Why work with me?
Me, in a nutsell...
I understand what it’s like to have an inner critic that keeps you playing small.
I know what it’s like to feel like you're not a 'good enough' musician.
I know what it’s like to feel that you’re never fulfilling your potential and that other people surpass you.
I understand how other life concerns can impact on your playing and can distract you, removing your focus.
I know how it feels to have stage fright.
I know how it feels to believe that you “can’t do it”.
I know how easy it is to place limits on yourself and create reasons “why not”.
Use my unique combination of experience and qualifications to help you...
to smash through the ceiling you've placed on yourself.
To move off your plateau and surprise youself.
To enjoy music again.
To find improved focus on performance.
To release money worries that are getting in the way of enjoyment.
To ‘free up’ your performance by managing your other worries.
To have greater self belief.
To not worry about others’ opinions or compare yourself to other people.
I tailor my approach to suit each musician that I work with, on the issues above and many more.
So...what exactly is coaching?
Put quite simply, coaching is the process that enables a client to reach his/ her potential and/ or goal, both professionally and/or personally.
It's the creation of a roadmap to get from A to B. Even if B remains elusive, unclear and uncertain whilst the client is stood at A.
It's a continually collaborative process where the client is empowered to clarify goals and motivation, to identify limiting beliefs before moving on from them and to achieve that which they set out to do.
The client sets the agenda for the coaching sessions and the coach acts as facilitator.
Which one's right for you?
Would you expect your flute to be serviced by a plumber?
Or a flautist to service your boiler?
No???  Why not?  They both work with metal pipes.
While what they work with may hold similarities, how they work is entirely different.
Hence, you wouldn't go to see a mentor, when what you really need is a coach.
While there can be some crossover within each modality,
here's a breakdown of what they each offer.
Conversation based, although past focussed
Processing past events and/or emotions
Conversation based and client led - you decide where you want the session to go
Future focussed - although can deal with limiting beliefs that originated in the past
Solution focussed - helping the client to move forward
Non-advisory - you're the author of your life
Mentor/ teacher led
Advice given by someone considered 'more experienced'
And... what's Sound Healing?
I'm sure you've heard of Music Therapy.
Well... Sound Healing's different!
I like to think of it as being more like a sonic massage.
Why do people get a massage? To relax, unwind and release tension. This can also be achieved through the use of specific vibrational frequencies of the instruments used during sound healing.
It's a passive process for the recipient. You can either be lying down, sat down or even stood up. You absorb the sonic soundscape that the artist creates.
You could even liken it to an acoustic version of Reiki.
Sound healing can be an excellent release for emotions too.
When used in combination with coaching, sound healing can be a powerful vehicle for transformation.
How I work
Coaching is based on conversations.
I ask questions that enable you to reflect upon your situation. I may occasionally offer insights and reflect back to you things that occur to me during our conversations, but I won't offer any advice or my opinion. This is because what may be right for me, probably wouldn't be right for you.
You know your situation better than I do and you are much more likely to follow through with your own solutions rather than mine. My job is to facilitate your realisations so that you can come to the conclusions and solutions that are right for you.
I offer half day sessions, containing a blend of both coaching and sound healing, as well as 3-6 month bespoke programmes, where sessions are held every 2-3 weeks.
Coaching sessions can be held online, or in person and for the 3-6 month programmes, each session will be 60 mins. I only hold sound healing sessions in person and these are also for 60 mins.
Each musician is an individual, so I tailor the content to suit each client.
Great. What's next?
Before I work with a new 1:1 client, regardless of whether that's for half a day or a 6 month package, I always like to offer a complimentary Composed Clarity session.
This is to see if there's a great fit between where you want to go and how I can get you there.
Because I don't settle for an average fit or mediocre match!
What I can offer
Unconditional positive regard
A safe space to feel heard
What I can't (or won't) offer
Advice or opinion
Doing the work for you - only you can do that
Guaranteed results (see above)
Counselling - I'm not a qualified counsellor, so if I feel that counselling would be more beneficial at this time, I will gladly assist in making a referral
Who I work with
Musicians who are:
Open and honest - resistance to old behaviours and thought patterns may arise. Coaching can be challenging, but it's a safe space to explore and express
Curious and who are willing to explore possibilities
Motivated for change
Prepared to take action
"I feel very fortunate to have experienced a couple of sound healings from Claire.
I have attended a number of group sound baths (so appreciate the value of sound healing within a group), but receiving sound healing from Claire on a one to one basis took my experience of sound healing to a whole new level. [...]
I would highly recommend Claire's sound healing sessions, due to the reasons I have mentioned. Her connection is the difference that makes the difference. Thank you. "