THIS week we speak to Soesen Edan who uses sound for wellbeing.

What is the name and address of your business?

Edan Sound

Do you own the business?

Yes. I have a background of more than 20 years working with music and have been a qualified sound therapist for over 10 years now.

What is your most popular service?

Sound Therapy - I specialise in individual and group therapeutic sound sessions. I run monthly group sessions that are open to all members of the public. I also specialise in sound therapy for people with complex needs, in special schools, prisons and sensory centres. I love this work, its fascinating and the experience is very much 2 way.

I also run sessions for corporate clients enabling staff to slow down, relax and heal.

What can people expect from you / one of your sessions?

A ‘Sound Bath’ is an opportunity for you to totally relax. To forget the world for a time and sink into an ocean of healing soundwaves – to be ‘bathed’ in sound.

Sound Therapy can be hugely beneficial for all manner of dis-ease including depression, chronic fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, auto immune diseases and digestive problems, the healing possibilities are endless.

Sound Therapy is an incredible stress relief. The perfect tonic to aid relaxation and to bring about a soothing, cleansing, healing effect.

I use a combination of ancient and modern instruments including Himalayan & quartz singing bowls, my voice, Gongs, Shamanic drums & percussion.

When I first started my training I was on a mission to make sound healing accessible to the average person and not to just people that already live some sort of alternative lifestyle. Music has always been the greatest healer and tonic for me personally and its got me through some dark times. I want to pass the power and magic of sound on to anyone that needs it and helping people find their own tools to heal makes me very happy. People are generally pleased to find I have a very relaxed and a ‘BS-free’ approach to my work!

What is the weirdest thing you have been asked for?

Don't think Ive ever been asked for anything particularly weird but I do often get people falling asleep and snoring, some have burst in to uncontrollable laughter whilst still in a meditative state! Generally people are deeply relaxed after a session and don’t want it to end!

How much work do you do in Ledbury?

I work all over the country but I’ve recently moved to the area so am currently building my business in my new location. I have just started a twice yearly Sound & Yoga Retreat at Hellens Manor - our first was a great success and we’re already planning the next! I run the retreats with my dear friend and long time collaborator Julie Baker who is an Iyengar Yoga teacher - we love working together and the retreats are a joy!

I run a monthly session at Malvern Cube and another at Birmingham Buddhist Centre. I also run 1-2-1 sessions from my therapy room at my home In Holme Lacy.

How can people access your sound therapy?

People can email me directly to book a 1-2-1 session or to book on to a group sound bath. People can also contact me for organisations, schools workshops, corporate bookings etc. /

Sound Therapy is becoming more and more popular and accessible and people are realising the incredible power of sound. It has however existed as long as humans have with the first sound healing mode being the voice. We all know how good we feel when we are surrounded by bird song or the sound of the sea or when we listen to our favourite piece of music. We are sound, we are vibration, so what better way to heal ourselves than to use sound to balance our vibrations!

If you find it hard to quieten your mind or want to let go of daily stresses and deeply relax, sound therapy is definitely worth a try.