We hired Clare Hedin as the resident Sound Healer for our Spirit Renewal Retreat in May 2015. Clare showed up and infused the entire group with her infectious energy, amazing and healing sound sessions, and mostly her thoughtful and loving presence. She was entirely present for the duration of the retreat and added a dimension of sound, music, creativity and thought that would have been missing had she not taken part. Clare’s group sessions were nothing short of inspired; through her deep intuition and nurturing nature, she read the group and delivered exactly what we needed. She provided a group sound healing session, group sings, and a session of fun and laughter as well. Playing with sound was a new experience for most and it invigorated our group like nothing else could. Clare also provided individual healing sessions and I know first-hand that several of the women experienced major personal breakthroughs. Hiring Clare as an addition to the retreat was a real blessing to those of us who were leading the retreat, and it was life-changing for our retreaters. I am so thankful for the many gifts Clare offers, and grateful that our paths have crossed in this lifetime. She is a true gem. [Sound Workshop Leader][After hiring Clare for her Sound Healing gifts the first year, she then went on to co-design the same retreat the following years as a partner, because it was such a success. Her judgment for aesthetic design around people’s healing is highly attuned. She is a pleasure to work with and her insights in collaborative space have proven to bring a richness and safety to the process, bringing people together and allowing space for us all to breathe into the creative process.] [Facilitator]
Clare is a wonderful voice training coach. She is passionate in believing that with effort and breath training anyone can become a good speaker.
I met Clare at Grace North Church (Berkeley, CA) when I was Master of Ceremonies. I was quite nervous about my first big speaking engagement. Somehow I got through it. At the end of the evening Clare came over to me and said “you know, you could be a powerful presence…it is in you!” she didn’t say how or why but I was left with this feeling of Wow, somebody saw something in me that I would like to tap into. As my vision and my public appearances continued to grow Clare’s words kept coming back to me and I phoned her to ask her what she meant. She told me that she works with people using methods that prepare people to use their voice with confidence. She works to bring out that passion behind the words. She said she could feel my passion and knew that with some guidance I could become someone people wanted to listen to. Needless to say I worked with Clare and found that now I can stand up without notes and speak from my heart, and forget that once I was very anxious about this same thing. Thank you Clare so much. I will never forget you.
Dearest Clare, I can’t be with you tonight for singing. Am absolutely gutted and feel as though torn from my mother. Sandi and I sang The dark of the Moon song the next morning at 7am from the top of the Tor all the way down to near the white spring till we became hoarse and croaky of voice. Exhilarating! The energies were so strong. I love love love your workshops and am longing to return to take more. Enjoy tonight and I will miss you all, sing one for me!
I have a very “shy” singing-voice, which can vanish easily, especially the high notes. I was convinced as a child and growing up, that I couldn’t sing at all. However the wish to sing was very strong and I have done quite a lot of voice-work over the years. I discovered when trying to sing the high notes during “Taize singing”, my heart opened and my spirit soared, but the fear that it would be “wrong” or ugly remained. So I decided to be brave and work with Clare. It’s been a rich experience, and discovery, to find how much more voice there was in me. Clare’s sensitivity, empathy and sense of humour have helped a lot. Singing from the heart and feel the spirit soar is wonderful!
Thank you so much for the healing sound journey we took on Sunday. I am still with the eagle spirit. The song is still with me, I sing it in my car, at home, … and I use my voice, body and facial expression whenever the anxiety is coming up. Its a great tool! Helping me to be simply me.