read more

Entrainment

In 1666 the Dutch physicist Christian Huygens, the inventor of the pendulum clock discovered the principal of entrainment when he noticed that two pendulum clocks mounted on a board had begun to s read more

Local Sound Groups

Members of the College of Sound Healing run regular sound healing groups in their local areas. These are open to anyone who would like to experience the benefits of sound healing. For details please g read more

Om – The Primordial Sound

Om &ndash The Primordial Sound by Simon Heather According to Vedic philosophy, Om is the primordial sound from which the whole universe was created. It is a sacred sound in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jai read more

Less is More

I have been working with sound for over twenty years. In that time I have learnt that - 1. Less is more - it is the quality of our sound that is more important than the quantity. 2. Softer sounds are read more

Soundscape Event

Soundscape Concert ---------- Sunday 14th October 2012 2pm - 5pm ------- Admission is free -------- Nevill Hall Hospital,Brecon Road , Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7EG --------------- SOUNDSCAPE wi read more

Sound Healing and the Subtle Bodies

Around the physical body there are a number of subtle bodies that interpenetrate the physical body. As you move away from physical body each subtle body is made up of finer energy. The word aura is read more

Subtle Sound

The mind is composed of sound. It is the reverberation of our words and the ideas which create the mind. Hence the conscious use of sound both purifies and controls the mind. Sound is the highest yoga read more

Molecules of Emotion

Dr Candice Pert’s early work was concerned with the discovery of opiate receptors and the science of the biomolecular basis for our emotions. It was discovered that these opiate receptors are througho read more

Chakras

There seems to be a great deal of confusion about chakras. Some people say there are seven, some say twelve while some say that chakras are no longer relevant. My belief from working with chakras for read more

Final Episode from "The Healing Power of Music" - Ageing Study Yields Powerful Results

One of the most specific studies on singing and health was concluded in 2004. The Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. formed a Senior Singers Chorale in 2001 as part of a wider study examining read more

Can Music Harm Us? - Episode 8 of Simons New Book: "The Healing Power of Music"

We all know that loud music can damage our hearing but are there certain types of music played at normal volume that can be harmful for us? Bob Larson, a Christian minister and former rock musician, read more

Scientific Research & How Music Affects Us - Episode 7 of Simons New Book: "The Healing Power of Music"

Scientific Research into the Effects of Music Geetanjali Vaidya says one great problem that arises in trying to study musics emotional power is that the emotional content of music is very subjectiv read more

Sound Healing CD

I have recently produced a CD that balances the twelve acupuncture meridians using twelve low frequency sounds. More details can be found on my web site - http://www.simonheather.co.uk/pages/cds.php read more

Colour, Emotion, Therapy and the Brain - Episode 6 of Simons New Book: "The Healing Power of Music"

Colour and Musical Pitch Beethoven Beethoven is said to have called B minor the black key. Schubert likened E minor unto a maiden robed in white with a rose-red bow on her breast. One Russian compo read more

Fish and Sound

If you have a frozen pond this winter dont smash the ice as the sound vibrations can kill your fish! Place a pan of boiling water on the ice and that will create a hole in the ice. Be nice to your f read more

Dissonance, Scales & Keys: Episode 5 of Simons New Book: "The Healing Power of Music"

Dissonance means without sonic alignment or to beat against. Our first reactions to dissonance, whether in music or life, are to label them undesirable and something to be avoided. According to John read more

John Cage

In 1951 the composer John Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An anechoic chamber is a room designed in such a way that the walls, ceiling and floor absorb all sounds made in the read more

Om Shanti

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om santih santih santih is a Sanskrit mantra that is used after mantras, prayers, meditation or yoga. It comes from the root verb ‘Sham’ meaning ‘to be at peace’. Shanti means read more

Music Healing & The Subject of Intervals - Episode 4 from Simons New Book: "The Healing Power of Music"

One of the reasons why listening to music is so healing for us is due to the power of musical intervals. A musical interval is created when one note is played with another note. The interval can be cr read more

Music Lyrics Survey

Music Lyrics Survey With the recent riots people have raised the question of the influence of music on young people. This study raises some interesting points. Teenagers listen to an average of read more

The Healing Power of Music - Episode 3 (Aug 11)

What are Musical Scales? A scale is a sequence of musical notes in an ascending or a descending order. They are organised into categories such as diatonic, major, minor, and others, with a specific g read more

Soundscape Event

Friday 14th October 2011 - Sunday 16th October 2011 - Friday evening to Sunday afternoon - Nevill Hall Hospital, Brecon Rd, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7EG - Spend a weekend creating healing sou read more

