Born with a love of rhythm and instruments, Jocelyn uses sound and music to facilitate a creative and fun approach to stress management and grief work both with individuals and group settings. Jocelyn’s ‘user friendly’ approach to music making encourages our natural listening and playing abilities. Jocelyn, mainly self taught, has been improvising since the age of 4, and continues to explore, heal and share her knowledge and appreciation for the music within each of us.
No musical training is required.
Sonic Healing; The Ancient Ritual of Sounding in Community
Sounding in community is an ancient practice used in various cultures throughout the world. When there is a birth, a death or a special right of passage being observed, tribal members come together with the ‘soul’ purpose of offering support for those individuals. Music, rhythm and chant are integral to those rituals.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SONIC MEDICINE WORKSHOP
In a Sonic Medicine Workshop, participants have the opportunity to create a Soundscape, something very different than a drum circle. This is a wonderful opportunity to try a variety of percussion, ambient and rhythm instruments; singing bowls, rainsticks, shakers, rattles, gongs, drums, even a didgeridoo! Becoming comfortable with the ‘user friendly’ instruments is key here. Participants are given lots of time to discover what the various instruments sound like. Next, we transition from focusing on our own learning process in to a collective, intentional sounding community. Our shared purpose is to play for the benefit of the ‘receivers’, those people in our group who sit or lie down to listen to the music. I like to emphasize that as players we are not performing so much as giving the listener a Sound Offering. With heightened awareness we unite in our ability to create a deeply nurturing sonic experience for others.
Primordial Drones; Learn How to Play the Didgeridoo –
There’s something very empowering about learning how to play the didgeridoo, considered to be one of the world’s oldest, sacred instruments. In this workshop you will learn how to create the powerful DRONE sound and get introduced to the concept of circular breathing. Bring a didgeridoo if you have one, or one will be provided.