Assemblage Point

I have recently created some sound frequencies that help to align to Assemblage Point. To access these frequencies please go to - http://www.simonheather.co.uk/pages/assemblage.php read more

Benefits of Chanting

Gregorian Chant Dr Alan Watkins, a senior lecturer in neuroscience at Imperial College London said: We have recently carried out research that demonstrates that the regular breathing and musical s read more

The Healing Power of Music - Episode 2 (July 11)

What is Music? Philosophers, musicians, social and natural scientists have argued about what constitutes music. The definition has varied through history, and within different cultures. According t read more

Assemblage Point Frequencies

The assemblage point is the main place where our energy field connects with our physical body. The assemblage point is directly connected with our life force energy. The assemblage point lies in the read more

The Healing Power of Music - Episode 1 (June 11)

Introduction A person does not hear sound only through the ears he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or read more

New Book

I have recently finished writing a new book - The Healing Power of Music This book explores the reasons why listening to music is so healing for us. It contains a wealth of information about read more

The Chamber of Your Heart

Go sweep out the chamber of your heart, Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved, When you depart, He will enter, In you, void of yourself, He will display His beaut read more

The Healing Effects of Music

Jane Hansen has spent the past ten years researching the &ldquohealing&rdquo effects of music all over the world. In her BBC radio programme, The Power of Music, she cited examples of the transfor read more

Scientists show how the brain reacts to favourite tunes

Samuel Barbers Adagio for Strings is the the piece of music that proved to be most popular in Valorie Salimpoors experiments to find out why certain pieces of music give us intense emotions. I read more

Lords Prayer in Aramaic

Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes, who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration. May your light be experienced in my being. Your heavenly domain approaches. read more

Lords Prayer in Aramaic

Father Mother of the Cosmos, Focus your light within us - make it useful, Create your reign of unity now - through our fiery hearts and willing hands, Help us love beyond our ideals and sprout acts of read more

New Book

I have finished my new book entitled - The Healing Power of Music. It will cover these subjects - What is music? Where did music come from? How did the musical scale develop? Why does some music m read more

Are Rats More Intelligent Than Humans?

An experiment on laboratory rats revealed that they have a natural predisposition towards classical music. The experiment consisted in placing two boxes, connected by a tube, playing Bach’s ‘Air on th read more

Vuvuzelas and B flat

For the three weeks of the World Cup the whole world has been subjected to the sound of these horns. The vuvuzela is a 65 cm (2.13 ft) plastic blowing horn that produces a loud, distinctive monoton read more

The Five Levels of Sound Healing

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The Power of Intention

Intention I believe that all our actions have a conscious or unconscious intention behind them. In sound healing I believe that our intention is to be a channel for healing sound for the person&rsquo read more

Mantra

&ldquoOm is the ascent to the all&rdquo - Lama Govinda Mantra is a Sanskrit word. Its root comes from the Sanskrit words, man meaning to think, and tra from trai meaning to prot read more

Sound Healing for the Environment

As the world&rsquos; climate becomes increasingly more chaotic I believe that sound healing for the environment is going to become more important. A few years ago a group of us came together to perfor read more

What Makes an Action Good or Bad?

“What makes an action good or bad? Not how it looks, not whether it is big or small. But the good or bad motivation behind it”. – Patrul Rinpoche read more

The Spiritual Significance of Music

He who knows the secret of the sound knows the mystery of the whole universe - Hazrat Inayat Khan Scientists in Germany have recently found flutes dating back to 35,000 years ago. The flutes are t read more

The Spiritual Significance of Music – Simon Heather

Scientists in Germany have recently found flutes dating back to 35,000 years ago. The flutes are the oldest musical instruments found to date. (see link 1 below) The researchers say that music was wi read more

The Mantra of Youth

I recently came across this quote by the great Siddha Yogi Baba Muktananda. Question - \\\How do you manage to stay so beautiful and young looking?\\\ Muktananda - \\\The secret to life is to l read more

The Healing Power of Music

Why is Music Healing? One of the reasons why listening to music is so healing for us is due to the power of musical intervals. A musical interval is created when one note is played with another note. read more

Book Review - The Mozart Effect by Don Campbell

Don Campbell is one of the world&rsquos; foremost authorities on the connection between music and healing. He has written many books on this subject. He has also produced a series of CDs called Music f read more

Sound That Heals and Sound That Hurts

In a recent nation-wide survey of health clubs in the USA researchers found that noise levels exceeded 110dB in 60% of clubs. Thirty minutes exposure to this volume can cause lifelong hearing damage. read more

The Healing Power of Sound

THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND The astonishing results of sound upon blood, water, cancer cells, neurones and a range of conditions. Sound has been used as a healing force for thousand read more

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